I’ve been a Disney fan my whole life. The company’s movies, TV shows, music, and especially theme parks have been a key part of my family’s life. That’s why it pains me to see the direction Disney has taken in recent years. Commitment to far-left cultural content and draining the fun out of the vacation experience for guests have tarnished Disney’s formerly immaculate reputation.
But the most astounding thing is how Disney took advantage of the state of Florida in order to wield astonishing quasi-governmental power over its Walt Disney World property for 55 years. We’ve seen bits and pieces of Disney’s power within the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), and I’ve written multiple articles detailing what we knew.
As a small-government conservative, it's been a strange phenomenon to side with a state government over a private company. However, the way Disney has taken advantage of its status via RCID meant that the state of Florida did the right thing stepping in and remedying the situation.
A newly released report (which I've embedded at the end of this column) of the first comprehensive audit of Disney and RCID shows the scope of Disney’s power and influence and how the company used RCID to benefit itself with little to no concern for the region as a whole...
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