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New: Florida cancels plan to ease Disney traffic

New: Florida cancels plan to ease Disney traffic

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Does this latest cancellation come from the conflict between Disney and Florida’s governor? Let us know what you think.


Credit: Maggie

The past several months have seen turbulent between the state of Florida and The Walt Disney Company. In 2022, Florida passed the Parental Rights in Education Law. Initially, the Walt Disney Company remained quiet about this bill despite pleas from employees and fans for them to take an official stance.

Tension built until CEO Bob Chapek denounced the bill. The company even said they would actively work to get the bill repealed. As a result, DeSantis retaliated in public. Take a look at how DeSantis responded HERE to what he calls “woke” Disney.

Dissolving Reedy Creek

The tension between the company and the state continued to worsen. Shortly afterwards, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law repealing the Reedy Creek Improvement Act of 1967.

According to Florida’s HB 98 bill, filed last month, the areas of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, Orange and Osceola Counties be renamed the district to “Central Florida Tourism Oversight District.

Also, this bill states that this district will not be dissolved on June 1, 2023, but will continue under this new name. In addition, this bill states that the governor will will appoint all 5 board members serving this district once the current board members terms expire. 

Project Canceled

Credit: FDOT, project loop is shown in orange above

Yesterday, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced it was canceling plans to build a flyover ramp into Disney Springs from SR-535 near Hotel Plaza Boulevard.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) canceled plans to build a flyover ramp into Disney Springs.

Instead of easing traffic going toward Disney Springs, it will now loop in the opposite direction from SR-535 to westbound I-4. This ramp will eliminate the need for drivers to turn left against traffic to get onto I-4 west.

The reason given for the change from FDOT spokesperson is providing “the best return on investment.”

Do you think this change is because of the Disney/Governor conflict? Or will this new option provide a better traffic flow? Please share your thoughts in the comments below and share this post with a friend.

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Mike Carney

Saturday 11th of March 2023

I think your governor is off his rocker,I understand that some of you don't like disney but they are good for flordia. Your governor is doing if you are against me I will find a way to let you go ( fired). This man is going to run for president are we kidding, if he becomes president we are all in trouble.

Sarah E McCoy

Friday 10th of March 2023

I grew up in Orlando and my best friend lives in Orlando. The new plan is better. The news media is just stirring up controversy. If you actually live there and have to drive there on a regular basis you know the new plan was needed.

James Willis

Friday 10th of March 2023

Waste of time, Disney isn't paying the new board members, you are. This is such a sweetheart deal, Disney is not going to fight it...

Angelica Jones

Friday 10th of March 2023

I wish people would get it together and understand what “woke” really means. I 4 is simply HORRIBLE. Polk county stretch of I4 needs additional lanes and pavement. FDOT and Tallahassee need to get it together.


Thursday 9th of March 2023

I live in Lakeland and have a WDW annual pass. I-4 is almost unusable many times throughout the year, regardless of the time of day or day of the week. I-4 Ultimate should have been taken down to at least exit 55. With all the new apartments and condos being built at Champions Gate and Posner Park, it’s about to get exponentially worse. Every now and then I have to commute to my company’s office in Lake Mary. The drive is an absolute disaster until you get to the expanded I-4 ultimate portion. The difference between the two sections of I-4 is night and day. Why urban planners could not have seen this happening with all the new construction at ChampionsGate and Posner Park is beyond me. Crazy to think people actually got paid to plan this out. They should all be fired immediately.

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