Nautilus submarine lagoon dries up for final major refurbishment project before 20th

Monday, 19th March 2012 at 23:40 by
Anthony
3 Comments

Sorry to spoil any illusions you may have bought into at Les Mystères du Nautilus but, as every visitor to Discoveryland can clearly see at the moment, Disneyland Park only really has half of this famous submarine within its Discoveryland Lagoon. That’s perhaps a lucky thing for the project team who have just embarked on a last-minute refurbishment of Captain Nemo’s vessel and its surrounding lagoon, the final major restoration project before the launch of the 20th Anniversary. With the water drained, they’ve only the jagged spine of the submarine to repaint in fresh metallic tones — but even that is impressive enough when you see the unusual sight of a person standing right next to it.

These latest photos from DisneyGazette.fr show how guests are being treated to a full view of the hard work that goes into maintaining the “magic”. A temporary staircase, allowing workers to climb over the railings and down into the lagoon, has been hidden behind hoardings but the rest of the area remains completely open. As well as the Nautilus itself, the stone walls of the lagoon are being repainted to return them to their intended rusty glow. The walkthrough itself remains open throughout — just to further spoil the magic, did you know that it’s actually located in a building on the other side of the path, behind Autopia?

Throughout the vast slate of 20th Anniversary refurbishments the hard metal and stone landscape of Discoveryland has required relatively little work, other than a complete dismantling and refurbishment of Orbitron – Machines Volantes which was completed last year.

MORE PHOTOS DisneyGazette.fr

Never miss Disneyland Paris news: Follow us on TwitterLike our Facebook Page

Disneyland Paris Special Offer

Comments

  • This was also neccesary, hope they restore the special effects of space mountain! Miss the smoke and steam enen there’s a launch!!

  • Finally. It was about time that the Nautilus gets a refurb. It looked already bad in 2010. Why does it always take so long to fix these things?

    Like Gert said, afterwards they should fix the special effects on SM and the Orbitron iiplanets aren’t rotating again.

  • So Disneyland Paris is not going to refurb Phantom Manor?

+-Write a comment...

Note: Comments are moderated but will appear immediately if you have a previous approved comment on DLP Today (identified by your email address).

SUBSCRIBE

Disneyland Paris Special Offer

DISNEYLAND PARIS TODAY

Sunday, 23rd November 2014

Disneyland
Park
10:00 - 22:00
Walt Disney
Studios Park
10:00 - 19:00

ARCHIVES