Description And Comments
An elaborate miniature freeway with gasoline-powered cars that will travel at speeds of up to 7 miles per hour. In 2016 Autopia gained a Honda-powered sponsorship and snazzy blue and white paint scheme, but it still has the same basic appeal it’s held for decades. The attraction design—with its sleek cars, auto noises, highway signs, and even an “off-road” section—is quite alluring. In fact, however, the cars poke along on a track that leaves the driver with little to do. Pretty ho hum for most adults and teenagers, but at least it’s much more visually stimulating than the unthemed Magic Kingdom version.
This ride is appealing to the eye but definitely expendable on a schedule for adults. Preschoolers, however, love it. If your preschooler is too short to drive, place the child behind the wheel and allow him or her to steer (the car runs on a guide rail) while you work the foot pedal.
A mom from North Billerica, Massachusetts, writes:
I was truly amazed by the number of adults in the line. Please emphasize to your readers that these cars travel on a guided path and are not a whole lot of fun. The only reason I could think of for adults to be in line was an insane desire to go on absolutely every ride. The other feature about the cars is that they tend to pile up at the end, so it takes almost as long to get off as it did to get on. Parents riding with their preschoolers should keep the car going as slow as it can without stalling. This prolongs the preschooler's joy and decreases the time you will have to wait at the end.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Autopia when you visit on a day with a given Disneyland Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Autopia Wait Times.
Boring for adults; great for preschoolers. Must be at least 32" tall to ride, and at least one guest in car must be 54".
Other Attractions in Tomorrowland
- Astro Orbitor
- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
- Disneyland Monorail
- Disneyland Railroad Tomorrowland Station
- Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
- Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
- Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
- Star Wars Launch Bay
- Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
Touring Plans with Autopia
- Disneyland Dumbo-or-Die-in-a-Day Plan
- Disneyland Two-Day Plan for Adults with Children - Day 1
- Late Arrival Plan for Parents with Small Children
|Wait per 100 people ahead||6 minutes|
|Assumes||35 cars operating on each track|
When to go
Before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.
|Opening Date||July 17, 1955|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
|Closures / Refurbishments|
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