Tag Archives: Governor Ron DeSantis

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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Final Chapters of DeSantis vs Disney World Coming Up Soon?

desantis disney world

More discussions involving Walt Disney World losing its self-governing status could well be happening sooner rather than later. The Reedy Creek issue has been one that has been long discussed. From its birth during Disney’s involvement (or intervention, depending on whom you ask) in Florida’s Parental Rights in Education legislation (referred to by many who oppose it as the “Don’t ...

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Disney World Fire Department Supports State Takeover of Reedy Creek

Reedy Creek Fire Department Support DeSantis

The Reedy Creek Improvement District’s fire department has officially come out in support of the Florida State Government’s ongoing decision to pursue legislation that would effectively end Disney World’s self-governance within the district’s boundaries and appoint local state-level officials to oversee the area. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the union representing Walt Disney World’s firemen and first responders came out in support ...

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