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Walt Disney World release statement addressing State takeover of Reedy Creek Improvement District

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

Today, Monday, February 6, Florida lawmakers gave up on trying to dissolve Disney's special taxing district, and revealed a new plan to take control.


This involves renaming Reedy Creek Improvement District, and putting a state board in charge, with all members hand picked by Gov DeSantis, thus putting the area around Walt Disney World under state control.


In response, Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle has issued a short statement.


“We are monitoring the progression of the draft legislation, which is complex given the long history of the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Disney works under a number of different models and jurisdictions around the world, and regardless of the outcome, we remain committed to providing the highest quality experience for the millions of guests who visit each year,”


On face value, the statement appears to downplay the impact of the proposed changes, and for now it's very much business as usual at Walt Disney World.


Reedy Creek Improvement District





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