20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Ride

20K Erased Bird's Eye view
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Author:  ericben01 [ Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:54 pm ]
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Sorry, I know I have been starting quite a few topics lately, but I was looking at bird's eye views and was surprised at what I saw.
This is the construction of Pooh's playground. I just thought this was interesting and wanted to share.
Sorry if it's pointless.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v ... kwOTQ3NDIz

Author:  ericben01 [ Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:31 pm ]
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I also looked around more, and found the Nautilus burial site. I found out this was the burial site from this...

...I looked on the bird's eye and found it. It's almost as if it were a tribute to the fallen Nautiluses, the way the ground is shaped looks like a 20K Nautilus.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v ... kwOTQ3NDIz

The small rubble pile above the giant "Nautilus" is apparently where they lay now, 6 feet under. :cry:

Author:  SuperBee4406 [ Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:23 pm ]
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I say we need to plan a expedition to this site where the subs are buried. We can hike through the woods and swamps, get to the site. And wouldn't it be awesome just to dig down deep enough to expose a small section of one sub for everyone just to be able to touch a sub again.

Disney should let someone buy a sub, restore it, and then tour the country letting people see what a great ride it was.

I know its just a dream......

Author:  ericben01 [ Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:38 pm ]
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that would be so cool!

It would be better if the subs weren't even ground up, but instead just buried, so not too much damage is done!

Author:  20K_ED [ Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:21 am ]
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I hate to break it to everyone but those subs were in pretty bad shape when they scavanged back in 2003 or 2004. Even if they had just sat in the same spot for the last five years, I doubt there would be much left of them now and burrying them would just make them break down that much faster. If they are somewhere you could dig them up, you might be able to recognize a few pieces but not much and you could never restore one without doing a full rebuild. One thing I have always found amusing is that Disney made a big stink about recalling pieces off the subs that were sold. They claimed they had lead based paint on them and were enviromentally unsound. After all that they left them sitting out in theopen where they could get rained on and the lead could leech into the water table of Florida! I bought a lead testing kit and personally checked every piece I own. Nothing tested positive, interior or exterior.

Author:  Bass [ Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:15 pm ]
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Bass here, I worked 20k from '74 to '78.
I heard Disney used a front end loader or backhoe and smashed the remaining subs. There was no lead in the paint, I have the actual piece Disney tested for lead content... no lead. They would not have buried them if they had lead in them, not without using some sort of plastic liner that would never leak.

As far as an expedition goes... good luck. If you go, let me know, I will pay a handsome price for the Ear flap that was on the side of the sub's sail that the crewmen used to talk to each other when the boats were docked.


Author:  Bass [ Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:17 pm ]
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Bass here one more time...

The aerial photos of the sub burial site were great but one burning question from me:

Why is is such a damned secret to not let everyone know the Lon. and Lat. of the burial site?

The link provided shows the TTC by the parking lot.

Details gentlemen, details!

Author:  ericben01 [ Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:50 pm ]
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the link I gave doesn't show it? :?

I'm sorry, bing maps links aren't so nice to me.

Author:  bobbyp28 [ Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:06 am ]
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The links aren't working at all for me...all I see is the Santa Monica FWy and that's in California...what am I missing here?



20k '72-'73

Author:  ericben01 [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:36 am ]
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that's weird.

I'm not sure why it doesn't go to the view I had

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