Disney Cast Members are retrofitting more than 1000 theatrical spotlights and floodlights around the resort with more efficient and longer-lasting light fixtures. Some of the fixtures include LED (light emitting diode) lights which can be 330% more efficient than other lights. For example, a 575-watt spotlight may be replaced with 70-watt LED light that puts out the same light equivalent.
Some of the attractions slated to “lighten up” include Gran Fiesta Tour, Living with the Land, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, Test Track, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Snow White’s Scary Adventure and many more. Engineers estimate this one small change will save more than 2.5 million kilowatt hours annually, which is enough to power to light 1135 homes for a year.
Walt Disney World Resort recently intensified efforts to embed environmental stewardship into the decisions and actions of Cast Members and guests through a series of science-based programs and policies. The efforts include effectively managing resources through energy management, water conservation and waste minimization.