Disney shared some of the most exciting news we’ve heard in a long time, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you!
Last fall, news surfaced about the possible closing of the – The Musical live show at Disney’s . On social media, performers from the Guest-favorite show began exchanging farewells. Disney fans of all ages feared the worst–that there would be no more show from at the Theater in the Wild at ‘s Dinoland U.S.A.
Instead, we were treated to the news that the show was really only going into hibernation so that a brand-new updated version of the show could be created. (Disney likes to call the process “reimagining,” and we’re down with that.)
Later in the fall, Disney announced that a the was in the works. Crisis averted! featuring Nemo and all his friends from
On November 20, during the Destination D23 celebration held at the , it was announced that the was headed to Disney’s sometime in 2022, and Disney even revealed the name of the : The . . . and Beyond!:
Now has given fans more insight into this amazing tale starring Nemo, Dory, and friends from Disney and PIXAR’s and .
For starters, we now know the show will debut sometime this summer. didn’t give an exact date for the debut, but at least fans know they won’t be waiting until late this year to see the .
According to Disney’s in 2007., the newly reimagined show is an updated version of the – The Musical live show that premiered at
According to Disney:
Stepping inside the Theater in the Wild, we’ll catch up with the group of the stuck in your head since 2007. from Dr. P. Sherman’s office in , who have made their way across the ocean to the Marine Life Institute. The tell Nemo’s story in this fully updated, 25-minute show, incorporating and , along with many of the beloved songs and production numbers from the original “ : The Musical” – which is great news if you’ve had In
Disney also shared that the live show will feature a brand new script. It will also showcase new set pieces and a new LED video wall that will give the impression of an extension of Nemo’s and Dory’s underwater world.
Physical sets will still be a part of the stage show, and some of them will be huge! The will incorporate a 32-foot-long sunken submarine and a tank that stands nearly 15 feet tall.
While it’s not clear at this time how many Equity will get the coveted callback, but the fact that the Nemo show is returning is great news for the Actors’ Equity Association, according to Russel Lehrer, Equity’s assistant Eastern regional director.
“ is a beloved destination at , a high-energy show where the Equity performers get to share their love for these characters with Guests,” Lehrer said in a statement. “The new version allows everyone to refresh that vision, and welcome back performers and guests to rediscover the joy with old friends.”
The previous version of the show lasted 40 minutes, but the will be a 25-minute rendition (still long enough for a nice break from the Central Florida heat and humidity).
We’ll take that any day!