Walt Disney World is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the world, but did you know that it’s also the most eco-friendly?
A new study by Uswitch looked at some of the world’s most popular tourist attractions and named Walt DIsney World as the tourist attraction that has made the biggest effort to “go green.”
The study looked at factors like renewable energy, recycling, and efforts to reduce emissions. And not only was Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom at the top of the list, but many other Disney properties made the top 27. The scores were figured by assigning 10 points for each eco-friendly activity.
In comparison, Universal Studios Orlando ranked eighth. Universal’s score reflects its efforts to reduce energy consumption by switching its lighting to LED.
Magic Kingdom vs. Universal Studios Eco-Friendly Scores ©UswitchOne of the reasons Magic Kingdom scores so high is due to Disney World’s 270-acre solar facility that has more than 500,000 solar panels. During peak sun hours, the solar plant can produce enough energy to power two Walt Disney World parks! Disney World also has a comprehensive wildlife and conservation program.
Disney’s efforts to go green seem to be paying off as the company continues to look for ways to be more sustainable.
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