Walt Disney World is ginormous. It takes up about 40 square miles (that’s roughly the size of San Francisco). It has 4 full-sized major theme parks, 4 world-class golf courses, 2 miniature golf courses, 2 water parks and a shopping/dining district with dozens of storefronts. That’s on top of over 30 resorts and hotels, the vast majority of which are owned and operated by Disney, that contain over 36,000 rooms. There are also all the backstage areas that house the support systems Disney needs to do daily.
All that stuff needs a whole lot of electricity to keep it running. Can you imagine what their electric bill must be? Well, someone did actually figure it out. Take a look…
Yowsa, that’s a whole lot of money for electricity. And it almost (but not quite) makes me feel not so bad for when they raise prices (actually, Joe and I have Disney stock, which also helps take the burn out of those price hikes, LOL).
I was especially heartened by what he said about Disney experimenting with alternate ways to generate electricity. Those are excellent ways to help our planet. In fact, we wrote an article about that not too long ago – click here to read it.
So the next time you’re staying at WDW and don’t shut off the light when you leave your hotel room for the day…;-)
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