Shark Spotted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The Walt Disney World Resort is known for the magic and wonder that it brings to guests every day. Guests travel from across the world to experience the once-in-a-lifetime feeling of walking down Main Street, U.S.A., toward Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom.

Disney World in Orlando, Florida, comprises four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Walt Disney World Resort also includes over 25 resort hotels, two water parks, luxury golf courses, and Disney Springs, the outside shopping district.

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While you will experience some Disney magic, it’s not unlikely to see a surprise during your trip to Orlando. Guests often share stories of catching unexpected moments at the parks and resorts. From magical moments created by Disney cast members to extraordinary sightings, you never know what you might see at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Adding to the list of extraordinary sightings: a shark was spotted at a Disney park, and it wasn’t Bruce from Finding Nemo (2003).

Shark Spotted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Daymond John Shark spotted at Disney

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Recently, a shark was spotted at the Walt Disney Resort, but not in The Seas with Nemo. Hollywood celebrity Daymond John, most known for his presence as a shark on the popular television show ABC’s SharkTank, was spotted at the Walt Disney World Resort.

This shark wasn’t alone either; photos show him posing with the famous sharks from Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo. This shark was joined by Bruce, Chum, and Anchor at Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! This spectacular stage show can be found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park in DinoLand, U.S.A.

Related: DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom CLOSING FOREVER to Make Way For a Completely New Land

Celebrities at Walt Disney World

Candlelight Processional EPCOT's International Festival of the Holidays

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It’s no secret that each day, hundreds of thousands of guests travel through the Disney parks. Guests experience thrilling attractions, enjoy fine dining, and engage with Imagineer’s masterful storytelling. However, in addition to the everyday traveler, Disney World often welcomes celebrities to the iconic theme parks. Many Hollywood stars enjoy visiting Walt Disney World, from Neil Patrick Harris to the Kardashians to John Stamos.

This was not Daymond John’s first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. In previous years, Daymond John has been selected as a celebrity narrator for EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays. He was a narrator last year but will not be returning as a narrator this season. Even though he will not be a narrator this year, the 2023 Candlelight Processional will feature celebrities, including Chrissy Metz, Simu Liu, John Stamos, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Audra McDonald. Each year, the celebrity narrators bring the Candlelight Processional to life, spreading holiday joy to every EPCOT guest.

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.


  1. The shark story why????Waste of my time, writing time and sp a ce. Who cares

    • Really, sharks being that close, and it seems that you have a issue. When there is a shark sighting it is a concern. Put yourself there