The theme park operator is currently preparing for the holidays, with a few of its most popular attractions, including Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, set to reopen in the coming weeks.
On Wednesday, the company unveiled a major milestone: it has been able to install solar panels on nearly 100 of its resort hotels in Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The panels are now powering at least 1,200 of the hotel’s 1,500 guest rooms, and are expected to be operational by Christmas, the newspaper reported.
The news came a day after Disney released new figures that show that its resorts were able to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by about 30 percent compared to last year.
The company said in a statement that it has taken steps to make sure the resorts can maintain an overall quality of life.
It said it has committed $30 million in upgrades, and has installed a “solar canopy” in some of its resorts to reduce the amount of energy needed for heat and air conditioning.
The company is also making improvements to the ventilation system to reduce overheating.
In recent weeks, Disney has been working to make its theme parks more energy efficient.
In November, the parks announced a $3.6 billion investment to increase the amount guests can charge to use their phones and tablets, and a $2 billion investment in energy efficiency.
Disney has also announced that it is increasing its use of renewable energy by 50 percent by 2022, and is working to install energy-efficient air conditioning in many of its parks, the Orlando Press-Sun reported.