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Magical Mouse Schoolhouse: Disneyland's Autopia

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Ever the forward thinker, Walt Disney felt that with the interstate highway system in its infancy, a ride that gave kids the wheel would be a great learning tool for the drivers of tomorrow. The original Autopia, located in Tomorrowland, opened with the Park in 1955 and featured four traffic lanes with no guide rails. The first several riders got a good taste of what it’s really like to drive on the Los Angeles area freeways. (Laugh!)

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Adventures in the Magic Kingdom (1990)

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Parkeology explores the parks as they appear in the digital world, including the disastrous Nintendo game from 1990, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom.

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Disney Interactive Studios: Not Just for Movie Spinoffs

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Disney Interactive Studios, the video game subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, has a roster of games filled with movie spinoffs. Cars, Alice in Wonderland, Toy Story, and many others all have more than one game associated with the movie franchise. Let’s not focus on these, however. Instead, I’d like to take a look at some of the games that aren’t movie or show related.

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Daveland@Disneyland A-Z Autopia: Part I

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"Sponsored by Richfield (1955–1970), The Autopia was an exciting representation of the future of America’s highways. Cars without bumpers were almost completely destroyed by the test drivers, so bumpers were fitted around the vehicle; spring-loaded bumpers were eventually installed to discourage the all-too-tempting collisions by guests of all ages."

A great look at the autopia, including loads of great photos from the "olden days."

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Midget Autopia, August 1959

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Today we celebrate the Midget Autopia, aimed at satisfying the small fry who were too short to reach the pedals on the larger Autopia cars. In fact, it was for kids only; adults who attempted to ride were promptly executed.

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The Adventures of a Teenage Disney Geek 56 - Adventures on the California Freeway

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On this show, we return to Westfest in Disneyland for some very interesting rides on Matterhorn and Autopia with some friends. Then, we fly across the country for Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom for the return of the angry, unrestrained member of the Dysfunctional SuperFamily: Baby Minnie. More at http://www.teenagedisneygeek.com/

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