The Living Seas Aquarium - Epcot, Disney World, FL
Posted by: Rayman
N 28° 22.499 W 081° 33.073
17R E 445990 N 3138865
Quick Description: The Living Seas Aquarium at Epcot was once the largest aquarium in hte world.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2007 12:56:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WZE
The Seas with Nemo and Friends, formerly the Living Seas, is the second largest salt-water aquarium in the world. However in order to view the aquarium, you must take a short ride aboard a "clam-mobile" to help Nemo's friends find Nemo. Once the ride is over, you find yourself at Sea-Base Alpha, the actual aquarium.
Here you can explore over 70 varieties of fish and other marine mammals, totaling 80,000 inhabitants. The tank holds 5.7 million gallons of water and measures 203 feet in diameter and is 27 feet deep. There is a separate area on the second floor of the public area devoted to manatees and how they've been rescued and are being rehabilitated before returning to the wild. They can usually be seen during the day gently floating around munching on lettuce in their little 'corner' of the aquarium. There is also several exhibits on aquaculture and conservation.
Disney offers a chance to dive in the aquarium with three different dive tours. Each are different, varying from basic snorkeling in the aquarium, to one that requires SCUBA certification. Around the back, the Coral Reef Restaurant provides a chance to eat a great meal while watching the aquarium.
The posted coordinates will take you to the entrance of the store which will allow you to enter the aquarium without riding the ride. Admission to Epcot is required to visit this waymark.
Physical address of aquarium: Epcot Center Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Website address: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/parks/attractionDetail?id=TheSeaswithNemoandFriendsPavilionAttractionPage
Hours of operation: Varies sometimes, but typically 9AM-7PM everyday
Admission cost: Included with Epcot park admission, which varies greatly depending on type of ticket purchased
To get credit for logging a waymark you must:
1. Take a photo of the front entrance with the public aquarium's name on it. Optional photos include pics of the exhibits inside the aquarium but of course, admission and/or entry is not required to log this waymark.