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Walt Disney World To Develop Two New Solar Facilities To Power 40% Energy Consumption

Happy Earth Month Disney fans! Disney has been celebrating all April, and has made a new announcement regarding more solar power on the way to Walt Disney World. With two new solar facilities coming to the property, Disney plans to power 40% of their annual energy consumption!

 

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As announced by Disney: “Walt Disney World has been basking in the glow of the Sunshine State and using solar energy for several years, and today, 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. These new solar projects add to a not-so-hidden Mickey shaped solar array, built in collaboration with RCID and Duke Energy, sharing that authentic Disney flair across 22 acres of land, as well as the massive 270-acre, 57MW solar facility built in partnership with RCID and Origis Energy USA. When combined, Walt Disney World’s total solar facilities will produce enough renewable energy to power up to 40% of its total annual energy consumption.”

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That’s seriously impressive! But, of course there’s more! Disneyland Paris, Disneyland in California, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney, and even Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay are using solar power to better the environment. Check out all the details as shared by Disney here. Plus, check out the video below.

Way to go Disney! Keep up the amazing work!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.