Tag Archives: Governor Ron DeSantis

Disney in Court Over Response to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law

Disney in Court Over Response to 'Don't Say Gay' Law

Disney can’t seem to catch a break. Every move they make lately appears to be the wrong one, particularly those moves which led to the Mouse House losing control over the Reedy Creek Improvement District in a fight with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature over Disney’s response to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act. While critics of the ...

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Florida Leader Hints At Splash Mountain’s Return

princess tiana glares at governor ron desantis

Walt Disney World Resort fans, Florida residents, or Walt Disney Company stockholders may all be familiar with Floridian leader Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis has been at odds with Walt Disney World Resort often in the past year, particularly when it comes to the Reedy Creek Improvement District where Disney operated with significant autonomy. Now that DeSantis has done away with ...

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It’s Official: DeSantis Signs Disney District Takeover into Law

Disney World District

After almost a full year of drama, The Walt Disney Company’s Reedy Creek Improvement District is officially no more. On Monday, February 27, 2023, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill immediately terminating the special Disney World District and rebranding it the state-controled Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. The governor made it a point to sign the bill on Walt ...

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Florida Government Supermajority Votes for Disney District Takeover

Florida Disney District Takeover

The Walt Disney Company is officially one signature away from losing its special powers in the Reedy Creek Improvement District. After passing by a supermajority in the House of Representatives, Florida’s State Senate did nearly the same thing on Friday, February 10, 2023. The Orlando Sentinel reports, The Senate voted 26-9 to approve a bill giving DeSantis the power to appoint the ...

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Florida’s House of Representatives Votes “Yes” On Disney District Takeover Bill

Florida Reedy Creek Takeover

Tallahassee is another step closer to stripping The Walt Disney Company of its special autonomy over the Central Florida Reedy Creek Improvement District. The bill, which will rename the district the Central Florida Tourism Oversight district and replace Disney’s hand-picked Board Members with five people selected by the Governor and approved by the Senate, among other things was passed via ...

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Bob Iger Stays Silent on Disney District Takeover

Bob Iger Reedy Creek Takeover

It has been two days since it was announced that legislation for a government takeover of The Walt Disney Company’s Reedy Creek Improvement District was put before Florida’s House of Representatives. If passed, the “Disney vs DeSantis” debacle will end with the special district in Central Florida which houses the Walt Disney World Resort staying intact, and relatively the same, ...

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Florida Lawmakers Approve Disney District Takeover Plan

Disney Reedy Creek District Takeover

Two days after being filed, new legislation that will strip The Walt Disney Company of its power over the Reedy Creek Improvement District has been approved to go before the Florida Legislature. According to the Orlando Sentinel,  “Florida lawmakers moved forward Wednesday with a state overhaul of Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District as Gov. Ron DeSantis vows to end the ...

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DeSantis Sets Date for Disney District’s Special Session

Reedy Creek Special Session

A meeting has officially been called in Tallahassee as the hour nears midnight for The Walt Disney Company’s free reign in the Central Florida land known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District. According to the Orlando Sentinel,  “The Florida Legislature will convene a special session Monday to consider a state takeover of Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. … The bill ...

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