Disney Wages War on Parents, Florida Fights Back

Press Releases · Apr 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Heritage Action, a national conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists nationwide, including thousands in Florida, released a statement from Executive Director Jessica Anderson commending the Florida Legislature for passing SB 4C and SB 6C. If enacted, these bills would strip the Walt Disney Company of its special district privileges and carve-outs from Florida’s Big Tech law.

Disney has waged war on the rights of parents and innocence of children, and today they face the consequences. While Disney bullies state legislators and uses their platform to force-feed their woke agenda to young children, they shouldn’t receive any special privileges or legislative exemptions to do so. Thanks to the Florida Legislature, bills to revoke these special privileges and hold Disney accountable are now heading to Governor DeSantis’s desk.

Whether it is Disney or Big Tech companies, Florida has been a leader in fighting back against woke corporations and standing up for family values. They have made it crystal clear: no more sweetheart deals for corporations that oppose the values of the Sunshine State. We look forward to Governor DeSantis swiftly signing SB 4C and SB 6C into law.

Background: SB 4C will dissolve the Reedy Creek special district, meaning that Disney and Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) will no longer receive special privileges from the state to collect taxes, maintain its own infrastructure, or fund its own utilities and services like roads and water. Instead, Disney will need to rely on local counties for these services like other businesses.

When signed into law, the legislation would dissolve RCID on June 1, 2023.

SB 6C will revoke exemptions for theme parks from previous Big Tech legislation that passed in Florida. Without these exemptions, Disney will be subject to censorship guidelines and liable for any violations of the underlying Big Tech law as other Florida businesses are.