And now for something completely different! I’ve mentioned before that I grew up on trips to Disney and have a real fondness for the magic of the theme parks. Over the years they have done a great job keeping things fresh by adding and refreshing attractions. The orig inal Disneyland Submarine Voyage ride opened in 1958 and ran for 40 years before being shut down in 1998. After 9 long years of sitting empty, it was finally reopened in 2007. In April of 2006 I was lucky enough to catch these shots of the Submarine renovation. The re-opening of the ride was eagerly anticipated as Disneyland had been undergoing a period of contraction and desperately needed some new life.
I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures of construction when at the parks. Sometimes you have to hold your camera above fencing to take these kinds of shots, but in this case I was able to get a nice view of the submarine lagoon while waiting for a ride at the Disneyland Monorail station in Tomorrowland.
This photo is my contribution to Travel Photo Thursday, hosted by Budget Traveler’s Sandbox. Be sure to check it out to see more great travel photos posted by bloggers from around the world.
Bonus shots below:
The submarine lagoon getting ready for the Finding Nemo overlays.
A peek behind where the waterfall used to cover the ride interiors.
Interesting article, thank you 🙂
Thanks! And thanks for the Stumble. That’s on my list of things to figure out.
Great shots. I knew nothing about this. I have never been to Disneyland 🙂
It’s interesting that you like to take shots of construction at parks. Very cool to have a unique perspective on things. Haven’t been to Disneyland in 100 years — maybe it’s time to go back!
Nice job capturing the rare construction photos to really see the underbelly of the attractions!