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Why is Disney World allowed to be its own government?

Posted - April 1

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  • 49465

     

      (it’s its)

      April 1, 2022 6:43 AM MDT
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  • 49465

     

      You’d probably have to give some kind of context for that position. All business entities make rules and regulations that govern their day-to-day operations.
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    This post was edited by Randy D at April 1, 2022 7:07 PM MDT
      April 1, 2022 6:46 AM MDT
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  • 29779
    No this is not the same.  They have there own government. They issue their own liquor licenses, building permits,  manage their own utilities (water/sewer etc), their own emergency services, etc. There are two town's there and only land owners can vote there.  
      April 1, 2022 7:11 AM MDT
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  • 6027
    Probably because that's what Walt Disney originally designed it as ... a planned city. 
    He didn't intend it to be a theme park.  That happened after his death.

    Ironically, the Disney Corporation is now looking at opening small planned "retirement" communities, using the technology they have "perfected" at their theme parks.
      April 1, 2022 7:38 AM MDT
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  • 49465

     

      Thanks, I wasn’t aware of those facts. If all of that is correct, that is.
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      April 1, 2022 2:13 PM MDT
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  • 6027
    That's what The History Channel told me.
    And it must be accurate, because they're the main channel telling us the truth about ancient aliens and mythical creatures.
      April 4, 2022 2:30 PM MDT
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  • 7511
    Disney? I thought it was The Vatican.
      April 1, 2022 1:11 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    The Vatican is its own country. 
      April 1, 2022 5:09 PM MDT
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  • 11433
      April 1, 2022 3:11 PM MDT
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  • 29779
    I did not want to....
      April 1, 2022 5:08 PM MDT
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  • 11433
    Didn't want to what, find the answer to your question?
      April 1, 2022 5:48 PM MDT
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  • 4475

    Walt Disney World set up the Reedy Creek Improvement District with the state to provide all local services for itself except law enforcement.  Service districts in Florida aren’t allowed to provide law enforcement, but in some other states they can.

    This isn’t anything weird or unusual in local government.  There are more than 50000 of these kinds of service districts in the US.  Some of your property taxes are probably even going to one or more of them.

      April 1, 2022 7:07 PM MDT
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