Mysterious Island

Mysterious Island

Park Map Description: Discover the secrets deep within the Earth and under the sea at Captain Nemo's hidden base.

Mysterious Island sits in the middle of the park and is housed within the rock formations of Mount Prometheus. There are two attractions Journey to the Center of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea plus some dining choices and plenty of photo opportunities here.

Current Attractions:
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Opened: Sep 04, 2001)
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (Opened: Sep 04, 2001)
  • Nautilus Gifts


Restaurants & Refreshment
  • Vulcania Restaurant
  • Nautilus Galley
  • Refreshment Station


Geek's Thoughts & Observations

It is hard not to be drawn toward the center of the park with the erupting volcano. The rock work and views inside and around Mysterious Island are impressive. The two attractions were just ok to me. I know many view Journey to the Center of the Earth as a signature attraction but for some reason it just did not click for me.

My First Impressions from April 2015:

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth.  Once I found them in Mysterious Island we walked onto Journey to the Center of the Earth.  There was no line at all and I was actually slowing everyone down because I wanted to see some of the queue.   It was an impressive queue, think Indiana Jones at Disneyland but more in terms of immersion and detail!     The attraction itself was just ok, I enjoyed the queue more.  The ride vehicles were interesting to look at and the ride feel was a mix of Rocket Rods and Test Track/Radiator Springs Racers with a dark ride.   Most of the attraction takes place inside and in the dark.  The creatures and sets were well done but just did not interest me that much.  The finale had a little bit more kick than thought.   

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.   Again the queue and build up were extremely well done.  The attraction itself was just ok.  I enjoyed it thanks to there being no line and we had our own vehicle so plenty of room to spread out and we could talk across.  The ride itself was very dark again.  The interactive element of you controlling where the spot light shines was a dynamic twist.    



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