Turtle Talk With Crush reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Turtle Talk With Crush, a live show in Future World - The Seas with Nemo and Friends at Epcot.
Written by James Rao
Turtle Talk with Crush is an attraction within The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilion.
The show consists of a mostly unscripted, real-time conversation between Crush, the sea turtle from the Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo, and the audience. Kids are encouraged to sit up front so that they will have a better view of the Window to the Ocean (the movie screen) and Crush. Guests, especially children, are chosen to ask Crush questions and he responds and converses freely with them. Crush looks and moves much as he does in the movie, complete with facial expressions and subtle gestures.
Despite being moved into a larger theater to better accommodate the crowds clamoring to see the 150-year-old surfer dude, the attraction's capacity is still relatively small. Try to visit Crush as early in the morning as possible to avoid long lines.
A really great show for the whole family to enjoy. - Sean Huckel
Even with a group of five twenty-somethings, sitting down to watch Turtle Talk was a fun experience. It was really cute to watch the kids interact with one of their favorite characters, and the voice actor playing Crush was hilarious! The jokes were just right to make children and adults laugh. It's also a nice way to get out of the sun and sit in the air conditioner for a while. - Renee Michelle
Everyone's favourite turtle comes to life in an attraction which is suitable for both adults and children alike. It leaves children thinking they have spoken to Crush, and adults wondering "how did they do that?". - Ben Price
Much better than the crappy Monsters Inc one in the Magic Kingdom but still could be better. Small room makes the wait time longer. Only an average attraction to be honest. 5/10 - D H
Outstanding experience, especially if there is little to no wait (as we experienced towards closing on Memorial day). This was one of the highlights of my 7 y.o. niece's visit to Epcot. Good doses of humor sprinkled in for the adults also. - Ed Newman
Fun show! It's geared more towards young kids but it still is worth a visit even if you don't have children. The technology is great! I give the egde to Monsters Inc. Laugh floor but it's still a good time. Try back later if you have to wait a long time for the next show. 7.5/10 - Bob Liebe
An amusing show with great use of technology, although it's definitely geared towards younger kids. I preferred the similar Monsters Inc Laugh Floor, but as a pioneer of the technology Turtle Talk holds up really well. Worth a visit if there's no wait. - David Wilcock
More often than not, Crush is an outstanding show for the entire family. However, due to a few obnoxious kids and a lack of parental leadership, both showings we visited during our 2010 vacation were ruined by rotten, rude brats whose parents didn't have the decency to step in and silence their children. Two things that need to be done to fix the problem: 1) Cast members need to recognize quickly when a conversation is going south and move the microphone. Both times we visited, problems could have been averted if cast members had moved on to some other child instead of letting one loud mouthed demon monopolize the show. 2) Parents need to control their monsters. When your kid is yelling out, or making inappropriate comments, or talking incessantly, get him or her out of the theater. Fundamental rules of parenting and discipline still apply, even in theme parks. I sincerely hope your experience is not plagued by the same issues as mine. - James Rao
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