Disney has had its share of political troubles lately, and there seems to be no end in sight. After a Texas Congressman took a deeper look into some of Disney’s special privileges, a new bill is introduced to the House that will directly impact Walt Disney World. Do you think Disney should be allowed to have these special privileges, or is it time for a change?
Disney World’s special privileges
You may have heard Disney World is having some trouble lately with the State of Florida. The heated match between the state and the company really made news when it came to 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 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law that dissolves 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.
But it doesn’t end there. While things were heating up in Florida, some of Disney’s special privileges caught the eye of Texas Congressman Troy Nehls. Recently, the Congressman shared he would be reaching out to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to question whether or not they support the “no-fly zones” over Disney’s Theme Parks.
Nehls stated that in 2003 Congress passed temporary flight restrictions in the airspace over Disney’s Resorts in Florida and California. Disney has been allowed to have the no-fly zones over their Theme Parks for “Special Security Reasons.”
Congressman Nehls noted, “No other theme parks have restrictions on airspace, including neighboring competitors like Universal Studios.”
New legislation is introduced
It appears Nehls has moved forward with his questioning of Disney’s special privileges and introduced new legislation that would direct the Secretary of Transportation to revoke no-fly zones over Disney World and Disneyland.
The bill is called the Airline’s Independent of Restrictions Act, or “Act Air.”
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