Besides the rides and live action characters at Disneyland, there are also fun and entertaining shows and experiences to attend. When I first saw mention of talking with Crush on my LA trip itinerary, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought maybe we’d be meeting the person who voiced him in Finding Nemo.
Alas, we got to talk with Crush. Like, it WAS Crush.
Technology is amazing and Disney is often ahead of the curve when utilizing it for delighting children and adults alike. Turtle Talk with Crush is a unique experience and definitely a must for kids who love the movie Finding Nemo. Truth be told, Crush is one of my favorite characters. He’s so real and laid back…. and wise. (I mean, he is 150 years old and has fathered over 60 offspring!)
Each show is different because they use real-time animation for live conversations. Crush recognizes audiences members (like if you are wearing a red sleeveless shell). His speech and actions are specific to the audience. He asks audience members questions about the human world and answers questions about his life. Humor is definitely a big part of it! It was quite entertaining when Crush managed to call on all 3 Ashleys on our trip. He started to think we were ALL named Ashley.
The personalized experience really made it cool and memorable. It would totally make any kid’s day! And to get a better sense of what the show is like, you’ll want to check out the video that Tammi of My Organized Chaos took during the show:
Which Finding Nemo character would you want to have a chat with?
Don’t forget – Finding Nemo 3D is in theaters September 14, 2012!
Disclosure: I attended an expenses paid press trip courtesy of Disney. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own, dude.