“Finding Nemo” Ride Re-opened in Disneyland
A month ago today, Disneyland re-opened their underwater ride, “Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage”, having closed it down for most of 2014 for renovations. According to Erin Glover at the Disney Parks Blog,
Quite a bit of work has been done over the course of this year to renew this favorite attraction. Many of the attraction’s scenes, rockwork and coral have been refreshed and repainted; as a result, guests will see a more colorful and vibrant underwater experience than ever before.
Glover added that, in order to make it happen, “5 million gallons of water had to be drained from the lagoon and later replaced”, which is a huge feat!
According to Rebecca Kheel (OC Register), the paint on the rocks and coral is “actually crushed glass, meant to be more vibrant underwater than other paints and less prone to fading in the sun.”
One sad element of the attraction that Andy Castro of MiceChat pointed out that is no longer a part of it which I am sad to see go are the seagulls that call out, “Mine! Mine! Mine!” (which were removed early in the renovations (see picture to the left)), which was always amusing while one walked by, easily bringing a smile to one’s face. Perhaps I am hopeful that they add them back to the ride….
One thing seems to be for sure, inasmuch as Star Wars fans – myself included – may have yearned whilst it was under renovations for the ride to have been turned into a Star Wars attraction, it no longer seems that that will happen any time soon.