Disneyland Plans to Replace Autopia’s Gas-Powered Cars

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Disneyland Plans to Replace Autopia’s Gas-Powered Cars

According to the LA Times, Disneyland is preparing to replace the gas-powered cars of Autopia.

“Since opening with Disneyland park in 1955, Autopia has remained a guest-favorite most popular with young kids experiencing driving for the first time,” spokesperson Jessica Good said in an email to the Times. “As the industry moves toward alternative fuel sources, we have developed a roadmap to electrify this attraction and are evaluating technology that will enable us to convert from gas engines in the next few years.”

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While Disney hasn’t confirmed the specifics of the Autopia revamp, the LA Times wonders if this shift signals a move towards electric vehicles or possibly even hybrids. Naturally, a fully electric approach would be the most environmentally friendly option.

Regardless of the exact direction, this change represents positive news. Ideally, it’s just the start of Disney’s commitment to clean energy and sustainability within Tomorrowland.


Disney legend Bob Gurr seems to echo this sentiment. When contacted about the Autopia update, he not only supported cleaner vehicles but also envisioned a broader Tomorrowland theme focused on renewable energy, public transit, and other advancements crucial for a sustainable future.

He emphasizes the importance of positive storytelling, saying, “This has to be done with positive urging, rather than attacking and criticizing.”


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