Disney’s Tomorrowland Speedway could get electrified if the company’s discussions with Tesla follow through. The talks between the two companies will help in promoting the EV industry and also help Disney get rid of its go-karts powered by gas in the Orlando based Magic Kingdom.
According to Just Disney, the Disney-Tesla partnership is imminent for the speedway ride. Citing its sources, the outlet noted that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been meeting some top executives from Disney to ensure that visitors enjoy a brand-new electrified speedway that transports them through the scenic location of the region. Musk’s company may even sponsor the speedway and the surrounding stadium to help visitors experience “driving in the future.”
The gas-powered go-karts will also get an electric upgrade and will still be available in child-friendly driving opportunities. The EV manufacturer is also expected to keep their logo on the front of each vehicle.
Disney focuses extensively on renewable energy and recently finished the work on a large solar farm that could fit two Magic Kingdoms. The facility is built across 270 acres and has over half a million solar panels which can generate 50 MW of power. The huge facility can run two of the four Walt Disney World theme parks annually.