The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Find Nemo and swim with dolphins
Manta rays, sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, and 3,996 more animals live in the Epcot SeaBase aquarium, making it a gigantic and cool respite from the heat. Time your visit for 10am or 3:30pm to watch the fish feedings. Certified scuba divers can explore the aquarium’s coral reef, or if you want to, ahem, splash out, you can go swimming with the dolphins. Before heading out, hit the Observation Deck to a) spot Mickey hidden on the sea bed and b) squeal at stupidly adorable cuttlefish hatchlings.
Animated movies in 3D
Pixar movies are more than just fine on their own, but here, they’re ramped up to 3D for an 18-minute package of film shorts. Visual effects aside, the Film Festival gives you an overview into the Pixar animation process, which might be even cooler than the shorts that follow.
Kinda weird and kinda wonderful
This totally wackadoo dark-ride featuring Figment the purple dragon has been running for 15 years and has its own ardent community of fans -- there’s even a dedicated Figment section in Epcot’s MouseGear merch shop just for them. Here, you’ll explore the five senses in madcap fashion -- keep an open mind! It might not be everyone’s favorite, but you have to do this ride, if for no other reason than to ask each other, “What the hell was that?” when you’re done.