A Disney Kid’s View of Tomorrowland Speedway

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Today is the biggest day in motorsports, I wanted to take look at the classic Walt Disney World attraction – Tomorrowland Speedway, which itself has a tie-in to the Indianapolis 500. This complete POV on-ride video of Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland Speedway is part of our Disney Kid’s View series.

The attraction was originally known as the “Walt Disney World Grand Prix Raceway” a nod to the Formula One series that races to day in the Monaco Grand Prix. However, From 1999 to 2008 the track featured a partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500. Nea the end of the ‘pit lane’ you can see the iconic black scoring pylon with spots for 33 cars and a few of the bricks in the “Yard of Bricks” came from the actual brickyard, which was the name for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as it was once paved entirely with bricks.

Like the length and theme of the attraction, interest has changed over the years. But I hope young kids will always be able to experience thrill of racing at Walt Disney World.

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3 Responses to A Disney Kid’s View of Tomorrowland Speedway

  1. steven vore says:

    are there any rumors or idle chatter about the cars being converted to electric or at least something cleaner, quieter and more reliable?

    • steven vore says:

      and, I should have said, more theme-appropriate. Am I the only one who’s been struck by the incongruity of the thing? On one side is a bright, beautiful Tomorrowland; on the other the whimsey of Fantasyland – and stuck in between is this noisy, smelly, anachronistic beast; exactly the Coney-island sort of thing that Walt was supposed to have created DL/WDW to avoid.

  2. Chuck Birnley says:

    What a great attraction! I have sooo many pics of my grandmother riding with my kids! She ALWAYS has a great smile on her face – probably even bigger than my 7 and 5 year olds! What great memories.

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