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Report: Disney World's Government Safe From Outside Changes.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney World's personal government has enough federal and state oversight to stop any new owner from making drastic changes to its operations, [........]
Disney World's municipal government, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, was created in 1967 by the Florida Legislature at the urging of Walt Disney's brother, Roy, who argued that the company needed independence from local governments to build its Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. Epcot opened in 1982 as a theme park and not the residential community that Walt Disney once envisioned. The district encompasses four theme parks, 20 resorts and a restaurant and shopping district on 25,000 acres.
The [......] Legislature's research arm offered two options that would further hinder a new owner from enacting significant changes: make it more difficult for Reedy Creek board members to be replaced without cause and make Reedy Creek subject to a more stringent review of how its development impacts surrounding areas.
Gardiner said Tuesday there was no need to take legislative action at this time since Disney World is no longer facing new ownership. Comcast, a cable TV giant, dropped its $54 billion bid for the Walt Disney Co.[.......].
"I don't view the two issues as pressing issues," Gardiner said of the options. "I feel confident in the existing structure that we're in good shape."
Ray Maxwell, administrator of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, [the name applied to Disneys' Personal Government] said it wasn't necessary for the district to face the development of regional impact review process, also known as the DRI process, since it already must submit a comprehensive plan to the state. The district has helped build infrastructure, such as the Osceola Parkway, to keep pace with growth at the resort's parks and hotels, he said. "We feel that Disney has provided a tremendous amount of infrastructure at no cost to central Florida residents," Maxwell said. [......]
Reedy Creek was unusual in that most special districts created by lawmakers provide single services such as firefighting. Reedy Creek was granted authority to a broad range of government services such as drainage and flood control, water and wastewater, electric power generation, solid waste collection and fire protection. The district also was granted the right to issue bonds, assess taxes and enforce its own safety codes.
Foglesong faulted the report for not detailing how certain governmental powers that are supposed to be exercised only be democratically elected bodies are being used by Reedy Creek. "Powers reserved in law for popularly elected governments are being exercised by a landowner-controlled government," Foglesong said.
Originally posted by Legalizer
Just wanted to add, that in the movie The Corporation, they spend some time focusing on the Disney town, with its own citizens, police, homes, etc. Check it out, its eerie.
I've boycotted as much Disney as humanly possible since 1988 when I found out from "survivors" of the horrible way they treat employees.
Originally posted by 8bitagent
I think the new world order headquarters will be a joint unification between Disneyland's secret club 33 underneath Pirates of the Carribean, Denver International Airport, and an abandoned IHOP
Originally posted by krt1967
I think its a great post cyberkat. I've often thought the same things. I have been to Disney World many times and see alot actually. I also have friends employed there that say some of the strangest things go on behind "club" doors.
Good post. Keep sending any info you come across The family members still have a vision as well. Lets dig deeper.