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Chevy Releases Tomorrowland Behind-the-Scenes Video

Chevy Releases <em>Tomorrowland</em> Behind-the-Scenes Video

The sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland is on track to eventually lose $140 million, which would make it one of the biggest flops in Disney history (and considering Disney’s recent history, that’s saying something… John Carter, anyone?) But, if you are one of the select few who actually saw the film, you might be interested in this […]

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Tomorrowland Ad for 2016 Volt Features Chevy Concepts throughout History

<em>Tomorrowland</em> Ad for 2016 Volt Features Chevy Concepts throughout History

The 2016 Chevy Volt is making its big-screen debut on May 22nd with a cameo role in the Disney adventure Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson. So in the spirit of cross-promotional synergy and whatnot, General Motors just released a Tomorrowland-themed commercial for the new Volt, which plays upon the automaker’s history of innovation. […]

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History of the Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom

History of the Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom

Learn more about the origins of the Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom

For little fans of high-speed adventures, the Tomorrowland Speedway at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is a must-see attraction. Here, the thrill of race track is alive and well, and you don’t even need a driver’s license. First Delivery: Check out the first 2016 Nissan Titan delivered to customers The first sign of the speedway that guests […]

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Chevy Volt and EN-V Concepts to Cameo in Disney’s Tomorrowland

Chevy Volt and EN-V Concepts to Cameo in Disney’s Tomorrowland

The 2016 Chevy Bolt concept may share its name with a Disney film, but it’s the Volt that’s actually going to appear in one—alongside one of GM’s bizarre concept vehicles. The all-new 2016 Chevy Volt and Chevrolet’s EN-V concepts will be appearing in the backdrops of the upcoming Disney sci-fi mystery adventure, Tomorrowland, in scenes set […]

 Daniel DiManna

Rocket Rods: Disney’s Rocket-Powered Mistake – Pt. 2

Rocket Rods: Disney’s Rocket-Powered Mistake – Pt. 2

In part one of this story, we discussed the history of Tomorrowland’s beloved Peoplemover, and how it was ultimately replaced by the car-themed Rocket Rods attraction. Now it’s time to find out how it all went very, very wrong. The New Hummer is Coming: And its quite the attraction A Rocket Rods replacement In the […]

 Daniel DiManna

Rocket Rods: Disney’s Rocket-Powered Mistake – Pt. 1

Rocket Rods: Disney’s Rocket-Powered Mistake – Pt. 1

Behind their veneer of magic, mascots, and overpriced souvenirs, the Disney theme parks are overflowing with interesting stories and history. Disneyland in particular is home to many tales of innovation, imagination, and more than a few infamous missteps. This is the story of one of those missteps, and of how one of Disneyland’s most legendary […]

 Daniel DiManna

The Mouse-O-Rail: Disney’s Street-Legal Monorail Super Car

The Mouse-O-Rail: Disney’s Street-Legal Monorail Super Car

When most people think of the Disney theme parks, they think of costumed characters and overpriced bottled water. However, beyond the visual spender and veneer of “Disney magic” is a fascinating history of innovation, imagination, and recycling old things into newer, shinier things. Disney is no stranger to reusing iconic elements of their theme parks […]

 Zachary Berry

The Story of Disney’s Lost World’s Fair Attraction: Ford’s Magic Skyway

The Story of Disney’s Lost World’s Fair Attraction: Ford’s Magic Skyway

A collaboration between Disney and Ford created one of the most memorable attractions at the 1964 World's Fair. Unfortunately, the ride never made it to any of the Disney theme parks.

For both Ford Motor Company and Walt Disney, the 1964 New York World’s Fair was a watershed moment. Ford was planning to introduce its new Mustang model at the World’s Fair, hoping that the “pony car” would be a success for the Ford Brand. Meanwhile, Disney received the opportunity to test out new technologies for […]

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Stop Whatever You’re Doing and Make Plans to See the GM Heritage Center’s Dazzling Collection of Classic Cars

Stop Whatever You’re Doing and Make Plans to See the GM Heritage Center’s Dazzling Collection of Classic Cars

With its rotating display of fascinating vintage vehicles, the General Motors Heritage Center is a treasure trove for GM car fans and auto history buffs. There’s just one catch: This private collection is hidden away in an industrial park north of Detroit in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and visits are by appointment only. The GM Heritage […]

