The Walt Disney Imagineering team worked closely with the original animators from Pixar Studios who designed the environments in Finding Nemo while crafting the environments for the coral reef in the attraction's finale scene.
All of the Finding Nemo characters seen in the attraction were produced at Pixar Animation Studios, created by many of the animators from the original film.
With a fleet of eight submarines painted in military gray, Walt Disney took pleasure in saying that the Disneyland fleet was "the eighth largest submarine fleet in the world."
Each submarine is 52-feet in length and has a displacement of 94,000 pounds. When painting the underwater environment in the lagoon, Disney Imagineers literally "painted with glass." The vibrant underwater rockwork and coral are covered with bits of recycled glass, a never-before-used technique developed by Disney Imagineers to color the undersea environment.
The volume of water in the entire attraction is approximately 6.3 million gallons.
The Nautical Exploration & Marine Observation Institute (N.E.M.O.) – a name that appears on some of the signs in and about the attraction – is the fictional scientific research institute that hosts this special undersea tour.
Guests will see a slightly different show, depending on where they sit on the submarine. Each seat provides an equal view, but as the sub sails through each of the scenes, some guests may spot Nemo at certain times when other guests cannot see him at all. However, all guests will be able to see Nemo (and his friends) the same total number of time throughout the journey.
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