Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage reviews
Theme Park Insider takes a look back at Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage, a dark ride in Tomorrowland at Disneyland that's no longer open.
Written by Robert Niles
Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage closed in January 2014 for what was announced as an extended refurbishment. Disneyland's submarine ride to the North Pole and the lost continent of Atlantis opened in June 1959 before closing in September 1998. The attraction reopened in June 2007 with a Finding Nemo overlay, inspired by the Pixar movie.
The submarine ride uses one of Disneyland's largest show building, as all elements needed to be duplicated, so that both sides of the submarine could see the same thing. That, coupled with a low capacity -- fewer than 1,000 guests per hour -- made the submarine ride one of the most cost-inefficient at Disneyland. Economic ultimately led Disney to close the ride's east coast sibling, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and replace it with what became the New Fantasyland expansion.
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What's it like to work in a theme park? Stories from a Theme Park Insider takes you inside the famous tunnels and backstage at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom for a look at how theme parks really work, sharing the funny moments and embarrassments that can happen when your job is someone else's vacation.
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