We’re Finding Dory in Monterey Bay!

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Raise those fins if you’re exciting for Finding Dory! The movie hits theaters this summer (June 17th, 2016) and the excitement is building! In fact, we’re heading to a special #FindingDoryEvent in Monterey Bay on behalf of Disney-Pixar and can’t wait to share the fun with all of you! findingdoryDisney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

Dory utters something about “the jewel of Monterey, California”, which is where she, Nemo, and Marlin head on their journey to find her family. So, we’re heading to Monterey, California too – specifically the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

MontereyBayAquarium©Monterey Bay Aquarium

For many years, I was interested in Marine Biology as a career (ironic for a girl who grew up largely in the desert) and was *this close* to going to school in the Pacific Northwest for that very major. That didn’t happen, but I’ve wanted to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for YEARS! So I’m ridiculously excited about this trip! As part of the event, we’ll be getting some special peeks at the movie (can’t wait!), interviewing some of the filmmakers (like 2-time Oscar winning Director Andrew Stanton), and taking a special tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

So, needless to say that as a BIG fan of Finding Nemo, a former high school biology teacher, and a lover of all things marine biology, this trip is RIGHT up my alley!

Here’s the brand new Finding Dory trailer  – I LOVE all the marine animals! Another big dream of mine is to see whale sharks, so I especially love that there is a whale shark in the movie! Doesn’t it look so good?!

So, I would LOVE for you to swim along with me on this fun event as we try to find Dory in Monterey! You can follow along in real time (March 7th-8th) by staying tuned to my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook feeds! In addition, you can join all the 25 bloggers who will be attending by following the following the #FindingDoryEvent hashtag over all the social media outlets as well.  You can bet that I’ll be sharing TONS of pictures  & tweets from all the amazing things going on!

Now…help me think of interview questions…

What questions do you have for the Finding Dory filmmakers?

Finding Dory Aquarium Button2Disclosure: Disney is hosting me in Monterey in order to attend screenings and to participate in group interviews & media events. As always, all opinions, experiences, love of Disney & the Monterey Bay Aquarium are entirely my own!

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One Response

  1. Got room for a plus one?! Just my kid not me haha, but the question I would ask is:

    It seems like finding nemo was about overfishing/pollution and introducing us to the characters of the sea, given that the aquarium is included what will be the tone of this film and will we meet many new characters?

    I’m thinking this one will be more about conservation/restoration but am curious what the angle will be.

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