Category Disney

Reedy Creek all started with a mouse and an improvement district – the laws and legislation behind Reedy Creek

It all started with a Mouse…and an Improvement District.  When it is clear out you can see fantasyland on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover, the view below should be pretty familiar. A slow-moving respite from the heat or the manic energy of the younger members of your group. Despite its promised reputation as futuristic […]

Disney feud could completely undermine Florida’s non-diverse economy – a historical overview

The War on Disney is performative theater for Governor DeSantis, somehone who has regularly proved he is not in tune with Florida’s culture or history. But this battle is going to have terrible tangible impact on our economy. Irrespective of how it is minimized by DeSantis backers, Disney’s presence in the Sunshine States is the […]

Disney episode shows DeSantis has no idea about the traditional GOP or American conservatism

Traditional conservatives DO NOT use the power of government to be punitive against private corporations. And more recent GOPers, while abandoning economic conservatism have embraced the concept of free speech. The DeSantis-Disney war (let’s stop calling it a feud, it’s escalated well beyond that) is about two very basic things- Of course this sounds more […]

A history of the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID)

Governor Ron DeSantis war against Disney involved his successful effort to sunset the Reedy Creek Creek Improvement District (RCID). Walt Disney Company’s Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), a Florida History Podcast focuses on the district’s history. Learn the history of the district here. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio […]

Full Disney complaint against Governor DeSantis

Disney episode show DeSantis downfall could be down to his faith in his own instincts

Ron DeSantis operates more on pure instinct and feel than any high-ranking elected official I have ever seen in my life. Never before has someone been so convinced of their own immortality that they reject all professional advice or polling data – but it must be said in the small pond of Florida politics, which […]

Bob Iger is right – DeSantis is “anti-business” and “anti-Florida”

Governor DeSantis’ punitive efforts to punish Disney won him a lot of admirers among potential GOP primary voters around the nation but ultimately hurt Florida in multiple ways. Earlier this week, at his first shareholder presentation since returning as Disney CEO, Bob Iger took on Florida’s Governor. “And that just seems really wrong to me, […]

Podcast: The History of Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District

Wrapping up our seven day, look at the Walt Disney Company’s Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), this week’s Florida History Podcast focuses on the district’s history. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free which […]

A visit to the Disney Wilderness

As we discussed yesterday, The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness preserves critical land along Reedy Creek as well as having restored extensive wetlands in Osceola and Polk Counties. Here are some videos from the wilderness.

DeSantis-Disney saga takes another turn and is another failure for Florida job wise – Four additional reasons (beyond Don’t Say Gay) Disney has pumped the brakes

In the wake of Ron DeSantis’ retaliation against Disney for speaking out about his discriminatory “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Disney has delayed relocating 2,000 high-paying jobs from California to Florida.  This comes after DeSantis pushed through politically-motivated legislation to punish Disney for speaking out. The Walt Disney Company has officially said the delay was made “to give people more time,” with […]