Disneyland Autopia decides to stop selling gasoline cars

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The Disneyland car ride is switching from gasoline to electric.

it has been a nice 69 years for Disneyland car attraction autopia, but it’s finally getting an upgrade worthy of its neighbors. Located in the futuristic area called Tomorrowland, located next to Space Mountain and star toursthe attraction has used gas-powered cars since its debut in 1955. However, now Disney has announced that the attraction will soon make a shift toward electric cars.

“Since its opening with Disneyland park in 1955, autopia remains a guest favorite, most popular with young children experiencing driving for the first time,” Disneyland spokesperson Jessica Good told the Los Angeles Times. “As the industry moves toward alternative fuel sources, we have developed a roadmap to electrify this attraction and are evaluating technology that will allow us to transition from gasoline engines in the coming years.”

That statement, of course, doesn’t give any specific timeline or answer whether the new vehicles will be all-electric or hybrid, but it’s a start.

While other sections of Disneyland continue to be renewed, improved or removedIt has always seemed a little strange to me that autopia has remained unchanged. Not just because of the smell of gasoline and exhaust that dominates the area, or because it’s seemingly outdated technology surrounded by a futuristic themed land. Mainly, it’s because it takes up so much space that it could be used for almost anything else. Every time fans speculate about how Disneyland might change, remove autopia It’s almost always part of the equation.

And yet, however old-fashioned it may be, autopia It allows kids of all ages to do something they really can’t do anywhere else in the world: drive a car. Which is pretty special. For the trip to finally stop polluting the environment, it is even more special.


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