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  • Circarama
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    Re: A final ride on the old subs...in 1999

    Originally posted by Koutesu View Post
    2009: Matterhorn, Monorail, and Subs all turn 50! At least the Matterhorn gets a refurb on a regular basis. New monorails. Restored subs with an all new story. It will be like Disneyland's Second 50th Anniversary (kind of how the opening day of the 3 attractions is thought to be Disneyland's Second Grand Opening)
    OOOOOoooooooh, I smell a major MiceMeet coming in 2009!!

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  • Koutesu
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    It's still sad to go to Disneyland and see the old skyway station sitting up in the trees. It's also sad to see the Peoplemover track without a Peoplemover on it. At least the subs were saved. 2009: Matterhorn, Monorail, and Subs all turn 50! At least the Matterhorn gets a refurb on a regular basis. New monorails. Restored subs with an all new story. It will be like Disneyland's Second 50th Anniversary (kind of how the opening day of the 3 attractions is thought to be Disneyland's Second Grand Opening)

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  • LlamaLover
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    Originally posted by Koutesu View Post
    Who here remembers feeling a sense of shock when they find an attraction has closed? I remember feeling it when Motorboat Cruise, Skyway, PeopleMover, and the Subs each closed.
    :crybye: I remember it all too well...

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  • Koutesu
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    Who here remembers feeling a sense of shock when they find an attraction has closed? I remember feeling it when Motorboat Cruise, Skyway, PeopleMover, and the Subs each closed.

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  • LlamaLover
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    Such a great story matman730! The SV was one of my favorite rides as a kid and one that I remember pretty distinctly compared to other attractions that have since moved to Yesterdayland. I remember the first time we returned to DL and found the subs had closed for good and I was so upset. There were rumors of a Little Mermaid attraction in the works but of course nothing ever came of that. I always thought it was such a waste to have the lagoon sitting empty so I am happy to hear of all the progress with Nemo. It will never replace the SV in my heart but it will at least put some prime DL real estate to good use.

    PS - AWESOME shirt DLandFansAZ! That is a great piece of park memorabilia that many of us would LOVE to get our hands on!

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  • Circarama
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    Originally posted by DLandFansAZ View Post
    Very cool, I had my last ride the weekend it closed. We made a special trip over and rode 3 or 4 times. What a weekend. Hope you had fun, I didn't realize they did that kind of thing. To bad you didn't get any pictures or video to show us. Oh well. Here is a picture of the special shirts they had on hand for the official closing. Anyone else have one of these. Disneyland price tag still on the shirt, never worn:



    Woohoo, still have the original receipt too.......
    You must spread around some reputation before giving it to DLandFansAZ again.
    Awesome shirt Marc!!:bow: :thumbup:

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  • matman730
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    The opening of the subs that day was definitely not announced, and it came as a huge surprise. I don't think the ride was opened for more than a few hours, but I'm not certain. I've always found it odd that I've never seen any mention of it anywhere, given that this is the sort of event that would have generated a lot of buzz in this community . The only thing I can think of is that nobody who was savvy enough to have posted about it at the time (I certainly wasn't) happened to be there when it happened...though it seems unlikely.

    Looking back at the calendar, I'm pretty sure it was July 24, 1999 when I rode the subs, if that helps any.

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  • Hayley B
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    Well, that's good news. I will be able to ride them afterward.

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  • Werner Weiss
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    The last official day of operation for Disneyland's Submarine Voyage was September 8, 1998. Beginning September 9, 1998, the ride was officially closed. It was in newspapers and

    For a look at the Subs' last day, see "Sail Away, The Last Voyages of the Disneyland Submarines" at http://www.perry.com/disney/subs/subs.html

    I have never previously read any reports of the ride being reopened for one or more days in July 1999. I'm not saying it would have been impossible—but there was no such news on the Internet, nor in the Orange County Register, nor in the L.A. Times. The attraction was not listed on Disneyland guide maps in 1999.

    The good news is that the Submarines really are returning in 2007.
    Last edited by Werner Weiss; 10-16-2006, 02:34 PM.

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  • doombuggy driver
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    Originally posted by matman730 View Post
    As for video...I had decided that I didn't feel like lugging around my somewhat bulky hi8 cam all day. D'OH!!!
    I understand! We got to ride the Lilly Belle on Columbus day and I didn't feel like carrying the camera or the video camera, what a dumb decision!!!!!

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  • Tom Chaney
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    That's an amazing story. Congratulations on your very unique Disney memory. I so miss the submarines. What a great attraction!

    Anyone who would think it should be closed forever should be banished to selling cheap jeans at retail.

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  • aaronpaulcustoms
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    Love The Shirt!

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  • matman730
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    Hey, neat t-shirt! :bow: *jealous*

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  • DLandFansAZ
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    Very cool, I had my last ride the weekend it closed. We made a special trip over and rode 3 or 4 times. What a weekend. Hope you had fun, I didn't realize they did that kind of thing. To bad you didn't get any pictures or video to show us. Oh well. Here is a picture of the special shirts they had on hand for the official closing. Anyone else have one of these. Disneyland price tag still on the shirt, never worn:



    Woohoo, still have the original receipt too.......

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  • TikiRoomLiz
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    You are lucky! I recall riding the SV every time I would go ... I still don't know how I feel about the Nemo thing though, but I'm anxious to find out.

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  • Disneylandrocks55
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    Very interesting, I never knew they did this. You are very lucky!

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  • matman730
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    The impression I got from overhearing some of the other guests' conversations was that they were doing some sort of experiment, and that the subs had also been opened briefly the previous day. Of course (and this is wild speculation on my part) they could have been trying to alleviate the 3 hour line for the Rocket Rods.

    As for video...I had decided that I didn't feel like lugging around my somewhat bulky hi8 cam all day. D'OH!!!

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  • figment1986
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    perhaps it twas it's last time open....

    most of the time attractions go into seasonal AKA they run them every so often if they need to...

    then shut them down after that period...
    (Time keeper, horizons, and many others...)

    you were lucky... to bad you didn't have a new video camera and taped it...

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  • dubeskin
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    That would have made anyone really happy to be able to ride something after it was closed. I am sure you were overjoyed. I believe you, because I could see Disney do something like that. I wish I was old enough to have actually been around when they had the subs. Sounds like they were somewhat fun. I guess I will have to go down sometime and try the new Nemo subs.

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  • Walt Jr.
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    Nope! But I wish I could remember riding!

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