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Court Decision Delays Disney World’s Expansion Plans

Disney World Castle

The Walt Disney Company has some big plans for its Florida theme parks. Disney has already started working on expansion plans for the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom and ride updates at EPCOT. But before a shovel is put in the ground at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney has to get approval from local and state governments, and ...

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With Their Feud Seemingly Over, DeSantis Encourages Disney World to Build a Fifth Gate

DeSantis, Iger, and Cinderella's Castle

In a surprise twist this week, the Walt Disney Company announced that it had reached a deal to end its legal fight with the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District and pause its lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. This ends the years-long battle between Gov DeSantis and the state’s largest employer over the loss of the Reedy Creek Improvement District. ...

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Beginning of the End: Disney and DeSantis’s Board Exhausted by Battle, Break Ground on Solution

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In a ground-breaking surprise, the Walt Disney Company and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District board have reached an agreement. The ongoing feud between the Walt Disney Company and the board members hand-picked by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been a long-drawn-out struggle that made headlines and held Disney fans’ attention for far too long. However, recent developments suggest that ...

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She Helped Save Disney From a Supreme Court Case, Now She’s In Charge of DeSantis’ Disney District

Ron DeSantis and Mickey Mouse

In 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature crafted a wide-ranging law that would allow the state to punish social media companies for removing posts or refusing to publish posts from certain media companies or political figures, even if those posts violated the company’s rules on hate speech, violent incitements, or disinformation. DeSantis used Twitter and Facebook’s bans ...

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A New State of Uncertainty At DeSantis’ Disney District Board As Gilzean Leaves For Election Position

Glen Gilzean, Ron DeSantis, and Reedy Creek sign

This afternoon, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced he had found a new position for Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Administrator Glen Gilzean. Gilzean will take over as the Orange County Supervisor of Elections after former supervisor Bill Cowles retired at the end of January. Related: The Deeper People Dig, the Worse It Looks For DeSantis’ Disney Board Administrator Gilzean has been ...

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It’s Been A Year of DeSantis’ Disney District, With No End in Sight

DeSantis, Iger, and Cinderella's Castle

This month marks one year since Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stripped Walt Disney World of the Reedy Creek Improvement District and replaced it with the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. And while this month will mark one year, there does not appear to be an end in sight to the feud between Governor Ron DeSantis and the Walt Disney Company. ...

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In a Major Blow, Federal Judge Dismisses Disney’s Case Against DeSantis

Federal Judge Dismisses Disney's Case Against DeSantis

This afternoon, Federal Judge Allen Winsor dismissed the Walt Disney Company’s First Amendment lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, saying that the Governor and the Florida Legislature were within their rights to strip Disney World of the Reedy Creek Improvement District and replace it with the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. Winsor also said that allowing Governor DeSantis to appoint ...

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Disney Lawyers Want to Know if DeSantis’ Board Members Are Qualified Or Loyal To The Governor

Mickey Mouse and Ron DeSantis

Apparently, if you’re a lawyer working for the Walt Disney Company, there is no holiday break. Just two days before Christmas, Disney filed a new lawsuit against the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District and its Board, seeking records that the Board had withheld from Disney. The suit claimed that the Board appointed by Florid Governor Ron DeSantis failed to preserve ...

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Disney Slaps New Lawsuit on DeSantis’ Board for Violating Florida Law, Withholding Public Records

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It seems the battle between Disney and DeSantis’ CFTOD board is still rife with lawsuits and challenges per this recent development. The battle between the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District board—i.e., the folks who represent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—and the Walt Disney Company has become the stuff of legend. Its various backs and forths made headlines for months, and parts ...

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