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Autopia aka Tomorrowland Speedway in Disneyland Removing Gas Powered Vehicles

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Autopia aka Tomorrowland Speedway in Disneyland Removing Gas Powered Vehicles
Autopia aka Tomorrowland Speedway in Disneyland Removing Gas Powered Vehicles

Autopia aka Tomorrowland Speedway in Disneyland Removing Gas Powered Vehicles. What is the future for Tomorrowland? Apparently either Hybrid or Electrified vehicles replacing the gas powered cars.

We all can smell the image above! If you have ever visited Disney World or Disneyland and went through Tomorrowland, you know that gas exhaust smell that just lingers when there is no air movement. We all associate Tomorrowland with that smell, and that is on both coasts.

It now sounds like Disneyland is looking to the future and will be replacing the gas powered vehicles in the near future. Unfortunately no details have been announced as of yet, but the La Times got an official quote from a Disney Company Spokesperson.

“Since opening with Disneyland park in 1955, Autopia has remained a guest-favorite most popular with young kids experiencing driving for the first time,” The Spokesperson saud. “As the industry moves toward alternative fuel sources, we have developed a roadmap to electrify this attraction and are evaluating technology that will enable us to convert from gas engines in the next few years.”

I would imagine this is something we would see on both coasts, in fact a full retheme may be in order. Especially if you ever have a discussion with someone on “What changes would you like to see at Disney World” inevitably, Tomorrowland Speedway will come up and want a full retheme.

Autopia aka Tomorrowland Speedway in Disneyland Removing Gas Powered Vehicles
Autopia aka Tomorrowland Speedway in Disneyland Removing Gas Powered Vehicles

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Autopia – Put the pedal to the metal on an unforgettable road trip along a miniature motorway.

Fire Up the Hot Rod

Cruise the scenic winding roads of this classic attraction in a souped-up coupe. 

Pick up the pace as you rumble under a small bridge and see iconic attractions like the Matterhorn in the distance. Spot Honda’s Humanoid Robot and Bird along the road. 

Featuring a working gas pedal and steering wheel, each classy chassis seats 2 adults or 3 children and navigates curves and inclines just like the real thing.

Safety First

Vehicles are equipped with front and rear bumpers and an undercarriage guide rail to safeguard your trip. Need to brake? Just ease off the accelerator to slow down.

Designed for Smaller Drivers

Guests who are at least 54 inches (137 cm) tall may drive their own gas-powered car. 

Guests who are at least 32 inches (81 cm) tall are also invited to drive, as long as they are accompanied by someone at least 54 inches (137 cm) tall.

Motoring Through History

Autopia is the only existing Tomorrowland attraction dating back to Disneyland Park’s opening day in 1955. When the cars first took to the road, they captured America’s fascination with the latest transportation innovation, the “freeway.” 

Over the years, the roadways and car styles have been updated, but the fun stays the same.

Autopia aka Tomorrowland Speedway in Disneyland Removing Gas Powered Vehicles

Autopia aka Tomorrowland Speedway in Disneyland Removing Gas Powered Vehicles

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