Florida Lawmakers Meeting Again About Proposed Bill to Restore Reedy Creek Improvement District

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Florida state lawmakers are meeting again Friday morning to discuss Senator Linda Stewart’s proposed bill to restore Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), WFTV 9 reports. The bill would effectively reverse Governor Ron DeSantis’ takeover of the District. The lawmakers last held a legislative delegation in Orange County in November, but three Republicans and one … Read more

Iger Less Optimistic About Disney Business in China, Offered to Sit Down with DeSantis but Governor Declined

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During a conversation with Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times’ DealBook Summit on Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger addressed the company’s ongoing legal battle with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, as well as Disney’s presence in China, which DeSantis has previously criticized. Shanghai Disneyland and China Regarding Disney’s business prospects in China, Iger said … Read more

Walt Disney World Creates $40 Billion Economic Impact in Florida According to New Study

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Disney commissioned a study from Oxford Economics about the company’s economic impact in the state of Florida and released the results this week, during the IAAPA Expo 2023 and amid their ongoing legal battle with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. Disney in Florida Economic Impact Study In a Disney … Read more

Disney Cruise Line Opens New Port Everglades Terminal in Fort Lauderdale

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Today, November 13, 2023, Disney celebrated their new terminal at their permanent cruise port location at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Disney Cruise Line’s Port Everglades Terminal When guests arrive at the terminal, they are immersed in cool, underwater tones and come face to face with familiar characters from Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo. The colorful … Read more

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Idalia Now Expected to Reach Florida as Category 4 Hurricane

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The Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Kevin Guthrie, is expecting Tropical Storm Idalia to reach Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, and the National Hurricane Center’s most recent update reveals the storm is continuing to strengthen. Idalia Expected to Reach Category 4 Earlier this morning, August 28, the storm was thought to … Read more

Tropical Storm Idalia Forms, Expected to Hit Florida as Hurricane Next Week

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According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Idalia, previously known as Tropical Depression 10, is forecast to become a hurricane over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and make landfall in Florida this coming week, around August 30. Tropical Storm Idalia In the latest cone image, Idalia is expected to make landfall on the west … Read more

Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Unveils New Logo

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Today during the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District board meeting, Glen Gilzean revealed a new logo for the board, to aid them with public recognition. New Logo From CFTOD Glen Gilzean, leading the board meeting for the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District today, discussed the board’s interest and work towards their goal of “honest and … Read more

Tokyo Disney Re-Introducing Free Line Skipping, Guest Evacuation Platform Added to Disney Skyliner, and More: Daily Recap (6/7/23)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more

Canadians Visiting Florida by the Millions, Hitting Nearly Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Nearly 1.44 million Canadians visited Florida during just the first three months of 2023, according to tourism industry experts. Canadians Return to Nearly Pre-Pandemic Visitation Levels in the Sunshine State Visit Florida reported Tuesday that the state brought in nearly 1.44 million Canadian tourists during the first quarter of 2023, according to the Orlando Sentinel. … Read more

Florida Governor DeSantis ‘Not Backing Down One Inch’ in Feud with Disney

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“There will be no compromise,” Governor Ron DeSantis said about the legal battle with Disney during his Presidential campaign kickoff speech in Iowa last night. We run the state of Florida. They do not run the state of Florida. We stand for the protection of our children. We will fight those who seek to rob … Read more

DeSantis Files to Disqualify Judge in Disney Lawsuit, Two People Banned from Walt Disney World After Brawl, and More: Daily Recap (5/19/23)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Friday, May 19, 2023. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more

New CFTOD Administrator Glen Gilzean Added to Disney-DeSantis Lawsuit

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Glen Gilzean has been added to the list of defendants in an ongoing lawsuit between Disney and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Board, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Earlier this month, Gilzean was chosen by the CFTOD Board to serve as the district’s Administrator, a role he accepted and officially began on May 10. … Read more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Responds to Disney Cancelling Lake Nona Move

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has responded to Disney cancelling their Lake Nona move. Earlier today, Disney announced that they are cancelling the relocation of Walt Disney Imagineers from California to Florida. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has now responded to the announcement. He released a statement on Disney’s cancellation of the Lake Nona relocation: “Disney announced … Read more

Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro Cites ‘Changing Business Decisions’ as Disney Cancels Entire Lake Nona Campus

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Disney was set to build a large campus in Lake Nona, Florida with plans to move over 2,000 employees, including Imagineering. Now, Parks, Experiences, and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro has announced that the whole project has been canceled. Disney has simply cited “changing business conditions” as the reason for the cancellation. According to CNBC, Josh D’Amaro … Read more

Disney Asks Judge to Dismiss Case Filed by DeSantis’ Oversight Board, Disney+ Release Dates Announced for ‘Loki’ and ‘Echo,’ & More: Daily Recap (5/16/23)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more

Bloody Fist Fight Breaks Out at Magic Kingdom, Former CEO Bob Chapek Named in New Disney+ Lawsuit, & More: Daily Recap (5/15/23)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Monday, May 15, 2023. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more