From the Disneyland news service comes the following press release regarding the yellow Nemo submarine making a cross-country tour to promote the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage attraction at Disney’s flagship theme park:
26 April 2007
DISNEYLAND SUBMARINE TAKES TO THE ROAD FOR THE YEAR OF A MILLION DREAMS!
ANAHEIM, CALIF.—As the new Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is being readied for its June 11 premiere at Disneyland, the Nemo Dream Mobile will be coming out of the water and onto the road beginning May 4 for a spring-summer tour of the West. This road-tripping submarine-on-wheels will bring some of the magic of Disneyland Resort and its new summer attraction to cities in the western United States and Canada.
Designed to resemble one of the yellow submarines in the Disneyland fleet, the Nemo Dream Mobile will travel to Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Tucson, Phoenix and other locales, appearing in a variety of settings including landmarks, festivals, schools, aquariums, museums, parks, boys & girls clubs, sporting events and parades.
With a length of 43 feet, a height of nearly 13 feet, and a colorful design evoking the classic Disneyland submarine fleet, the Nemo Dream Mobile will bring news of an all-new submarine attraction opening this summer as part of The Year of a Million Dreams at Disneyland.
Along for the voyage, and appearing atop the Nemo Dream Mobile in select locations, will be Nigel, the friendly pelican from the Disney?Pixar film Finding Nemo, and the scavenging seagulls (â€œMine, Mine, Mineâ€) from the movie. The vehicle will also convert, on select occasions, into an â€œaquarium on wheels,â€ featuring surprise appearances by Crush, the cruisinâ€™ turtle from Finding Nemo, who can take questions and chat with small groups of guests in a â€œroad showâ€ version of â€œTurtle Talk with Crush,â€ the popular interactive animation experience from Disneyland Resort.
The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, debuting June 11, will feature extensively enhanced versions of the original 1959 Disneyland submarines in a new adventure with Nemo and his fish friends from the Disney?Pixar movie Finding Nemo. Submarine voyagers will go on an underwater expedition featuring cutting-edge imaging technology which will bring the Finding Nemo characters amazingly to life.
The Nemo Dream Mobile will make its first stops May 4 through 6 in Vancouver, British Columbia. It will voyage onward according to the following itinerary:
May 7-11 Seattle, Washington
May 14-15 Portland, Oregon
May 17-23 San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, California
May 24-30 Sacramento area, California
May 31 â€“ June 1 Fresno, California
June 4-6 Salt Lake City, Utah
June 11 Disneyland for â€œFinding Nemo Submarine Voyageâ€ launch
June 13-15 Las Vegas, Nevada
June 17-18 Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 21-22 Tucson, Arizona
June 26-29 Phoenix, Arizona
Highlighted this summer by the Grand Opening of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, the Year of a Million Dreams celebration at Disneyland Resort features a full lineup of immersive character encounters and other â€œDream-Come-Trueâ€ experiences. Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida are making literally millions of dreams, large and small, come true for eligible guests. Many money-can’t-buy experiencesâ€”from exclusive Dream FASTPASSES for popular Disney attractions to around-the-world vacations or a stay in the special Mickey Mouse Penthouse at the Disneyland Hotelâ€”will be awarded at random. There are opportunities for guests to meet and play with Disney Princesses at Disney Princess Fantasy Faire, join a band of pirates in New Orleans Square, duel with Darth Vader at Jedi Training Academy, or show some school spirit in the High School Musical Pep Rally. “The Year of a Million Dreams” continues throughout 2007.
For more information about new attractions, the â€œYear of a Million Dreams,â€ and vacations at Disneyland Resort visit www.disneyland.com or call (866) 60-DISNEY or by visiting local travel agents.
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*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win in the Disney Dreams Giveaway. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open only to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico & U.K. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Giveaway runs October 1, 2006 â€“ December 31, 2007 (mail-in entries postmarked starting September 18, 2006 & received by January 14, 2008 on a 3.5×5 postcard with complete name, address, daytime phone#, birth date and proper postage sent to PO Box 8629, Elmhurst, IL 60126 USA). UK residents only mail to 483 Green Lanes, London N13 4BS. Penthouse stay will be awarded most days starting December 1, 2006, will likely be awarded early in the day and will be for a stay that night. Approximate retail value of Mickey Mouse Penthouse Stay US $572. Prizes range in value from US $3.83 to US $83,701. All prize awards are subject to verification. Odds of winning on a given day depend on the number of eligible participants at a selected location or within the mail-in entry pool for the time or date (as applicable) selected. Subject to official rules at www.DisneyParks.com/rules. Sponsor: Magic Kingdom Productions, Inc., PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.
For residents of Canada, a mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win any prize.