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Celebrating the First Voyage Through ‘Liquid Space’ at Disneyland Park

posted on June 6th, 2014 by Valarie Sukovaty, Disneyland Public Relations

It was 55 years ago today that guests were treated to one of the very first E-ticket attractions at Disneyland park – one that would take them through “liquid space” and under the North Pole. That underwater attraction was called Submarine Voyage and the experience included an encounter with a giant squid and even mermaids!

In 2007, the attraction reopened as Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, and eight submarines, painted bright yellow, were recommissioned to take guests on a new underwater adventure. This time, new animation technology brought to life the popular characters from the Disney•Pixar film, “Finding Nemo.” I hope you enjoy a journey back in time to the opening days for this guest favorite.

And stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog over the following week for more looks back on the 55th anniversary of the Disneyland Monorail, Matterhorn Bobsleds and Submarine Voyage!

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Fred from CA on June 6th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Awesome, thanks for this video!

I’m looking forward to when Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage reopens this fall.
Also, contrary to what some may think, the Nemo sub voyage DOES have animatronics and physical figures in addition to the animated characters. Like lobsters, eels, and of course, the scuba diver. :)


Thomas on June 6th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I remember going on the submarines when I was 3 years old! Yes! It impressed me that much. I remember thinking we were really submerged. This was and is Classic Disney. But I also miss the Magic Kingdom’s version and Captain Nemo. (But the New Fantasyland makes up for it. We rode the & Dwarfs Mine Train pre-opening.)


Antonio on June 6th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Happy Birthday subs <3


Erin from MD on June 9th, 2014 at 10:45 am

Seeing this makes me sad in a way since the subs are currently in dry-dock with an uncertain future. I remember being amazed by it as a child and then seeing my daughter with that same amazement in recent years…it’s an experience that can’t be beat.


Fred from CA on June 25th, 2014 at 2:34 am

Eric– The Disneyland subs actually do not have an uncertain future. Earlier this mouth, Disney Parks Blog author Erin Glover announced that the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will reopen September 27. :)