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