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Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage’s Return Date Is Announced

The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is coming back for Disney Guests visiting Disneyland Resort in California!  The Disney Parks Blog has revealed not only a return date for the popular Disneyland experience inspired by the popular 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo, but also a behind-the-scenes look at the attraction that will apparently “be bigger, brighter, and better than ever”!

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is getting a revamp much like the classic Magic Kingdom Disney Park and Walt Disney World Resort ride “it’s a small world” did many years ago: everything will be fresh and new! This apparently “includes revitalizing the attraction with more coral, new paint, fresh kelp and seaweed, as well as enhanced special effects and lighting” for the attraction within Disneyland Park.

“This is gonna be a great renovation for Disneyland,” Walt Disney Imagineering producer Michele Hobbs enthused.  “There’s been a ton of collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering, Disneyland Resort, and Pixar.”

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Dory, Marlin, Squirt, and Crush from ‘Finding Nemo’ Credit: Disney

Jim Crouch, a Principal Artisan on the project from Walt Disney Imagineering, said that the team “studied the film a lot” and placed a strong focus on both the “beautiful coral areas” and the “really vibrant colors” that stand out in the original Pixar movie Finding Nemo. The team then took that inspiration and used it to add 3,000 pieces of coral and 12,000 lineal feet of seaweed (which adds up to almost two miles!) to the Disneyland Park attraction that first opened in 2007.

Guests can expect “brand new color, all new lighting, [and] great special effects and projections [that are] bringing back all of those characters that you know and love,” Michele Hobbs concluded. Jim Crouch agreed, excitedly saying that “when the Guests see this, they’re gonna just go wild”! There has also been a particularly special new addition to the ride from Finding Dory!

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage comes back to Disneyland Resort on July 25! Are you headed on a Disney vacation then so that you can go under the sea in a Disneyland Park?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!