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Disney is Bringing the Tron Lightcycle Power Run Coaster to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney is Bringing the Tron Lightcycle Power Run Coaster to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

When the Shanghai Disneyland Park opened in June of last year, one of the most highly-discussed and popular attractions at the theme park was the Tron Lightcycle Power Run. This bike-based launch coaster was different from any other ride that Disney had implemented into any of its parks. The novelty of the ride unsurprisingly made many domestic […]

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Disney Adding Custom Ride-Share Fleet and Gondola Network to Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Adding Custom Ride-Share Fleet and Gondola Network to Walt Disney World Resort

Traverse the most magical place on Earth by utilizing a fleet of Minnie Mouse-themed vehicles and a network of gondolas

At the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, there are plenty of ways to get around. You can climb aboard a bus, board a ferry, or take a ride on the monorail (¡Por favor manténgase alejado de las puertas!). Even with all of these options to choose from, Disney World is constantly adding new means […]

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“TRON Realm, Chevrolet Digital Challenge” Attraction Opens in Shanghai Disneyland

“TRON Realm, Chevrolet Digital Challenge” Attraction Opens in Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland is now offering visitors a TRON-influenced glimpse at the future of transportation, presented in part by GM. The park’s newly opened “TRON Realm, Chevrolet Digital Challenge” attraction represents a collaboration between Shanghai Disney Resort and its alliance participant, SAIC-General Motors. Located in Tomorrowland, the new, Chevy-sponsored TRON Realm is easily accessible from TRON […]

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Sixth-Gen Chevy Camaro Debuts in China

Sixth-Gen Chevy Camaro Debuts in China

The all-new, sixth-generation Chevy Camaro has already had a big impact in its native country, but today the American muscle car finally had its Chinese debut at an event in Shanghai. The six-gen Camaro had its world debut at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park in May of last year. Yet it wasn’t until today—nearly a full 16 […]

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Chevy Sponsors Tron Ride, Provides Parade Vehicle for Shanghai Disney Resort

Chevy Sponsors Tron Ride, Provides Parade Vehicle for Shanghai Disney Resort

The long-awaited Shanghai Disney Resort opened last month to excited crowds from the world over. Chevrolet is the official vehicle of the most magical new resort on earth, and it is also the presenting sponsor of Tomorrowland’s TRON Lightcycle Power Run. According to ShanghaiDisneyResort.com, the TRON Lightcycle Power Run is “the ultimate competition,” pitting teams […]

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Honda New Sponsor of Classic Disneyland Resort Autopia Attraction

Honda New Sponsor of Classic Disneyland Resort Autopia Attraction

Honda has announced that it will be the new sponsor of the Disneyland Resort attraction Autopia, a classic ride that allows visitors to steer specially designed bumper cars around an enclosed track. Honda also committed to continue its multiyear strategic alliance with Disneyland Resort. Autopia—a portmanteau of the words “automobile” and “utopia”—has been a part […]

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GM Donates 2016 Chevy Volt to FIRST to Further STEM Education

GM Donates 2016 Chevy Volt to <em>FIRST</em> to Further STEM Education

Even if they’re not yet old enough to buy one, GM would like kids to view the all-new eco-friendly 2016 Chevy Volt as an inspiring example of the kind of advanced technological breakthroughs that science can achieve. That’s one reason why the electric vehicle had a cameo in the Disney movie Tomorrowland, and one reason […]

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How to Get Your Hands on Classic Disneyland Cars This November

How to Get Your Hands on Classic Disneyland Cars This November

Upcoming auction to feature timeless Disneyland vehicles

Chances are that you know someone who collects Disney memorabilia, or perhaps you yourself collect it! The accumulation of Disneyana has become an obsession for many looking to preserve their childhood and the legacy of the beloved production studio. For those looking to take their collection from simple knickknacks to truly rare items, a California-based […]

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French Group Petitions GM to Sell 2016 Chevy Volt in Europe

French Group Petitions GM to Sell 2016 Chevy Volt in Europe

A French group named Association Amperistes et Amis des Véhicules Rechargeable is trying to change General Motors’ mind, after the American automaker announced that the new 2016 Chevy Volt electric car will not be released in Europe. The group is making its voice heard with a change.org petition directed at GM, which reads, in part: […]