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Old 21 Apr 22, 10:22 AM  
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Florida senate vs Reedy Creek

I know that this arrangement has been in place since the 60ís but interesting that Florida is now looking to dissolve the Reedy Creek improvement district and reign in some of the power that the Disney corporation wields. However itís carrying over a billion dollars of debt which I imagine Orange County and possibly a couple of others will end up having to take on. It will mean more scrutiny for planning and projects. So, will this improve things, make it worse (Disney will have to divulge planning applications) or remain much the same?
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Old 21 Apr 22, 12:03 PM  
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I know that this arrangement has been in place since the 60ís but interesting that Florida is now looking to dissolve the Reedy Creek improvement district and reign in some of the power that the Disney corporation wields. However itís carrying over a billion dollars of debt which I imagine Orange County and possibly a couple of others will end up having to take on. It will mean more scrutiny for planning and projects. So, will this improve things, make it worse (Disney will have to divulge planning applications) or remain much the same?
It would appear to be connected with the recent legistlation what can be taught in schools

orlandoweekly/news/f...-bill-31421558

More than that I will not comment.
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I reckon the Disney $$$ will always win.
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Old 21 Apr 22, 12:12 PM  
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Apparently residents of Reedy Creek would have to approve by a majority vote that the district should be dissolved. Since the 50+ residents are all or mostly all Disney employees, it's not going to happen. Just political gesturing to please the Republican base.
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About time.
Disney have worked as a little fiefdom inside Florida being able to control all matters without recourse for the local areas and residents, something tgat Universal, Sea World etc have not been able to do, yet they can survive in the real world.
Todays Disney is not the Disney of Walt and Roy, itís not even the Disney of Eisner.
Itís now run by people who only care about the profits it can make whilst reducing the quality and feeling of magic.
Itís about time
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Apparently residents of Reedy Creek would have to approve by a majority vote that the district should be dissolved. Since the 50+ residents are all or mostly all Disney employees, it's not going to happen. Just political gesturing to please the Republican base.
Letís see shall we. Pity you have had to make it a political issue, you should take that to the political forum perhaps?
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Letís see shall we. Pity you have had to make it a political issue, you should take that to the political forum perhaps?
But it is a political issue!
Initiated by the Florida governor.

I have no interest in the politics but I donít think you can deny the background to this move.
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The debt would also go onto residents.. de santos is a... But that's for the political forum
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The reasons behind this happening now may not be honourable but Iím surprised that this hasnít happened before. The state was basically blackmailed into allowing it to happen in the first place or Walt would build his park elsewhere. Disney is hardly about to pull out of Florida and itís now just used to avoid tax, planning and scrutiny (mind you, thatís what itís always done) and gives it an unfair advantage over the other theme park operators in the area.
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My thinking is both sides should sit down and thrash out a solution as to how to take matters forward.

The meeting should take place on Its A Small World ride and they must stay there until a decision is reached - with the music on.
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