Hey there, with all the talk of the Submarine Voyage becoming a permanent resident of Yesterland, I'd like to through my 2 cents on how to preserve the aspect that should be saved, the Sub Lagoon.
Now, my original concept was to make the lagoon host to a new version of Aquatopia (from DisneySea) but have since then scrapped that idea, mainly due to another forum member already posting it. So my idea is that rather than having tomorrowland keep the lagoon for an attraction, how about redoing the surrounding area to become a Mountain Village-themed area to complement the Matterhorn (not a land, just a sub-area of Fantasyland). Here's a concept from a WDW version to better illustrate what I'm talking about:
Unlike the concept art, the DL version would have to be adjusted to the existing Sub lagoon and that those attractions listed aren't apart of the concept. The TL side of the village will feature a few shops and restaurants, with room left for a Fantasyland Expansion and a new TL ride behind it (which is why there isn't any attractions on the TL side of the Fantasyland expansion). Adjustments will have to be made to the Monorail track and the station to accommodate any expansion in this area (which is already in talks), which either means a complete remodel of the existing in-park layout or just a big bite out of the exixsting layout. The façade of BLAB will be redone to go along with this expansion, with the facades of this area influenced by German, Norway (hint, hint ), and Switzerland. The facades will block some view of the area from TL (not the Matterhorn) with appropriately themed facades on that side of the buildings.
Now, what's your thoughts on how to preserve the Submarine lagoon?