Disclaimer: I explored a tour of Living Seas at Epcot while on an all expense paid trip to celebrate and promote Monkey Kingdom that is now playing in theaters.
If you love nature you are going to love what Disney has in store! First of all they JUST released there newest Disneynature movie, “Monkey Kingdom”. Also, when you visit Disney World you can help the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund and explore nature at “Living Seas” and “Dolphin Encounters” and MORE! We learned that Epcot has the 2nd largest salt water aquarium tank in the world.
There is a lot more to Epcot’s Nemo ride than meets the eye! I have been on that ride many of times while visiting Disney World. Then I have explored the fish in the aquarium and even did the Talking with Crush show! I had no clue that there was more than meets the eye!
If you time your Epcot visit correctly, you will be able to meet in the Nemo and Friends pavilion and watch the feeding of the fish! Most fish are all hand fed individually! The divers go into the water, feed all the fish, then when they exit they spend extensive time documenting all of their diets.
While visiting Epcot, I went on a tour to learn about these different encounters! I had NO clue that Epcot did a dolphin show AND you can schedule your own 3 hour dolphin encounter, where you and your family can get waist deep in the aquarium and meet with the Epcot dolphins! This isn’t the only encounter that happens at Epcot’s Living Seas. Did you know that you could also go diving IN the aquariums! How amazing is that! I love fish and swimming and I had no clue that this excursion was possible. I was able to go into the observation center. There is a hidden spiral staircase right in the middle of the area. We were able to go up there and see the very top of the tank where the divers were working. It was perfect timing because it was right as they were diving to feed all of the fish!
Another fact that we learned was about how they train the fish. We were wondering why don’t the sharks eat the other fish? It is the circle of life right?! Well we learned how they go in and feed and train the fish at night with a spotlight. They train them like Pavlov’s dog. They also feed them types of fish that do not live in the aquarium and have different smells and tastes to them.
Epcot does a great job with their Dolphin Research. They have these fancy sound screens where they have named different words and objects with dolphin sounds. They use positive reinforcement with the dolphins to teach them how to communicate the object names by making their dolphin sounds under water.
Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom: One of the most amazing scenes in this movie is of the monkeys under water and swimming to capture food and eat! It is a scene that many animal ambassadors haven’t even witnessed! Did you even know monkeys can swim? Learn more about Monkey Kingdom by taking your family to see this movie while it is still in theaters!
If you love nature and disney be sure to take your entire family to go and see Monkey Kingdom!
Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom in now playing in theaters!
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”). With music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek” movies), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters April 17, 2015.
Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world.