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Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

Discussion in 'Music of Disneyland Resort' started by Club 33, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Club 33

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    The newest E-Ticket to grace the Disneyland Resort in several years, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage represents, in some aspects, an induction recording dream. All of the audio for the entire ride, including narration, score, show audio and sound effects are all played from one set of speakers, and each guest has their own individual speaker. There are some complexities to the attraction and its audio, however, and this post will serve as a brief overview in order to make sure correct information is out there.

    No induction recordings of the attraction are in circulation at this time. One recording, running 16:03, can be heard on Utilidors Audio Broadcasting (this is the "Long" version, which will be explained below.

    A medley containing most of the score from the attraction running 15:12 can be found on the most recent Disneyland Resort Official Album.

    The attraction does have a queue loop, which plays only in the dock loading area. This is the same music loop that plays at The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion at Epcot.


    The following safety spiel also plays in this area. It's read by a male voice with an Australian accent (but not the same one that narrates the attraction).

    *whistle sound, also heard in the attraction* G'day, folks. Welcome to the Institute of Nautical Exploration and Marine Observation. For your safety aboard the sub, please watch your head, and mind your step while descending the stairs. Supervise your little sailors, and remain seated throughout your voyage. If you wish to take underwater photos, please refrain from using a flash. Thanks, and enjoy your dive.

    The announcement is then repeated in Spanish by a female announcer.

    Though all subs have the same experience upon going through the waterfall and entering the underground show buildings, there are two different versions of the audio that plays between the start of the ride and entering the show building.

    A list of facts concerning the ride posted at The Disneyland Report includes the following:

    The submarines are sent out three at a time, and the ride experience varies slightly depending on whether you're in the first, second, or third submarine in the set. There are a few extra lines said in the audio to compensate for the slightly longer time it takes for the last submarine to move out of the loading area.

    Though the first and second submarines have slightly different timing as they leave the dock, all the audio played is the same. The third sub's audio however is noticeably different, with additional dialog and a slightly different script. There are also different music cues for each of these two versions (more on that below), which I have termed the "Short" version (plays in the first and second subs) and the "Long" version (plays in the third sub).

    What follows is the scripts for these two versions from before the subs leave the dock until they enter the show building. Also marked in these versions is the score cues; the medley released by Disney does not contain the first cue of music that plays as the sub is proceeding through the outside lagoon. Each of the two versions have such a cue, though they are different. It is possible that the differing versions is the reason that neither was included in the medley track, from the start of the released music onward the score is the same for all subs and therefore they may have wanted to have the medley be applicable to all rides. I have marked the location of these cue as well as the starting point for the music included on the medley in both versions.

    I'm not sure exactly who the female voice is supposed to be as far as the chain of command is concerned, so I've labeled her "First Mate". Also, since this is not supposed to be a complete attraction transcript I have neglected to identify the various sound effects that play, from whistles and bells to engine noise and bubbles.

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    The "Short" Version:

    Captain: Secure ship for sea. Make all preparations for getting underway.

    First Mate: Single up all lines. Cast off forward, cast off aft. Clear the bridge. Secure hatches and vents. Stand by engines. Ship rigged for getting underway.

    [CM Announcents]

    Captain: All ahead one-third.

    First Mate: All ahead one-third.

    Captain: G'day. This is the captain speaking. Now that we're underway, I'd like to welcome you aboard. As the conditions of our voyage may be unpredictable, please remain seated at all times.

    Captain: Stand by to dive.

    First Mate: Diving stations.

    Captain: Main induction(?) close. Pressure in the boat.

    First Mate: Compressed air readings are normal.

    Captain: Flood the main ballast tanks.

    First Mate: Flooding main tanks. And venting auxiliaries

    Captain: Let's take her down.

    First Mate: Aye aye Captain.

    Captain: Dive. Dive. Trim bow diving planes, three degrees.

    First Mate: Trimming bow diving planes, three degrees down.

    Captain: Take her down easy. Catch her at ten fathoms. Speed zero-six and one-half knots.

