1141.5 #157 (DL Qual #112

Feb 26, 2013 12:09 PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Kinda weird seeing all these parked cars!

A couple of weeks ago, Jollyroger5 and I asked a CM about possible future plans for Autopia. He said that a contract was just signed with Honda to install new motors, since the current ones are about 14 years old. Perhaps this is why it's closed? - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #211 11:34AM
Does that mean the mandatory leg cramps will no longer be part of this attraction? - LittleAprilShowers  587.1 #345 6:09PM
I wonder if this will quiet rumors of autopia being removed from the park. - aidensmama  340.3 #704 6:11PM
I wonder if this will quiet Autopia?? or if they'll add "car sounds"... - Lola027  452.7 #486 6:14PM
@lola027 There was no info given on whether or not they are being replaced with gasoline or electric motors. @aidensmama Autopia's time will come, but with this new contract with Honda, don't hold your breath.... On second thought, maybe you should hold your breath because those fumes are terrible. X_X - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #211 6:16PM
Seems like a longer refurb would need to take place to change out the cars/engines - unless they just brought in all new cars... I'm very interested in seeing where they take this attraction - I know it feels very "yesteryear" sometimes, but I think there is great potential to maintain the nostalgia while upgrading the technology to keep with the times. - Lola027  452.7 #486 6:22PM
I could not agree more, lola. If it's opening back up tomorrow, there's no way they could replace all of the engines within that window. Maybe soon though. - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #211 6:44PM
I wonder if they will add a loop and hybrid cars? - Armenda  1159.7 #152 12:13PM
and mermaids! - ShariRenee  8577.7 #9 12:27PM
oh! How could I forget the mermaids! That would be the BEST part! - Armenda  1159.7 #152 12:31PM
They're adding mermaid hood ornaments. - CM_Shadowgamer  2515.9 #56 5:52PM
And twelve places to experience Goat effects! - BellesLibrary  411.9 #537 9:27PM
If they go Hybrid, then the CM's who work there will loose their extra $0.20 cents an hour for hazardous environment from the exhaust. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 1:57PM
Woooo goat effect at 7 mph! - Waites4DodgerEars_CM  1002.5 #188 2:05PM
I hope they swap out the engines to something cleaner. I have problems breathing when anywhere near those cars! I'd love to see something electric or at least a hybrid to keep the air as fresh as possible! Then the race would be so on! - RobinandSteve  249.3 #1358 5:59PM
Agreed. The fumes give me terrible headaches. - JustCantWait  1141.5 #157 6:08PM
The 405? - VfxGenie  1556.7 #109 6:15PM
Glad we got our Autopia fix in last weekend. Our son would be crushed! He got to ride RSR for the first time last weekend (his favorite movie) and he STILL loves Autopia more!! - DaisyDork  198.7 #2007 12:15PM
Ever been to an SUV dealer? - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 12:15PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1569.4 #106 12:23PM
Looks like the M&F parking lot. - Oinker34  1448.8 #117 3:16PM
Oh, LA traffice will get you where ever you are! - mrscttlemstr  315.9 #821 3:41PM
When will the cars be running again? - Keala76  326.2 #765 5:39PM
I think the 28th :) - GarnerPhotography  324.9 #776 7:56PM
Jealous...wish I was there today. - magicqueendom  246.2 #1400 8:24PM
When are they reopening it? - DLlovingMommy27  238.0 #1496 8:59PM
According to the website, March 1. - JustCantWait  1141.5 #157 10:17PM
Looks like Carmageddon - vincentchase1  672.9 #300 9:46PM
80,000 mile tune ups. - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #138 10:12PM
new cars would be nice - CM_Oregon_DucksFan  2613.7 #51 10:19PM
I agree, I think they could put in electric motors similar to golf carts and use them. I think it would be a great upgrade to the attraction. - MikeyMouse  145.1 #2795 8:57AM
No relation disclaimer - CantWait  1111.1 #164 9:18AM
Thanks for that! Our profile pics look so similar I would hate for people to get confused. ;-) - JustCantWait  1141.5 #157 11:16AM
πŸ˜‚ - Linzee  1188.6 #146 11:30AM
I wonder how much fuel is used a day to run this ride? - Kontorted  183.9 #2201 12:10PM
Yes, it was in Summer of 2000 that the current Autopia reopened after a rather complex refurbishment which combined both of the Autopia attractions into one large one. With Honda now sponsoring the Autopia, for those who have heard and posted rumors of the Autopia leaving are just that. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 1:51PM
LA TRAFFIC!!!! - TinkerSchelle  1981.1 #82 1:56PM
I say propane. Charging electric cars is very expensive and defeat the purpose of saving energy. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 2:04PM

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