Gov. DeSantis says fight with Disney is far from over

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis said his fight with Disney is far from over.


The governor is set on taking legislative action against the country’s largest theme park.

This comes after the Central Florida tourism oversight board, which was appointed by the governor, discovered that the former board entered into agreements that stripped most of its power as it was handed down.

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DeSantis said he now aims to tax Disney-owned hotels and put tolls on roads owned by the property.

However, one government lawyer Channel 9 spoke with said everyone should be concerned because this could impact both tourists and locals.

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“By definition, if you increase tolls or taxes those are items that have consequences moving down to consumers,” said attorney Nick Shannin.

Taxpayers could take another hit if Disney decides to fight the actions.

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If Disney feels the need to battle the state in court, Florida could see some potentially hefty legal costs.

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