Disney Gas Stations
At Which You Haven’t Bought Gas
IMAGINEERING
Yesterland
 
Why fill your car’s gas tank outside the Disney theme parks when there are gas pumps inside each of Disney’s major parks in North America? This is a follow-up to the article, Disney Hotels At Which You Haven’t Stayed.
Werner Weiss, Curator of Yesterland, November 9, 2007    
Goofy Gas at Disneyland
Goofy’s Gas at Disneyland

Drive into Mickey’s Toontown for genuine Goofy Gas. You can tell you’re in California, with its stringent anti-pollution laws and special gasoline blends. This gasoline is so environmentally friendly that fish can live in the glass cylinders of the gas pumps.
 

Fly’n’Buy Chevron at California Adventure
Fly’n’Buy Chevron at California Adventure

At last—a brand that you recognize! Here at Condor Flats, everyone buys Chevron gas from the Fly’n’Buy. It’s the only gas station at this little high desert airport.
 

Dyno Gasolene at Animal Kingdom
Dyno Regular at Animal Kingdom

If you need gas while driving through Dinoland, stop at Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures store. I hope your car runs on Regular; that’s all you’ll find out here. There’s a Premium pump nearby...
 

No Name Premium at Animal Kingdom
No Name Premium at Animal Kingdom

The premium pump is nice and clean—but the location is inconvenient because it’s inside Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures store. That makes it hard to drive up to the pump without plowing through exterior walls and racks of merchandise. What were Chester and Hester thinking?
 

Oscar’s Super Service at Disney-MGM Studios
Oscar’s Super Service at Disney-MGM Studios

Oscar’s Super Service lives up to its name. Pull your car up to the pumps, and four attendants will run out to service your car—one to pump the gas, one to clean your windows, one to check your tire pressure, and one to check your oil level.
 

Pete’s Gulp Station at Magic Kingdom
Pete’s Gulp Station at Magic Kingdom

Remember when Gulf Oil Company used to sponsor The Walt Disney Story on Main Street? But Pete doesn’t have a Gulf station; he has a Gulp station. So drive into Mickey’s Toontown Fair and fill up with Gulp. Psst... here’s a secret... although the rest room key is inaccessible in the glass cylinder of the gas pump, their rest rooms are actually always unlocked.
 

Goofolene Airplane Fuel at Magic Kingdom
Goofolene Airplane Fuel at Magic Kingdom

Don’t buy your gasoline here unless you need airplane fuel. Then, don’t be surprised if you fly erratically. At least that’s what happens when the “aircraft” of Goofy’s Barnstormer fill up with Goofolene.
 

Depression Gas at Epcot
Depression Gas at Epcot

Pay just 18 cents per gallon at this rural general store from 1929. That’s a good price for gasoline. However, for the folks at this gas station, it’s the Great Depression and paying for anything is difficult. Set a nickle aside for a Coca-Cola. You’ll not only be helping the general store stay in business, you’ll also be supporting one of the original sponsors (along with American Express) of The American Adventure, the show that features this general store.


Okay, these aren’t real gas stations. But you knew that right away.

This article shows how Disney’s Imagineers take something that’s part of our everyday lives—gas stations—and make them into Disney park features that entertain, set the mood, or tell a story.

Unlike other parts of Yesterland, the gas stations on this page are all alive and well... for now, at least. The Fly’n’Buy Chevron is likely to go away when California Adventure’s Condor Flats area is re-themed.


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Updated October 30, 2009.

Photo of Goofy Gas at Disneyland: 2008 by Al Lutz.
Photo of Fly’n’Buy Chevron at California Adventure: 2006 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Dyno Regular at Animal Kingdom: 2007 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of No Name Premium at Animal Kingdom: 2007 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Oscar’s Super Service at Disney-MGM Studios: 2007 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Pete’s Gulp Station at Magic Kingdom: 2007 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Goofolene Airplane Fuel at Magic Kingdom: 2007 by Werner Weiss.
Photo of Depression Gas at Epcot: 2007 by Werner Weiss.