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Disneyland's Autopia Decides to It Call Quits on Gas Cars

Disneyland’s car ride is making the change from gas to electric. - Image: <a class="link " href="https://disneyland.disney.go.com/attractions/disneyland/autopia/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Disneyland;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas">Disneyland</a>
Disneyland’s car ride is making the change from gas to electric. - Image: Disneyland

It’s been a nice 69 years for Disneyland’s car attraction Autopia, but it’s finally getting an upgrade worthy of its neighbors. Situated in the futuristic area called Tomorrowland, nestled next to Space Mountain and Star Tours, the ride has used gas-powered cars since its debut in 1955. Now though, Disney has announced that the ride will soon make the pivot to electric cars.

“Since opening with Disneyland park in 1955, Autopia has remained a guest-favorite most popular with young kids experiencing driving for the first time,” Disneyland spokesperson Jessica Good said to 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 enable us to convert from gas engines in the next few years.”

That statement, of course, doesn’t give any specific timeline, nor answer whether the new vehicles will be fully electric or hybrid, but it’s a start.