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Disney Impresses With New Project Announcement

The Central Florida theme park giant is once again on the move with a new project announcement that is rather impressive!

New projects are nothing new to Walt Disney World Resort. From the TRON Lightcylce / Run roller coaster construction at Magic Kingdom Park to the massive transformation of EPCOT and beyond, Disney is always looking for the next best opportunity.

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Now, Disney continues its journey in staying committed to “change the planet’s story.” In 2019, Walt Disney World opened a new 270-acre solar facility. In 2020, a huge solar-powered McDonald’s opened on Disney property. Plus, over in Disneyland Paris, solar panels were installed over the parking garages.

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Disney is now announcing their plan to let the sun generate 40 percent of Walt Disney World Resort’s energy with the addition of two new solar power arrays constructed by two prominent Solar Development companies.

With the focus on reducing its carbon footprint, Disney is working to use energy efficiency solar arrays to power its many Parks and Resorts. Check out the video in the tweet below:

Disney Parks Blog further shares, “The two new 75 MW (megawatt) arrays will be located in Gilchrist County and Polk County on over 1,000 total acres, enabling us to harness the sun’s power without depending on sunny skies in solely one area. With this expansion, Disney will become one of the largest commercial consumers of solar in the state. More importantly, it will join the numerous steps we are taking to deliver on our 2030 goal of achieving net-zero emissions.”

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When does Disney plan to begin using these new solar facility options? It looks like Guests will be experiencing solar-powered energy by early 2023! These are HUGE solar energy initiatives that we are impressed Disney is working so hard to accomplish.

In the spirit to celebrate our beautiful planet? Celebrate Earth Month with Disney! Check out these special April experiences arriving at Disney’s Animal Kingdom just in time for Earth Day.

About 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.