365.2 #626 (DL Qual #442

Mar 14, 2012 9:24 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Fun Fact: "mine...mine...mine" (Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage) The original submarines were first set sail on June 6th, 1959 (the exact day my dad was born...might I add). Submarine Voyage closed in 1998, but when 'Finding Nemo' made a splash in movie theaters in 2003, imagineers knew that the submarines, Nemo, and his friends were a match made in Disneyland. Disneyland has been going "green" over the years. The submarines which were once powered by diesel fuel, are now environmentally friendly electric vehicles. Also, the vibrant coral reef seen in the lagoon is "painted" with glass, in a technique that is much safer for the environment than actual paint. Over thirty tons of recycled glass, in over fourth different colors, was used to add vivid, long-lasting pigments to the attraction's underwater world. Some of the unique-to-the-attraction colors are Mango Mud, Split Pea, and Aqua Jazz. Wait did anyone ever find Nemo?

Did u learn this from the Disneyland documentary on Netflix? Cus I learned this exact stuff from that documentary. - monkeboy2042_CM  317.0 #815 9:30AM
Actually a combo of documentary, books that I have bought at Disneyland, online sources (not Wikipedia..lol), and just being a Disney nut over the years. - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 9:35AM
I never get tired of these awesome tidbits and factoids!! Keep em coming :)) - VADERonSOARIN  543.0 #378 9:36AM
The service men were the main culprits who used to dive in. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 10:20PM
When the submarine voyage first opened there were actual women dressed as mermaid sitting on rocks in the lagoon. They didn't stay there long due to young men jumping in the water trying to get to them haha. Toodles I feel like you and I should team up and do fun facts at this point lol. You know a lot! - lostgirl7988  697.8 #279 3:43PM
I'm totally game!! That would be awesome lostgirl. I did hear about the mermaids before. I bet the "girls" needed their own "plaids" because they were so popular. Could you imagine all the "creepers" creeping them? Eeeekkkk - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 3:46PM
They had to be literally carried from the water since they couldn't walk with their fins and boys flocked to them. - lostgirl7988  697.8 #279 4:13PM
Another great fact sharing post :)  Thanks so much- and uh, we lost him again?  Drat that Nemo! - MoonWillow  381.3 #589 9:27AM
Hehe...well he does like to explore! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 9:44AM
Thanks :) I like your fun facts! - cynDOLEwhip  1175.5 #148 9:28AM
Me too - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 3:36PM
I like them too!! 😊 - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 4:04PM
Cool beans! Thanks for sharing! - akpoppins  263.8 #1224 9:29AM
Great fact! Thanks for posting!😊 - Willierose  2348.6 #67 9:34AM
Actually a combo of documentary, books that I have bought at Disneyland, online sources (not Wikipedia..lol), and just being a Disney nut over the years. - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 9:35AM
Hehe...well he does like to explore! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 9:44AM
Me too - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 3:36PM
High quality! 😊 - Tom  11116.2 #6 3:44PM
Why thank you Tom...very much appreciated!! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 3:55PM
I'm totally game!! That would be awesome lostgirl. I did hear about the mermaids before. I bet the "girls" needed their own "plaids" because they were so popular. Could you imagine all the "creepers" creeping them? Eeeekkkk - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 3:46PM
Why thank you Tom...very much appreciated!! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 3:55PM
Another fun fact is submarine Nautilus is the only sub to keep its name through the entire history of the attraction! - CxD_CM  518.6 #401 3:59PM
And all the submarines are still the originals from 1959! - CxD_CM  518.6 #401 4:00PM
If I recall correctly, the fleet of subs is the second largest fleet in the US. I think. - Butterlina  1570.6 #105 4:15PM
And all the submarines are still the originals from 1959! - CxD_CM  518.6 #401 4:00PM
I like them too!! 😊 - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 4:04PM
Not sure of the specifics but I've heard that when the original subs started Disney had like the 6 or 7 largest fleet of subs in the world πŸ˜ƒ - iDreamAboutDumbo  331.6 #739 4:10PM
Very close...it was the eight. That is super duper impressive hah?? I find that pretty darn amazing!! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 4:32PM
They had to be literally carried from the water since they couldn't walk with their fins and boys flocked to them. - lostgirl7988  697.8 #279 4:13PM
Great info, thank you! πŸ˜ƒ - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 4:14PM
If I recall correctly, the fleet of subs is the second largest fleet in the US. I think. - Butterlina  1570.6 #105 4:15PM
