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Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage a new underwater adventure to arrive at Disneyland

Classic Submarine Voyage returns with Finding Nemo overlay and new special effects

Jay Rasulo, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced plans for the next "E-Ticket" attraction coming soon to Disneyland park - "Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage." The attraction will feature the eight submarines of the fondly remembered "Submarine Voyage" attraction in an all-new experience. Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is inspired by the Disney presentation of the Pixar Animation Studios film, "Finding Nemo."

"The submarines are coming back to Disneyland in an all-new adventure," said Rasulo. "From the very beginning, we've combined new innovations with favorite stories to create magical new worlds. In 'Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage,' guests will experience Nemo's world in a way that has never been done before."

As a member of the sub crew, Guests will embark on an expedition to observe an active undersea volcano. But soon after departure, they will be delighted to discover their favorite fish friends getting into the swim of things right alongside their submarine! Nemo and his friends are able to go along for the ride thanks to an amazing new projection technology developed exclusively by Walt Disney Imagineering that allows them to appear exactly as they do in the film "Finding Nemo" but now in a three-dimensional underwater world.

"'Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage' launches Disneyland into its next 50 years of providing a one-of-a-kind experience for our Guests," said Matt Ouimet, president of the Disneyland Resort. "Our Imagineers have done a wonderful job of blending new technology with a classic Disneyland attraction to bring this exciting adventure to life."

"We are literally bringing the undersea world of 'Finding Nemo' off the screen and into the submarine lagoon of Tomorrowland!" says Tom Fitzgerald, executive vice president and senior creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, creative arm for all Disney parks and resorts. "We are going to immerse our guests into an adventure that will leave them in disbelief - - they will want to experience this new attraction over and over to find out - 'How did they do that!?'"

The attraction opens the door to a new realm of Disney theme park experiences, in which Disneyland Guests encounter their favorite animated characters in a truly unique computer-animated environment that only Disney can create. With the use of the subs' vintage "sonar hydrophones," Guests will hear the fish talk with the same personalities and humor established in the film. Guests will get to eavesdrop on the exploits of Dory (Blue Tang fish), Marlin (Clown fish), Crush (Turtle), Bruce (Great White Shark) and the members of the "tank gang," and most importantly, take part in an ever changing adventure of trying to "find" Nemo throughout the voyage.

Along the way Guests catch glimpses of Nemo in a variety of colorful undersea environments while joining Crush, Dory, Bruce and Marlin in the undersea search. There will be several moments when Guests aboard their submarine will be able to see Nemo while the other characters won't! After surviving a sub-shaking volcanic eruption, the subs dive alongside a breathtakingly beautiful coral reef where Marlin, Nemo and all their friends gather to celebrate finding Nemo at last!

The announcement was made as part of the official re-opening today of " Space Mountain " at Disneyland and the premiere of the new "Turtle Talk with Crush" experience at Disney's California Adventure park.

Source: Disney Press Release

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