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2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Sea Lions Tonight vs. Finding Nemo – The Musical

Published: March 29, 2010 at 7:21 AM

Good morning! Hope everyone had a great weekend. We're wrap up the second round of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament today, starting with a contest from the Best Live Show bracket.

You can click the links or pictures below for a full description of each show, along with comments from other Theme Park Insider readers.

5. SeaWorld Orlando's Sea Lions Tonight
(Round One: Defeated SeaWorld Orlando's Blue Horizons)

Sea Lions Tonight


13. Finding Nemo – The Musical at Disney's Animal Kingdom
(Round One: Defeated SeaWorld Orlando's Pets Rule!)

Finding Nemo – The Musical

Please tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did.

Wanna know the best way to keep up with the tournament, so you never miss a vote?

Next up: From the Best Movie or Animated Show bracket, 7. It's Tough to be a Bug! vs. 15. O Canada!

Replies (10)

Published: March 29, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Finding Nemo is maybe my favourite attraction in the Animal Kingdom. It is certainly my favourite show in all of Walt Disney World. I can't imagine going to AK and not seeing this show.

Published: March 29, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Nemo has the best in park stage production excellence I have seen anywhere. THey could pluck it our of Florida and drop it on Broadway and they'll have a hit on their hands.
Joe Schwartz

Published: March 29, 2010 at 7:38 AM

Finding Nemo. Is a truly great show. From the amazing puppeters. To the great music. The only problem I have is that you have to hit the Que early to get a seat . The theater needs more seats. Sea lions is a good show. But again no contest.
Joshua Counsil

Published: March 29, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Tough call.

Finding Nemo is beautiful to look at, but falls short in the song department. Big, blue world? Lame.

Sea Lions Tonight is funnier than most theme park live shows, but still features too much corn for my taste. Relieve? Lame.

I'll give the nod to Nemo just because of the amazing puppetry.

Don Neal

Published: March 29, 2010 at 9:10 AM

I agree with Josh, the amazing puppetry gives it the nod.

Published: March 29, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Here's where I get slammed. I think Nemo is the most overrated show in WDW. Just my opinion but Festival of the Lion king is a lot better.
Emily G

Published: March 29, 2010 at 9:24 AM

I wasn't that impressed with Finding Nemo the Musical to be honest. It was a little cheesy for me and I found the puppeteers a little off putting. I can however see why other people especially children like it so much, but I have voted for Sea Lions Tonight, I haven't actually seen this show as we didn't have the opportunity on our visits to Orlando, but I love Sea Lions and would normally prefer to see an animal show over the type of show that Nemo was.
Mark Migliaccio

Published: March 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM

I loved Finding Nemo the musical. I felt like it was one of the best theme park shows I've seen. And I didn't think it was that corny. Some of the jokes are supposed to be flat. It certainly captures the essence of the movie for me.
Anthony Murphy

Published: March 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Easy for me, but I LOVE the music from Finding Nemo especially Big Blue World and Go with the Flow!
Manny Barron

Published: March 29, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I simply have more fun watching sea lions tonight so i went with the real animals instead of the puppets.

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