RUMOR: Finding Nemo – The Musical Closed Permanently at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

UPDATE: Disney has announced that a new version will debut in 2022. Our original article continues below.

UPDATE: Reimagined “Finding Nemo – The Musical” Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2022
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It looks like Nemo might be swimming off into the big blue world as Finding Nemo – The Musical appears to be permanently closed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Rumors had been swirling for nearly a year now, but multiple performers have now taken to social media to say that they have been notified by Disney that Finding Nemo – The Musical has been permanently closed.

Finding Nemo – The Musical was a live puppet show on a broadway scale within Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. The show opened on January 24, 2007 after replacing Tarzan Rocks. The show was performed in Theater in the Wild, between DinoLand U.S.A. and Expedition Everest.

The show plot followed the movie that it was named after, and had a runtime of about 40 minutes.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater has been used as a Cast Member break area, and more recently, as a Disney Genie training center.

As with any rumor, this information should be treated as unofficial unless and until Disney confirms it publically.

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