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10 Experiences That No Longer Exist at Walt Disney World

3) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Magic Kingdom

This larger than life attraction was based on Jules Verne’s 1870 novel. The 10-minute submarine ride took Guests through a huge manmade lagoon that held 11.5 million gallons of water. There were twelve submarines in the attraction’s fleet. It was one of the largest and most costly attractions ever designed and built by Disney Imagineers, and it was very expensive to maintain as well. The enormous lagoon had to be drained multiple times a year so it could be cleaned. Because some of the submarines were leaky, Disney temporarily closed the ride in 1994, only to announce in 1996 that the attraction would not reopen.  You can now visit Ariel’s Grotto in the area that once housed a massive lagoon, Captain Nemo, his fleet of submarines and even the lost City of Atlantis. (Photo credit: Pinterest)