Finding Nemo: The Musical Permanently Closed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Finding Nemo: The Musical is reportedly permanently closed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Its last performance was in March 2020, just before Walt Disney World temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but sources indicate there are no plans for the show to return. Performers have also been notified of the show’s closing.
The musical version of the 2003 Disney Pixar movie opened at the Theater in the Wild in January of 2006, replacing Tarzan Rocks! It featured 14 original songs composed by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the team behind “Frozen.” It also marked the first time a musical had been made for a non-musical Disney movie.
The musical featured larger-than-life puppets operated by the performers. Both the puppets and stage dressings have reportedly been removed (and even destroyed) from the Theater in the Wild already.