Is It Possible to Escape This Disney Ride During a Breakdown?

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You may need to come up for air at some point.

Disneyland is home to some of the most iconic and classic Disney attractions like Splash Mountain, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, and Space Mountain. But one ride tends to get overlooked sometimes when discussing classic Disney rides. Disneyland’s Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is an amazing attraction that takes Guests on an incredible journey through the seas in an experience so magical only Disney could create. But have you ever wondered what would happen if the ride ever broke down and you were trapped in Disney’s “underwater” submarine?

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It is always interesting to watch ride breakdowns at Disneyland and Walt Disney World and it is even more interesting to know what exact procedures Cast Members have to follow to make sure all Guests remain safe. A recent TikTok goes into all the water-soaked details and shows the evacuation procedures work on this ride. See the full video below:

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Disneyland’s Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage contains nine million gallons of water and is based and themed around the Pixar animated film Finding Nemo (2003). More on Disneyland’s Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage:

With all the humor and heart of the original film, this immersive submarine ride takes you on an unforgettable ocean adventure—to find a missing clown fish.

Climb down into a yellow research submarine operated by the Nautical Exploration and Marine Observation Institute (N.E.M.O.).

Peek through the portholes as you sail past scuba divers and artifacts of an ancient civilization scattered along the seafloor.

Some familiar fins soon swim into view: it’s Nemo and his turtle pal, Squirt, with Marlin and Dory hot on their trail. During your underwater adventure, you’ll encounter other friends from the movie, including Bruce the Shark, Mr. Ray, Gill, Bubbles, Pearl, Peach, Crush and more—and thanks to special “sonar hydrophones,” you can hear what everyone’s saying!

Will Marlin and Dory ever find Nemo? Just keep swimming to find out!

A Unique View

You’ll see a slightly different view depending on where you sit in the submarine. You may spot Nemo at certain times when others can’t see him at all. Don’t worry: everyone will be able to see and hear Nemo along the journey.

Watch from Shore

For those unable to navigate the narrow steps down into the submarine, you 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.”

Submerge into History

The original Submarine Voyage debuted on June 14, 1959 and was one of the first “E” Ticket attractions. The attraction was loosely inspired by the 1958 voyage to the North Pole by the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, which shares its name with the fictional submarine in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

The attraction enjoyed a 39-year run at Disneyland Park, setting sail for the last time on September 7, 1998. The current attraction uses the same lagoon and submarines as the original

Have you ever been evacuated off of this attraction? What’s your craziest ride breakdown story? Let us know!

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