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Surprise! Florida Senate Committee Approves State Inspections of Disney World Monorail System

The Florida Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy has today approved an amendment to create State inspections on the Walt Disney World Monorail System furthering Florida Govenor's Ron DeSantis's war on Disney.


DeSantis now targets Walt Disney World Monorail including forced downtime for state inspections

Yesterday we brought you the news that Republican Senator Nick DiCeglie was specifically targeting the Walt Disney World Monorail System for state inspections in a move seen as helping Ron DeSantis further his campaign of hate against Disney.


Now today, Tuesday, April 25, the amendment, which was seeking to introduce Florida Department of Transportation safety standards for “any governmentally or privately owned fixed-guideway transportation systems operating in this state which are located within an independent special district created by local act which have boundaries within two contiguous counties” has been passed by The Florida Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy.


The amendment requires site-specific guidelines for the transportation system developed by the Department of Transportation (FDOT) and representatives of the affected system, plus

Walt Disney World would be required to submit annual safety plans to the State.


In addition, on-site inspections of the monorail would take place every three years, and would be undertaken by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)at a time that both Disney World and the State agree to.


FDOT already inspects other similar transportation systems in the state, including the Orlando International Airport transportation system.


Calming fears that the State would order a complete shut down of the monorail system for the inspections, Senator Nick DiCeglie said “having a complete suspension is really going to be an action of last resort.” This would only be if there were any safety issues DiCeglie commented.


This amendment is just the latest "stick" to prod Disney for daring to offer a difference of opinion to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the "Just Say Gay" debacle.


DeSantis now targets Walt Disney World Monorail including forced downtime for state inspections

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