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Refueling Disneyland's nuclear submarines

Refueling Disneyland’s nuclear submarines

August 1963: With the snow-covered peak of Matterhorn behind him, Disneyland maintenance worker Larry Kleser refuels the fleet of “atomic” submarines used on the Submarine Voyage.

The Submarine Voyage, which opened in 1959, featured an undersea excursion beneath the North Pole aboard “atomic” powered submarines. Every night after the park closed, one of the overnight chores was refueling the diesel-electric engines of the eight submarines used in the ride.

The remodeled ride is now the Finding Nemo Submarine Ride.

This photo was published in the Sept. 1, 1963, Los Angeles Times.

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3 Comments

  1. April 1, 2015, 6:00 am

    Wasn't this the Captain Nemo ride in the 1980's?

    By: Bob
  2. April 1, 2015, 7:05 am

    So Larrry Kleser is/was Disney's equivalent to Homer Simpson at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant???

    By: cjohnnyjohnson
  3. April 1, 2015, 11:37 am

    april Fools

    By: shoot@yahoo.com

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