Again this year, Cast Members at the Disneyland Resort have participated in the Environmentality Art Challenge, creating themed works of art using repurposed materials. Guests and Cast Members are encouraged to vote for their favorite piece and if more than 5,000 votes are received, the more than 10,000 energy-efficient LED lights on Pixar Pal-A-Round will turn green on Earth Day, April 22nd.
Here are the finalists (and the Cast Members/department responsible):
Muffin Junk (Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor)
Built using old cable company parts (e.g. filters and chips), CDs, glitter, foam, thumbtacks, puzzle pieces, screws, toothpicks, buttons and small metal plates.
WOD Squad (World of Disney)
Built using cardboard, paper, chopsticks, wooden dowels, gift cards, plastic hangers, tape roll core, bottles, plastic apple boxes, straws, receipt roll ends, soda cans, water cups, plastic bags, Styrofoam, aluminum foil, polyurethane wrap, utensils, foam and bubble wrap.
Pizza Planet Recycle Claw (Disney Floral & Gifts/Amenity Design)
Built using IRC bin cording, IRC towels, green mylar balloons, blanket scraps, box foam, cardboard, a broken dowel, used pizza box, packing bubble wrap, used water bottles, clear furniture plastic, pen caps, ribbon scraps, used Starbucks cup, pipe cleaner and coat hanger.
Upcycled Wine Barrel Chair (Distribution, Textile & Transportation Services
Built using oak wine barrel, deck screws and water seal.
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse (Steakhouse 55)
Built using wine corks from Steakhouse 55, reclaimed wood, bamboo, twine and raffia.
WALL-E, Working All together to Look after and Love the Earth (Company D)
Built using cardboard, styrofoam, biodegradable plant pot, plant, paper, plastic, hot glue, spray paint and acrylic paint.
Saving Nemo (World of Disney)
Built using trash collected from the beach, plastic bottles, plastics bags, paint, cardboard, paper, hot glue and sand.
Java the Cup (Facility Asset Management)
Built using scrap plywood, scrap wood, leftover screws, paint and 702 coffee containers.
Happiest Place on Hearth (Disneyland Hotel Housekeeping)
Built using wine bottle corks and recyclable paper.
Recycled G2-9T (Scenic Fabrication & Art Services)
Built using paint lids, plastic paint gun pieces, plastic deli lids, PVC piping, recycled wood and paint.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.