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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Autopia Opened On This Day in 1959

The Fantasyland Autopia ride opened on this day January 1, in 1959 in California’s Disneyland. The name Autopia is a portmanteau of the words “automobile utopia.” The ride was created by Bob Gurr, who said, “From Disneyland’s opening day, the Autopia in Tomorrowland was wildly popular. A couple years later, the Junior Autopia was added as a quick capacity …

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