LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Walt Disney World is giving a behind-the-scenes look at their new solar facility, which is capable of powering two of its theme parks.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, the 50-megawatt facility is expected to generate enough renewable energy to operate two of its four Central Florida theme parks each year. At 270 acres, it's nearly double the size of Disney's Magic Kingdom park.
The solar farm will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50,000 tons each year, the equivalent of taking 10,000 cars off of the roads.
"This new facility represents the largest endeavor in solar energy to date for Disney’s global theme park operations," the blog stated. "You may even be able to catch a glimpse if you're driving by on State Road 429!"
This isn't the resort's first solar farm; the new facility is in addition to Disney's 22-acre Mickey Mouse-shaped solar farm near Epcot, which was unveiled in 2016. Its 48,000 solar panels produce five megawatts of electricity each year.