Quote From Reaver:
"I'm all for removing Autopia, but mainly because I don't like it. I mean it's fun if you can't drive, but when you drive in CA traffic, do you really want to drive some more at DL? Now if they could speed them up, maybe add some challenge to it, that would be a different story altogether. Seriously, go-carts are more fun, and twice as fast as the Autopia cars..."
I saw this on another thread having to do with Paradise Pier's removal and DCA "horrors" in general. Reaver made a good point and one that I agree wholeheartedly with...that this attraction warrants retirement.
In my 46 years of DL visitations I have never been on TL's Autopia. It was amazing to me when they revamped the attraction and held a re-opening like it was something new and exciting. Perhaps if you are 12-15 years of age.
When DL was built, one of the big reasons its location was chosen was the fact that the extension of the I5 freeway was passing right by the park's main entrance. Freeways were new and exciting at that time and it's no wonder that TL got its own mini-version of them. Well, the charm has long since vanished and most of us spend enormous amounts of time trying to navigate them. That area always reeked of exhaust for years and was also very noisy. Don't know what the newer vehicles' pollutant or decibel levels are but I'm sure things have changed with EPA standards and the City of Anaheim's codes.
I realize the pylons for the monorail are a major impediment in that area of the park and is perhaps the reason nothing has ever been done but really, that "thing" takes up an enormous amount of space. It could be better utilized for something bigger and better. Or, parceled out for several new attractions' space. What are your thoughts?