PHOTOS - A look at the new Walt Disney World solar powered McDonald's

Jul 01, 2020 in "McDonald's All Star Resorts area"

2020 Walt Disney World Solar Powered McDonald's overview

Walt Disney World's McDonald's reopened yesterday following a complete 9 month rebuild from the ground up.

The most striking feature is without doubt the huge solar array spanning the entire roof structure - the cornerstone of the building's drive to be energy and resource efficient.

The structure resembles a large wing shape, and every inch of it is covered in solar panels. Even the parking lot lights are individually solar powered.

The McDonald's features a large covered outdoor dining area alongside indoor space, and it even features its own zen spa-like background soundtrack.

Inside the restaurant, there is minimal contact with employees. Ordering takes place using touch screens or your own device, and food is delivered to your table via RFID tags placed on the table.

The interior is meticulously clean - it feels more like a retail space than a restaurant. This is without doubt a next generation McDonald's and exactly what is needed during the current COVID-19 crisis.

As before, the restaurant has a large drive-thru area, including Mobile Order pickup.


Every aspect of the building is based around saving energy and resources, and there is even a pair of outdoor stationary bikes that let you plug in a phone and charge it up with pedal power.

Click the gallery for more pictures from the new Walt Disney World McDonald's.

The new Walt Disney World McDonald's is located just outside of the All Star Resorts, and is open 24 hours a day.

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Article Posted: Jul 01, 2020 / 9:03am ET