What do you mean by breakup? They have a contract with Disney and I don't think the contract has ended yet.
I'm guessing they had customs made and they needed something to stand in their place while they were having new ones made.
Nope, these gas pumps were just redone in the past 6 months. Instead of the worn "industrial" look of Condor Flats these pumps were restored to a shiny 1950's style with the Chevron logo of the time. It had the slogan of "The California Oil Company" underneath. Those logos have been covered with "Condor Gas" decals, the pumps are the same. Part of the Tomorrowland renovation rumors center around the Autopia being removed as Chevron is no longer on a long term sponsorship contract but one that could be ended at any time. If that sponsorship has indeed ended then the incentive to continue to operate Autopia declines, especially because it occupies a lot of space. Someone please get pictures, I just didn't think to take them at the time...
Although this is getting a little off topic - maybe? - I'm firmly for the Chevron partnership coming to a close if only because it opens up the possibility of the removal of Autopia.
With the sub building underneath, there is not much that can be put there anyway. May as well just upgrade the existing attraction.
"You can cut me off from the civilized world. You can incarcerate me with two moronic cellmates. You can torture me with your thrice daily swill, but you cannot break the spirit of a Winchester. My voice shall be heard from this wilderness and I shall be delivered from this fetid and festering sewer."
No, the 10-year contract between Chevron and Disney ended in 2010. Smaller contracts have been renewed approximately a year at a time.
The Chevron references have been removed from Autopia as well. The dioramas in the ques have had their little posters and gas pump logos removed. The logos have also been removed from the Driver's Licenses.
The Disneyland website still lists Autotopia as sponcered by Chevron... Autopia Ride | Tomorrowland Attractions | Disneyland Park
I am going through all my photos trying to look for one of the sign. The licenes and dioramams have lost chevron logo, but I am not sure about the main sign.