Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Has Signed The Bill to Dissolve The Reedy Creek Improvement District

After the Florida Senate voted in favor of dissolving the Reedy Creek Improvement District of Walt Disney World, and then the Florida House of Representatives approved the bill, Governor Ron DeSantis has now signed the special district bill.

“People say… they have services and utilities. We’re going to take care of all that… don’t worry. We have everything thought out.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

According to a Florida statute, the bill must be approved by the residents of a special district.

Governor Ron DeSantis has been targeting Disney since they came out against the Parental Rights in Education, a.k.a. “Don’t Say Gay,” bill.

Read our breakdown of what may happen if the Reedy Creek Improvement District is dissolved.

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  1. The legislature giveth and the legislature can take it away. Disney loves big government imposing their socialist woke ideology on everyone else, let them choke on it themselves for once.

  2. Disney’s lawyers to start marching in any second now.

    This is only the second time I’m rooting for them and I don’t plan to make a habit of it. First time was for the whole “I want this on a t-shirt” thing a couple years ago to combat art stealing bots on Twitter.

  3. Hi Tom,
    Have been watching your YouTube videos for several years. My family has been going to Disney World since the mid nineties. We are also DVC members and have been annual pass members before the recent changes.
    I took offense at your recent comment about the Reedy Creek issue when you implied that the decision to dissolve it was politically motivated by some who were seeking higher office. Did you forget that it was Disney who made it political by speaking out on the bill and totally misrepresented what the Bill is about. The Governor was NOT proposing the Reedy Creek legislation until Disney decided to make it political, so if Disney would not have made an issue of it , chances are they would not be in danger of losing their preferred status that few, if any, other area theme parks enjoy. Also, Disney seems to have no problem having their merchandise made in China by slave labor and where genocide is being committed against the Uyghurs.
    Enjoy your videos, keep up the good work,

    1. I have made it no secret that I don’t approve of Disney’s business in China, but suddenly revisiting Reedy Creek after 50-something years is something that has no necessity and only costs taxpayers. If it has not actual positive impact on anyone, it has to be vindictive, no? So there has to be some motive, and publicity is a hell of motive. I have no horse in this race, I honestly don’t care for Chapek nor DeSantis, nor any politician for that matter, I just feel it’s obvious the game that is being played with the public.

    2. Repeat after me: civil rights are not political.

      Saying Disney made this political for standing up for a minority group (that one political party has politicized) is not factual.

  4. This governor is ticking me off. If he’s so mad at Disney, let him see what tourism money continues to come to FL if WDW were to pack up and move to, say, my state of Colorado (and welcome to all of you if you come here; I’ll help you find housing!). Then I’ll never have to move to FL to be a snowbird (which has been my plan for a while and could come to fruition in another year or two). And let Disney and all other companies that own theme parks stay out of politics for good. No political donations. Set a precedent for the other theme park companies to follow. Give just to charities that benefit all, and Make a Wish, etc. And then maybe Disney can afford to pay its employees more and stop charging us for Lightning Lanes.

    1. Don’t forget that was Desantis and the state of Florida who allowed to them to re-open in 2020 and worked with them on a re-opening plan, when many other states were not doing this (case in point, CA where Disneyland was closed for more than a year!) They can “sue” or do whatever they need to do to appeal the RCID dissolution, but this should be a hard lesson for them to stay in their own lane and stay out of state politics, especially a stated who helped them in the past.

        1. tom, there are a lot of twitter censors out of work today. since you keep advertising for people, you might want to hire some of them to compliment your present censor crew.

          1. Don’t write mean things about people and your comments will get published. This isn’t social media, it’s a comment section, and we don’t need to babysit a bunch of children.

  5. “We have everything thought out”

    they have things thought out as well as a kid buying cotton candy in a rainstorm.

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