News for Southern Californians... The submarine ride at Disneyland is returning to life after a long hiatus in Davy Jones' Locker! The ride was inaugurated in June 1959 with 8 gray-colored subs that circled a lagoon, giving you looks at toy fish, mermaids, and a sea serpent. The subs were repainted yellow in the 1980s, but remained basically unchanged. Then, in September 1998, the ride closed. Disney spokespeople said it was too expensive to run the ride, which handled only 38 passengers at a time, and that it was no longer "relevant." They hinted at a replacement coming in 2003, but it never came. This week, they've finally announced that the submarine ride is returning, in the form of the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, based of course on the successful movie from 2003. The ride opens June 11, 2007. You can see a time-lapse movie of the construction here and more history and news here. Instead of toy fish, the ride will use high-tech projected images. Sounds like fishy fun!