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Six Nautiluses- 1980

A large part of Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland (which is SUPER beautiful, by the way) is located right where the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea lagoon stood for almost three and a half decades. The ride operated for almost 23 years. In photo three we see a very rare photo of a Nautilus model used in the 1954 film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The model was on display on Main Street at The Walt Disney Story until 1986 when it was moved to EPCOT Center's Living Seas queue. Where is it today? Who knows. Hopefully not in a landfill with the Nautilus ride vehicles.

Excellent photos from a reader named Jeffrey. Thanks Jeffrey!


Reader Comments (7)

Always was my favorite. Two new d ticket rides in its place softens the pain but it's still hard to think about.

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArn

One thing New Fantasyland will never have, sadly, is the ability to offer great overhead views from the Skyway. The stretch over the 20K lagoon was always something to greatly anticipate. Great photos.

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter20K4EVER

There's a model of the Nautilus in One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Perhaps it's this one?

October 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRichard A. Creel

@Richard - Is the one at OMD that large? I'd be thrilled if that was the same one.

November 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim Williams

where is it today? it's on display at the new treasures of walt disney archives exhibit at the reagan library. it was most impressive to see it again in person since it was removed from the living seas!

January 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdaveyjones

There is of course an original Nautilus ride vehicle in the Snorkel Lagoon on Cast away Cay. It's starting to get a good growth of coral on it and is protected by a barracuda there. At low tide you can put you feet on the tail fin.

February 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarry Morrison

I may be able to chime in here. The Nautilus that used to be in Main St. that was moved later to The Living Seas is NOT the same model seen in the Studios' "One Man's Dream", the latter being a replica built much later. The actual model used in the film has since been cleaned up and restored and has been making the rounds on exhibitions including a few D23 events ago. Rest easy that it's not in a landfill.

February 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAl

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