Le Blog 3 / 10: Autopia

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Le Blog 3 / 10: Autopia

Postby Gary » 20 Feb 2011, 11:30

I reckon the Grand Prix at Blackpool Pleasure Beach gets a bad press.

I love these type of rides and can now add DLP's Autopia to the list I've ridden.

It actually opened in Paris on April 12 1992 - The day the park first opened.

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Whether or not the car I drove is a "car of the future" remains to be seen but its a great fun attraction and one I bet many pass on when they visit Discoveryland.

Besides..you get to drive through Solaria: "A city of tomorrow" with its twisting 4 tracks that separate out, that meet up elsewhere, that separate again to go under and over bridges and that meet up with other tracks later on.

The name Autopia is a portmanteau of the words "automobile utopia," which was popularized in academic circles by British architecture critic Reyner Banham to describe Los Angeles in his 1971 book "Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies."

..er..thanks Wikipedia. :)

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