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.
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"
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.
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
Over the years the attraction has been sponsored by Goodyear and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).
The track had to be shortened slightly to provide additional space for the construction of Mickey's Birthdayland