Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Takes Over Disney District, Punishing Company for ‘Pressure’ from ‘Woke Left’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a law that will place Disney’s special district, Reedy Creek Improvement District, under state control. The bill, which was signed on Wednesday, will dissolve the district and transfer its powers, duties, and responsibilities to the state.

The move comes after DeSantis signed a bill last week that gave him more control over the district. The bill allowed DeSantis to appoint two members to the district’s board of supervisors.

The move has been met with criticism from some, including former Disney CEO Bob Iger, who privately complained to DeSantis about the “pressure” from the “woke left” amid a fight in Florida.

The governor’s office has said the move is not about punishing Disney but rather to ensure that the district is accountable to the people of Florida.

The district, which was founded in 1967, has been largely independent from state and local governments and has been responsible for providing services such as fire protection and water management to the Walt Disney World resort.

The new law will take effect on July 1.