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The RCID board took a break from their rum tastings to hang a flag. Photo by pwnzyarik via Wallpapers.com, used by permission.

Former Reedy Creek board meets in Cuba as Disney’s “government in exile”

The "true guardians of the Magic Kingdom" await revolution in Florida. HAVANA, CUBA -- Just when we thought Disney news couldn't get any stranger... it has been revealed that the former Reedy Creek Improvement District board, which governed the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for over four decades, has established a "government in exile" in Cuba. Sources close to the matter report that the board members fled to Cuba after losing control of the district in their spat with the State of Florida. ... Read more
Barricades block access to the Magic Kingdom parking lots. Photo courtesy tampabay.com & pngegg.com.

BREAKING: Walt Disney World closes – forever?

Are they conceding defeat, or punishing DeSantis??? LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL -- In a surprise move in the ongoing battle between the State of Florida and the Disney Company, Walt Disney World has shut its doors - apparently for good! The four theme parks and two water parks did not open today. Guests staying at Disney resorts have been told that they are welcome to complete their hotel stay, but they are only being offered Disneyland tickets in exchange for any remaining days ... Read more
One of the many barricades in the Reedy Creek Autonomous Zone. Photo by Michael Rivera [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia.

Top other powers the Reedy Creek Improvement District gave to Disney

Just what Florida wanted, Disney having more power. ORLANDO, FL - As you may have heard, the Florida Legislature has stripped Disney of its control of its local quasi-government entity, the Reedy Creek Improvement District. But before the change took place, the outgoing board members voted to give most of the board's authority directly to the Disney company (perhaps improperly). But there's more than arcane legal maneuverings going on, we've found. Apart from the usual building permits and other boring stuff like that, ... Read more
Disney chefs who are (mostly) virus-free. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

New Florida law gives Governor power to select Mickey & other characters

It's not just the Reedy Creek board DeSantis can appoint. TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill today giving his office the ability to appoint board members to the Reedy Creek Improvement District, effectively stripping Disney of its self-governance and special tax breaks. But that's not all the bill does! It turns out that bill gives the governor's office the ability to appoint specific Cast Members to "work with"* various Disney characters. We're not sure why he wanted this ... Read more
What, no tacos? Photo by DisneyTouristBlog.com, used by permission, modified.

Disney Skyliner’s new emergency kit: what’s inside

Just in case the gondolas get stranded again. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's been a while since Disney's Skyliner gondola system crashed and left hundreds of riders stranded in the air for hours. But that doesn't mean that the Mouse isn't ready for the next time it happens! When the Skyliner first malfunctioned in what is now known as the Great Aerial Stranding of 2019, we learned that each gondola is equipped with an emergency supply kit. These kits, stored under the ... Read more