Type

Table Service

Status

Opened

Reservation Link

Online Reservation

Disney Menu Link

Disney Menu

Dining Plan

Yes

Price Range

$$ ($15.00 - $34.99)

Fastpass+

No


 

About

The Coral Reef Restaurant features a wide selection of seafood as well as chicken, steak and pork offerings. Guests can enjoy viewing thousands of different sea creatures in the aquarium visible in the dining room.

The viewing windows look into the same aquarium that guests visiting The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion also view. It features fish, sharks, turtles, string rays and more.

 

Location

Located to the right of the main entrance to The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion.

 

Times Guide – Opening/Closing

  • Lunch 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Dinner 3:45 PM - 9:00 PM
 

Story

Guests dining at the Coral Reef are given a "Fish Guide" that provides details on The Living Seas. This guide also offers a list of visible species inside the restaurant.

Fish Guide

The Living Seas

The Living Seas is home to one of the largest inland marine environments in the world. The amazing environment contains nearly 3,500 individual specimens comprising approximately 65 different species of Caribbean reef fish. The Seas animal care staff of 40 technical specialists maintain this environment - for the health and well being of its remarkable inhabitants and for your enjoyment. Below are some fun facts for you to enjoy as well as some information to illustrate Disney's dedication to the conservation of our oceans.

  • The Living Seas main environment stretches 203 feet in diameter.
  • Spaceship Earth, which is 160 feet in diameter, could fit inside the aquarium with room to spare.
  • The main environment holds 5.7 million gallons of manmade sea-water, a standard swimming pool holds 20,000 gallons of water.
  • One inch of water from the surface of the main environment can fill a standard swimming pool
  • The acrylic windows in the Coral Reef Restaurant are 8 inches thick and have very little distortion or magnification of the marine life and objects in the ocean environment.

Animal species include:

  • Lookdown Fish
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Tarpon
  • Spotted Eagle Ray
  • Sandbar Shark
  • Sergeant Major
  • Blue-Striped Grunt
  • Porkfish
  • Cownose Ray
  • Green Sea Turtle
  • Spadefish
  • Gray Angelfish
  • Green Sea Turtle
  • Blacknose Shark
  • Triggerfish
  • Southern Stingray

Additional information on the handout discusses the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund:

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

The Disney Worldwide Conservation fund helps ensure the survival of wildlife and wild places in all their beauty and diversity. The Fund was established in 1995 to enable global wildlife conservation by working with qualified scientists, educators, and organizations committed to preserving the Earth's biodiversity. Guests can support the fund at merchandise locations that display the logo at The Living Seas and Disney's Animal Kingdom. One hundred percent of donations go toward conservation and research projects.

Listed below is one of many research projects supported and funded by the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

Successful breading of southern flounder may play an important role in the preservation of wild stocks. This research project will promote a sustainable fishery for the species while developing a successful aqua culture industry.

Be part of the adventure at The Living Seas!

Guests can participate in three backstage programs: Disney's Dolphin's in Depth, Epcot Dive Quest and Epcot Seas Aqua Tour. These programs provide a unique one-of-a-kind experience you can only get backstage at The Living Seas. Portions of the proceeds are contributed to Disney's Worldwide Conservation Fund.

 

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