Tomorrowland Speedway

More Tomorrowland Speedway Facts and Figures!

Tomorrowland Speedway

The cars come racing around the track at the Tomorrowland Speedway!

As we continue our look at the Tomorrowland Speedway from this morning, here are some facts and figures for you to chew on:

  • The cars travel at the speed of 7.5 MPH, and the engines are 9 HP Briggs & Stratton engines.
  • The track length is 4/10ths of a mile, and will take about 5 minutes to navigate.
  • There are rails in the track to keep the cars positioned on the track, but you may get stuck behind a slow moving vehicle or bumped from behind as a result.
  • This is an Original Magic Kingdom attraction.
  • There are 146 Autopia Mark VII race cars that can go on the track.
  • The line is quite long at times, so it is advisable to bring water since it isn’t covered very much.
  • Lastly, for good views of the track, there is an area over the track at the start and finish you can use to take pictures from, or you can find great views on the TTA or on the walking paths near the attraction.

As always, thanks to my friends Heidi from Heidi’s Head and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse for joining in on the trivia!  Make sure you check out their links and any other posts that are added on as well, and thanks for stopping by!

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Tomorrowland Speedway

The cars come racing around the track at the Tomorrowland Speedway! Image courtesy my friend Neal.

The Tomorrowland Speedway is a Magic Kingdom original attraction, although back then, it was known as the Grand Prix Raceway.  This has always been a child favorite because it gives youngsters the idea of what it is like to pretend that they are driving a real car — and as everyone knows, Walt Disney World is all about imagination!  Personally, I don’t think that the Speedway is all that good anymore.  The smell of the gasoline engines, in particular, is something I don’t like, and it is just too slow…but then again, I’m not a kid anymore, and to a kid, being able to drive a car and pretend you are in a race, well, that’s all there is to it.

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A view from above the track at the Tomorrowland Speedway!

You can get good vantage points of the track from several spots on the TTA; here you see the starting/loading and unloading area of the track.

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Look Mom, no hands — only possible at the Tomorrowland Speedway!

Evidently, even 20 year old girls are kids at heart, and like to show off for the camera, as my niece Stephanie did back in 2010…don’t try this at home, kids!

So what do you think of the Tomorrowland Speedway, folks?  Like it, skip it, or never tried it?  Let me know in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by today!  Stay tuned later today for more Tomorrowland Speedway facts and figures as part of our #DisneyTrivia segment!