Wednesday, April 06, 2011
It was a first class E-Ticket during the first decade of Walt Disney World, but photographs such as this one are among the few tangible reminders of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This particular image from 1974 offers a rare glimpse of the attraction's exit area. It is increasingly hard to imagine the scale and scope of the lagoon that once occupied the northern portion of Fantasyland, especially as that area now evolves into something new and wholly different from Jules Verne-inspired science fiction. When I was a young man of twelve years, the Nautilus was the be all and end all of the Magic Kingdom.