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Disney quietly shares a statement regarding Florida passing new law

Disney quietly shares a statement regarding Florida passing new law

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You may be wondering why Disney has been so quiet regarding the new law passed by Florida. They have since shared a statement providing hope for the future of the district.

Fight with Florida

The state of Florida and Disney World have been in a heated match the last several weeks over House Bill 1557 – also called the Parental Rights in Education. You can read more about this in our story HERE.

The tension between the company and the state continue to get worse as state Republicans looked to repeal the Reedy Creek Improvement Act of 1967. Essentially, the law states that Disney is its own governing body in the two cities and land within Orange and Osceola counties.


They can make their own laws, zone their own land, and essentially do whatever they want within those limits. By stripping the company of those abilities, Disney would be regulated by Orange and Osceola Counties. Emergency services would now be responsible for calls on Disney property. Disney would also have to seek approval for new attractions, restaurants, and hotels.

Both the Florida Senate and House met last week and both voted on the bill to dissolve the Reedy Creek district. Then, it went to the Ron DeSantis’s desk, and he signed it into law. Shortly after, Disney stock dipped the lowest it’s been in a year.

Disney’s Statement

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There is no doubt Florida rushed to pass this bill. According to the Miami Herald, in doing so they failed to notice a provision in state law that says the state could not do what legislators were doing — unless the district’s bond debt was paid off.

Disney, however, noticed and quietly sent a note to its investors to show that it was confident the Legislature’s attempt to dissolve the special taxing district operating the 39-square mile parcel it owned in two counties violated the “pledge” the state made when it enacted the district in 1967, and therefore was not legal.

The result, Disney told its investors, is that it would continue to go about business as usual.

This is the only official statement has shared. You can find it in its entirety HERE.

In short, Disney’s bond debt must be paid off before Florida legislators can attempt to dissolve the Reedy Creek Improvement District. We will continue to see how this plays out in the future.

What are your thoughts on the new law and Disney’s statement? Share your thoughts in the comments below and on Facebook, but please, keep them kind!

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Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Just out of curiosity, ever heard of libs of TikTok? I would not have thought it was either before seeing some of the videos.


Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

Peter, us with young children don’t want teachers teaching anything that is not on their curriculum. Math, English history . De Santis is doing what Parents want him to do… protect their children.


Monday 2nd of May 2022

Please provide the name of the school, or at a minimum the district, where your spouse teaches so this can be verified.


Sunday 1st of May 2022

Wrong. As the spouse of a first grade elementary teacher it is in the curriculum and teachers are being told they need to teach it. It covers everything you say they aren't teaching.

Ginny Diehm

Saturday 30th of April 2022

But the whole point is they ARE NOT TEACHING OR DISCUSSING THESE THINGS with the children. . DeSantis started this as an election year ploy to stir up his base. The man is pure evil.

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