DeSantis takes over Disney district, punishing company

On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that grants him authority over Walt Disney World’s autonomous district, as a consequence of the company’s resistance to the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

Under the legislation, which was signed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, he is mandated to designate a five-person committee to supervise the administrative functions of the Disney district, which offers governmental services throughout its extensive theme park facilities in Florida.

“Today the corporate kingdom finally comes to an end,” he said at a bill signing ceremony in Lake Buena Vista. “There’s a new sheriff in town, and accountability will be the order of the day.”

As he prepares for a potential presidential campaign, Governor DeSantis signed the bill, which represents a prominent legislative accomplishment for a governor who has utilized societal and political divides to elevate his status in the broader realm of Republican politics.

The assumption of control over the Disney district commenced in the previous year, after the entertainment behemoth received significant backlash for publicly denouncing the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation. This law prohibits teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3, as well as material that is deemed unsuitable for that age range.

Written by BC Begley