In retaliation, DeSantis stripped Disney of its 56-year-long self-governing status and even threatened to open a prison near its theme park.
But before the law took effect, Disney signed a deal with its outgoing board allowing it to retain development rights on the 40-square mile district. The deal also included covenants that give Disney the final say on any alterations to the property.
It’s very likely, almost certainly felt that none of this would have got any of the attention that it did. Had Ron DeSantis not been considered the most likely rival to challenge Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.”
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