Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ War Against Disney Continues As He Threatens To Build A Prison Next To The Theme Park
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psychopath Governor Ron DeSantis have been in a battle after the House of Mouse tepidly opposed the Republican governor’s bill nicknamed “Don’t Say Gay”, which would limit the amount teachers could talk about sexual orientation and gender identity. Of course, they only mean non-cisgender or non-straight ones because heterosexuality doesn’t count as an orientation–that’s just a baseline. Disney pulled a fast one and cited a clause involving King Charles III to prevent DeSantis from exerting any authority over them, but now he’s found a way to get at them–by fucking up the properties next door. DeSantis is threatening to build a prison next to Disney World.
Previously, Disney blocked DeSantis and his newly elected board of henchmen from taking control of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, which had been under their watchful eye “for more than half a century.” DeSantis was after them because they were forced to pause political donations after Disney employees staged a walkout. Well, DeSantis isn’t backing down. Business Insider says that at a press conference, Ron DeSantis let the world know about a bunch of upcoming plans he was toying with, which sounds like catty revenge to me:
During a press conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, DeSantis announced a slew of forthcoming reprisals against the resort and theme park, including the possibility of building on the 40 square miles of land that borders it.
He floated the possibility of turning the land into a state park, another theme park, or even a state prison. Such development could affect home values on nearby properties.
“Who knows? I just think that the possibilities are endless,” DeSantis said, adding that the board he appointed to oversee Disney’s land would also consider selling utilities housed in the district to a private entity.
The governor didn’t stop there. DeSantis previewed a bill he said the legislature would introduce next week that would impose new inspection regulations on Disney, including on its monorail system and its rides.
…The governor also floated obligating Disney to post signs at its hotels to warn about human trafficking, creating more workforce-affordable housing, banning mask mandates from its district, giving the district’s first responders raises, and appraising Disney’s property to see whether its property taxes should be higher.
And apparently, DeSantis is going to fuck with Disney some more by trying to get that clause voided.
The board DeSantis appointed to oversee Disney is scheduled to meet Wednesday. At that time, DeSantis said, the group would void the loophole that stripped them of their power. The legislature would pass a bill on that front just to assure it would go through, DeSantis said, but predicted the Disney maneuver held “legal infirmities.”
Disney obviously heard about all this, and they decided to double down on the gayness. Shocking, honestly. Business Insider says that after Ron DeSantis’ announcement, the company announced its new Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite event coming to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.
The first-ever Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite is coming to @Disneyland during Pride Month in June! This separately ticketed event celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community & allies will have themed entertainment, Disney characters, specialty menu items & more: https://t.co/Y6vOJ3QXms pic.twitter.com/j97sB1kHod
— Disney (@Disney) April 17, 2023
Too bad that event isn’t happening at Disney World. Because if it did, Ron DeSantis wouldn’t be able to make another move against Disney since he’d combust into a cloud of RAGE.