Disney Suffers Devastating Defeat In Court

By Daniel Walker | April 2, 2024

Contentious battle

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Disney have settled their dispute over development control in the state. 

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The resolution is viewed as a win-win for both parties, enabling Disney to continue its investments in the region while allowing Governor DeSantis to move on from the contentious battle that has unfolded over the past year. 

Disney's self-governing status

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The battle revolved around the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, the 40-square-mile area housing the renowned Walt Disney World resort. The dispute arose following the revocation of Disney's self-governing status by DeSantis and Republican lawmakers, culminating in a legal tussle that has now been resolved through a settlement.