20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Demolition Begins - May/June 2004

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - All Boarded Up May 2004
For many years, it served as a character meet-and-greet location as well as a place just to sit down in the shade. You can see here the wall that's been put up around what was the old entrance to the ride. The wall extends all the way from Ariel's Grotto into Mickey's Toon Town Fair.

What lays behind the wall isn't nearly as nice to see.


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - draining of Lagoon May 1, 2004
The process of draining and land reclamation begins. The area used as Ariel's Grotto (first picture, left), has been boarded up as well where once a waterfall fell. Much of the water has been drained already, revealing the original track that was still submerged under the water level. The old launch point has come above level as well and the lagoon looks eerie and almost skeletal. There is a wall surrounding the entirety of the lagoon, however, there is a point where a planter/seating area is up against the wall and by standing on the highest point of that, I was able to peer over the side and take these shots. Being so close to the lagoon, it's impossible to get a far-away shot, however, these show most of the view.


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - draining of Lagoon June 10, 2004

Water levels are lower and work is still progressing forward though slowly.


We continue to track the progress of the demolition. Go back to the main page for other month's of progress, the history of the ride and links.
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