Walt’s Legacy of Protecting the Environment is Part of the Story at New Disney’s Art
Disneys Art of Animation Resort, including the just opened Lion King wing, taps into Disneys rich legacy of beloved characters and stories. It also taps into another part of the Disney legacy; a commitment to conservation and the environment that began with our companys founder, Walt Disney, and is a key focus of our present and future.
A few of the environmental enhancements at the new resort include:
- Reusable plates and utensils in the Landscape of Flavors food court.
- Recycle bins in key locations in the resorts public areas (the most for any resort on property) and, of course, recycle bins in every guest room.
- Environmental information integrated into cast members overall training and guidelines.
Walt Disney World Resort maintains the state of Floridas Green Lodging designation for all of its resort hotels. Disneys BoardWalk Inn was among the first resorts in Florida to receive the designation when the program launched in 2004. As our newest resort, Disneys Art of Animation Resort will be undergoing the process required to achieve this designation after the final wing of the resort, themed after The Little Mermaid, opens in September. To achieve the Green Lodging designation, resorts must focus on five categories: water conservation, education and awareness, waste reduction, energy conservation and indoor air quality.
To find out more about Disneys environmental and conservation efforts, visit www.disney.com/environment.
For more information on Disney conservation, check out the Wildlife Wednesdays series:
Walts Legacy of Protecting the Environment is Part of the Story at New Disneys Art of Animation Resort by Jackie Ogden, Ph.D.: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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