Recently, another political figure commented on some things related to Disney and we’ve got all the updates right here for you.
The Magical Express is gone! Disney has shifted its focus to streaming! Extra Magic Hours have been replaced! A LOT has changed with the Disney company and the Disney parks over the past few years, but things are only just getting started.
There are some major ways that Disney could be different in the future. From the way it handles new movie releases to the types of hotels you’ll get to stay at — Disney could be dramatically different 2, 5, or even 10-15 years from now. Here’s just what things could CHANGE in a big way.
Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID)– the arrangement that essentially lets them act as their own county and have a lot of control over their land in Orlando, Florida — could be in jeopardy.
What started as just an idea suggested by a Florida representative, eventually gained the support of Florida’s Governor and was added to a special legislative session. The Florida Senate recently passed a bill that would dissolve the RCID, and now we’ve got a BIG update on the situation.
Disney’s responses to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill (what critics have called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — which is now law) has had a number of impacts on the company, and prompted responses from all kinds of political leaders.
Disney’s most recent statement (made when the bill was passed into law) prompted a response directly from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Since then, we’ve seen references made to Disney’s handling of the situation made in discussions surrounding the potential repeal of the Reedy Creek Improvement District — the district that essentially allows Disney World to act as its own county and gives it a great amount of self governance. Now, another political figure has chimed in.
The Walt Disney Company has recently been involved in a political controversy concerning the recently passed Parental Rights in Education Act.
Although Disney CEO Bob Chapek initially did not comment on the Act, which is colloquially called the “Don’t Say Gay” Act, the company later issued a statement that the bill shouldn’t have been passed and declared their goal to have it “repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts.” Now, some House Republicans have sent a letter to Chapek, condemning the Walt Disney Company’s response. [Read more…]
Most recently, the Bill was passed into law and Disney issued a statement in response, indicating that the Bill should never have been passed or signed into law and that its goal would be for the law to be repealed or struck down. Disney has also said that they are creating a task force to develop strategies to be a more positive force for the LGBT community, and “new content for children and family” will be a large part of the focus of this task force. Recently, protests were held in front of Disney’s corporate headquarters in response to some of Disney’s recent statements and actions.
There could be MAJOR changes on the horizon for Disney…or, at least, some major changes are being threatened.
Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill (what critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill) has spurred a lot of discussion. We’ve seen Disney make a number of responses to the Bill — most recently, issuing a statement in response to the Bill’s passage into law, which Florida’s Governor then issued a response to. Now, it seems all of this talk has generated interest in Disney’s operations in the state and a KEY aspect of how they do things in Florida could be at risk.
The past few weeks have been full of updates regarding what critics call Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. We’ve seen Disney issue statements, former Disney executives speak up about the issue, and more.
Another specific thing we’ve seen is how legislators and governors have responded to Disney’s statements. California Governor Gavin Newsom has made comments to Disney via Twitter, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has also spoken out in response to Disney’s actions. Recently we shared how some legislators have been meeting to potentially recall an act that is key to how Disney operates in Florida. And now Governor DeSantis has commented on this issue.
Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill (what critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill) is a topic that has been discussed a great deal over the past several weeks.
From Disney’s initial statement to CEO Bob Chapek’s comments on the Company’s formal stance on the Bill, and everything in between, we’ve been sharing all kinds of updates on the topic with you. Now, a former Disney Executive has weighed in on why he spoke out about the issue and why (and when) others should comment on major issues.
The Company issued an initial statement, CEO Bob Chapek later sent a memo on the topic, and since then we’ve seen a more formal stance from the Company, an apology from Chapek, further statements from Chapek, news about Disney walkouts related to the Bill, and more. Now, we’ve got a new development.