Why experts say Disney won’t fight Reedy Creek district law in court

ORLANDO, Fla. — Editor’s note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal.

There’s little chance The Walt Disney Co. will challenge the legality of Florida House Bill 9B, which will rename and revamp the power structure of Walt Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, several experts said.

Read: Sheriff: ‘Cowardly scumbags’ spread anti-Semitic flyers throughout Volusia County

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill into law, but there has been no formal announcement via the state’s media site. When made official, the law will replace the district’s five-member board with appointees by DeSantis and change some of Reedy Creek’s powers.

Meanwhile, the theme park giant appears to have no plans to challenge the legislation in court, based on the verbiage of a statement released shortly after the bill’s passing on Feb. 10. “We are focused on the future and are ready to work within this new framework,” said Walt Disney World Jeff Vahle.

Click here to read the full story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website.

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.