It ain’t easy being green, but Disney World’s new McDonald’s makes it look pretty EFFORTLESS!
The former McDonald’s on Disney World property shut its doors a while back to undergo a major renovation. And the updated McDonald’s has since reopened with some awesome enhancements.
The restaurant is now much LARGER than the previous McDonald’s, plus the newer model comes fully-equipped with lots of eco-friendly bells and whistles!
In addition to a bigger dining room, the McDonald’s now features an enormous outdoor seating area. Solar panel awnings provide guests with some shade while collecting energy to fuel the restaurant!
Believe it or not, this McDonald’s runs ENTIRELY on energy provided by Florida’s SUN! You’ll see little markers throughout the restaurant with facts about solar energy so you can learn something while enjoying your Big Mac attack!
There’s even an interactive element to this Mickey D’s — you’ll find some stationary bikes off to the side, and if you pedal them fast enough, you’ll light up the iconic Mickey D’s sign!
There’s also a hand bike for those with better upper body strength than us.
The McDonald’s still has a drive-thru so you can get your food without leaving your car.
There are multiple pick up windows that span one entire wall of the restaurant. McDonald’s drive-thru is pretty popular with a lot of guests who are either heading to the parks or are on their way home and just need a quick bite or drink!
The pretty much covers the exterior of the solar powered McDonald’s, so now it’s time to head inside.
Guests can use kiosks to place their orders and pay for their food. You can also use McDonald’s free app or, if you prefer, you can walk up to the counter and order your items the old-fashioned way. The choice is up to you!
You’ll either take an order number or be handed one if you place your order with a McDonald’s team member. Then you take it to your table and an employee will bring your food out to you.
Several tables had built-in tablets, although none of the touchscreens were active when we stopped by.
The restaurant is equipped with self-service fountain drinks.
If you’re looking for a fast (and CHEAP!) meal on your way to or fro from the Disney parks, Disney World’s McDonald’s is fully operational — and pretty neato, too! Check it out on your next trip for all your Big Mac and Chicken Nuggie needs!
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