Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage, a dark ride in Tomorrowland at Disneyland.
Written by Laurie smith
Disneyland's long-shuttered Submarine Voyage ride has finally reopened! This time, the theme features characters from the Pixar animated film, "Finding Nemo." Board the subs and cruise below the surface of Disneyland's Tomorrowland Lagoon while watching the adventures of Nemo, Marlin, Dory and others.
The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage features brand new technology. Along with looking at animatronic sea life through the port holes, visitors to Disneyland will view images projected. Because there will be a space in between the effects box and the port hole, it will appear as though the characters from Finding Nemo are actually swimming in the water right outside your submarine!
The lines are somewhat calm on weekdays and late nights, around 11 PM, reaching from 75 minutes to 60 minutes. The subs load/ unload slowly, yet it is worth the wait. The line now rarely wraps around the lagoon except during the mid day rush.
Note: The last person to board may get the seat that was added to the ride. It is located on the staircase and not very comfortable for long legged people. It is a spiral staircase with tiny wedge shaped steps that make it hard to go down if one has high heels or lack of feeling in one's feet.
Disabled Guests: There is an accessible entrance and disabled guests are loaded last so they do not have to walk far. Guests who cannot enter the submarine may view the ride in a screening room without leaving their wheelchair or ECV.
Some guests may have sensory issues with the darkness at times in the submarine as well as claustrophobia. It is a gentle ride and should not cause problems for persons with back issues but do watch the seat backs which are metal pipes.
This voyage was pretty nice; however, the subs load too slow. If you miss out on a sub, consider waiting atleast 5 minutes for the next sub to arrive, unload and load. Other then that, its a shame this ride is under-rated. I thought it was beautiful. - Brendan Harrison
Very nice ride. The fact that your in a submarine and partially underwater is pretty cool and different from anything else out there. The effects and the practical sets are all really well done, and memorable scenes from the hit film Finding Nemo are all presented nicely. Waits can get lengthy, but they are substantially shorter at night. - Manny Barron
We went during the fireworks show, so the line was much shorter. I thought it was an enjoyable ride but would not wait more then thirty minutes for it. It is a submarine, so don't expect some kind of grand window for viewing. If you lean forward into the hole, you can see everything just fine. - Carl Stovall
Better than expected with some nice nice effects but very slow loading and always seems to have a long wait in line. Not essential but do it if you have the time. - Mark Moore
its ok i liked the sights and being under a submarine but this ride usually gets really lon lines - daniel reyes
Yes the ride rocks. The small windows are the size of small rocks. - Skipper Adam
Didnt really like it that much. isnt worth the wait times it usually gets. - N O
The storyline is weak, but think of the bigger picture. It is a small price to pay for having Disney submarines running once again. - Man-Eating Sharks
An excellent update on the classic Submarine Voyage ride. The Disney Imagineers sure made a smart move with bringing back and adding the cast of Finding Nemo, which was a very good addition, considering how it can now be more easily enjoyed by children. Now if only the Imagineers could try bringing back the PeopleMover (maybe with an Incredibles or Wall*E theme). - Bryce Lewis
good ride . its just a really long wait. - nick ......
The water effects are actually kind of cool, but if you want to save some time and money, go home, cut a small whole in a cardboard box, crawl into the box, and watch Finding Nemo through the little hole. Seriously. - Andy B
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