FINALLY! 20,000 Leagues Lagoon To Be Going!

Friday, April 23, 2004 2:28 PM

The have a wall up for the 7-month removal of the lagoon. Nothing is planned right now, but they have decided to reclame the land.

*EDIT* Stupid engrish, it's to be going, but no be in the title. oops *** Edited 4/23/2004 6:30:58 PM UTC by The Mole***

Friday, April 23, 2004 2:33 PM
I hear that the lagoon was suppose to be the future site for Mermaid Lagoon like at Tokyo Disneysea.
Friday, April 23, 2004 2:44 PM
I have to wonder about the future of Disneyland's submarine lagoon as well.
Friday, April 23, 2004 2:54 PM
I never got the chance to ride either submarine rides at either park. I'm especially saddened to see two popular rides gone and then nothing put in to replace them. Apparently there were strong rumors of the DL version being changed to a Nemo theme....I think that would be pretty cool. Last I heard it still hadn't been given the green light.

Since the WDW is at the edge of the park, my dream would be for them to fill in the lagoon, and replace it with the Tokyo version of the Sub ride, which would eliminate all the upkeep nightmares of the American ones and provide a a modern version of the classic.

Friday, April 23, 2004 2:58 PM
I'd heard the subs would return with a Nemo theme. Seems to fit, anyway.
Friday, April 23, 2004 2:58 PM
Why do coaster people (in forums and news submissions) always say "to be?" You can just use "is."
Friday, April 23, 2004 3:04 PM
Geez Jeff, come on, can't you tell it makes you smarter when you put to be?

Jeff to be asking questions today on Coasterbuzz!

Dragster to be running today!

My IQ to be going up as I type this!

This to be stupid!

Brett to be laughing at himself ... and to be stopping now ...

Friday, April 23, 2004 3:41 PM
The reason the DL Subs were closed in the first place were lack of ridership as it was becoming a tired attraction. It opened as part of the same expansion as the Matterhorn and really wasn't updated much through the years. Plus, refurbs for an attraction that is in a giant swimming pool were very costly. Adding the Nemo theme (Finding, not Captain - that's what they're getting rid of at MK :)) would really give that attraction a shot in the arm. My only concern is that the buzz of the movie might have worn off by the time this opens. Speaking of buzz, however, DL is adding a Buzz Lightyear ride years after the Toy Story movies came out.

On a side note - _Mouse Tales_ and _More Mouse Tales_ are really good reads :)

Friday, April 23, 2004 3:51 PM
I always thought they closed down because they werent handicap accessible. Im sure Disney will find something worthy of going in its place. If they arent adding something new, its getting made over.
Friday, April 23, 2004 8:49 PM
ShiveringTim, those are great books! If I remember correctly (from the books), there were stress fractures in the lagoons. So there had to be constant welding and patching up of holes (in the DL version).
Saturday, April 24, 2004 11:27 AM
The ADA issue wiht the Disneyland subs was the straw that broke the camels back. CA will not grandfather anything. Coupled with the relatively low RPH figures (compared to the newer attractions) it was not long for this world.

Saturday, April 24, 2004 12:12 PM
I've been to WDW probably 15 times over the course of my life. There are three attractions that I've always wanted to go on, but they've been closed whenever I've gone.

1) Space Mountain. Finally, though, the last time I was there, my wife and I got to ride. Didn't dissappoint.

2) 20,000 leagues. Closing.

3) Hall of Presidents. Notice it's #3. While I still want to see it, I'm not losing any sleep.

d8 -

Saturday, April 24, 2004 1:30 PM
At Walt Disney World, the show building is exposed and so it seems like demolishing it to build a large attraction is more plausible. Of course, it could just be recycled as well. It's huge.

In Disneyland, the Submarine Voyage show building is buried underground and the Autopia runs on top of it -- unless things have changed considerably since I last checked. Doing anything in that show building might be an enormous headache, though I'm sure there's some access where they were able to load submarines in and out. It'd be another situation like Space Mountain or The Mummy rides -- a long, arduous construction process.

In any case, it'd be nice to see something happen to the lagoons. I'd prefer for it to have some water involved and not be Mermaid's Lagoon. That's my least favorite part of what I've seen of DisneySea, even though it looks great.


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