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    Where do they get their electricity????

    Ok, I know this sounds strange. We just got back yesterday from WDW and we have so many questions. One of them is where do they get their electricity? We seem to think that they produce their own, as they use so much of it. Is the trivia the best book to get on general facts about WDW? Thanks for any information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannygirl8
    Ok, I know this sounds strange. We just got back yesterday from WDW and we have so many questions. One of them is where do they get their electricity? We seem to think that they produce their own, as they use so much of it. Is the trivia the best book to get on general facts about WDW? Thanks for any information.
    This should answer your question and any other you might have about the behind the scenes stuff that keeps WDW going 24/7/365 or 366 in Leap Years!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reedy_C...ement_District

    P.S. The answer is "Yes, but not all" in case you have trouble with the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannygirl8
    Is the trivia the best book to get on general facts about WDW?

    Yes, absolutely. I would highly rcommend egtting the walt Disney World Trivia Book - it's a great book!

    OK, Lou...where's my $20?

    Anyway, welcome to the boards! Yes, the Trivia Book does have a bunch of random facts, and it has an index, so you can find information on whatever you want! In the enevt that it's not in the book, just ask here - someone's bound to know it!
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    The Reedy Creek Improvement District, Disney World's utilities authority, has a peak daily demand of about 160 megawatts of electricity, enough to power a city of 150,000. Reedy Creek generates about 45 megawatts itself, and currently buys most of the rest of it from Orlando Utilities Commission. Disney's contract with OUC expires at the end of 2005.

    Beginning in 2006, Reedy Creek will buy as much as 119 megawatts from Progress Energy, which is based in St. Petersburg. The remainder of Reedy Creek's needs comes from smaller contracts and what is called the spot market. Reedy Creek spends between $40 million and $50 million a year to purchase electricity.

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