LES MYSTÈRES DU NAUTILUS CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY: PLUNGE INTO THE HEART OF THE FAMOUS SUBMARINE

Les Mystères du Nautilus was inaugurated on 4 July 1994, and it certainly remains one of the most successful attractions at Disneyland® Paris in terms of details and atmosphere.

Les Mystères du Nautilus was inaugurated on 4 July 1994, and it certainly remains one of the most successful attractions at Disneyland® Paris in terms of details and atmosphere. After gliding out from Jules Verne’s famous and timeless novels 20.000 leagues under the sea and The Mysterious Island, the 70- meter long Nautilus was wharfed at Discovery Lagoon to welcome its first guests. Imagineer Tom Morris tells us a lot more in this video from our archives: 

Captain Nemo’s submarine

Inspired by the famous Disney movie that came out in 1954, the attraction – which required more than a year of work – will invite guests to walk through a faithful reproduction of Captain Nemo’s famous submarine. The architecture of the lighthouse and the design of the submarine are the perfect reproductions of the colours and material of the beginning of the 1900s and complete the Victorian representation of the imposing Space Mountain: Mission 2. Rivets, hoses, bolts and valves, old accessories and over-realistic sound and lighting effects, even a giant octopus: nothing was left to chance. The Imagineers had their eyes on everything. They were accompanied by movie decorator Tom Scherman, a true lover of Jules Verne’s book and of the movie, and who knows the Nautilus and its slightest nook and cranny!