BREAKING: Disney and Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Reach Settlement in State Lawsuit

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BREAKING: Disney and Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Reach Settlement in State Lawsuit

Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Board of Supervisors announced they have reached a settlement with The Walt Disney Company in their state lawsuit regarding the company’s development agreements with the former Reedy Creek Improvement District.

Disney and CFTOD Reach Settlement

CFTOD logo and Disney Springs

The Board voted on and approved the settlement during a meeting on Wednesday, March 27. Stipulations of the settlement include that Disney agrees the development agreements and restrictive covenants are null and void.

Disney also agrees not to contest the District’s assessment that the 2032 comprehensive plan is null and void. The District will consult with Disney on a new comprehensive plan.

Both the District and Disney will dismiss all claims and counterclaims, including Disney’s countersuit against the District regarding public records.

The labor services agreement between the District and Reedy Creek Energy Services will end in 2028. Disney owns the long-term mitigation credits and the District will not impede on those credits.

The District and Disney also agree not to contest actions of the Reedy Creek Improvement District from before DeSantis took over and appointed the current Board.

Disney’s federal lawsuit against the District and Governor DeSantis was dismissed earlier this year but Disney filed for appeal.

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