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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorQ9 View Post
    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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    The point of Autopia is to emulate what it's like to drive a car. There is a K1 Racing just a few minute from Disneyland with good/fast/clean go-cart action. Plus K1 uses all electric go-carts which probably look more futuristic than the one pictured. I think Autopia's days are rightfully numbered.


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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    This rumor has been around since the beginning of 2012 if I remember correctly. I'd like to see the space somehow become the home of a half-and-half expansion of both Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. On a personal note, I'd rather see a Vulcania-based addition to take up the old space. That way you can keep a submarine-type attraction (just make it a dark ride) of 20,000 Leagues, and have some other nifty stuff. Yes, Jules Verne may not be as well known as other authors today, but whatever. It'd still be a great setting and a welcome addition to Fantasyland (because of the limited space, it'd be better as a part of Fantasyland to rival Florida's beautiful additions).
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Don't get rid of Autopia. It's one of the few attractions left from day one and the ONLY Tomorrowland attraction left from day one.
    My top favorite Disneyland attractions:

    1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    2. Pirates of the Caribbean
    3. Splash Mountain
    4. Mad Tea Party
    5. Peter Pan's Flight
    6. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Good riddance to Autotopia! I used to love it as a kid (as most do), but our trip in August proved to me that it's time for it to go. It stank. It was not futuristic at all, and it looked like it belonged at the zoo in my hometown (run down and old).

    If it's going to stick around, it needs a major overhaul. I'd love to see an electric car ride that would fit in with the Tomorrow Land experience but with Chevron's advertising I don't think that will be anytime soon.

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneylandfan85 View Post
    Don't get rid of Autopia. It's one of the few attractions left from day one and the ONLY Tomorrowland attraction left from day one.
    Disney shouldn't base decisions about attractions on whether or not it's been there since Day 1.
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    The point of Autopia is to emulate what it's like to drive a car. There is a K1 Racing just a few minute from Disneyland with good/fast/clean go-cart action. Plus K1 uses all electric go-carts which probably look more futuristic than the one pictured. I think Autopia's days are rightfully numbered.

    Agreed and K1 is so much more fun

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by MulanMama View Post
    Good riddance to Autotopia! I used to love it as a kid (as most do), but our trip in August proved to me that it's time for it to go. It stank. It was not futuristic at all, and it looked like it belonged at the zoo in my hometown (run down and old).

    If it's going to stick around, it needs a major overhaul. I'd love to see an electric car ride that would fit in with the Tomorrow Land experience but with Chevron's advertising I don't think that will be anytime soon.

    Its a carnival ride anymore. Zzzzzzzz. Even kids these days opt out. Good riddance. Hope it happens soon.

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    I think more so than electric cars (although those are nice too) driverless cars would be an interesting upgrade to Autopia. Google and Toyota already have working prototypes but realistically the technology is still decades away. Maybe they could also incorporate a way for guests to program different routes so people will want to ride multiple times to see all the routes and also maintain some level of interactivity.

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by clippers6 View Post
    I think more so than electric cars (although those are nice too) driverless cars would be an interesting upgrade to Autopia. Google and Toyota already have working prototypes but realistically the technology is still decades away. Maybe they could also incorporate a way for guests to program different routes so people will want to ride multiple times to see all the routes and also maintain some level of interactivity.
    zzzzzzz. Sorry, I don't think it would make much for a ride as it would an exhibition.

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

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    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.
    As I stated in an earlier post, other than both ride vehicles having four wheels, Autopia has nothing in common with the Racers. Such a comparison would be like comparing Grizzly River to the Motor Boat Cruise because they both have water.
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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 love that smell too, reminds me of the old parking lot trams before DCA.
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Widen the lanes, bank the turns and then you have a new use for the old Rocket Rods vehicles.
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    There are a lot of reasons why Autopia hasn't been upgraded:

    1. The unresolved issue of the People Mover tracks. Should there be a massive Tomorrowland upgrade, they could fold the removal of the People Mover tracks into that budget.
    2. Chevron was the sponsor, so the ride had to use gasoline.
    3. TDA had bigger fish to fry with BVS/Carsland

    As everybody knows, Hong Kong has electric cars on its Autopia.

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    There have been past plans for Autopia 2.0 which involved electric Martian rover vehicles with upgraded ride functions. I could see Autopia being totally re-landscaped to a Martian/alien environment with new ride vehicles, perhaps even an LPS trackless version with maneuverability, but within certain limits, i.e. no going backwards or bumping cars in front or going off track. So, there are lots of options . . .

    Even with having to keep the ride above the Subs, it could be an E-Ticket, there were plans for an Incredibles E-Ticket to replace Autopia which used LPS pods and guest "choice" to select various tracks.

    Who knows what is going to get built?

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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Quote Originally Posted by clippers6 View Post
    I think more so than electric cars (although those are nice too) driverless cars would be an interesting upgrade to Autopia. Google and Toyota already have working prototypes but realistically the technology is still decades away. Maybe they could also incorporate a way for guests to program different routes so people will want to ride multiple times to see all the routes and also maintain some level of interactivity.
    A driveless car would take the point out of Autopia, for me. If that were to happen, all you would have is someone sitting in a car, being driven around a forest. I would like to see different route though, that would be fun!
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    Re: Is Disneyland's Autopia Doomed?

    Again take it with a grain of salt, but from what I was told during my last visit to Disneyland. The Autopia and Finding Nemo are suppose to be removed to create the footprint for the rumored Iron Man attraction. From what I remember Disney chose not to renew their contract with Chevron for the Autopia. Also Microsoft and several other major sponsors have renewed their contracts for Innoventions for at least another 2 years with the promise of product updates to the home.
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