- The Tomorrowland Indy Speedway (formerly The Grand Prix Raceway) is based on the popular ride from Disneyland , the Autopia. Although both involve riding small cars around a track in Tomorrowland, the general theme and car designs are quite different. The ride in WDW was originally called the Grand Prix Raceway, but when Disney became part of the real life Indy Car Racing circuit, the name was changed.
- The track for the Grand Prix Raceway was moved slightly and shortened in order to allow for construction for Mickey’s Birthdayland.
- "Al Unserbot, Jr." is the four time winner of the "Constellation Cup".
- Briggs & Stratton 9 horsepower engines take these speed demons up to a maximum speed of about 7 MPH (maybe 7.5 if the track conditions are "just right"). And you don’t even need a license to drive one!
- Formerly known as the Grand Prix Raceway, it’s a chance for drivers of all ages (even those without a license), and abilities (don’t worry – there’s a track to help you along), to take a spin around a real racetrack. Each of these $6000, gas-powered cars has disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, but no brake pedal! (But don’t worry, the cars come to a stop when the gas pedal is released).
- There is a VIP lounge in the control tower at the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway for the sponsor of the attraction.
Tomorrowland Indy Speedway
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