Lucy Wang

LEGOLAND Florida Becomes Nation's First Theme Park to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy on Earth Day

by , 04/22/14

legoland florida, renewable energy, solar energy, theme parks, renewable energy theme parks, theme park solar power, solar panels, imagination zone, tampa electric, legoland, earth day, legoland recycling, recycling, lego earth model

In honor of Earth Day, LEGOLAND Florida just become the first theme park in the U.S. to be completely powered by renewable solar energy. The 150-acre theme park teamed up with Tampa Electric to go off the electric grid for the entire day – an eco-friendly action that’s equivalent to removing three cars from the road for one year or planting six acres of trees. After Earth Day, LEGOLAND Florida will use renewable energy to permanently power the Imagination Zone, a section of the park that showcases seven of the most visually impressive LEGO models in the world.



legoland florida, renewable energy, solar energy, theme parks, renewable energy theme parks, theme park solar power, solar panels, imagination zone, tampa electric, legoland, earth day, legoland recycling, recycling, lego earth model

Although we wish LEGOLAND Florida were powered by solar energy every day of the year, we’re heartened to see the theme park invest in these first steps. With a history in conservation, LEGOLAND Florida has established itself as an environmentally friendly leader in U.S. theme parks. Since opening in 2011, the park has actively embraced recycling, from encouraging guests to recycle to outfitting the park with furniture made entirely out of recyclable materials.

Related: UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

To celebrate Earth Day and the new partnership between LEGOLAND Florida and Tampa Electric, a 30-kilowatt solar panel array was installed atop the park’s Imagination Zone to power the attraction venue with renewable energy all year. Starting in June, an interactive 6-foot LEGO Earth model will be placed outside the Imagination Zone to educate visitors about solar technologies. Other educational displays such as renewable energy-powered LEGO mini model communities will also be placed inside the park.

+ LEGOLAND Florida

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

  1. Rodrigo Guerra July 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Thumbs up on the solar panels… too bad they are partnering with SHELL. Shame on Lego for that.

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >