Autopia

Speed Through These 4 Autopia Facts Powered by Honda

By Savannah Salazar For 64 years, Autopia at Disneyland has been a source of fun for drivers of all ages. Whether you like driving through the winding freeway of the attraction or just sitting back and feeling the wind on your face, Autopia has become a timeless favorite for Disney Parks fans around the world. …

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Lightning McQueen and Mater

Race Your Way to Fun with Our Favorite Cars from Disney Parks

By Jocelyn Buhlman As we speed closer and closer to the premiere of Cars 3, driving into theaters June 16, we can’t help but be all about automobiles and the adventures we can enjoy when we hit the highway. And what cars are cooler than the ones you can find at Disney parks all over …

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News Briefs

Dante the Dog’s Debut & Wreck-It Ralph’s Return—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Meet Dante the dog from Disney•Pixar’s Coco, and Wreck-It Ralph 2 reveals its official title…Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Disney•Pixar’s Coco Presents Dante’s Lunch—A Short Tail How cool is this? First we got to see the official trailer for Disney•Pixar’s newest animated film, …

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Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain

Can You Find These 7 Disneyland Numbers?

By Jocelyn Buhlman You can always count on spotting some significant numbers throughout the worlds of Disney—we all know, for example, that the “23” in D23 is taken from the year 1923, when Walt Disney first arrived in Los Angeles and founded what is now The Walt Disney Company. The rich history of Disneyland has …

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That's So Raven

Freeform Goes “Throwback”—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter “That’s So Throwback” Brings Disney Channel Faves to Freeform If you’ve got a hankerin’ for the Disney Channel of yesteryear, look no further than Freeform’s upcoming programming event, “That’s So Throwback”! Beginning this week, a bunch of your favorite past Disney Channel series will air every Monday through Thursday—and fabulous Disney Channel …

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Bob Gurr

23 Moving Questions With Bob Gurr

Bob Gurr remains a man on the move while his creative accomplishments as a Disney Imagineer continue to transport people around the world… literally. Energy. That’s the first thing you sense about Bob. This is abundantly evident during a visit on the shaded patio of The Big D commissary at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) in …

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Milt Albright

Milt Albright

In 1953, in an attempt to gain some attention from Walt and transfer to his new “amusement park” in Anaheim, Milt, an automobile buff, designed a miniature car for the Autopia, then in the planning stages as an attraction for Disneyland. When he saw that Milt had created a car as a calling card, Walt said, “Well, anybody that crazy belongs at Disneyland!”

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Chuck Abbott

Chuck Abbott

Chuck entered the Disneyland on-ramp on August 10, 1955, as a ride operator on Autopia. “In the days when there was no track, and cast members had to be quick on their feet to avoid a collision with oncoming guests,” he once recalled.

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