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SeaRider (or Sheila to her friends) is a character who originated in the Finding Nemo/Dory-inspired attraction, Nemo & Friends SeaRider.


Physical Description

SeaRider is a special submarine created to think and act like a real fish while her passengers enjoy the ride without operating her every move as she has artificial intelligence and a personality all her own. While the humans know that SeaRider is a submarine with the size and appearance of a regular fish, Nemo, Dory, Marlin, and the rest of their friends see the pink fish as a brand new friend named Sheila by Dory after reading her 'nametag' on the side of her body. Due to this, the fish and other marine mammals form a bond with the pink fish and thus the people inside the sub end up experiencing the whole adventure not as a person in a submarine but as a brand new friend in the Finding Nemo/Finding Dory universe.

Role in the attraction

When guests ride on the "Nemo & Friends SeaRider" attraction, they become shrunk due to the SeaRider being developed with Chiziminium, named after a Japanese pun for shrinking, just as the sub and the guests shrink upon boarding it. While boarding it, Dory approaches the sub and nicknames the fish sub "Sheila", thinking the vehicle the guests are boarding is a fish. Since the scene differs each time guests ride on the attraction, they are taken to a different scene via SeaRider.

Once shrunk, guests arrive either in a hide-and-seek scene or the scene with Mr. Ray (though in either way, guests are invited to join the fun) while Dory reads the SeaRider's name and calls her "Sheila", alongside Nemo, Marlin, and the others. When the SeaRider arrives at the drop off, the sub either follows Mr. Ray to watch Nemo and Dory or arrives at the scene where guests encounter Hank while Dory introduces Sheila to the others.

SeaRider then arrives at the East Australian Current where guests encounter Crush or Squirt and during the moment, Squirt hits Sheila so hard across the EAC before leaving. Either guests arrive at the Jellyfish forest where Marlin saves the sub before bouncing across the jellyfish or a kelp forest with a pack of Otters where they swim around the habitat with Nemo, Dory, Marlin, and Sheila playing tag with them.

Afterwards, guests arrive at a random climax scene either at the touch pool area or the underwater container area. For the touch pool, guests meet Hank outside of a pipe just as Nemo, Dory, Sheila, and Hank reunite while navigating followed by Darla (a character who made a non-physical cameo in the sequel) who grabs Sheila before realizing that she is not a real fish while Hank scares her away while in the underwater container area, Marlin asks Dory to call Bailey and Destiny via whale emphasis before the Giant Squid emerges and attacks Dory's friends (including the SeaRider) while Bailey and Destiny save their friends from the squid.

Having escaped, guests are grabbed by Becky and a flock of loons carrying them passing some rocks and the sea lions Gerald and Fluke and Rudder or through a stingray migration while Marlin sings along. Arriving back home at the Great Barrier Reef, Sheila returns to normal size as everyone bids a farewell to the guests for a fun adventure across the ocean.

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Films: Finding Nemo (video) • Finding Dory (video) • Exploring the ReefMarine Life InterviewsDory's Reef CamPixar Popcorn (Dory Finding)

Video Games: Finding NemoFinding Nemo: The Continuing AdventuresFinding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Disney UniverseNemo's ReefFinding Dory: Just Keep SwimmingDisney Crossy RoadKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionLEGO The IncrediblesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music:: Finding NemoFinding DoryFinding Nemo: The MusicalFinding Nemo: Ocean Favorites
Books: Little Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingBig Golden BookThe Art of Finding NemoThe Art of Finding Dory
Cancelled projects: Finding Nemo 2

Disney Parks
Disney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Explorers LodgeCrush's CoasterDisney Animation BuildingFinding Nemo Submarine VoyageIt's a Small WorldNemo & Friends SeaRiderPixar Pal-A-RoundThe Seas with Nemo & FriendsTurtle Talk with CrushMr. Ray's Pop QuizBruce's Shark ChallengeFinding Dory's Friends

Entertainment: Disney KiteTailsFantasmic!Finding Nemo: The MusicalPixar Playtime PalsRivers of Light: We Are One
Parade: Disney Stars on ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMomentousTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationTree of Life AwakensWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksPixar Water Play Street Party!Summer Blast

Finding Nemo: NemoMarlinCoralDoryPearlTadSheldonMr. RayBruceAnchorChumGillNigelCrushSquirtDr. Philip ShermanDarlaAnglerfishSeagullsMoonfishWhaleTank Gang

Finding Dory: JennyCharlieBaileyDestinyHankFluke and RudderGeraldBeckyOttersGiant SquidStanBillStingrays
Other: SeaRider

AustraliaGreat Barrier ReefSydney HarbourSharks' LairAbyssopelagic ZonePhilip Sherman's Dentist OfficeEast Australian CurrentAngel's CoveCaliforniaMorro BayMidnight ZoneMarine Life Institute
AquaScum 2003Pixar BallA113Pizza Planet TruckP. Sherman's Diver Goggles
Finding Nemo: Nemo EggFirst DayField TripLet's Name the SpeciesJust Keep SwimmingBeyond the Sea

Finding Dory: Main TitleO, We're Going HomeWhat a Wonderful WorldUnforgettableSolsbury Hill
Musical/Theme Parks: In The Big Blue WorldDory's DittyFish Are Friends, Not FoodWhere's My Dad?We Swim TogetherGo With the Flow

See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxFinding Nemo (franchise)Finding Nemo 2