Get ready to welcome back Nemo and friends from the big blue world! When Walt Disney World Resort reopened after the COVID-19 closures, live entertainment was placed on the backburner. We’ve seen the return of favorites like “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But, the massive building at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that once held Finding Nemo: The Musical has remained quiet. That is all about to change!
We previously shared the news that a newly reimagined ‘Finding Nemo’ musical would be coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A permit for construction on the show’s theater was filed showing work is in progress. Today, during the Destination D23 event, Disney announced the news that Finding Nemo is making a return with a new name and updated show!
Disney Parks Blog has announced:
A couple months ago, we revealed that next year we’ll be bringing a reimagined version of “Finding Nemo: The Musical” to Theater in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Today, we’re thrilled to share some additional details with you about this newly updated show, which we’re calling “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” Our new show is set in the timeline of the movie “Finding Dory.” When you take a seat in the theater, you’ll find yourself at the Marine Life Institute.
As the show begins, we catch up with the fish from Dr. P. Sherman’s office in “Finding Nemo,” who have made their way across the ocean to California. They tell the story of Nemo and how they all got there, incorporating many of the beloved songs and production numbers from the original show. The team is hard at work getting “Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!” ready to open in 2022, and we look forward to sharing more with you soon.
YES! We can’t wait to welcome the show back to Disney’s Animal Kingdom with new story material! Outside of the “2022” time frame, no opening date has been announced for the stage performance just yet.
Are you looking forward to a new Finding Nemo performance or do you wish they would keep the original?