For many people, driving becomes a symbol of freedom. When you hit 16, and you pass your driver’s license, you feel like your life is one open road after another.
The same is for many toddlers. They love to “drive” the shopping carts that look like cars and maybe even their own Powerwheels.
Luckily, your little Mousekatot can live out their driving fantasies at the Tomorrowland Speedway at the Magic Kingdom.
When the attraction opened on opening day, it was known as the Grand Prix Raceway and was based on an international car race rather than the future cars of Autotopia in Disneyland.
The length of the track has been up to debate for many years.
Since its opening, the track has been shortened to make way for several attractions including Space Mountain, Mickey’s Birthdayland (The former Toontown) and most recently the new Dumbo area.
In the early 1990s, the name was changed from The Grand Prix to the Tomorrow Indy Speedway and featured some changing to the theming as the “Yard of Bricks,” the Scoring Pylon, Gasoline Alley and more.
In 2008, the Tomorrowland Speedway, resulting in the drop of the Indy portion of the title.
The height requirement to ride the attraction is 32 inches. To ride alone the height requirement is 54 inches.
Most likely, you will need to drive the vehicle because your Mousekatot won’t be able to reach the pedals. This is a good thing because even though the car is on the track if you don’t keep it straight you will run off the track, which can be a bumpy ride.
We haven’t had a chance to enjoy this attraction, but we hope to participate this fall.
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