The Two Times Disney World Almost Lost Their Powers

Disney World is within the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a governing jurisdiction that was created for Disney and one that is effectively controlled by Disney. Today I want to talk about the two times Disney came closest to losing their RCID powers. So buckle up and get ready, because we’re about to dive into the most thrilling and exciting form of history: government bureaucracy!

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📰Sources

The Orlando Sentinel
“Would Disney power go with a sale?” (Apr 23 1984)
“Orange leaders cautious on cutting Disney powers” (Sep 20 1984)
“Making use of the land Walt bought” (Nov 04 1984)
“Power to govern hangs in balance” (Feb 23 2004)
“Lawmaker wants Reedy Creek review” (Mar 26 2004)
“State to review Disney’s domain” (Apr 13 2004)
“Disney powers could be cut, panel says” (Dec 14 2004)

Tampa Bay Times
Disney: Its future is in its land (Jun 24 1984)
Lake Buena Vista stands in the shadow of its mammoth neighbor (Jun 24 1984)

Tallahassee Democrat
“Reviewing Disney’s powers” (Dec 15 2004)

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