Today’s Google logo in honor of Jules Verne’s birthday brought back a rush of memories from one of my earliest trips to Disneyland. You know how it’s hard to remember a lot of things from childhood, but there are just certain ones that stand out vividly? One of my vivid memories is the Submarine Voyage ride at Disneyland.
I don’t remember how old I was, but I remember looking out the glass windows and seeing what life was like underwater (100% accurate, I’m sure). After some research on Disney fanatic sites, I learned that the live mermaids were discontinued before I was born, but I’m sure I saw some fake mermaids down there, which is what stood out to me at the time. This ride was AWESOME. After the ride had been disassembled in the late 90s, my middle school band played at Disneyland and our bus drove through the backlots. I saw pieces of the submarine voyage ride on some of their massive storage shelves and had the same vivid flashbacks I’m having right now.
Isn’t the art great on that poster? I wonder how much one of those would go for on ebay….