How Florida Republicans Are Trying To Punish Walt Disney World—And Take Over Its City

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2022
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The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday to dissolve the Reedy Creek Improvement District as Republicans seek to punish Disney for opposing HB 1557, known by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” law—potentially eliminating the special district that Walt Disney World uses to operate as its own municipality, and setting up a court battle over the Florida theme parks’ future.

The Reedy Creek Improvement District was established by the state legislature in 1967 when Disney was building Walt Disney World and covers the resort’s property in central Florida, overseeing 25,000...

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