Testing Begins For Iconic Disneyland Attraction’s Reopening

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Somewhere beyond the sea…

As the reopening date for Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage closes in, Disneyland recently began testing at the beautiful Tomorrowland lagoon, allowing Guests to see the iconic yellow submarines ready to take them on a “Field Trip” along with Marlin, Dory, Bruce the Shark, Mr. Ray, Gill, Bubbles, Pearl, Peach, Crush and more friends on an underwater adventure for the entire family.

Guest u/jimmycheapseaweed posted the video of this exciting news on Reddit. You can see the video below or click here to watch it.

Looks like they are testing Finding Nemo from Disneyland

While many are excited to experience this submarine voyage again, there are mixed opinions regarding the attraction. We previously reported on Guests commenting how they wish this ride would never reopen, especially after seeing the attraction remain closed for quite some time after Disneyland’s COVID-19 closure and reopening.

However, fans got excited when millions of gallons filled the Tomorrowland lagoon again, and more so when they recently heard the announcement detailing the changes coming to this attraction once it reopens.

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Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will reopen on July 25 at Disneyland.

More on Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

The attraction enjoyed a 39-year run at Disneyland Park, setting sail for the last time on September 7, 1998. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage uses the same lagoon and submarines as the original attraction, Submarine Voyage, which debuted on June 14, 1959, and was one of the first “E” Ticket attractions. It 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.

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The official Disneyland website describes this attraction as follows:

Journey into the charming world of Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo on a gentle undersea expedition.

Dive into the Deep

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.

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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!

Do you like Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage? Let us know in the comments below!

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