The following are highlights from the Cast Member's Guide to The Living Seas, copyright date 1986:

Attraction Capacities

Pre-show theater: 207 per show

Film Theaters: 207 per show

Guests per Hour: 2484

Hydrolators: 18-30 each

Attraction Show Scenes

Tidepool Marquee

Entrance Mural

Queue Display Area/EEL Queue

Pre-show Theater

Twin Film Theaters

Entrance Hydrolator Boarding Area (Descent)


Ride Queue

Seacab Ride (Omni-Mover)


-ride entry tunnel

-ride observation module

-ride exit tunnel


Seabase Alpha

Exit Hydrolator Boarding Area (Ascent)

Exit Hydrolators

"Phobic" Guests

When assisting a Guest with a fear of water (aquaphobic) or a fear of closed in places (claustrophobic), it may be necessary for them to bypass a portion of the attraction. Bypassing should be handled on an individual basis, and should be done so in a way that will still preserve the "authenticity" of the attraction. Once again, be sure to be sensitive to the individual needs of the Guest.

Unit Breakdowns


-Any inoperative rock wall(s).

-Loss of audio in a Hydrolator.

-Inoperative doors in a Hydrolator.

The Living Seas Fact Sheet

Queue Area - A 350-person queue area in which Guests wind through a wave-like path past models, pictures, and artifacts which illustrate the history of ocean diving; oldest example is an illustration of a glass diving barrel used by Alexander the Great (32 B.C.); other models include Sir Edmund Halley's first diving bell (1697), the Klingert Diving Dress (1797), a 16th-century diving helmet designed by Flavius Vegetus Renatus, an 11' model of the "Nautilus" which was used in the filming of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the diving suit used in that film

Lobby Show - 2 minutes, 20 seconds; United Technologies presentation showing how the tools of technology have aided previous research and how they will similarly assist in exploration and utilization of the seas

Motion-Picture Introduction - "The Seas"; seven minutes; written, produced, and directed by Paul Gerber

Hydrolators - Descent past rock walls and water, viewed through portholes; ascent with waters visible through overhead porthole, approach the sunlit ocean surface

Seacabs - Three-minute journey along ocean-floor corridor circling the observation module with view out into coral reef

Attraction Narrations

(introduction to film)

Good morning (afternoon/evening) everyone. Ocean exploration has come a long way. We now have a better understanding of man's involvement with the sea. But when did the ocean form? How did it form? And what possibilities lie ahead? Answers to these and other questions are about to surface in a dramatic film simply titled The Sea. For your safety, please remain seated and kindly refrain from smoking and flash photography. And now, the beauty and splendor of The Sea.

Below are floor plans that came with the guide. Click on each image to view a larger one.

Created April 2001
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