I love a good hidden Mickey, finding the mouse in unexpected places. Today, I am sharing details on Disney World’s BIGGEST hidden Mickey (and how it helps our earth).
What is it? Adjacent to World Drive and nearby Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and EPCOT is a solar farm, in the shape of Mickey Mouse!
Solar energy is one way Disney World is reducing their carbon footprint globally at their parks. This solar farm is made up of 48,000 solar panels covering 22-acres.
Brought online in 2020 was a 50+-megawatt solar facility covering 270-acres near Walt Disney World. It was a collaborative build with the Reedy Creek Improvement District and Origis Energy USA. Enough power is generated from this solar spread to power and operate two of the four theme parks at Disney World, all from the sun!
Combined, with the 2 new planned solar panels, Disney World can produce enough renewable energy to cover 40% of their annual energy consumption!
Renewable Energy Around the Globe:
- 4,320 solar panels at Castaway Cay will soon power 70% of the island’s power
- 2 new 75MW are in development for Disney World, coming online in about 2 years
- 67,500 solar panels planned for atop an outdoor parking lot in Disneyland Paris
- 5,000 solar panels have been installed atop 20 attractions & buildings at Hong Kong Disneyland
- 1,400 solar panels sit atop Radiator Springs Racers at Disneyland Resort
- 8 backstage solar panel locations fuel the Dreamlights Parade at Tokyo Disney Resort
Disney has a goal by 2030, of net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
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