According to a Disney press release, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will remain open for an additional 2.5 hours after park closing throughout summer.
On average, this additional 2.5 hours of operation will result in the Subs being open for a virtual "8th day" of operation to park guests.
Also, Disney will be offering Nemo-related "games" including a "Hidden Nemo" game, special food offerings including snack packs with cheddar fish crackers mixed with an “East Australian Crunch,” popcorn, cupcakes, and frozen apple juice.
Here's the full press release:
ANAHEIM, Calif. – June 6, 2007 – In the spirit of Walt Disney’s renowned ability to create magic, the Disneyland Resort is sprinkling some pixie dust on the calendar and virtually creating an “8th Day” in its operating week in anticipation of high demand for the new Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage attraction, which resurfaces June 11 in the Tomorrowland Lagoon. The subs return as part of the ongoing Year of a Million Dreams celebration at the Disneyland Resort.
Starting June 11, the day the subs resurface, guests will be allowed to join the queue until official park closing and the subs will continue their voyages to find Nemo for up to 2 1/2 hours after park closing.
“We’re very excited to bring back the classic subs attraction, which we know will appeal to guests of all ages,” said Ed Grier, President, Disneyland Resort. “In order to meet what we believe will be very high demand, we’re virtually adding an ‘8th day’ to the week.”
The magic continues with a focus on Disney-style service. While guests are anticipating their underwater adventure, they’ll be invited to “Find Nemo” while voyaging through the queue. Armed with a special Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage activity guide, they will search out “Hidden Nemos” along the way and play other Nemo-related games.
And when the hunger for the adventure becomes too much, fun Nemo-themed food creations, such as a snack pack with cheddar fish crackers mixed with an “East Australian Crunch,” popcorn buckets, cupcakes, frozen apple juice and more, will be available for purchase in ports along the way and throughout Tomorrowland.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage takes its inspiration from two over-the-top entertainment experiences – the worldwide smash hit Disney·Pixar motion picture Finding Nemo and the Resort’s fondly remembered classic Submarine Voyage attraction that opened in 1959 and retired in 1998.
During the summer months, on average, Disneyland Park operates 16 hours per day. With 2 1/2 additional hours of potential operation each night (17 1/2 hours total per week) for the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Disneyland is offering guests more than an extra day each week to enjoy the attraction.
Highlighted this summer by the Grand Opening of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, the Year of a Million Dreams celebration at Disneyland Resort features a full lineup of immersive character encounters and other “Dream-Come-True” experiences. There are opportunities for guests to meet and play with Disney Princesses at Disney Princess Fantasy Faire, join a band of pirates at Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, duel with Darth Vader at Jedi Training Academy, or show some school spirit in the High School Musical Pep Rally.