Gov. DeSantis Makes Activity Illegal in Disney World

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Sad DeSantis, looking at Mickey Mouse. Disney World Castle as a background

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Gov DeSantis’ reach has extended well into the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, with a certain activity now illegal.

Reedy Creek on the left and Governor Ron DeSantis on the right
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For those who need a refresher, Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District was recently overtaken by the state of Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis led a charge against the company for calling out the state’s controversial bill. The bill, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill, caused outrage nationwide, as well as lots of problems for Bob Chapek, who was serving as CEO of The Walt Disney Company at the time.

After threats from Gov DeSantis, Disney ultimately lost control of its Reedy Creek District. The board over the new district, officially titled The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, has already laid out things it wants to change, some of which would directly affect the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

One of the most shocking changes enacted by the new board involves COVID-19 safety protocols, all of which are now illegal within the district’s reach. The board recently passed a resolution that makes COVID-19 safety mandates from businesses, such as wearing masks and social distancing, illegal.

Disney World Monorail
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The new board has also targeted Disney World’s Monorail system, specifically citing that it seeks to expand the safety protocols and measures of the service. The new amendment, which was filed earlier this week, states that the Monorail would have to completely shut down during safety inspections. The amendment also seeks to enforce stricter guidelines on inspections done in the Parks at Walt Disney World.

Recently, Disney fired back at Gov. DeSantis, filing a massive new lawsuit. It’s unknown what will come of the lawsuit, but it’s safe to say the relationship between The Walt Disney Company and the state of Florida is extremely strained at the moment.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned here at Inside the Magic for more details. 

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