Disney flips switch on new 270-acre solar facility to power their Orlando theme parks

Inside the Magic | February 28, 2019

It may be easy being green! Disney has recently been making some pretty environmentally conscious changes (remember the company’s vow to ban plastic straws?). In the latest news, they have turned on a new 270-acre solar facility in Orlando that will power two of the four Walt Disney World theme parks. Disney announced last week that the new facility, which is 50 megawatts and almost 300 acres large, officially began running and providing solar power to the Walt Disney World Resort this month. The facility, which was built in collaboration with Origis Energy USA and the Reedy Creek Improvement District, will generate enough renewable clean energy to power two Walt Disney World theme parks every year. Disney shared that this facility is one of the many efforts Disney is making to become more environmentally conscious and sustainable. It plays an integral role in The Walt Disney Company’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2020, which they committed to in 2012.

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