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    More Mouse: Remembering the Magic - Tomorrowland Speedway

    Remembering the Magic - Tomorrowland Speedway by Jonathan Heigl

    Jonathan takes a look at the brief history of the Tomorrowland Speedway.

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    I wish I had a nickle for every rumor I heard that it would be re-themed to Cars...


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    I totally agree that the cars need to be updated to be more environmentally friendly. Too many times I had to hold my breath while walking by the attraction so as to NOT inhale the exhaust fumes. It's the 21st century and they're still using gas power engines in Tomorrowland. Solar power or electric cars are needed. If they want to make the cars futuristic, make the cars look like the Jetson cars with clear domes on the top and opening on both sides, otherwise the hot sun would turn the riders into baked potatoes. I also like the theme ideas which this attraction needs.


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    Thanks for the look back. I was intrigued by your use of the term "engine guides". While I've heard them called guides before, I've never heard the term engine guides. Did this come from somewhere? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danyoung View Post
    Thanks for the look back. I was intrigued by your use of the term "engine guides". While I've heard them called guides before, I've never heard the term engine guides. Did this come from somewhere? Thanks.
    This term is just what my brain put together -- a while back (years ago) I was reading about the attraction somewhere and I remembered ready about the guides, but I also THINK I remember reading that the guides were attached up to the engine or something like that, so I've just always thought of them as engine guides...just one of those things that come together in your mind when you try to picture something and it has just always stuck with me! Perhaps not the best choice of words, because the more I think of it, I doubt the guides are attached to the engine, although possible.
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    Well I remember that when I was in the College Program in 92, they told us the plan was to drive all of the cars around back and down into the utilidors in case of hurricane threat, along with hoisting the top off of the castle with a crane. But that has to my knowledge never actually occurred. I had a girlfriend that worked that attraction and she hated always smelling like gas or exhaust fumes, having to shower after every shift! But since she was a redhead, I never complained...

    The most recent change, which is horrible, is a ridiculously-strong spring on the gas pedal, making it impossible for even an adult to keep the gas pressed down continuously. There is no way for a child to depress the pedal at all, at least in the car I was in on the last trip a few months back.

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