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p. 52 - Solar panel canopy over parking lot announced!

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We had one day the first week of June at DLP last year. It was a Tues and a slight rain was falling as we arrived at the park at noon from our trip from center Paris. Bu the time we got though the gate it was over. We hit Studios first and it was so uncrowded, breezed through the place riding everything open multiple time except Crush's. It still had a 30 to 40 minute waits it was a one and done. We hopped over to The Castle park and crushed it without even trying. We never felt like we were rushing thing were nearly walk on or walk on. We rode Big Thunder at several different points in the day include the twilight before were positioned for the fireworks and they were great with the water added in. We got in 6 rides on Big Thunder and I is a blast for what it is. All in a little mopre than a half day. That also speaks volumes about it's size as well.

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^ Ever since visiting Rainbow Magicland in Italy I've wondered why more places aren't investing in huge solar panel farms for their parking lots, ESPECIALLY here in Vegas.  We have so many uncovered l

Disney has officially announced that Disneyland Paris will be getting one of Europe's largest solar panel installations, with the first phase to be completed in 2021! https://disneyla

The new hotels look great!    Love the idea of adding solar panels. Wish more parks would realize the huge benefit to them!

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^^ I would say their Pirates/Caribbean is a pretty good stand-out attraction, as well as BTM. The history of it is, the Imagineers planned this, in the actual way (and order of scenes) they wanted to do it. And that includes the drop into the action of the cannon battle on the water. And the caves with pirate skeletons at the end. We love this version of it.

 

We haven't been to Shanghai DL, so we can't compare that one to the others. But we do know the awesomeness of ShDL's version, including how it works, etc.

 

Come to think of it, the whole of Frontierland in DLP is themed towards Phantom Manor and it's owner/story line, etc. Including Big Thunder. That's a pretty cool way to do a "Land" based on a single story, which Disney Paris does, wonderfully!

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DLP ~ Sept.2015

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Big Thunder from the Phantom Manor queue.

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Disney has officially announced that Disneyland Paris will be getting one of Europe's largest solar panel installations, with the first phase to be completed in 2021!

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https://disneylandparis-news.com/en/one-of-the-largest-european-solar-canopy-plants-coming-to-disneyland-paris/

ONE OF THE LARGEST EUROPEAN SOLAR CANOPY PLANTS COMING TO DISNEYLAND PARIS

Ambitious solar energy initiative will reduce Val d’Europe local territory emissions of CO2 by 750 tons per year, marking a new milestone in Disneyland Paris’ environmental commitment.

On World Energy Day, Disneyland Paris announced the phased development of one of the largest solar canopy plants in Europe – together through a co-investment with French company Urbasolar – as part of a continued commitment to environmental stewardship. Located at the resort’s main guest parking lot, the project will contribute to the reduction of Val d’Europe local territory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximatively 750 tons of CO2 per year* while providing additional guest enhancements, including shade and shelter from direct sunlight, rain or snow. Construction began in July and is expected to be completed in 2023, with a first milestone for the first phase in spring 2021.

“Environmental innovation and stewardship are a tradition that began with Walt Disney himself, and this ambitious solar power project is the latest in our commitment to the environment at Disneyland Paris,” said Natacha Rafalski, President of Disneyland Paris. “It is our responsibility as a business and leading tourist destination to contribute to the long-term sustainability of our resort and the region through environmentally responsible practices.”

The solar power plant at Disneyland Paris is in collaboration with French company Urbasolar through a co-investment and will encompass 17 hectares (42 acres) of solar canopies, using 67,500 solar panels for a production of 31 gigawatt-hours per year (GWh/year). While this is not only allocated to the resort, it is technically enough renewable clean energy to account for about 17% of the resort’s current electricity consumption and equivalent to the annual energy consumption of a city with about 14,500 inhabitants**. Once the full project is completed, a section of it will light up at night in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head, visible from the sky.

For more information on Disneyland Paris environmental efforts, visit: https://disneylandparis-news.com/en/our-commitments/environment/.

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^ Ever since visiting Rainbow Magicland in Italy I've wondered why more places aren't investing in huge solar panel farms for their parking lots, ESPECIALLY here in Vegas.  We have so many uncovered lots that result in your car baking at 150 degrees.  Throw up some coverage, stick some panels on there, rake in the free electricity and happy customers.

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France has ordered all non essential businesses to close so today will be the last day the park is open before it closes down for the second time.  They're taking reservations for a potential reopening during the winter holiday rush and then it seems no matter what the Corona situation is will close for a month after the New Year holiday.

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In line with latest direction from the French authorities, Disneyland Paris will be closing end of day on October 29th. In anticipation of celebrating the Christmas holiday season we will be taking reservations from December 19 – January 3 and hope to be open based on prevailing conditions and government guidance at that time. Disneyland Paris will be closed from January 4 through February 12. Please check back on the website for regular updates. If you have a booking with us during the above-mentioned periods, please check here for our latest commercial conditions.
We thank you for your continued loyalty and understanding during this difficult period.

I have a future holiday at Disneyland Paris with an arrival from 30 October 2020 to 18 December or from 4 January to 12 February 2021. What does that mean for my holiday?

We are unable to welcome you to Disneyland Paris during this period and therefore need to cancel your holiday.

You can postpone your trip and decide to make a new booking. We will transfer your balance to the new booking, and we will refund the difference if the price is lower, or you will need to pay the difference if the price is higher. Otherwise, we will refund your booking in full.

If you hold a reservation for an arrival date during the closure period, we are happy to offer the option to rebook at the current available rate for arrivals from 13 February to 31 March 2021. Your booking price will be adjusted accordingly.

 

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Ugh. A bit worrying about the closing for a month in the winter even if they could be open but I'm guessing that's their quietest time of the year anyways and they're just trying to save some money. 

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The new hotels look great! 

 

Love the idea of adding solar panels. Wish more parks would realize the huge benefit to them!

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