Construction photos from Disneyland’s Nemo submarine ride

Disneyland Finding Nemo submarine ride construction photo
These photos were taken while I was at Disneyland on 4/10/2006 and 4/11/2006.
EDIT: More photos added on 4/17/2006.

I figured that people might like to see what’s happening with the old submarine lagoon in the transition to the Finding Nemo submarine ride at Disneyland. Part of my recent trip included a couple of days at Disneyland as I had not been in nearly 16 years. Naturally, the time that I’m there (the week before Easter) is super crowded with many of the queues being listed at 75-90 minute waits. Also, and this is a big bummer, the Pirates of the Carribean was shut-down for the “rehab” in which they’re adding figures from the movie (I really hope they don’t screw it up too badly!)

I was able to take the photos through several holes in the construction wall near the monorail in Tormorroland. I put the 12X optical zoom of my new Canon S2 IS to use 😉

You can see a submarine ride vehicle being worked-on inside one of the lagoon caves, which I’ve not seen in the other construction photos on other sites yet.

After seeing the cheap and lame ‘conversion’ of the Swiss Family Treehouse into the Tarzan Treehouse with it’s phoney looking fiberglass movie characters scattered about the classic, realistic Swiss Family props, I can only hope that Disney treats the old sub lagoon with some respect. Overall, IMO, Tomorrowland was looking pretty sad at Disneyland with the missing Peoplemovers, the huge construction wall around the PM loading station, the closed sub lagoon, and one-way monorail. Tomorrowland used to be one of my favorite areas, but for this trip at least, it was disappointing and very overcrowded for the number of attractions it hosts.

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EDIT 4/17/2006: Added some new photos that I missed in the first go-around (below). These are from Tuesday, April 11th.

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12 thoughts on “Construction photos from Disneyland’s Nemo submarine ride”

  1. The sub ride in Disneyland was never 20k Leagues under the Sea. That is the one in Walt Disney World. The one in Disneyland was simply the submarine ride.

  2. Thanks, Tim. I guess that my childhood memory was not that detailed as the last time I rode the Sub Ride was probably 25+ years ago.

    Mike

  3. Micsaund,

    It looks like they have really let the park go down hill. I’m sure that all of Disney’s money is going in to Florida or some fat cat’s pocket.

    In the past when Disneyland did construction they would take the extra time to hide it and not make it obvious.

    It looks like they have lost the vision and found the cheap dollar.

    Steve

  4. eisners performance is not just disapointing, but outrageous…and shameful.
    imagine pitching a tv show like the disgusting “desperate housewives” (on disney owned ABC network) to walt back in the day…you would have been shown the door.
    in walts absence the walt disney company has been allowed to be twisted very gradually into the almost complete opposite of walts original vision.catering to elements of society that are non-family, destructive, and frequently just un-american.
    this is NOT in the tradition of what put disney where it is.
    its not too late to voice your opinion and save this priceless piece of americana from becoming another worthless, corporation in the gutter…

  5. Judging from the position of where these photos were taken, it has little to do with security and more to do with a disgruntled contractor. You are in fact violating photo taking policy and will ruin it for the rest of us that have the need to document for important purposes.
    Any suggestions of how to cover this ride contruction without interputing the monorail?

  6. #5: Huh? What are you talking about? How is your “documenting” of this construction any more “important” than what I’ve done here? Ever been to Disneygeek? They do the same thing…

  7. Some of my favorite movies are from Disney–Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Aladdin, and, of course, Nemo. I haven’t been to Disneyland in years, but can’t wait to get back! I found this great site: Disneylandtips.com. It has reviews of both US Disney resorts and resorts in the area, as well as tips to help adults stay sane after long days. There are news items, so I can be updated when the Finding Nemo ride is done (June 11)!

  8. “You are in fact violating photo taking policy and will ruin it for the rest of us that have the need to document for important purposes.” As a photographer, id like to point out that these photographs are perfectly legal. the owner paid to get into the park and there are no signs restricting photography. Furthermore, given that he was in the park, he can take any picture he wants. It’s his camera and photographs, not the park’s. And for everyone else, NEVER DIS DISNEY. The name is more reputible then yours.
    Back to the topic, I’m excited for the new ride to open this summer.

  9. if you look at some of the pictures, in the background you can see a fence. And taking into consideration of some of the angles that the pictures was taking. if looks like the person who took the picture either was climbing over the fence, of got around it some how.

  10. if you look at some of the pictures, in the background you can see a fence. And taking into consideration of some of the angles that the pictures was taking. if looks like the person who took the picture either was climbing over the fence, of got around it some how. and thanks #8

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