4 Ways Disneyland Continues on the Road to Sustainability, Plus More to Come

Sasha Azoqa

by , Internal Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort

As The Walt Disney Company continues on the road to sustainability toward our environmental goals for 2030, which includes achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions, Disneyland Resort continues to evaluate and explore innovative opportunities in clean transportation.

To celebrate the start of Earth Month, let’s take a look at 4 ways that guests can get to, from and around Disneyland Resort via low or zero emissions vehicles!

Image of Disneyland Tram vehicle is seen in the passenger loading zone in the Mickey and Friends parking structure

1. At the beginning of your visit to Disneyland Resort, guests can board our parking lot trams that run on compressed natural gas, eliminating approximately 56,000 gallons of diesel each year.

Image of The Disneyland Resort Monorail is seen passing by the Matterhorn

2. The Disneyland Monorail also provides our guests another sustainable ride. Since its installation in 1959, the Monorail has been a high-speed zero-emission transportation system that emits no direct exhaust or pollutants into the atmosphere. The sustainable efforts continue throughout the park, as most of our attractions are powered by renewable energy. The Disneyland Railroad and Mark Twain Riverboat have been powered by biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil since 2009, which saves approximately 200,000 gallons of petroleum diesel each year!

3. Disneyland Resort has also undertaken the ambitious goal of electrifying its large vehicle fleet – that’s over 400 vehicles! – onstage and backstage. Over the past year alone, we’ve converted nearly 10% of our vehicle fleet to zero emissions vehicles.

4. Additionally, some of our Main Street Vehicles, Sailing Ship Columbia and the Jungle Cruise boats are using compressed natural gas (CNG), and guest favorite Radiator Springs Racers is partially powered by 1,400 solar panels!

And we can’t leave out one of our opening day attractions – Autopia – which is on the road to electrification in the next few years. We look forward to sharing more about that in the future.

What’s your favorite sustainable travel option at the Disneyland Resort?


  • Sustainability is fundamentally about people, defined by the mindful utilization of our finite resources to secure their availability for future generations. My understanding of sustainability deepens with every piece of knowledge I gain, particularly regarding the pivotal role of education and awareness in promoting sustainable practices.
    Disney has the potential to serve as a leading model for sustainability education. It offers a distinctive environment where children, alongside their parents, can immerse themselves in learning about sustainable practices. This experience isn’t just limited to entertainment; it’s an opportunity to absorb life-changing lessons on sustainability. Families can then share these insights with their communities—neighbors, classmates, and colleagues—creating a ripple effect that can spread the principles of sustainability far and wide.
    Incorporating sustainability into such a universal platform has the power to transform it from a concept into a lived reality for countless individuals, effectively advancing the cause of sustainability through education and engagement.

  • All those roofs in the Disneyland Resort should be covered in solar panels. The top deck of the parking structures too. Good show Disney!

  • I hope there is a plan to change to electric vehicles at Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Speedway.

  • Great news about Autopia.

  • My favorite sustainable travel option is absolutely the tram! I love Trammin’!