Is Autopia transitioning to electric cars? Meanwhile, Tomorrowland Speedway continues to smell like it’s stuck in 1971.

Disney has announced plans to replace the gasoline-powered engines in its Autopia cars at Disneyland with electric motors in the coming years. The news was first reported by The Los Angeles Times, but Disney’s response seems more like typical PR language rather than a concrete plan.

While the California version of Autopia received updates in 2000 and 2016, the Tomorrowland Speedway at Walt Disney World in Florida seems to have remained unchanged since the park opened in 1971. The old engines in the Walt Disney World version give off a strong smell and sound like engines from the past, contrasting with the futuristic theme of “Tomorrowland.”

Although there is a possibility that Tomorrowland Speedway may eventually follow suit and switch to electric engines, Disney’s track record in updating attractions suggests it may not happen anytime soon. The company’s commitment to eco-friendly practices should extend to all aspects of its theme parks for the benefit of guests and employees alike.

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