    First Mate: Zero-six and one-half.

    Captain: Steer three-zero degrees.

    First Mate: Right rudder, three-zero degrees,

    Captain: All ahead full. Steady as she goes.

    First Mate: All ahead full.

    Captain: As we leave the coast behind and head towards open water, you'll notice that this is a popular spot for divers searching for exotic fish.

    Captain: Right rudder, two-zero degrees. Set course directly over the Lost Sea.

    First Mate: Aye Aye Captain.

    [Unreleased Music Cue 1 Starts]

    First Mate: Lost Sea, dead ahead sir.

    Captain: Thanks, stand-by for weather watch.

    First Mate: Radar One, standing by.

    Captain: Our destination today is quite extraordinary: a newly-erupting deep water volcano. Even here, in the shallows, we can see evidence of such geothermal forces constantly at work. You can tell by our surroundings that they can make some pretty dramatic changes to the landscape. These remnants of an ancient civilization were hidden for centuries beneath the ocean floor. Hidden, until unearthed by a tremendous volcanic event.

    [Unreleased Music Cue 1 Ends]

    [Released Score Music Starts]

    Captain: Steer four-zero degrees.

    First Mate: Right rudder, four-zero degrees.

    Captain: Mind your distance to port and starboard.

    First Mate: Aye aye sir.

    Captain: As we leave this long-lost community behind, we're about to enter a community of a different kind: the coral reef. The colorful reef that surrounds us is a biological community that thrives in warm, shallow waters. It usually takes more than a year for a coral to grown only one inch. An amazing fact when you consider that Australia's great barrier reef stretches over two-thousand kilometers.

    First Mate: Radar One, surface storm ahead sir.

    Captain: No worries, we'll take her down fast and deep. All controls, eight degrees down.

    First Mate: Down eight-zero.

    First Mate: We're approaching targeted depth sir.

    Captain: Level-off and hold her at eighty fathoms.

    First Mate: Eight-zero fathoms.

    Captain: Set course to seven-zero degrees true. Steady as she goes.

    First Mate: Aye sir.

    Captain: The fish world has always been considered a silent habitat. But now, thanks to remarkable advances in marine technology, we can use instruments such as our sonar hydrophones to actually hear the fish talk...





    The "Long" Version:

    Captain: Secure ship for sea. Make all preparations for getting underway.

    First Mate: Single up all lines. Cast off forward, cast off aft. Clear the bridge. Secure hatches and vents. Stand by engines. Ship rigged for getting underway.

    [CM Announcents]

    Captain: All ahead one-third.

    First Mate: All ahead one-third.

    Captain: G'day. This is the captain speaking. Now that we're underway, I'd like to welcome you aboard. As the conditions of our voyage may be unpredictable, please remain seated at all times.

    Base: Dock side to bridge, come in bridge.

    Captain: This is the bridge, go ahead.

    Base: Hello Captain. Be advised that we've picked up a few surface storms in the outer regions.

    Captain: 10-4. We'll keep a watchful eye on our way out.

    Base: You do that. Everything else looks fine from here. Have a great trip.

    Captain: Thank you Base. See you when we get back. Bridge out.

    Captain: Stand by to dive.

    First Mate: Diving stations.

    Captain: Main induction(?) close. Pressure in the boat.

    First Mate: Compressed air readings are normal.

    Captain: Flood the main ballast tanks.

    First Mate: Flooding main tanks. And venting auxiliaries

    Captain: Let's take her down.

    First Mate: Aye aye Captain.

    Captain: Dive. Dive. Trim bow diving planes, three degrees.

    First Mate: Trimming bow diving planes, three degrees down.

    Captain: Take her down easy. Catch her at ten fathoms. Speed zero-six and one-half knots.

    First Mate: Zero-six and one-half.

    Captain: Steer three-zero degrees.

    First Mate: Right rudder, three-zero degrees,

    Captain: All ahead full. Steady as she goes.

    First Mate: All ahead full.

