Disney World’s Newest Solar Power Facility Can Power Two Theme Parks

Disney’s newest solar facility is no small matter. The new, 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar facility is expected to generate enough renewable solar power to operate two of Disney World‘s four theme parks annually!

Disney’s Newest 270-acre, 50-megawatt Solar Facility ©Disney

The new solar facility will significantly reduce Disney’s net greenhouse gas emissions. This project, combined with other efforts, will help Disney deliver on its 2020 goal of reducing emissions by 50 percent compared to 2012.

This 500,000+ solar panel facility is in addition to the 22-acre, 5-megawatt solar facility that is shaped like Mickey Mouse and opened in 2016.

Solar Panel in Disney’s Newest 270-acre, 50-megawatt Solar Facility ©Disney

A time-lapse video was shared  — filmed with a solar-powered camera — that shows the facility coming to life.

Disney partnered with Reedy Creek Improvement District and Origis Energy USA to build and bring this facility to life.

Solar power is not Disney’s only step in increasing sustainability and decreasing the environmental impact of the parks.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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2 Replies to “Disney World’s Newest Solar Power Facility Can Power Two Theme Parks”

  1. Enough already with the global warming. And Solar is,and will forever more, just be an expensive and unreliable fringe energy source. If it makes Disney feel good, go for it. But it isn’t having the slightest impact on the environment. And, trust me, the cost of it is included in every ticket sold.