Walt Disney World will now have to apply for permits and answer to the state in Florida like all other businesses. They used to be able to skip all of that with their Reedy Creek Improvement District, where they had self-governance but they crossed Governor Ron DeSantis and he put an end to that.
This had to do with Ron DeSantis’ education bill. Many pressured Disney to get involved and speak out against it and when they did, DeSantis decided to strike back and revoke the special privileges that Disney had enjoyed for decades.
Disney issued a statement saying that they will play well with others now that they have no choice.