Governor DeSantis Recounts Disney Takedown on California Visit

DeSantis Disney Takeover
Credit: ABC

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis visited California, the home of The Walt Disney Company, on his book tour and echoed his government’s decision to reign in the corporate autonomy found at the Reedy Creek Improvement District.

DeSantis, Reedy Creek

“I can tell you this,” he said. “Disney may have gotten everything they wanted in Florida for the last 60 years, but there’s a new sheriff in town now and we are not backing down.”

Promoting his new book, The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival, among a crowd of California Republicans at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Gov. DeSantis reportedly opened his address by saying, “I knew you guys got a lot of problems out here but your governor is very concerned about what we’re doing in Florida, so I figured I had to come by.”

Disney World District

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His comments regarding The Walt Disney Company were tied to other “Florida-first” political measures the now-two State Congresses in Tallahassee have executed, including those in opposition to the Covid-inspired wishes of Dr. Fauci in Washington, D.C.

“We understood that we had to have good personnel working in the administration, I laid down the law very clearly,” Gov. DeSantis said. “If you have any other agenda but the best interest of the people in Florida and supporting what we were elected to do? Pack your bags and leave because we’re not going to tolerate that.”

We at Disney Fanatic previously reported that Gov. DeSantis’ new book discusses the battle with Disney and includes the exchange he had with now-former CEO Bob Chapek who caved to substantial external pressure to speak against the Parental Rights in Education legislation and arguably started the chain of events that resulted in the termination of the Disney government and transformation of Reedy Creek into the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. Click the link below to read more about that story.

Ron DeSantis, Bob Chapek

Credit: NBC News (left), Disney (right)

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While there are many changes, the chief of them all is the fact that the land mass which holds the Walt Disney World Resort and Lake Buena Vista will be governed by a Board of Supervisors appointed by the Governor and approved by the State Senate.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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