Turtle Talk with Crush at California Adventure #DisneyInHomeBloggers

I don’t think anyone can argue that Crush of Finding Nemo has an excellent way of parenting. He’s totally chill, has a great relationship with his youngest son Squirt, and even gives some parenting advice to Marlin, Nemo’s dad.

Last month I spent an adventure-filled afternoon in Disneyland and California Adventure as part of the #DisneyInHomeBloggers. There’s an interactive Finding Nemo attraction in California Adventure called Turtle Talk with Crush. It’s been in California Adventure since 2005, but this trip was the first time I had been in Disneyland since 2000. California Adventure did not even exist yet!

For about 20 minutes, we got to have an actual real time conversation with Crush. He asked us questions about the human world, and in turn we got to ask him anything we wanted to know about himself or his life under the sea!

Every time park hoppers check out Turtle Talk with Crush, they will be getting a completely unique experience. I would love to just hang out at Turtle Talk with Crush for a few hours with several different groups just to see how the conversations vary.

5 Fun Facts about Crush

  • He told us he has 65 kids
  • He has one set of twins named Bill and Ted, and another named Cheech and Chong
  • His oldest is named Keanu
  • Squirt is his youngest kid
  • Some of his other kids are named for the main characters in Saved by the Bell and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
When we walked into the room where we would talk with Crush, I felt as if I were in an aquarium. Crush’s “tank” is floor to ceiling, so not only did we get a full view of Crush, but we also got to see a very small part of the ocean that he calls home. Crush swims around, does flips, and even changes his facial expressions to match his emotional reactions to anything that we said.
I had no idea whatsoever what to expect for Turtle Talk With Crush, but let me just say that this far exceeded the idea that I had pictured in my head!
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*I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles as part of #DisneyInHomeBloggers in order to attend a blogger junket at Disneyland. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own, and were not influenced in any way. Both photos in this post are used courtesy of Disney and Orland Paparazzi.*


Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including paperbackswap.com, Goodreads.com, and luxuryreading.com.

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