Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5: Under The Sea Exhibit

On this day in 1955, the 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Exhibit opened in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The walk-through exhibit featured props and set pieces from Disney's 1954 blockbuster release 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Guests could view the exterior of the Nautilus, Professor Aronnax's cabin, the pump room, the chart room, the diving chamber, the wheelhouse and the famous organ (which would later reside in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ballroom). The exhibit remained open until August 28, 1966 (with Disneyland's Submarine Voyage attraction opening in 1959). In 1967 the area that housed The Sea Exhibit was used for Adventure Thru Inner Space, which coincidentally opened on this day in 1967. (The spot is now used for Star Tours).

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