Solar power will help Disneyland Paris meet the increased energy needs of an expansion to its Studios park (Credit: DISNEYLAND PARIS)

Theme park operator Disneyland Paris has revealed that it is considering building a massive solar power plant which would supply 15% of the electricity at its sprawling site on the outskirts of Paris.

It follows the recent opening of a similar facility at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, which is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power two of the four theme parks there. In contrast, Disneyland Paris only has two parks – its eponymous flagship and the movie-themed Walt Disney Studios. However, that’s just the start.

The resort also includes eight on-site hotels, two convention centers, a 27-hole golf course and a 44,000-square-meter shopping and dining district. It covers a total of 5,510 acres though only around half of that land has been developed since Disneyland Paris opened its doors in 1992. There is good reason for this.

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