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Disney responds to the Florida takeover of Reedy Creek District

Disney responds to the Florida takeover of Reedy Creek District
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It looks like Reedy Creek will officially be dissolved. Here is how Disney is responding.

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The past several months has been turbulent between the state of Florida and The Walt Disney Company. Florida passed the Parental Rights in Education Law in 2022. The Walt Disney Company originally remained quiet surrounding this bill despite pleas from employees and fans for them to take an official stance. Tension built until CEO Bob Chapek denounced the bill, but many believed it was too little, too late.

The company has even gone so far to say that they would actively work to get the bill repealed. This caused DeSantis to retaliate in his own public speakings.

The tension between the company and the state continued worsen as state Republicans repealed the Reedy Creek Improvement Act of 1967.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.

Bill Passes

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The bill to dissolve Reedy Creek passed by the Florida House and Senate this week. Jeff Vahle, President of The Walt Disney World Resort, responded that they remain committed to providing the highest quality experience for guests.

You can read Jeff Vahle’s initial response in this post. Now with both the House and Senate approving the bill to dissolve Reedy Creek, Vahle speaks out again:

“For more than 50 years, the Reedy Creek Improvement District has operated at the highest standard, and we appreciate all that the District has done to help our destination grow and become one of the largest economic contributors and employers in the state.”

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He goes on to say, “We are focused on the future and are ready to work within this new framework, inspire and bring joy to the millions of guests who come to Florida to visit Walt Disney World every year.”

At this time, it appears Disney World will not put up a fight with the state takeover of the district.

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  1. You sound very uninformed or else you’re just parroting something you saw on Facebook. Do you know what woke means? It means “an active awareness of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those involving the treatment of ethnic, racial, or sexual minorities.” do you think Disney just now became aware of those things? Disney has been inclusive for a long time, to their credit. They didn’t “go woke”. Also if you think it’s a mistake to have awareness of injustices, that doesn’t reflect well upon you as a person.

  2. Disney is still a private corporation. Don’t believe most of the politically biased media. Read the bill. Under Reedy Creek, Disney got huge tax breaks that Universal and other entertainment companies did not. They also got to float bonds at their whim guaranteed by the taxpayers of FL- which they will no longer be able to do. Disney owes hundreds of millions in bond money, and as a corporation – they will still be required to pay it. Again read the bill for accuracy.

  3. This governor is out of control. He thinks he is a dicator. To bad. This will ultimately hurt the state but he really doesn’t care.

  4. So most of you are ok with kindergarteners being exposed to transgender discussion and other sexually inappropriate things? Our only defense to protect our children is our governor. Walt Disney himself would be very unhappy to see where the company is going with children’s programming.

  5. DeSantis actions against Disney are flagrant abuse of power. Our constitution guarantees freedom of speech and the government should not retaliate against any person or institution for exercising this right. His actions equate those of tyrant.

  6. This affected you and was an issue how? It’s the only place in the state that’s been run seamlessly and without corruption since it’s inception.

  7. Disney lost their way. I grew up at Disney. Most of the fathers that lived on my street growing up built Disney. My first time walking down Main Street of Disney World it was a dirt road. The world was a different place back then family’s on my street would load up the kids and drop us off to spend the day at the world and they would pick us up in the evening. It was wonderful but something that could never be done in this day and time partly because of companies like Disney forgetting they were in the business of entertainment and should have stayed out of politics. Maybe now Disney will get their heads out of ( you know where) and get back to their true job! When you walk through the gates it’s all fantasy land where children of all ages, weather it be a 6 year old or a 66 year old, go to forget about life for a while! Not where to go to be reminded of all the reality of the world out side Disney’s gates!!! Disney you just need a reality check now be good little capitalists, shut up and do your job making the world happy or sale it to Elon Musk who always knows how a business should run!!!

  8. Well it’s funny that all the villages are their own special districts and do not contribute to the state. Disney brings in massive sales tax revenue to the state, employs more people in the state. Disney needs to cut off all state perks, no state annual pass freebies, no state breaks. Better yet just shut the thing down and let it become a thing of the past.

  9. I think Ron Disantis is overreaching and abusing his power! He has become a dictator involved in the destruction of the infrastructure of Florida from education to medical with teachers terrorized in their classrooms and people duped by his terrible lies and deceit!

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