1973 Disneyland Submarine Voyage – Throwback Thursday

Charlene K. (21 Posts)

Charlene grew up watching all the classic Disney movies and dreaming of being a princess but only recently became a full-fledged Disney Fanatic when her Prince Charming finally talked her into taking their family of seven on a WDW vacation (after 10 years of begging). Now, Charlene is often found pinning Disney tips, reading Disney blogs, and strategically planning out their next Disney vacations. Out of their five children, there is only one little princess, with whom Charlene can live vicariously through, meeting Disney princesses and watching all the magical Disney fairy tales together. Charlene is also an independent travel planner with Ears of Experience, contact her for all your Disney travel needs at www.charleneplansthemagic.com


 

Last week, we revisited a vintage 1970’s Walt Disney World attraction, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I thought it would be fun to revisit the California counterpart, Disneyland’s Submarine Voyage. This attraction opened in June, 1959 and was part of a major expansion of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. Submarine Voyage also used to feature real-live mermaids swimming in the lagoon or sunning themselves on the rocks in the middle of the lagoon in the summers of 1965-1967 – does anyone have pictures of the mermaids??

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A major difference between this attraction and the Walt Disney World is the monorail tracks. The monorail at Disneyland runs through the park! The Submarine Voyage closed in September 1998 and reopened with a Finding Nemo theme in 2007.

Were you ever able to experience this attraction? Share your thoughts with us!