What better way to power the magic Disney brings than with renewable energy?! So, how does Disney do this exactly? Check out the details below as shared by The Walt Disney Company.
As part of our long-term goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, Disney is making ongoing investments in renewable energy across our operations. We continue to seek innovative ways to bring clean electricity to our local energy grids and increase our own renewable energy portfolio.
At our corporate campuses, we have implemented multiple renewable energy installations. For example, at our sites in Southern California, we have expanded solar arrays onto a number of rooftop facilities, including a main soundstage and a prominent walkway at our Burbank Studio Lot. At the nearby Grand Central Creative Campus in Glendale, the primary parking structure includes a 460-kilowatt solar rooftop system.
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Throughout our parks and resorts, we have also made continued investments in renewable and lower carbon energy, taking into account the unique needs and infrastructure at each location. For example, Disneyland Paris is leveraging geothermal energy to help power its onsite theme parks and resorts. At Castaway Cay in the Bahamas, Disney Cruise Line uses solar power to heat water for our crew on the island. And, at Disney California Adventure, our Radiator Springs Racers attraction is powered by 1,400 solar panels.
This year, we brought online a new 270-acre, 50+-megawatt solar facility near Walt Disney World Resort, built in collaboration with the Reedy Creek Improvement District and Origis Energy USA. This facility generates enough power from the sun to operate two of our four theme parks in Orlando. This installation joins our popular “Hidden Mickey” solar array at Walt Disney World – a five-megawatt installation in the shape of our very own Mickey Mouse.