After being closed for over two years, due to the pandemic and refurbishment, “Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage” will reopen at Disneyland on July 25, 2022.
“Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage” opened in Tomorrowland at Disneyland park on June 11, 2007.
It is themed to the 2003 Disney-Pixar film “Finding Nemo,” and uses the same vehicles, lagoon, and track layout of a previous attraction, “Submarine Voyage,” that ran from 1959 to 1998.
This immersive submarine ride takes you on an unforgettable ocean adventure with the Nautical Exploration and Marine Observation Institute (N.E.M.O.) to find a missing clown fish.
Guests unable to navigate the narrow steps down into the submarine, or who are claustrophobic, can proceed to the Observation Outpost at the end of the dock.
Manned by a member of the N.E.M.O. Institute, this facility offers a high-definition, live-feed video version of the voyage via onboard “SubCam.”
The Pandemic Closure
“Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage” closed in March 2020 with the rest of Disneyland, due to the pandemic.
However when Disneyland reopened a little over year later, the attraction remained closed due to its tight quarters not allowing social distancing.
Rumors started swirling that the attraction was closed permanently, but in July 2021, Disney put up walls around the lagoon signaling a refurbishment was taking place.
Changes to the Attraction
During this refurbishment, a figure of Hank the Septopus, from “Finding Dory,” was placed on a rock above the surface within eyesight of the seagull trio.
New coral was also added to the lagoon, as seen in this humorous TikTok:
Disney Parks also put together a behind-the-scenes video of the refurbishment that includes interviews with cast members and Walt Disney Imagineers.
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