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    Nemo found too early?

    What is with Nemo, before it came out which wasn't too long ago it was so hyped and after the first day it was a 6 hour line. Now look at it, 70 minute lines daily? Did Nemo not live up to its hype? Are guests just not wanting to wait? Has most people already had the experiance but didn't like what they saw? Speak your mind! Opinions greatly appreciated

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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    it was cute, but it's not a must do on every trip for us and I would not wait longer than 15 to 20 minutes to ride it.

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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    I guess people expected much more than a submarine ride replaying the entire movie that you can just watch at home (never been on the ride, but that's what I've heard). They were probably expecting a new, fresh storyline, and no repeats from the movie, got on, and were a little (or very) disappointed. They then decided not to wait so long, knowing 6 hours just weren't worth it, and that they'd prefer to wait 6 hours for Indiana Jones than Finding Nemo. I guess??
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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    It was OK. I will go on it just because my son likes Nemo. I won't wait over an hour again.
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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    I only went once my last trip and I wasn't too impressed. I wouldn't wait over 30 minutes for it.
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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    i love nemo! i thought the specail effects were great! i thought it was cute as well. I love being on the submarine and under water its really cool. but i really like the ride at night. it is so much better with the under water lighting. makes it much more realistic. I would wait about an hour or less for this ride. But i have found that most guests that i ask if they went on it, they always respond that the line is a couple hours long and they do not want to wait in the hot sun and said that they would visit again and wait in line when it was cooler so to me it seems like its a combination of heat and not wanting to wait in a long line to ride the subs. at least for now.

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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    Having not been on it myself, I could only imagine what it'd be like. However, I don't care how cool the ride maybe, I won't wait any longer than 45 min to 1 hour to ride it. I'll wait, better things to do, like pick up trash or arrange strollers, just kidding. But seriously, I won't wait longer than that.

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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    for one, i dont want to be jammed in there with 40 other people...

    i was there with like 10 people, though the sub was empty but i took like 2 seats because its soo small...
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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    I'm gunna go on it a few times probably, but it's the first thing on my list tomorrow just so I can know if I personally think it'll be worth it. Plus it's new. Hehe.

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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duffy View Post
    for one, i dont want to be jammed in there with 40 other people...

    i was there with like 10 people, though the sub was empty but i took like 2 seats because its soo small...
    When they subs were built in 1959, people back then were "smaller" than people today, so the seats were made for people back then.


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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    Also don't forget the fact that the annual passholders have already been on it, so they're good for a bit.
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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    I took my younger cousin (12) to Disneyland yesterday, and we waiting in line for FNSV for about 50 minutes. In his opinion, the wait was way too long.

    No one had told me that he'd never seen Finding Nemo. He didn't understand what was going on, so he was bored out of his mind.


    Honestly? The old subs were wonderful...they had so many animatronics, so much to look at...and with all the money that was spent on this attraction, it just isn't as much of a wow (IMO) as the original was. Every time I ride a sub through the outside lagoon, I keep looking into my porthole and thinking, "That's it?". In the old subs, things were crammed in there...even if they were pasted fish onto fake coral, there was something to look at. Now, most of the outer portion is just basic oceanic background...very few fishies.

    Relying on a film to carry the attraction, for those to understand it, isn't the best approach, IMO. For those that haven't seen the film, they just have no idea what's going on. An attraction must be comprehensible on it's own, not in need to be explained by something else. Even with the changes to PotC, if guests by an amazing chance haven't seen a single pirate film, they understand what's going on-Jack Sparrow is being hunted, along with some treasure. Ignoring any other complications with the additions, straight up, the guests at least know what the heck is going on.

    I'm not against creating attractions based off of films, but they need to be understood by themselves. Reliance on contemporary hit films isn't the only way to create attractions...to create a classic attraction, the story for that attraction must be classic in itself.

    I'm thankful that we have the subs back and that it wasn't turned into a landfill instead. During that time, Disneylanders couldn't expect all that much...Eisner didn't want to fund or trust anything to allow park growth and potential. But it's a real shame that it came to basing it off of a hit movie or nothing else.

    The Submarine Voyage never fell out of the publics good grace because the story of the attraction was too old...it was the technology. Leave the basic story elements alone, they are classic ones playing off of old folklore and stories of the deep...let's just not let guests see plastic, immovable fish pasted onto rock this time around.

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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    I agree with a lot of the people here.. when I first rode it.. I stayed in line for 2 hours.

    It's a cute ride, but just not worth that long wait.

    The subsequent times I have ridden it only took about a little over an hour, and the only reason I can justify that wait is that the people I went with hadn't ridden the ride before..

    Now that we have all ridden the ride at least once, we had all agreed that we can wait to ride it again once the lines are down to a half an hour at most..


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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    Quote Originally Posted by pineapplewhipaddict View Post
    The Submarine Voyage never fell out of the publics good grace because the story of the attraction was too old...it was the technology. Leave the basic story elements alone, they are classic ones playing off of old folklore and stories of the deep...let's just not let guests see plastic, immovable fish pasted onto rock this time around.

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    Re: Nemo found too early?

    Just simply becasue it was a new ride. Local AP holders came out to ride it for the first, second, or simply... the tenth time. And being that half of disaneyland atendees are AP holders and that you can only go on a ride only so much.... Its pretty much back down to the ragular tourist...

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