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Disneyland’s Autopia enhancements include new characters and more

by Banks Lee

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New character additions and storytelling have recently enhanced the classic Autopia attraction at Disneyland in California.

Honda’s ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) humanoid robot and its robotic friend, Bird, now join guests embarking on the ultimate road trip around Tomorrowland. Bird has the distinction of being the first character created specifically for this attraction.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, new scenes located throughout Autopia’s queue and ride feature ASIMO and Bird planning their trip, loading their Honda vehicle and embarking on adventures from a campground to the sky. Take a look at a POV of the updates below:

Autopia 2017 POV featuring ASIMO at Disneyland in California

Video by Tyler Cox/Attractions Magazine

A new look for Autopia debuted last spring with cars repainted in Honda colors, and new fuel-efficient Honda engines, badges and tires. ASIMO itself is no stranger to Disneyland, having starred in Tomorrowland’s Honda ASIMO Theatre from 2005 to 2015.

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