Monday, February 11, 2013

Attractions: Traditions - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

            A few weeks ago we began a brief series of postings that look at Disney’s adherence to traditions.  These homages to Disney’s past make the Disney Archives vitally important to what Disney does while adding fun for enthusiasts like us. 
This week’s topic is a fan favorite that I remember so vividly from my childhood - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. 
Though this area is now a part of the new Fantasyland expansion, when it originally changed to Pooh’s Playful Spot in 1994, a picture of Nemo’s Nautilus submarine could be found in the area’s centerpiece tree.  Now, as this location is home of Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, a few subtle reminders of the Nautilus can be seen with the occasional nautilus shells in the pathway of the attraction queue.  And, though this is more coincidence than planning I am sure, it is not lost that one song prominently featured in Ariel’s Undersea Adventure does in fact mirror the name of the location’s original attraction…”Under the Sea”.
How many references to old attractions can you locate?  Let us know which ones you have found and send us a photo

1 comment:

  1. In the queue for the little mermaid attraction, there is a Nautilus carved into the rock. You really have to be looking for it. There are pictures of it out there. Mine didn't come out so well.