1975-1976 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Refurbishment

Found this great image in a 1976 Eyes and Ears featuring the 1975-1976 refurbishment of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea attraction in Fantasyland.



If all goes as planned, the subs on our “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” attraction in Fantasyland will again be taking our guests on the voyages of Capt. Nemo, through a completely rebuilt undersea world. A spokesman for the many departments working on the project told us that they plan on having the attraction operational by the middle of next week, if the current testing meets their standards.

The attraction went” down” on September 2, 1975, and after seven months of intense work, the end … or the beginning … is near. What has been done?” Almost everything has been rebuilt and changed,” we were told. The underwater adventure will feature many new animation scenes, including new ice caverns, murals and numerous other items. In addition, four of the submarines have been rehabed two are currently being
rehabed. The other six will soon be sent to the drydock for rehab also.

So next time you are in Fantasyland, try “20-K” for ourself … we doubt you’ll even recognize it as the same attraction!

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