Autopia in Disneyland to be Fully Electric by 2026

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Autopia in Disneyland to be Fully Electric by 2026

Earlier this month, Walt Disney announced a welcome update to their classic Autopia attraction in Disneyland. The gas-powered vehicles, a fixture since the park’s opening, will be replaced with cleaner alternatives. However, some specifics remain under wraps.

The big question: will the new cars be electric or hybrid? Electric vehicles align perfectly with Disney’s environmental goals, while hybrids offer a potential compromise.

Another unknown is the timeline for this exciting change. Disney hasn’t revealed how long it will take to implement the new, eco-friendly Autopia experience.

Related – Disneyland Plans to Replace Autopia’s Gas-Powered Cars


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Electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts are pushing Disney to go all-electric with the upcoming Autopia revamp. Their campaign aims to convince Disney to ditch hybrid options entirely and commit to zero-emission vehicles. Additionally, they’re advocating for a swifter timeline, urging Disney to complete the transition within two years.

In a statement to the LA Times, Disneyland spokesperson Jessica Good confirmed, “‘electrification means fully electric — it does not mean hybrid or any other version of a gasoline combustion engine.'” This eco-friendly update will see the current gas-powered engines phased out “within the next 30 months,” Good added.

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Goodbye Fumes! By fall 2026, guests waiting in line and park staff working the ride can breathe a sigh of relief. The lung-damaging exhaust from the old vehicles will be a thing of the past.

While an exact reopening date remains under wraps, Good acknowledges the transformation takes time: “Reimagining an attraction does take time, so we don’t have a reopening date at this time.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Autopia go electric?


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