Posted Wednesday, December 15, 2004 9:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Walt Disney World's government has enough federal and state oversight to stop any new owner from making drastic changes, according to a state report released Tuesday in response to Comcast Corp.'s failed attempt to buy the Walt Disney Co.
Read more from The Ledger.
It would be like a City/County relationship. While the City can make many decisions on its own, there are some issues that they must consider County guidelines before making decisions.
There are many Improvement Districts in Florida. They were originally set up for the specific purpose of controlling water in the State. Without a vast series of canals and lakes South Florida would have been impossible to build. It was basically swamp land.
That being said, Disney probably has a very strong influence over the Reedy Creek Improvement District as I am pretty sure some, if not all, of the members of the "Commission" are Disney employees.
If you are interested in Disney's relationship with local and State government then I would suggest reading the book Married to the Mouse, referenced in the article above. I found it very interesting.
It's a really good read.
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