Disney Continues Green Energy Efforts, Shuts Off Park Feature

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As Disneyland Paris continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Resort has been undergoing significant changes aesthetically. In conjunction with the changes, the Park has continued to implement large-scale projects focusing on renewable energy.

The Resort added the first section of its solar canopy plant recently, which will generate 10 GWh to supply the Park per year, which is the equivalent to the annual energy consumption of a city of 4800 inhabitants.

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The solar canopy plant is being developed through a co-investment with French company Urbasolar and started being built in the fall of 2020. It is projected to supply the Resort with 36 GWh/year by 2023, equivalent to the annual energy consumption of a city with 17,400 inhabitants, contributing to the reduction of Val d’Europe local territory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 890 tons of CO2 per year. 

In another effort to be more eco-friendly, Disneyland Paris turned off its gas lamps as a way to be more environmentally friendly. This was shown by a Guest visiting the Resort who shared an image on Reddit, a popular social media website.

Plaza Gardens Restaurant Exterior at Disneyland Paris
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As you can see, the previously used gas lamps are now shut off as a way to save energy and not produce as much pollution in the Park.

Similar to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris is currently operating on a reservation system so that they can track the Park’s capacity. Though this is Disneyland Paris and not Walt Disney Studios Park, we can assume a large chunk of these crowds are visiting to see the brand new Avengers Campus section of the Resort.

All the characters at Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris
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We’ve already been able to see the brand new Avengers Assemble: Flight Force roller coaster, which replaced the Park’s version of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. The ride features a brand new theme as well as a really cool Iron Man animatronic. While Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris is somewhat similar to the Marvel-themed land in Disneyland Resort, there are multiple noticeable changes, especially in terms of the ride offerings. Where Anaheim’s Disney California Adventure Park repurposed The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror to Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT!.

The new Avengers Campus also features a version of Anaheim’s WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure which is similar to Toy Story Midway Mania at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

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