very cool i saw this and was like what is this ride? then i researched it. why did it get shut down?
Glad to see you have an interest! I started researching the Subs and continued through all the Yesterland attractions! Disneyland history is soooo cool!
It was closed due to the costs and the damage to the lagoon. The structure of the caves had become weak and dangerous, the guide rails had broken free, and a bunch of things needed to be fixed. They didn't want to pay much for expensive stuff at the time so they just decided to close the ride. They covered it up with a lie that it was unpopular. In WDW, their submarine ride was actually closed because of a trick the CM's who wanted the ride to close played on the excecutives who checked the ride. They picked a sub in the worse mechanical condidion, dumped a bit of water to look like it was leaking, and then recruited the worst driver to drive the subs!
Over back at Disneyland Park as it was, the subs were not supposed to be replaced until there was a replacement. But Pressler lied and closed the subs in hopes they could become an Atlantis ride. The movie failed, and then came DCA. With all the expenses going into the soon to be failure, adding attractions at Disneyland was lost for a while, until now!
Friend walks into line of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh-
"Come on, Let's go see Country Bear- .......Oh."
-August 1st 2010
And this elevator traverls directly toThe Twilight ZoneThe Gift Shop!