Nemos sub voyage getting ready to open.

Monday, January 8, 2007 7:07 PM
It looks like the old 20'000 leagues under the sea ride will reopen soon as "nemos" sub voyage at Disneyland.

They just put water back in the pond and are getting ready to open soon.

I was just out there a few weeks ago, and noticed a lot of work going on in that area.

Here are some shots of the new ride and some of the new subs. http://disneygeek.com/progress/

The new subs look kind of neat.

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Monday, January 8, 2007 8:28 PM

crazy horse said:


They just put water back in the pond and are getting ready to open soon.


Mid June opening dude :) Late May soft openings. They still have a ton of work left.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 9:45 AM
So what of the WDW one then, I wonder? That ride looked really neat, and I hate how the lake and pretty much the entire ride (minus the subs) just sits there. You'd think they'd do something with that area, or at least hide it a little better. I'm speaking from when I was last there in 2004, so forgive me if things have changed since that time.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 10:12 AM
Yeah I'm pretty sure the entire sub lagoon at WDW is gone. They filled it in and built some Pooh's Play Place or something like that in its place. Its really sad they just got rid of it like that, but such is life I guess.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 10:30 AM
The sub lagoon at WDW is now a really big grassy field. (Lots of room for something interesting some day!) An aerial shot was posted over at wdwmagic. Pooh's playground is a really tiny corner of the site.

Also, a rumor-monger site for DL reports a significant plumbing problem around the Nemo lagoon: http://www.miceage.com/allutz/al010907a.htm

Scroll down to "bubbling up" for all the juicy gossip.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 11:01 AM
Brian - I saw photos of that...it was nuts, but apparently it was an unrelated sewer backup.

Re WDW: halltd is correct the subs will never come back to FL, and apparently Imagineers have 2 or 3 ultra high-budget E-tickets that could go there. But, they've been waiting 10 years+ to get one approved. (Of course, it's now been almost 15 years since the Magic Kindom saw an E-ticket built)

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 2:26 PM
The new subs look a lot smaller than the old subs. I wonder how many peeps can fit into these new subs?
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 4:11 PM
They're the same exact subs refurbished. The old WDW ones were larger, I believe, though.

They had to use the old ones or it could never work. By using the old ones they don't have to conform to ADA regulations, as they were first used in 1959. Had they built new subs there would be no realistic and affordable way to make them ADA compliant. *** Edited 1/9/2007 9:12:41 PM UTC by Peabody***

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 8:22 PM

it's now been almost 15 years since the Magic Kindom saw an E-ticket built

True, but then again it's not like MK needs the attendance bump. ;)
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 8:27 PM
Agreed....but man does it need upkeep and repair! Compared to it's Anaheim counterpart (not to mention the jaw-dropping Tokyo one) many attractions/shows/buildings are in dire need of TLC. DL and WDW have gone through a bit of a roll reversal in the last 5 years in terms of the shape the parks are in. Yes, I'm a Disney geek :)
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 8:28 PM
I thought that splash mountain was built in the mid 90's?
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 8:39 PM
It opened in 1992. (DL's in 89) So, right about 15 years ago.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 8:42 PM
Its been 15 years already?

I feel old.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 10:59 PM
Peabody, dont be embarassed, embrace it ;). Im one too, so much of one in fact that Im going to be there on the 4th (well actually the 3rd but Ill be at the MK which will show their patiotic fireworks show that night and be open as long, and I expect will be as crowded as the fourth.)
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 11:40 PM
Bah! I bet I'm a bigger Disney geek than you! Let's just get it over with, whip out both our Mouse Ears, and see who's is bigger! ;)
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 10:22 AM
You guys are probably both bigger DGeeks than I am.

But I did buy a timeshare last month to make my every-year-for-the-rest-of-my-life trips easier to plan going forward. ;)

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:14 AM

crazy horse said:
The new subs look a lot smaller than the old subs. I wonder how many peeps can fit into these new subs?

From what I understand, they reconfigured the seating to squeeze in one more passenger in each sub.

As for ADA stuff, I heard that it is the reason why the people mover will never return in its original form...and that just plain stinks. ):

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 4:34 PM
Every year, wow you are hard core. This is going to be my first visit since 2004 and fourth visit ever, but I check Disney sites everyday. I cant wait, the MK will be open until 3 am one night Im there, which is insane! While Ill miss the E-Ride nights, I look forward to late nights at MGM, MK and Epcot this trip (I wont do AK though, since I refuse to sacrifice a night and miss a Disney night show at the other three parks.) This will of course be preceed by a three night stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and unlimited FOL access :). But every year, dont think I could do that (the place would loose its magic) congrads you two both win.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 4:40 PM
Just get a park hopper ticket.

You could check out animal kingdom durring the day, and go to Mk, Mgm, or Epcot in the afternoon.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 4:51 PM
^I ment EMH Evenings (3 hours after the park officially closes resort guests get "ERT" that isnt that exclusive but still better then the height of the day.) I plan on spending two mornings in AK.
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