Finding Nemo is one of my all time favorite Disney movies, so to say I’m excited about the release of Finding Nemo 3D is an understatement. I was lucky enough to travel to LA for an early screening a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it. You can read all about the movie itself from Louise though. Me? I want to tell you about a totally awesome experience I had meeting the one and only Crush…. Dude!
Turtle Talk with Crush isn’t necessarily a new attraction at the California Adventure in Disney; it’s been there since July 2005. The technology behind Turtle Talk is incredibly cutting edge though. Think of Turtle Talk like an interactive 3D movie. That’s, like, totally mind-blowing, dude… for sure!
Guests come in and sit in a theatre style environment looking at a giant window (There is open carpet seating in the front for kids). I could say “screen” but this doesn’t look at all like a normal screen. There is a depth and 3D quality to everything about this experience. Through state of the art 3D technology, Crush appears and thanks to real time computer animations, and an amazing improve actor (who sounds just like Crush), Turtle Talk with Crush comes to life.
Come on, who doesn’t like the Crush-meister? He’s one of the most loved Nemo characters, and this experience is every reminder of why. The quick wisdom and wit delivered in a perfect surfer dude dialect, combined with facial expressions that say it all – Crush can win anyone over.
When I was there in August, I learned a lot about Crush and his totally tubular turtle world. I learned all about his family, how many kids he has, and even why his shell is green! I loved the personal interaction he had with the audience, and how there was a great balance of real science information (i.e. why he is green), and flat out funny (Did you know Crush has kids named Zach, Kelly, Screech, Slater, Lebowski, and Shelly? That of course is in addition to Sheldon, Ro-Shell, Me-Shell… ;))
It really was a one of a kind experience to meet Crush. In fact, I think I might be crushing on Crush just a little bit now! 😉 If you’re heading to Disney anytime soon, Turtle Talk with Crush should definitely be a MUST see. Especially with the release of Finding Nemo 3D, this is sure to amaze a whole new round of Crush lovers far and wide. It’s totally awesome… duuuude!
About Ashley (Managing Editor at MomStart): Ashley is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and former teacher working to navigate through the mysterious world of Mommyia. Read more about her adventures at Momicles and follow her @Momicles2010 .
Turtle Talk with Crush was part of an experience I had traveling with #DisneyInHomeBloggers. All thoughts and opinions are my own.