Very close...it was the eight. That is super duper impressive hah?? I find that pretty darn amazing!! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 4:32PM
Very interesting and cool, thanks for sharing. πŸ‘ - disneydorksunite77  235.3 #1535 5:04PM
Another fun fact (I just learned this right now): if you are familiar with the original Submarine Voyage, watch and listen for some nods to the classic attraction throughout the new version. Look for a subtle but spectacular tribute to the silly sea serpents from the original towards the end of the voyage. I am soooo going to pay attention to this the next time I go on this attraction. - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 5:23PM
They did a fantastic job keeping some of the original stuffs! Very cool. - iDreamAboutDumbo  331.6 #739 5:33PM
Whats the tribute? I never got to ride the original - theRealDisneygirlforevr  175.3 #2312 5:42PM
I rode the original when I was a young girl but I guess they are little silly sea serpents. I'm going to ask a CM next time I go what they look like So I can look out for them. - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 6:05PM
It's right outside that last waterfall, as you're surfacing. This attraction is my home! - CxD_CM  518.6 #401 9:39PM
Oh and it's rock formations that look like the serpent so look closely at the rock! - CxD_CM  518.6 #401 9:49PM
Thank you for letting us know! Very cool, I just learned about this tonight!! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 9:52PM
Very cool , thanks for this - CaptnSparrow  679.5 #295 5:31PM
They did a fantastic job keeping some of the original stuffs! Very cool. - iDreamAboutDumbo  331.6 #739 5:33PM
Whats the tribute? I never got to ride the original - theRealDisneygirlforevr  175.3 #2312 5:42PM
Before nemo they were going to do it based off Atlantis movie but it didn't do too well at the box office so let it sit there. Until nemo. - nathanchu  349.5 #676 5:58PM
That's true I remember hearing about that. I actually liked Atlantis. I would have liked to see Atlantis in a submarine. :) - dznylovr  233.6 #1561 11:46PM
I rode the original when I was a young girl but I guess they are little silly sea serpents. I'm going to ask a CM next time I go what they look like So I can look out for them. - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 6:05PM
Wow, awesome facts. Thank you for sharing :)
- elmickeyman  215.0 #1802 9:37PM
It's right outside that last waterfall, as you're surfacing. This attraction is my home! - CxD_CM  518.6 #401 9:39PM
Mine - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 9:41PM
Oh and it's rock formations that look like the serpent so look closely at the rock! - CxD_CM  518.6 #401 9:49PM
Thank you for letting us know! Very cool, I just learned about this tonight!! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 9:52PM
That is so awesome! I can't wait to visit again and see if I can tell its glass now! - tswift13_Baileys  17.5 #7890 10:15PM
The service men were the main culprits who used to dive in. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 10:20PM
And it was apparently some feat making electric subs safe in the water. Thanks for this! - Melody_CM  13474.2 #3 10:22PM
OMG, I'm older than your Dad. I posted several month ago pix of the mermaids, including media day pix at the DL Pool. The original Grey Subs were painted with the same paint used by the U.S.Navy and were named after existing submarines serving on active duty including theΒ Nautilus, the worlds fisrt Nuclear powered submarine. I love your posts, keep it up. Thanks.Β  - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 10:24PM
Lol...I know my dad is young! This is very cool information! Thank you for sharing it! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 10:48PM
Lol...I know my dad is young! This is very cool information! Thank you for sharing it! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 10:48PM
Real paint would fade over time, another reason they used glass. - Coaster  19178.6 #1 11:02PM
This started as a great post and just keeps getting better! Awesome info folks! - iDreamAboutDumbo  331.6 #739 11:04PM
I agree 100% with you. I love how everyone is adding in on there own facts! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 6:30AM
That's true I remember hearing about that. I actually liked Atlantis. I would have liked to see Atlantis in a submarine. :) - dznylovr  233.6 #1561 11:46PM
I love your fun facts! I knew about the subs but not about the glass. Great info! Please keep posting theses, I love learning new things about the park! - PiecesOf8  608.4 #335 11:49PM
There is a great history by Gregg Cooper from around disney in flicker- see this link: http://tinyurl.com/7sot5un - Plumiegirl  10135.2 #8 12:31AM
they paintd on glass because they realized that it did not fade as quickly as the old painted plaster, or whatever it was. the sun really beats that underwater stuff up pretty good! - littleoysterz  242.3 #1452 12:45AM
I agree 100% with you. I love how everyone is adding in on there own facts! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #626 6:30AM

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