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Disneyland News Roundup, April 9
Tarzan's Treehouse, Splash Mountain, and seagulls at Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
The spring break season is finally coming to a close at the Happiest Place on Earth, but many high-profile projects are still continuing at Disneyland.
Last month, Tarzan's Treehouse suddenly closed without warning. Rumors have this walk-through attraction, formerly Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse, closed until at least next year due to safety issues regarding the structures supports.
Tarps are currently up around the treehouse, and a refurbishment appears to be under way to get the Adventureland attraction back in order.
Meanwhile, on the Rivers of America, the upcoming Pirates' Lair at Tom Sawyer Island is being built. Various tarps, machines, and other construction materials can be seen from the mainland (despite attempts to hide them), and the Sailing Ship Columbia only gives night cruises to reduce guests' views of all the construction on the new pirates makeover for Tom Sawyer Island.
The Sailing Ship Columbia is going around the river because the Mark Twain riverboat, one of the original attractions at Disneyland, is undergoing a massive renovation and refurbishment, so it is in Fowler's Harbor and behind giant tan tarps to be repainted and cleaned up.
Splash Mountain continues its season-long refurbishment, having been closed since January. Big walls continue to surround the attraction, and the flumes in the visible areas are filled with beams and equipment. Still not ready to reopen anytime soon. Splash Mountain is scheduled to return by the summer, though.
Finally, across the park, work on the highly anticipated Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage continues. Disneyland recently released this photograph of a Disney Imagineer installing the seagull animatronics on a buoy. The seagulls will say, "Mine! Mine!" just like in Pixar's Finding Nemo movie.
The seagull animatronics will entice visitors onto Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
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