Disney Marks Earth Day By Unveiling Renewable Energy Plans For Theme Parks

The company's total solar portfolio can reportedly provide enough energy for 65,200 homes, or eight Magic Kingdom parks, for one year.

4/23/2021 10:14:00 AM

The company's total solar portfolio can reportedly provide enough energy for 65,200 homes, or eight Magic Kingdom parks, for one year.

The company's total solar portfolio can reportedly provide enough energy for 65,200 homes, or eight Magic Kingdom parks, for one year.

DisneyA massive solar array in the shape of Mickey Mouse is one of four facilities that will provide renewable energy to the Walt Disney World resort in Florida. “Through the innovative use of space, and with a touch of Disney magic, we are using the sun to conserve energy and power up in a responsible manner,” Mark Penning, Disney’s vice president for Animals, Science and Environment at its theme parks division,

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wrote in a blog post. “Our new set of ambitious goals commit us to achieve net zero emissions for our direct operations by 2030.”Across the country, the top of the Radiator Springs Racers attraction is lined with 1,400 solar panels at Disney’s California Adventure, located adjacent to the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California. A series of solar canopies are also in place at Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Catch a short video about Disney’s renewable energy plans below.The energy produced by Disney’s global solar portfolio is reportedly enough to power 65,200 homes for one year, or the equivalent of eight Magic Kingdom parks. Read more: HuffPost Parents »

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