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Satire Website’s Humorous Ideas of Gov. DeSantis Making HUGE CHANGES to Attractions & Experiences at Disney World

It only took three days, a special session, a vote by the Florida Senate, and a vote by the Florida House to effectively bring down Disney World‘s Reedy Creek Improvement District which encompasses nearly 40 square miles on the outermost areas of Orange and Osceola Counties in the Sunshine State.

Reedy Creek

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The Florida legislature has voted to pass a bill that will revoke Disney’s special self-governing status by dissolving its special tax district, as well as any other special district in Florida that was created before Florida’s Constitution was ratified in 1968. The bill was signed on Friday by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Now, the humorous satire website, The Babylon Bee, has a list of silly changes that are to be implemented at the Walt Disney World Resort as part of the change, in light of the fact that Disney will soon lose its self-governing authority in central Florida

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And the changes they humorously predict at Disney World are quite bold. The bill to dissolve Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District calls for the dissolution to be effective next summer, so even though The Babylon Bee doesn’t give a pretend effective date for the implementations at Disney World, it’s safe to assume the changes won’t take place until after the dissolution of Reedy Creek, as that dissolution will also signify the end of Disney’s self-governing privileges in Florida.

Ready to laugh along? According to the satire website, Governor Ron DeSantis has called for the following changes at the central Florida Disney Parks:

Hall of Presidents: Magic Kingdom

The Hall of Presidents will no longer feature the first through forty-fourth Presidents. Nor will it feature the 46th President, Joseph Biden. Rather, the attraction will feature only the 45th President of the United States. In DeSantis’s opinion, the 45th just made for the better animatronic robot, and he’s sure everyone will agree.

Disney World's Hall of Presidents: A brief history of the polarizing attraction - The Washington Post

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Pandora: The World of Avatar: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As long as the State of Florida is in the business of dissolving entities, Governor Ron DeSantis feels it’s only fair to dissolve Animal Kingdom’s Pandora: The World of Avatar and replace it with an IP that actually means something to someone. No one cares about “Avatar Land” anyway.

World Showcase: EPCOT

EPCOT’s World Showcase will feature only the United States. According to the Babylon Bee, “America is like a highlight reel of all the best countries anyway.” After all, EPCOT is an American park, so only different aspects of America are needed at World Showcase, and there are currently 11 developed spots in which to showcase those different aspects.

The American Adventure Sign

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Magic Kingdom

The Pirates of the Caribbean will still feature the likeness of Captain Jack Sparrow, portrayed by actor Johnny Depp. (DeSantis isn’t banning Depp like all the other “cancel culture” warriors.) But the use of cosmetics on Depp’s likeness will not be permitted. Also, according to the Babylon Bee, DeSantis has called for Amber Heard to be portrayed in the scenes from the attraction as well.

Johnny Depp Surprises Pirates of Caribbean Riders | PEOPLE.com

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Other Changes to be Implemented, per Governor DeSantis

In addition to the changes noted above, Governor DeSantis has reportedly called for a few other changes and provisions. The first of these calls for Chip and Dale to reside in separate trees; DeSantis doesn’t want the parks to have the appearance of indoctrination. Second, only the original Star Wars trilogy is to be spoken about; according to the website, Governor DeSantis feels that “the prequel trilogy is too perfect to corrupt with human speech.”

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DeSantis has also called for the banning of “weird Disney adults” who come to the parks at Walt Disney World without children. This provision has been met with jeers and cheers, especially as the term “Disney Adults” has been sullied in recent months.

Truly a humorous take in light of recent events.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!