Opened in 2011 at a cost of £8 million, Atlantis Submarine Voyage is a first-of-its-kind attraction that combines a dark ride with Sea Life marine exhibits. The ride’s fleet of 8 submarines can each hold up to 14 riders, taking them on a journey to the lost underwater city of Atlantis (recreated using LEGO bricks, naturally).
The large, pyramid-fronted building which hosts Atlantis Submarine Voyage features a number of elements that were partially created using LEGO bricks. This includes the large “Atlantis” sign, the murals on walls and even the replica submarine at its entrance.
The submarines are suspended on rails, and are partially submerged as they travel around a 1-million-litre ocean tank. This is home to over 50 species of sharks, rays and other fish, all of which can be viewed via windows in the submarine.
After disembarking from the submarines, riders are filtered into a small aquarium which sits alongside it. This features several small tanks holding a variety of different fish, along with a touch pool area where guests can get up close and personal with a variety of creatures.