Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Disneyland in Focus: '59 & The Submarine Voyage, Pt. 1

The last of the Big 3 for new attractions at Disneyland in 1959 was the Submarine Voyage. At a cost of $80,000 each, you can understand why Walt’s fleet was a big deal. These 2 photos were taken only 10 days after the June 14, 1959 opening day ceremonies. Note the patriotic bunting.

The next four are also from June 1959.

These also give a glimpse of the neighboring Motor Boat Cruise & Matterhorn:

See more vintage Submarine Voyage photos at my regular website. Meanwhile in media-land, “Sleeping Beauty,” the Platinum Edition, is now out, and boy is it a beauty (pun intended)!

The section of extras on the Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle Diorama is not to be missed. Pick it up on Blu-ray at as well as regular DVD at


Major Pepperidge said...

I think it's interesting that the sub lagoon and the motor boat "river" are only separated by a low concrete wall... I wonder if there was ever any thought to making it a landscaped, hilly division?

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Got back sooner than expected. Just in time for some awesome sub pics. Great stuff Dave.