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    Should have taken a picture but as of Saturday night the newly refurbished Chevron "The California Oil Company" gas pumps were now.... "Condor Gas". Did the rumored Chevron breakup just happen?

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    Re: Chevron Gone at DCA

    What do you mean by breakup? They have a contract with Disney and I don't think the contract has ended yet.

    I'm guessing they had customs made and they needed something to stand in their place while they were having new ones made.
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      Originally posted by Disneytwins View Post
      What do you mean by breakup? They have a contract with Disney and I don't think the contract has ended yet.

      I'm guessing they had customs made and they needed something to stand in their place while they were having new ones made.

      Nope, these gas pumps were just redone in the past 6 months. Instead of the worn "industrial" look of Condor Flats these pumps were restored to a shiny 1950's style with the Chevron logo of the time. It had the slogan of "The California Oil Company" underneath. Those logos have been covered with "Condor Gas" decals, the pumps are the same. Part of the Tomorrowland renovation rumors center around the Autopia being removed as Chevron is no longer on a long term sponsorship contract but one that could be ended at any time. If that sponsorship has indeed ended then the incentive to continue to operate Autopia declines, especially because it occupies a lot of space. Someone please get pictures, I just didn't think to take them at the time...

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          Although this is getting a little off topic - maybe? - I'm firmly for the Chevron partnership coming to a close if only because it opens up the possibility of the removal of Autopia.
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            chevron sponsorship of autopia ended in 2010. it isnt going anywhere -_-
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              Re: Chevron Gone at DCA

              Originally posted by MrsMonroe View Post
              chevron sponsorship of autopia ended in 2010. it isnt going anywhere -_-
              No, the 10-year contract between Chevron and Disney ended in 2010. Smaller contracts have been renewed approximately a year at a time.

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                Originally posted by Disneytwins View Post
                What do you mean by breakup? They have a contract with Disney and I don't think the contract has ended yet.
                By "breakup" I am sure the OP was asking if the contract had ended..

                Originally posted by 0ranos View Post
                Although this is getting a little off topic - maybe? - I'm firmly for the Chevron partnership coming to a close if only because it opens up the possibility of the removal of Autopia.
                Eh. Could just mean a new sponsor comes in and re-vamps the whole attraction as well. Just because a sponsor leaves doesn't really call for the said attraction to be removed.

                Originally posted by MrsMonroe
                chevron sponsorship of autopia ended in 2010. it isnt going anywhere -_-
                Originally posted by dfan07
                No, the 10-year contract between Chevron and Disney ended in 2010. Smaller contracts have been renewed approximately a year at a time.
                +1. I was going to say the same thing!


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                  Originally posted by 0ranos View Post
                  Although this is getting a little off topic - maybe? - I'm firmly for the Chevron partnership coming to a close if only because it opens up the possibility of the removal of Autopia.
                  With the sub building underneath, there is not much that can be put there anyway. May as well just upgrade the existing attraction.
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                    Chevon officially ended their sponsorship in September of 2011
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                      Originally posted by tomrules1955 View Post
                      Chevon officially ended their sponsorship in September of 2011
                      Not saying you're wrong, but do you have a source?


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                        Originally posted by dfan07 View Post
                        No, the 10-year contract between Chevron and Disney ended in 2010. Smaller contracts have been renewed approximately a year at a time.
                        The Chevron references have been removed from Autopia as well. The dioramas in the ques have had their little posters and gas pump logos removed. The logos have also been removed from the Driver's Licenses.

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                          Originally posted by explodingboy View Post
                          Not saying you're wrong, but do you have a source?
                          a friend that works for Chevon in the Bay area
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                            Originally posted by tomrules1955 View Post
                            a friend that works for Chevon in the Bay area
                            Works for me!


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                              Re: Chevron Gone at DCA

                              The Disneyland website still lists Autotopia as sponcered by Chevron...
                              Autopia Ride | Tomorrowland Attractions | Disneyland Park
                              I am going through all my photos trying to look for one of the sign. The licenes and dioramams have lost chevron logo, but I am not sure about the main sign.

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