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    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    Sorry if this has already been posted couldnt find anything on it, found a really good site on 20k some absolutely brilliant pictures (although rather sad). I personally never got to ride it, with my first trip being in 1999 but I remember looking across the water and thinking....That ride looked really good I wonder why it closed. Anyway thought i'd put it on here so people can have a reminiss.

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - The Ride


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    Very cool site...I had to go "ride" it on Youtube after reading. Thanks for sharing!
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    If you ever get a chance to go to Disneyland, they used their old 20K ride and made a Nemo themed ride out of it.

    (Didn't get to ride it when I was there last, the wait was way too long!)


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    If you get chance you should have a look at the other stuff on the website, it has some very interesting stuff about the proposed Fire Mountain and Villain Mountain. Maybe a little outdated now and I think some of it has to be taken with a pinch of salt but a decent enough read if youve got a spare 15 minutes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker Bell View Post
    If you ever get a chance to go to Disneyland, they used their old 20K ride and made a Nemo themed ride out of it.

    (Didn't get to ride it when I was there last, the wait was way too long!)
    That is another plus for having to make the trip out west. Though my DH isn't too fond of having to drive in LA (just the thought of it makes him scared and I can't say I blame him either). But I told him if we do go to DL then I also want to go to San Diego to the zoo and Sea World. Which means we then have to rent a car and have to figure out carseats/boosters. I'm thinking we will probably wait til the kids are older or perhaps fly to our friends' in AZ and then drive one of their cars (haven't discussed it with them though since it would be a couple of years away). Just have to see.




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    The original ride at DL had a sub named for Nemo, the Captain of the Nautilus, and now it's a Nemo ride. Just had to throw that out there. As a kid, I always wanted to get on the Nemo sub.

    It was a great ride, but it was kind of shabby at the end of its run. I understand they kept some of the elements of the original ride, such as the giant clamshell at the end, and then integrated the new Nemo story around them.
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    First time I ever went to Disneyworld was 1997 & I guess I missed this ride somehow ..........................first time is so overwhelming you don,t "see" everything ........................the next time I managed to go was in 2002 & it had gone

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    20K was a fun ride, but it was definitely best enjoyed in the evening. If you went on during a sunny day, you could see how they did some of the effects, taking the mystery out of it. It was something we rode a lot, but it wasn't a "must see" every time we went.

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    The new Nemo ride is very similar in that you go on the subs and ride around. I think the newer generation of DIsney Fans will like it better because they know Nemo. I remember riding on the original when I was young and being scared the first time. I hope it opened in the early 60's or earlier so I wasn't a teenage when I went and was scared. But I was a bit of a baby , too scared to ride the Matterhorn until I was 17.

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    Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    I remember my first trip to WDW and riding 20k about 12 times. I loved it so much and so sad that my kids couldn't enjoy it when we went this last Thanksgiving.

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    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    Seeing this old thread get a bump reminded me of my last ride on this attraction in April 1994. At that time, I had no idea the attraction was closing so I never took that last picture. Rats!

    It was neat sitting in the sub and looking out the port hole, but very cramped. I remember some of the other riders commenting on it being claustrophobic. The ride around was smooth/slow, but the technology was very dated as well as the scenery and effects. I was not surprised to see it closed, when I returned in 1995, but rather how long it took them to remove it and finally put in something else - Pooh's Playful Spot.

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    Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    I remember when our family went in April 1972 and my brother got mad because the wait was so long and the ride was under water. i loved every minute because he got into trouble. hehe.
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    Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    Quote Originally Posted by RuddyWDW View Post
    Sorry if this has already been posted couldnt find anything on it, found a really good site on 20k some absolutely brilliant pictures (although rather sad). I personally never got to ride it, with my first trip being in 1999 but I remember looking across the water and thinking....That ride looked really good I wonder why it closed. Anyway thought i'd put it on here so people can have a reminiss.

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - The Ride
    As a kid I thought we were really going under water. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I thought to look up through the window and I saw the surface only a couple of inches above. Didn't matter. Now I was impressed with how they managed to make it look like we were deep under water while in a wading pool.

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    Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    i thought we were really under the water a long ways too....ahhh...love 20k!!
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    Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    Never got to ride that
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