Disneyland's Autopia was precursor to modern freeway system

Posted Monday, August 22, 2005 10:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The only attraction in the park's Tomorrowland area that remains basically the same as it was on Disneyland's opening day in 1955, Autopia was Walt Disney's vision of the fun that would arrive on the freeways of the future.

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Monday, August 22, 2005 11:21 AM
When are they going to update it with tailgating semis, orange barrels, and ugly interchanges filled with fast food restaurants?

Yeah, Disney sure was a visionary to predict the oodles of fun we'd have on the freeways of the future!

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Monday, August 22, 2005 1:38 PM
Let's not dog freeways. Freeways were instrumental in the decision to put Walt Disney World where it is. Cedar Point would still be a "local" park without freeways.

Whether or not Disney's vision was a precursor to what we have today is speculative though.

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Monday, August 22, 2005 2:12 PM
"When are they going to update it with tailgating semis, orange barrels, and ugly interchanges filled with fast food restaurants?"

A: When it gets renamed...I give you - Dystopia! ;)

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Monday, August 22, 2005 2:33 PM
If there were traffic and construction, it would be like the rest of the L.A. area and offer nothing original to park guests!
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Monday, August 22, 2005 4:34 PM
^^ That's right, just like California Adventure=)
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005 7:13 PM

Yeah, Disney sure was a visionary to predict the oodles of fun we'd have on the freeways of the future!

I have fun on the freeways. It's just one of the many advantages of not owning a Kia!

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