The conflict between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Walt Disney Company has reached a new peak.
For the last few months, there has been a never-ending feud between DeSantis and Disney CEO Bob Iger over the leadership of the Reedy Creek Improvement District in Central Florida. The two sides have continued to throw jabs at each other, and the battle has been relentless. Disney recently had a major “win” over DeSantis when they seemingly outsmarted him with a clause that left DeSantis’s board virtually powerless over Reedy Creek. Since then, fans have been waiting to see when and how the Governor will retaliate against Disney.
Today, April 17, 2023, Ron DeSantis held a press conference at the Reedy Creek Administration Building to discuss the issue. Fans were shocked to hear a possible solution that he has for the area.
DeSantis Reveals Shocking Plans for Reedy Creek
It is very clear that DeSantis is not happy with Disney and is eager to retaliate. The Gov has faced a lot of humiliation since Disney outsmarted him. Former President Donald Trump even made a comment, saying that DeSantis was “Outplayed, outsmarted, and embarrassed” by Disney.
It seems that DeSantis is feeling very vengeful as of this afternoon. In the press conference, DeSantis revealed his plans for the land surrounding Walt Disney World. He explained that his original prerogative for the land was just to make sure the Walt Disney Company was paying its dues to the state. Now he has realized that there is an opportunity to use the surrounding land to help benefit Florida in a different way. He mentions possible ideas for Reedy Creek, including making a state park. He also says something that will horrify Disney fans: “Someone even said, maybe you need another state prison.”
DeSantis openly speculating about what the state could build next to Walt Disney World:
“Someone even said, maybe you need another state prison…” pic.twitter.com/dlZ2r2OAqZ
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) April 17, 2023
The thought of a state prison outside of Walt Disney World Resort is horrifying for Disney fans to hear. This press conference makes it very clear that DeSantis is done messing around, and he is determined to succeed over Disney. He says,
“If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts; if you have the law on your side, pound the law; if you have neither the facts nor the law, pound the table.”
The public will have to wait and see what DeSantis does next as this situation develops.