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NEW: Governor DeSantis orders investigation against Disney World’s district

NEW: Governor DeSantis orders investigation against Disney World’s district

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The battle between the state of Florida and Disney World continues.

Reedy Creek Takeover

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The company has even gone so far to say that they would actively work to get the bill repealed.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The tension between the company and the state continued worsen as state Republicans repealed the Reedy Creek Improvement Act of 1967.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.

The district is now officially resolved, and a new board will oversee its operations. In the press conference, DeSantis made some pretty shocking statements regarding the takeover. You can read those in this post.


Credit: Jamie F

Governor DeSantis is now ordering an investigation regarding any possible “legal or ethical violations” by the previous board that ran Reedy Creek Improvement District.

You can read the full letter from DeSantis to Chief Inspector General Ms. Melinda Miguel below:

Credit: Office of Ron DeSantis

In short, he claims that the new board members that make up the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District informed the public that before the enactment of the bill, the RCID Board of Supervisors attempted to develop restrictive covenant agreements with Disney World. These would basically “nullify” the legislation that was passed and undermine the authority of the new board.

DeSantis then asks for a thorough review and investigation into the actions of the RCID Board of Supervisors.

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Tuesday 4th of April 2023

Desantis is showing facist tendencies. He punishes a business for stating they didnt like a stand he took against an already marginalized group. Goes after their throat. So if ordinary citizens do not like his stance or the bills he promotes and say so, does he feel empowered to go after people for their opinions and beliefs? Dangerous territory to say the least. Authoritarianism is rearing it's very ugly head far too frequently in our already great country.

Richard Hienz

Tuesday 4th of April 2023

There is nothing wrong with an inquiry into the actuons that have lead to where we ate. If nothing has been done wrong, no one should be worried.

Doug Weaver

Monday 3rd of April 2023

Desantis is right in what he is doing. Disney has gone too far left for the American people. Either Disney moves back to a family centered company or leave.


Monday 3rd of April 2023

I think Desantis is acting like a child...tit for tat. He's no match against Disney. Time for him to go home.


Monday 3rd of April 2023

Don’t think Disney wanted this fight nearly as much Desantis… he passes a law, they were originally quite (as they should have been), spoke out, Desantis retaliates (as he shouldn’t have), and Disney moves to protect their interest in their property and profits. This is messy problem that didn’t need to happen. Great example of the dominos falling leading to unintended consequences for both. Neither looks good coming out of this.

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