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  • #61
    Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

    Originally posted by techskip View Post
    There are plenty of other areas that I think need more attention but Autopia could use some as well. I think one of the issues is a "lack of purpose". In the 1950's we were building freeways, that was seen as "modern" so kids were dreaming of driving. Now we have freeways everywhere. Everyone dreams of not being in traffic, and while little kids still want to drive... adults are bored stiff.

    Inside every adult is a little kid. How about making something no one can do. We've all likely imagined driving on some alien planet or meeting some alien life form. It's futuristic... it's something we currently can't do. Give them 6 or 7 vehicle designs similar to various rovers. Get JPL involved and ask them what different planetary terrain would look like. Suddenly Autopia has mountains, deserts, snow, caves, anything you can dream of. An onboard console tells you which "planet simulation" you are in. If you take a scanner and scan the tag of various Aliens then the console tells you what they are, along with a picture and basic facts... Think BLAB but educational in a way...

    My point is give it a purpose... let it support Tomorrowland instead of reminding us of the gridlock of today. There is also a way to immediately tie it into Subs... and Innoventions... it's all a matter of being creative and unique instead of market driven.
    Definitely agree with this! However, I kept getting images of astro blasters pop into my head..what I want to see with Autopia (and tomorrowland in general) are things that are more unique and do allow us to visit places we normally cant or do things we normally can't. Innoventions, Space Mtn., Start Tours, and the subs do a decent job of that but autopia..not so much

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    • #62
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      • #63
        Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

        I dont hate the ride, however if you were to ask me what attraction needs to be replaced with something new....I would pick Autopia.

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        • #64
          Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

          Originally posted by Phillipnotphil View Post
          I've actually thought about this, too.

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          • #65
            Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

            I rode it once. Once is enough. I can see being a kid and LOVING this ride. But as an adult, I don't want to have to drive anymore than I have to.. lol... I would say keep the ride for the wee ones.

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            • #66
              Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

              Originally posted by GhostHost2 View Post
              BTW, it is 1000 times better than WDW's version: the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway.
              I do think it's better but I don't agree with 1000 times better. The off road portion you have is pretty cool but everything else is pretty much the same "experience".

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              • #67
                Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

                Originally posted by Jazziered View Post
                I rode it once. Once is enough. I can see being a kid and LOVING this ride. But as an adult, I don't want to have to drive anymore than I have to.. lol... I would say keep the ride for the wee ones.
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                • #68
                  Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

                  Unless Autopia was the RR cars 17 years ago..then i have no opinion since i never been on autopia before.

                  if they were then ..its ok.. needs to be updated
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                  • #69
                    Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

                    Originally posted by vfire View Post
                    Autopia has nothing to do with "Tomorrowland," it's more like "Todayland." And depending on how the auto industry shakes out, it could soon look like "Yesterland" literally. And actually a lot of kids find the cars very frustrating to "drive" since they require 30 pounds of pressure on the pedal to make the cars move. I find it annoying and tiresome to press down that pedal the entire ride, and empirical observation of other kids on the ride looks like they have much greater difficulty.

                    I don't have a problem with there being a 'kids drive their own car' type of ride. Look at Legoland to see how this ride is done right. Make the cars electric so the ride doesn't literally stink, I feel sorry for the CMs who have to work the ride and breathe in the fumes all day. Remove the guidance track and let guests really drive (it works fine at Legoland with the kids), and make the "freeway" futurisitically themed with more to look at than an old popcorn machine, a rusty Toad vehicle and patches of mud. Disney really can and should do better; Autopia is an embarassment to the park. Legoland puts Disney to shame with a driving ride that is richly themed with even working Lego traffic lights that the kids learn to obey.
                    I saw your thread bashing autopia on Legochat not cool man

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                    • #70
                      Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

                      Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                      Ding ding ding ding! We've got a winner.

                      Would you like a plush Donald or a plush Goofy, sir?
                      I'd like one of each please. I'll hold my plushy Donald in one hand, my plush Goof in the other ... and let the steering wheel do it's own thing.
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                      • #71
                        Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

                        Originally posted by DLLocal View Post
                        I saw your thread bashing autopia on Legochat not cool man
                        Meh... Autopia is fair game. Although, I must admit it is my favorite bumper car ride.
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                        • #72
                          Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

                          Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post
                          Although, I must admit it is my favorite bumper car ride.
                          :bang:

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                          • #73
                            Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

                            It stinks. Literally.

                            The fumes and getting bounced from side to side and the fact that I have to go two times in a row (once for each of my twins) makes me try my best to avoid the Autopia area. Although one of the best bathrooms is right there...
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                            • #74
                              Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

                              Even though I love the smell of those fumes, it would be nice if the cars were replaced with zippy electric models that actually went at a decent speed. To avoid collisions, just have them operate on a computer controlled system that slows the cars down automatically when they get too close. I'm sure such a system could be devised.

                              And I have to say, this seems like the wrong ride to drag space and aliens into. Truthfully, we haven't made much progress in exploring the solar system since Walt's time, and most of the original concepts for Tomorrowland are sadly still pretty futuristic. I think we need to imagine future transportation on Earth before we start thinking about freeways on planets we haven't even set foot on.

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                              • #75
                                Re: Anyone else hate Autopia?!

                                well most of us (at last me) am all for upgradeing it..just like the FNSV its for the kiddies..nothing wrong with that...now once cars land opens.. i think autopia will almost cease to exist really....
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