June 6, 1959 – The Submarine Voyage Attraction Opens in Disneyland
“Secure ship for sea, make all preparations for getting underway.”
On June 6, 1959, the Submarine Voyage opened in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area. The attraction was part of a major expansion of the park, which also included the Matterhorn Bobsleds and the Monorail. Originally painted grey, the submarines seated 38 guests and took them through a tour of underwater curiosities, including mermaids and the city of Atlantis. The attraction was overhauled in 1980, with the submarines being painted yellow to reflect a focus on scientific research. The attraction closed in 1998, but was revamped and reopened as the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage in 2007.