Recently, another political figure commented on some things related to Disney and we’ve got all the updates right here for you.
There’s a lot of news coming out of Disney World and some things are seriously surprising!
Spring is in full swing in Disney World and we’ve had a month of restaurant openings, new ears, and more. Some of the news this month seemingly came out of nowhere, so let’s take a look. Here are the 3 most unexpected bits of Disney news/events from April!
Recently, a lot has been going on with Disney World’s system of self governance, and something major just happened.
The Florida Senate and House recently passed a bill that would dissolve Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, which essentially allows Disney World to act as its own county, and now, the bill has taken another step forward.
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indicating that the Bill should never have been passed or signed into law and that its goal would be for the law to be repealed or struck down.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.
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 Bill’s official name is the “Parental Rights in Education bill.” We’ve already shared updates regarding Disney’s initial response, the first response from CEO Bob Chapek, Chapek’s follow-up comments during Disney’s Shareholder meeting, and responses that have since been made to those comments. Now, there’s been a new development.
Over the past several weeks, a controversial Florida bill has been the topic of several news stories.
The bill has been heavily criticized by some individuals and groups, and some had called for Disney to issue a statement in response to the issue. Disney ultimately did issue a statement of sorts that was shared by Good Morning America, and we shared more details about that here. Now, Disney CEO Bob Chapek, has made some comments of his own on this Bill and we’ve got all the details.
We’ve seen lots of policy changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As states are moving towards reopening, there have been shifts in CDC guidance and other rule changes. Recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis passed an executive order suspending all local COVID-19 restrictions. And now, he’s signed another bill that will impact the state post-pandemic.