Florida Legislators Meeting About Repealing Reedy Creek Improvement Act Due to Disney’s ‘Woke’ Stance Against ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill
Spencer Roach, a member of the Florida House of Representatives, tweeted this morning that he and fellow legislators have had meetings about repealing the 1967 Reedy Creek Improvement Act, which created a special district around Walt Disney World.
Roach tweeted that yesterday was the second meeting discussing a repeal and, “If Disney wants to embrace woke ideology, it seems fitting that they should be regulated by Orange County,” referencing Disney’s condemnation of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
The 1967 act allowed Disney to create the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the self-described purpose being “to support and administer certain aspects of the economic development and tourism within District boundaries.” The creation of the district means Walt Disney World and other landowners pay for local essential services like water, electricity, fire protection, and emergency medical services instead of taxpayers.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been criticizing Disney’s stance against the now passed bill, most recently saying, “They do not run this state. They do not control this state,” after Disney stated their hope of repealing the bill.