Disneyland's redesigned sub ride accommodates disabled guests

Posted Monday, June 11, 2007 12:49 PM | Contributed by Jeff

When the “Submarine Voyage” ride reopens Monday at Disneyland, it will have a new story line, shiny new coral reefs and something not envisioned when it debuted in 1959 – an alternate experience for disabled visitors. The “Imagineers” at The Walt Disney Co. couldn't retrofit the hatches and spiral staircases of the original 52-foot submarines to accommodate wheelchairs. So they did the next best thing. The undersea voyage has been photographed with state-of-the-art equipment, and the high-definition images will be displayed on a 61-inch plasma screen in a theater designed to resemble an observation outpost.

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