Disneyland Gets Green Makeover

by | Jun 14, 2007

Disneyland has made a number of green changes that it says has saved the park $60 million over the past 10 years, mostly through reducing the amount of paper used, MSNBC reports.

Earlier this week, Disneyland re-launched one of its oldest attractions, the submarine ride, nine years after it emptied the lagoon. The ride still uses all eight original submarines, but the engines are now powered by magnetic coils.

The fake coral reefs under water are not colored with paint anymore, but with recycled glass sprayed on with an organic epoxy.

Trains now run on 100 percent biodiesel. Disneyland says it buys 150,000 gallons of biodiesel each year.

Earlier this year, environmental groups, including The Center for Health, Environment and Justice and the Florida Alliance for Healthy Indoor Environments, began a campaign to persuade The Walt Disney Co. to use only environmentally safe cleaning products at its Walt Disney World theme parks, restaurants and hotels near Orlando.

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