Les Mysteres du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Les Mystères du Nautilus

Deep beneath the sea lies the mysterious kingdom of Captain Nemo. Walk down the stairs to this genius' greatest marvel, the amazing submarine "Nautilus", and experience the wonders and beauty of this vessel...

In the shadow of Space Mountain, within a bubbling lagoon, the alien like silhouette of the Nautilus Submarine rests half submerged beneath the waves….. waiting to be discovered.

Les Mystères du Nautilus is a self guided walking tour through a recreation of Captain Nemo’s famous submarine from Jules Vernes novel "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" and Disney’s film adaptation of the same name. The tour takes guests into a series of detailed room sets each seemingly more intricate than the last.

The journey begins in a small circular light-house overlooking the lagoon where guests descend a spiral staircase, which leads down below water level, before passing along a dimly lit corridor to enter the Nautilus. Here they catch a glimpse of a chamber full of gold and jewels before passing into Captains Nemo’s private cabin. As the tour proceeds guests go through several other rooms before reaching the biggest of the ship, which has two large viewing windows, covered with metal screens one of which opens to show the ocean bed. It is here that they experience a brief encounter with Nemo’s nemesis the giant squid. At the furthest end of this room guests pass by a recreation of Nemo’s famous pipe organ.

Although not the most thrilling attraction in the park, Les Mystères du Nautilus is a tribute to Disney’s set design and attention to detail, which leaves guests believing they really could be beneath the waves aboard Nemo’s famous vessel.

Tips

As there are rarely any queues to view the Nautilus it makes an ideal place to visit while waiting for your FastPass window at Star Tours or Space Mountain.

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Specials

Disney's live-action movie "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" was released in late 1954. The movie features an excellent cast of popular and talented actors like Kirk Douglas (Ned Land), Paul Lukas (Professor Aronnax), Peter Lorre (Conseil) and James Mason, who played the role of Captain Nemo to perfection.

The movie was the most complex that Disney had ever done to that date. The interior sets of the "Nautilus" like the lounge were masterfully done. The ship itself was actually built to scale, all in all over 60 meters long. While many outside scenes were actually shot on location near Nassau, Bahamas, a huge tank was built at the Disney Studios in Burbank, where one of the climaxes of the movie - the fight with the monstrous squid attacking the "Nautilus" - was filmed.

The movie became a huge hit at the box office. Even today, it is considered as being one of the greatest successes the Disney Studios ever produced. No wonder, that Disney's theme parks would try to get on board of that success.

Shortly after the opening of Disneyland, guests could get a peek at the sets of the movie at Tomorrowland. When the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World opened in 1971, "Nautilus"-shaped submarines took its guests deep beneath the ocean at Fantasyland's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"-ride (which has been closed in the early 90's).

The latest take on the movie's theme can be seen at Tokyo DisneySea, the second theme park of the Tokyo Disney Resort right next to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Bay. Here, at the park's Mysterious Island area, guests can experience the thrills of a deep-sea journey at the latest version of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".For those of you who can never get enough information from behind the magic it might be interesting to visit the website of E.B. Effects incorporated, who have worked frequently for Imagineering on projects for California, Orlando and Tokyo and in this case were responsible for the replica of Captain Nemo's organ...

Les Mystères du Nautilus was constructed in Paris in the same expansion phase as its neightbour Space Mountain (even so it opened one year earlier thant the coaster) as in the original concepts both would have been housed in one giant volcano...

Limits

Besides a set of stairs, which are leading down to the "Nautilus", there's also an elevator for those visitors, who have to rely on a wheel-chair or who are not good at climbing stairs.

DLP.info votings

Child:
2,0 Spacer
Atmosphere:
4,5
Youth:
2,5  
Thrill:
1,0
Adult:
3,0  
Music:
1,5
Senior:
3,0  
Themeing:
4,5

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