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Review: Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot

By Dave Shute


Welcome to those coming from Capturing Magical Memories and those of you just hopping aboard.

I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail. Enjoy the ride as this month Magical Blogorail Teal discusses April Foolishness–our favorite comic shows, attractions and such at Walt Disney World!


Turtle Talk with CrushThere’s lots of places I could have gone with this, but for comedy and drop-dead cuteness, nothing else at Walt Disney World can hold a candle to Turtle Talk with Crush.

This site’s Comprehensive Guide to Rides rates all the rides from the point of view of both little kids and older kids and adults.  There’s one group of around twenty rides ranked both as “Best-Loved” for little kids, and “Favorites” for older kids and adults.

Turtle Talk with Crush is one of the rides that’s top ranked for all age groups. 

And it’s both quite funny and quite cute–with much of the comedy coming from reacting to the cuteness…


Turtle Talk with Crush is a fifteen-ish minute show at Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World.

Starring the 153-year old turtle Crush from Finding NemoTurtle Talk With Crush is…well, it’s a question and answer session with Crush.

Once you are settled into the theater the show takes place in, the cast member host notes that Crush will answer questions from the audience about his life, and that he’ll likely ask questions of them as well.

The cast member will then invite little kids to sit in the front.  Have your kids do this–and have them wear distinctive hats as well.  Believe me, it may pay off.

Crush at Turtle Talk with CrushThen the show starts–and what seems at first like just a movie–and not even 3-D!–swiftly turns into something remarkable.

While, as always, I’m not gonna give away the fun, a combination of technology and cast member skills turns what starts as a movie into a hilarious, darling, and magical set of conversations.

The comedy comes from many sources, but funniest is the mutual misunderstanding between the kids and Crush as each ineptly interprets the others’ world through their own experiences.

And it’s drop dead cute to see the kids and Crush engage…even for jaded teenagers!

Turtle Talk with Crush is near the top of almost anyone’s list of Epcot attractions, and is great for all ages.

The theater is not large, so crowds build by mid-day.  It’s best seen in the morning as soon as you’ve knocked off the E-Ticket rides at Epcot.


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1 Mary @ Capturing Magical Memories { 04.23.13 at 8:18 am }

We love this show! Our son is about to be the age where he can go sit up front and I know that is when we will get to experience it’s magic.

2 Jennifer { 04.23.13 at 8:52 am }

How ironic that you chose this of all days to review Turtle Talk. One week ago this morning, it was the site of one of my greatest parental embarrassments EVER. A question was posed by another child (“How do sea turtles go to the bathroom?”), and when Crush asked the inevitable (“Uh, what’s a bathroom?”), my not-at-all-shy kid provided the answer in EXTENSIVE detail. The very kind mom standing next to me patted my shoulder and said “Well, at least he doesn’t have a problem with public speaking.” No. No, he does not…

3 Dave { 04.23.13 at 4:42 pm }

OMG Jennifer, that’s so funny–and it’s moments like that–or perhaps kinda like that–that makes Turtle Talk such a hoot for all ages…

4 Rosanne @ The Disney Point { 04.23.13 at 10:16 am }

I am cracking up at Jennifer’s post!

I do not have kids but this is always on my to-do list because the kids never disappoint. One bit that they always do is Crush holding up a bikini top and asks the kids what it is. They gave the microphone to this little girl that was convinced it was a hair bow. It was seriously the funniest, most innocent response ever. Even the cast members were cracking up.

Thanks for sharing!

5 Dave { 04.23.13 at 4:48 pm }

Great story, Rosanne!

6 Beth D. { 04.23.13 at 10:18 am }

Turtle Talk with Crush is so fun! Not only because of Crush but because with kids you never know what they will say. On our last trip, one of the kids asked Crush who his favorite Transformer was. Of course, Crush needed and explanation and it was quite comical to say the least!

7 BruceWDW { 05.04.13 at 7:47 am }

I’m a such a nerd, and Turtle Talk with Crush is just such great technology for kids and adults. Plus he’s one of my favorite characters.

8 Dave { 05.05.13 at 7:54 am }

Hi Bruce! I didn’t talk in the review about the technology behind this ride, but I agree with you, it’s astonishing!

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