Disney checkmates Ron DeSantis with a King Charles clause

Posted on AllSides March 30th, 2023
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Forget about Disney princesses. Mickey Mouse might have just proved who’s the real king of Florida.

Disney used a legal clause that name checks King Charles III to apparently thwart Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempt to strip the company of its self-governance power in the state.

For nearly a year, state legislators, encouraged by DeSantis, have sought to exert more control over the company’s Florida-based theme parks by passing a bill that would dissolve Disney’s special tax district. DeSantis also wanted to rename the area the Central Florida Tourism Oversight...

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