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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    I think filling in part of the lagoon and using the space to build Mission Space as well as adding a version of Aquatopia and a Beauty and the Beast D-Ticket with a little village shop of two could be cute. I think you could use part of Small World Mall to get extra land.
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chesire View Post
    Funny you mention that - I love the smell of the old cars, definitely isn't "tomorrow" though.
    I really wouldn't suggest you inhale that too much. :/


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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MTdizzle94 View Post
    I think filling in part of the lagoon and using the space to build Mission Space as well as adding a version of Aquatopia and a Beauty and the Beast D-Ticket with a little village shop of two could be cute. I think you could use part of Small World Mall to get extra land.
    This gets me thinking about New Fantasyland in Florida. If that's a huge success, would Disneyland copy the other resort's attractions? It's not unheard of, and I know the idea of representing Beauty and the Beast with a Ballroom/Be Our Guest restaurant at DLR isn't novel either.

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    A lot of my fellow MiceChatters are of the opinion (which I share) that it's time for the Autopia to go to Yesterland. In looking at an aerial view of the area:

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    Is there a way to fit a new attraction (or two) in to the large area taken up by the Autopia track without a major re-routing of the Monorail beam or impingement upon the Submarine Show Building?

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chesire View Post
    I really don't think this is anything that should be even considered a rumor. It was written on Wikipedia - anyone can go in and edit. If I wanted to, I could go in and say that Tomorrowland will be relocated to Mars, it's that easy. The fact that there's no source listed, and it uses the word 'may' more than once, also leads me to believe that someone just wanted to start a new rumor.
    When I was reading it, I was 80% sure the rumor came from someone on MiceChat. The thread might have started with something like "I heard from a CM..."
    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorQ9 View Post
    The following appeared on the Disneyland Autopia page of Wikipedia:

    The cars generate a moderate level of exhaust from the gasoline engines that propel the cars. The park employees that work at this ride are compensated an additional $0.20 an hour for hazardous environment.

    This attraction (California version) has recently lost sponsorship from Chevron. This having both pros and cons in affecting the ride. In wake of this, it is said that Tomorrowland may be getting an expansion. Autopia along with 2 other attractions may be demolished to make for a better Tomorrowland. Due to the loss of sponsorship, the attraction may now be in peril.


    If the Autopia is demolished, what new attraction should be designed in its place?
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorQ9 View Post
    The following appeared on the Disneyland Autopia page of Wikipedia:

    The cars generate a moderate level of exhaust from the gasoline engines that propel the cars. The park employees that work at this ride are compensated an additional $0.20 an hour for hazardous environment.

    This attraction (California version) has recently lost sponsorship from Chevron. This having both pros and cons in affecting the ride. In wake of this, it is said that Tomorrowland may be getting an expansion. Autopia along with 2 other attractions may be demolished to make for a better Tomorrowland. Due to the loss of sponsorship, the attraction may now be in peril.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autopia

    If the Autopia is demolished, what new attraction should be designed in its place?
    Anyone can edit Wikipedia - this rumor carries no weight for me.
    Last edited by dland_lover; 12-15-2012 at 03:01 PM. Reason: Added link to source, per MiceChat policy.

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    As a child the fact that i could actually drive a car was looking into the future, it may not fit the theme of si-fi land or space land but this is tomorrowland. The attraction is a huge win with the kids, and not every kid can be tall enough to ride an e ticket attraction, let alone drive one. All kids can ride as long as they're with an adult to reach the petals. I feel autopia should never be removed unless the driving age is lowered to 2 years old. Sure its a lot of space, but they spent too much money to be removing the subs, besides Nemo is a hit with the kids, and there is no way of fitting a large E Ticket structure on top of the subs infrastructure and it would also interfere with the monorail track, which just builds up the costs. i would love to see the cars maybe go electric in the next renovation of tomorrowland, but for me removing the autopia makes as much sense as removing Peter Pan's Flight or Dumbo, its a classic attraction still bringing in big crowds and making children dream and become incredibly happy. I honestly don't think it will be leaving anytime soon.
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Might want to check the rumor and photos here
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    right, here.

    Dropping a sponsorship or Disney not renewing?
    I wouldn't miss Autopia.

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
    God, I hope not.
    Pixar would be a much better fit for Tomorrowland, right?


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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    I would be all for them moving Autopia to Cars Land. Cool little car ride through the desert landscape of Ornament Valley and even an indoor part through the caverns in the mountains. Put it behind Luigi's and utilize some of the space still left for expansion. Also, build the original plan for a Drive In Theatre restaurant which could perfectly tie together a Cars Land-Hollywood Land connection.
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chesire View Post
    I really don't think this is anything that should be even considered a rumor. It was written on Wikipedia - anyone can go in and edit. If I wanted to, I could go in and say that Tomorrowland will be relocated to Mars, it's that easy. The fact that there's no source listed, and it uses the word 'may' more than once, also leads me to believe that someone just wanted to start a new rumor.
    This, exactly.
    Quote Originally Posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
    The exhaust is a big reason I don't like to ride it. The smell gives me a headache. I think it could lead to a couple different attractions it takes up so much space. Fantasyland could use a lot of that space. Plus with the Racers, it's really obsolete.
    How do te Racers make this obsolete? They aren't close to the same thing. Autopia is driven by the reason behind the wheel, while the Racers are computer controlled with a preprogrammed winner. Other than both ride vehicles having 4 wheels, there is no way to compare the two.
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    I would also agree that RSR kind of pushed Autopia more into the obsolete category. It is a better attraction, is more current, and most importantly doesn't smell of exhaust. I would rather ride RSR than sit in a smelly go-kart.
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    If Disney is going to keep Autopia, then it should become electric cars to get rid of the awful fumes and smell, made easier for kids to drive the vehicles where it's not required to apply 30 pounds of pressure on the pedals, and get some interesting theming (the scenery is quite plain and boring).

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorQ9 View Post
    A lot of my fellow MiceChatters are of the opinion (which I share) that it's time for the Autopia to go to Yesterland. In looking at an aerial view of the area:

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    Is there a way to fit a new attraction (or two) in to the large area taken up by the Autopia track without a major re-routing of the Monorail beam or impingement upon the Submarine Show Building?
    I can't imagine it would be possible to do otherwise. Yet the monorail would be shorter but you'd have a park with at least 20% available real estate at the expense of 3 under performing attractions, with the exception of the monorail which can only increase capacity by shortening it.


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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by indianajack View Post
    If Disney is going to keep Autopia, then it should become electric cars to get rid of the awful fumes and smell, made easier for kids to drive the vehicles where it's not required to apply 30 pounds of pressure on the pedals, and get some interesting theming (the scenery is quite plain and boring).
    If the Autopia were to be kept in play, then perhaps Disney needs to get away from the gasoline and move towards an electric or solar option. The vehicle technology and design would be more in keeping with the idea of Tomorrowland...

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