New character additions and storytelling enhance the classic attraction Autopia at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Honda's ASIMO humanoid robot and its robotic friend, Bird, will now join guests embarking on the ultimate road trip. The new look for Autopia recently debuted in spring 2016 with cars repainted in Honda colors, and new fuel-efficient Honda engines, badges and tires.
Don't forget to get your drivers license in the photo booth just outside the staging area by the Autopia attraction in Tomorrowland.
Autopia 1978 this is where I learned how to drive!
Old school Autopia car! You can find this photo op in the lobby of the Disneyland hotel!
Autopia display at the Peterson Automotive Museum.
Knott's Bear-y Tales was a dark ride located at Knott's Berry Farm that opened in 1975 as part of the Roaring 20s area. The attraction was designed by Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump as part of creating a ride that would complement Gypsy Camp, a former themed area of the park, later renamed the Roaring 20s (now known as The Boardwalk). As a result, the design of Bear-y Tales was altered twice until it ended up reflecting the theme of the Roaring 20s area.
During construction, the building caught on fire and a couple of scenes that were under development were destroyed. However, the attraction was given an extended deadline to allow more time and reconstruction of the damaged parts of the ride. In the fall of 1986, Knott's Bear-y Tales was closed to become Kingdom of the Dinosaurs due to the then-upcoming trend of dinosaurs.
Following the closure, many of the animatronics and set pieces were obtained by employees, while others stayed within Knott's to become a part of a walk-through experience in 1987 located at the Camp Snoopy area. That attraction also closed and was removed in 1997.
November 7, 2019, Knott's announced that a new 4-D interactive attraction serving as a sequel to Knott's Bear-y Tales will replace Voyage to the Iron Reef for the 100th anniversary of the park, titled "Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair".
Opening date: July 4, 1975
Closing date: October 31, 1986
Replaced by Kingdom of the Dinosaurs
Designed by Rolly Crump
Theme Fantasy Music "Welcome One and All"
Length 600 ft
Vehicle type: Omnimover
Duration 8:00 minutes
In anticipation of the upcoming debut of Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair, honor the past by snatching up a "I Rode the Original" Tee and Pin! Quantities limited for this offering. Limit 2 per person.
Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair takes place 34 years after the original adventure and follows Boysen Bear and Girlsen Bear as they travel to the Country Fair to earn the blue ribbon prize for their famous boysenberry pies, but Crafty Coyote is back along with his mischievous pups intent on stealing all the pies for themselves. Guests will climb aboard ride vehicles equipped with jelly blasters to try and recover the stolen boysenberry pies as they travel through whimsical and beautiful environments while competing for the highest score.
Pre-Ordered quantities are projected to ship within two weeks of ordering. T-Shirts are printed on demand to allow for adequate sizing for all! $34.95 - $36.95
Cowboy Snoopy Collectible Pin $9.99
Hey, pardners! No trip to Knott's Berry Farm is complete without a visit with Cowboy Snoopy, the orneriest critter this side of Calico! He loves root beer, dusty trails and Cowboy songs at sunset! Saddle up for a limited edition pin sure to be the prize steer of any collection.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".