DeSantis Takes Control Over Disney District Board

  • Florida lawmakers granted Gov.┬áRon DeSantis effective control of the board that oversees development in and around Walt Disney Co’s central Florida theme parks, escalating the Republican’s battle with the emblematic company.
  • The bill, which received final legislative approval Friday, gives the governor the authority to appoint five supervisors to run what is now known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a quasi-government entity with oversight of the 25,000 acres surrounding the Walt Disney World resort.
  • The board members will be confirmed by the Senate, and will have no involvement in the day-to-day operations of the theme parks.
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