by Recent News on October 26, 2006
The new ride at Epcot, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, has made its way onto the park map at Epcot. It is now on the cover replacing Soarin’ as the featured attraction suggesting the lines will soon swell.
Typically, the lines only reach about 40mins though during peak parts of the day and move constantly as the omnimover ride system is very effective. Otherwise, the ride averages about 20 minutes or a walk-on for most parts of the day.
An important note: You can no longer enter the pavilion via the exit to see Turtle Talk or the aquarium exhibits. You do not have to ride the ride to enter, but you must enter through the queue. Shortly after the first portion of the queue, there is a CM stationed at a bypass hallway which will direct you to the pavilion instead of the remainder of the queue and the ride.
Typically there is little to no wait in this portion of the queue (meaning 90% of the time you’ll be able to walk right through with no wait to the pavilion), so it works as a crowd control measure once the ride and pavilion begins to become busy.
A good time to visit the new ride is in the evening as the crowds in Future World have begun to die down signifigantly, but the new ride stays open until the park closes. Here, the Epcot tipboard accurately shows a 60min wait for Soarin’ and a 5min walk-on wait for Nemo shortly after 7pm.
The new ride also operates during evening extra magic hours for Disney resort guests, but does not open for the morning extra magic hours.