Today In Disney History ~ June 6th
The Submarine Voyage was an attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The attraction, which featured ride vehicles designed to look like submarines, opened on June 14, 1959 as the Submarine Voyage (one of the first rides to require an E ticket). During the attraction’s opening in June 1959, the Disneyland fleet was christened by Mrs. Mildred Nelson, a former WAVE and wife of Chief Machinist Mate Stuart N. H. Nelson of USS Nautilus.
The Submarine Voyage was part of a major expansion of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, which also included the Matterhorn Bobsleds roller coaster, an expanded version of Autopia, the Disneyland Monorail, and the Motor Boat Cruise.
The Submarine Voyage closed on September 9, 1998; at that time, it was reported that the attraction would reopen with a new theme by 2003,but that did not happen. The lagoon stood derelict, filled with water, for seven years, serving as nothing more than a scenic viewpoint. The attraction ultimately reopened in June 2007 themed to Disney·Pixar’s Finding Nemo, and now operates as Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
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