Disney Self-Government In Peril After Florida House Vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida House of Representatives has given final passage to a bill to dissolve a private government that Walt Disney World has been allowed to operate on its properties for more than five decades.

House lawmakers approved the measure on Thursday.

The passage is a victory for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

He has been feuding with the entertainment giant after it publicly declared its opposition to a new law backed by the governor that critics have dubbed “Don’t Say Gay.”

The Disney bill would eliminate the self-governed districts by June 2023.

But it would allow the districts to be reestablished in the future, leaving the door open for further negotiations.