Disney has announced today that they are adding more solar power to their parks around the world, including at Walt Disney World, where they plan to enhance the iconic solar Mickey. The Orlando area resort’s solar panels will soon power 40% of the property.
“Walt Disney World and Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) are teaming up with local utility partners in Central Florida to develop two new 75MW solar facilities, which are expected to come online in approximately two years.”
Disney also has solar power at resorts around the world.
70% of Castaway Cay will soon be run off solar power.
“Disneyland Paris is setting the standard for solar energy in Europe – working on one of the largest solar canopy plants in collaboration with Urbasolar. These solar canopies will provide practical and innovative use of 67,500 solar panels sitting atop an outdoor guest parking lot.
Hong Kong Disneyland is also setting an example locally, serving as home to the single largest solar panel site in Hong Kong. Across 20 attractions and buildings, the park has installed over 5,000 solar panels.”
Solar panels also sit on top of Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure.
Finally, “solar power energizes Tokyo Disney Resort, generating enough power to fuel the iconic Dreamlights Parade with solar panels installed at eight backstage locations across the resort.”
Happy Earth day everyone!