UF Law professor weighs in on the Reedy Creek-Disney agreement prior to DeSantis-backed board’s takeover


A University of Florida law professor says there might not be many good legal options for the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District to fight Walt Disney World. The oversight board met Wednesday and revealed the previous Reedy Creek Improvement District board handed over much of its authority to Disney.

Law professor Danaya Wright says the new arrangement is a way for the company to avoid conflict with the Governor Ron DeSantis-appointed board.

The agreement the Reedy Creek board made with Disney is effective in perpetuity. However, if a judge voids that, it would last 21-year past the death of any currently living heirs of England’s King Charles.

The new oversight district board hired several law firms to review its legal options.

You can read the Reedy Creek-Walt Disney World Resorts agreement here.

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