    Captain: As we leave the coast behind and head towards open water, you'll notice that this is a popular spot for divers searching for exotic fish.

    Captain: Right rudder, two-zero degrees. Set course directly over the Lost Sea.

    [Unreleased Music Cue 2 Starts]

    First Mate: Aye Aye Captain.

    First Mate: Lost Sea, dead ahead sir.

    Captain: Thanks, stand-by for weather watch.

    First Mate: Radar One, standing by.

    Captain: There's not much to sea on the surface of the ocean, but here below lies a strange and mysterious world filled with diverse creatures, and a complex topography of planes, trenches mountains, and even under-water volcanoes. In fact, our destination today is a newly-erupting deep-water volcano. Even here, in the shallows, we can see evidence of such geothermal forces constantly at work. You can tell by our surroundings that they have made some pretty dramatic changes to the landscape. These remnants of an ancient civilization were hidden for centuries beneath the ocean floor. Hidden, until unearthed by a tremendous volcanic event.

    [Unreleased Music Cue 2 Ends]

    Captain: Steer four-zero degrees.

    First Mate: Right rudder, four-zero degrees.

    [Released Score Music Starts]

    Captain: Mind your distance to port and starboard.

    First Mate: Aye aye sir. Captain, we're approaching the reef.

    Captain: Catch her at the sea floor, and take her through easy.

    Captain: As we leave this long-lost community behind, we're about to enter a community of a different kind: the coral reef. The colorful reef that surrounds us is a biological community that thrives in warm, shallow waters. It usually takes more than a year for a coral to grown only one inch. An amazing fact when you consider that Australia's great barrier reef stretches over two-thousand kilometers.

    First Mate: Radar One, surface storm ahead sir.

    Captain: No worries, we'll take her down fast and deep. All controls, eight degrees down.

    First Mate: Down eight-zero.

    First Mate: We're approaching targeted depth sir.

    Captain: Level-off and hold her at eighty fathoms.

    First Mate: Eight-zero fathoms.

    Captain: Set course to seven-zero degrees true. Steady as she goes.

    First Mate: Aye sir.

    Captain: The fish world has always been considered a silent habitat. But now, thanks to remarkable advances in marine technology, we can use instruments such as our sonar hydrophones to actually hear the fish talk...

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    From this point forward the ride is the same for every sub- though, not exactly the same for every guest and not exactly the same for every ride.

    While each guest gets their own set of speakers, located directly above their porthole, not every guest hears the same audio at the same time. The audio moves along the sub from front to back as the sub passes each scene. So those at the front will see and hear scene A first, then as those at the front reach scene B those at the back will be hearing scene A, and so on. However, each scene does not loop as in attractions such as Pirates of the Caribbean. Guests at the back of the sub will begin to hear the scene before they can actually see it, and each scene is long enough that every point on the sub will hear and see part of the scene, though those at the front may miss some of the end and those at the back may miss some of the beginning.

    In addition, due to factors such as the speed of the sub not every journey will be timed exactly the same. Multiple voyages will have small timing differences from one scene to the next, thus it is not possible to line up recordings of multiple voyages without editing.

    Depending on the subs starting location in the dock, it's speed, and how long it must wait to reach the unload dock, each voyage lasts between 16 and 19 minutes.

    There is a third version of sorts. For those with conditions that preclude them from entering the submarine, there is a "Marine Observation Outpost" located next to the loading dock. Inside of a themed room guests watch a video analog of the attraction experience, essentially a video of the ride but with additional embellishments added. This version is identical to the "Short" version of the ride except for the very beginning:

    Captain: 221, g'day Outpost. I'm glad you'll be joining us today. Folks, we're about to set sail for a newly-discovered undersea volcano. And with our special underwater cameras onboard, you'll be able to come along for the ride. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the voyage. Let's secure ship for sea.

    First Mate: Ship rigged for getting underway.

    Captain: Activate the aquacam.

    First Mate: Activating aquacam.

    Captain: Right. All ahead one-third.

    First Mate: All ahead one third.

    Captain: Stand by to dive...
     

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