ORLANDO, Fla. – A new solar farm at Walt Disney World is now open, the resort announced Wednesday.

  • New solar farm at Disney World now online
  • The 270-acre facility will provide power to Disney World parks
  • It's 10 times larger than the "Hidden Mickey" solar farm near Epcot

The 270-acre, 50-megawatt facility recently went online and is now providing renewable energy.

Located along State Road 429, near Disney's Animal Kingdom, the 518,000-panel solar farm is expected to generate enough energy to power two of Disney World's four theme parks. It's 10 times larger than the 22-acre "Hidden Mickey" solar farm near Epcot.

The new solar farm will also reduce net greenhouses gas emission, which is part of a company-wide initiative to reduce emission by 2020.

First announced early last year, the solar farm was built as part of a collaboration between Reedy Creek Improvement District and Miami-based Origin Energy USA.

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