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French fries now fuel Disneyland's trains

January 29, 2009 |  8:52 am

Fries You can feel a little better about scarfing down those fries at Disneyland. The grease from the frying is going to fuel some of the park's trains, according to the OC Register:

Guests downing chicken nuggets and french fries at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Terrace are no longer just fueling themselves for a day of walking the park and riding the Matterhorn. These days, they’re also helping fuel the Disney trains. On Wednesday, the five Disneyland Railroad trains that circle a one-mile perimeter of the park began running on cleaner-burning biodiesel made with oil that comes from the resort’s restaurants and hotels. Park officials had tried a soybean-based biodiesel starting in 2007, but had to give up on that in November 2008 because of problems storing it underground.

Photo: Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times