Earlier this year, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis got into an all-out battle with the Walt Disney Company that went from zero to one hundred seemingly overnight. The trouble began when Florida was on the brink of passing its controversial Parental Rights in Education bill — also called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke out against the bill — although many felt it came too late — but the bill passed anyway, with DeSantis saying that companies don’t run the state.
From there, Chapek apologized to Cast Members for not speaking up sooner and said Disney would work to see that the bill was overturned in the courts. That statement riled up DeSantis and his supporters so much that DeSantis and his fellow Florida Republicans quickly passed a bill dissolving the Reedy Creek Improvement Act. The Reedy Creek Improvement Act allowed Disney to act as its own form of government, meaning it didn’t need to go to the state to get permits and permission for projects at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Governor DeSantis is currently running for re-election in the state, and his supporters are still going after Disney. However, they seem to be a little confused about which Resort is in the state. Walt Disney World Resort is in Florida and Disneyland Resort is in California, and both have their own identity.
DeSantis supporters recently created pro-DeSantis/anti-Disney signs, but got called out for their Disney Resort mix-up. Twitter user The Volatile Mermaid shared a picture of the sign and pointed out the massive mistake.
DeSantis supporters who literally live in Florida are so ignorant that they’re using a DISNEYLAND, which is located IN CALIFORNIA, logo rather than Disney WORLD which is located in… wait for it… FLORIDA.
DeSantis supporters who literally live in Florida are so ignorant that they’re using a DISNEYLAND, which is located IN CALIFORNIA, logo rather than Disney WORLD which is located in… wait for it… FLORIDA. pic.twitter.com/zNejLzSNZK
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) October 29, 2022
The Reedy Creek Improvement Act is set to be dissolved in June 2023, however, there is still a lot to be determined before that happens. For one, Florida law states that any debt Reedy Creek has when the dissolution happens will be passed on to the taxpayers. DeSantis has said that won’t happen, but has not said how he will prevent it. DeSantis has also not laid out a plan for what will happen to Reedy Creek after the dissolution, but has said that he is considering creating a special district to oversee Reedy Creek.
Recent reports have stated that the future of Reedy Creek may be decided at a special legislative session that is set to take place in December, after the midterm elections.