• Monday, September 25, 2017
Going Green: Walt Disney World

Going Green: Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney Company is an industry leader when it comes to their sustainability movement and going green. They have even won several awards for their conservation efforts at Disneyland California and in their corporate offices. In honor of Earth Day, here are some of Walt Disney World’s best steps to being more eco-friendly.

  1. Epcot’s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth spectacular uses ecofriendly lasers that save around 64,000 watts of power per show.
  2. The Seas with Nemo & Friends is a rescue site for manatees and sea turtles, who are returned to their natural habitats after rehabilitation.
  3. The trains in Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are powered by a soy-based biodiesel.
  4. The metal palm trees in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland collect solar energy.
  5. The Disney World trains are powered by a soy-based biodiesel.
  6. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is an active participant in the Wildlife Conservation Fund.
  7. The Walt Disney World property is about 40 square miles of land. One-third of that land is designated for wildlife conservation.
  8. There are energy saving fixtures installed all throughout the property.
  9. All of the lights used in holiday decorations at Walt Disney World Resort are LED; the 170,000 LED lights that light up Cinderella’s castle use the same amount of energy as four coffee pots.
  10. The parks’ external lighting is dimmed or turned off completely during non-operational hours, including Cinderella Castle, the Tree of Life and Spaceship Earth.

 

 

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