Finding Nemo Big Blue Beyond

Opening Date Confirmed for Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Finding Nemo: The Musical had been a hit at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a number of years, and during the show’s current closure it had been undergoing some new enhancements to become ‘Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond.’

Featuring an all-new plot alongside elements that made the original musical production popular among Walt Disney World Guests, fans had been anxiously awaiting news on when the upcoming show would open at Animal Kingdom.

Disney just took to its official TikTok account to give us the answer we had been waiting for:


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Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond will officially open at the Theater in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom very soon on June 13, 2022!

Rehearsals are underway now for the new production, which will pick up during the story set in Finding Dory (2016). The new show will run 25 minutes (slightly shorter than its predecessor) and will begin with the group of fish originally seen in Finding Nemo (2003) at Dr. P. Sherman’s office who now reside at the Marine Life Institute.


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The fish will serve as storytellers sharing the tale of Nemo’s journey with many of the memorable musical numbers from the original Finding Nemo: The Musical show. And, in addition to the show’s new script, the sets have been changed up with a new LED video wall that will extend the setting beyond the physical size of the stage to further immerse Guests into the story.

Other improvements to the set include a submarine and volcano on a grand scale, with some of the newest set pieces running almost 15 ft. long.


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Disney has not yet revealed showtimes or additional details on specific musical numbers for the upcoming performance, but with the opening date just 10 days away, we expect to learn more about Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond soon.

We will be back with updates on the all-new version of this favorite Walt Disney World musical production as we have them here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."