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Texas Congressman Wants to Revoke ‘No-Fly Zone’ Over Disney Parks

Texas Congressman Troy E. Nehls has begun a campaign to revoke the “No-fly Zones” over Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

The politician tweeted today that he has sent letters to the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the US Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, beseeching them to revoke the special designation.

The no-fly zone prevents aircraft from traveling directly over the parks. The zones were established in 2003 as a “temporary” restriction. Congressman Nehls argues that since a Disney spokesperson once noted that the zone would prevent aircraft “buzzing” and banners from being flown over, the argument of security is invalid.

He also cited the lack of no-fly zones over neighboring attractions such as Universal Orlando Resort.

You can read his full letter in the Tweet below.

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This comes on the heels of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ efforts to eliminate Disney’s “special privileges,” including the exemption he gave them from his social media law and the dissolution of the Reedy Creek Improvement District.

DeSantis, who began attacking Disney after they opposed the Parental Rights in Education, a.k.a. “Don’t Say Gay” bill, states that this is about Disney being treated the same as every other company. “It simply ends with them [Disney] being treated the same as every other company in Florida,” he said.

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  1. This is getting out of hand. All because Disney spoke they’re opinion on something. This isn’t fair to Disney. But then again maybe Disney should keep their nose out of certain things

  2. Doesn’t he have Texas problems to deal with? I thought Floridians hated when other states get involved with Florida politics.

  3. Some people don’t care about that restriction. I’ve seen skywriting planes and planes flying banners while in the parks more than once since I started going to Disney World in 2014.

  4. So much childish behavior i dont know where to start except this…the zone that was established for good reason on the worlds #1 tourist destination with a population that equals Manhattan…EXPIRED years ago as anyone can clarly see EVERY day. No will the gentleman from Texas please get his pacifier and fix his States very real problems?

  5. If Disney wants to go walk they should lose all of their privileges. The CEO has to go he is horrible for the company. This is supposed to be a family oriented company. You cater to the 1% and forget about the 99%.
    Shame on Disney.

  6. No one likes the banners, but if it’s seriously a risk to homeland security, then why can’t Universal be granted the same privilege? Too close to the airport?

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