On January 15th, 1986 The Living Seas Pavilion opened at Disney World's EPCOT. It would be the third Future World Pavilion and a modern marvel with it's giant 5.7 million gallon saltwater tanks and coral reef tanks teaming with more varieties of fish than any of us had ever seen before.
The Living Seas was always a highlight of our day at Epcot. I've written about it a few times. You can see the posts here and here. As Guests we saw a movie and took a ride in the Hydrolator down to Seasbase Alpha where we would ride a Seacab through the coral reefs. In Seabase Alpha there were educational demonstrations, manatees, divers and dolphins.
No trip to the Living Seas was complete without a trip to the Coral Reef Restaurant which specializes in fresh seafood and an amazing view of the aquarium.
- The Living Seas would be the third Future World pavilion.
- The Living Seas is 203 feet in diameter with walls of 48 feet high.
- United Technologies was the pavilion sponsor.
- "Animated Atlas of the World," was the name of the short educational film about the ocean.
- The aquarium is the 5.7 million gallons.
- The aquarium contains nearly 3,500 individual specimens comprising approximately 65 different species of Caribbean reef fish.
- The Coral Reef Restaurant windows are 8 inches and made of thick acrylic.
Special thanks to Lost Epcot and the Walt Disney World Blog for this fun trivia. Also check out :The Seas with Nemo and Friends or this great source, Sea Turtle World, for even more information
What is your favorite part of The Living Seas or as it's called now, The Seas with Nemo and Friends?