Tomorrowland Indy Speedway

Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom
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Description

The Tomorrowland Indy Speedway allows guests to drive a gas powered race car around a closed circuit track. It's located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom.

Details

FASTPASS: No
Height/Age Requirement: At least 32" to drive with an adult and at least 54" to ride alone

Facts and Figures
  • Opening date: October 1 1971
  • Ride time: 4mins 45secs
  • Track length: 2260ft
  • Height required to ride alone: 54"
  • Height requirement to drive with an adult: 32"
Trivia

Tomorrowland Speedway is one of the original Walt Disney World attractions, dating back to the opening of the Magic Kingdom theme park on Oct. 1, 1971. The attraction features 146 authentic Autopia Mark VII race cars that travel around a 4/10 mile track. The cars reach a top speed of 7 ½ miles per hour. Appealing both to adults and children, Tomorrowland Speedway includes several safety features including an engine governor, belt restraints, shock absorbent bumpers and a minimum height and age requirement. The engines are built by Briggs and Stratton.

Name History

The Speedway has had a lot of name changes over the years, while the ride has remained laregly unchanged.

October 1971 - Grand Prix Raceway
September 27 1996 - Tomorrowland Speedway
January 28 2000 - Tomorrowland Indy Speedyway
2007 - Tomorrowland Speedway

Sponsors

Over the years the attraction has been sponsored by Goodyear and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).

Track changes

The track had to be shortened slightly to provide additional space for the construction of Mickey's Birthdayland.
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