NEWS! A Second Ruling Has Been Made in Disney’s Court Case About Its Resort Property Taxes!

As Disney World reopens its resorts and parks, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding the company’s finances.

Cinderella Castle

While Disney has discussed how its quarterly earnings have been impacted recently (but also left out some pretty big details), there have also been court cases happening involving Disney World’s property.

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that a second ruling has been made in the court case about Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club property appraisal. Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh placed Disney’s tax bill upward of $4 million, despite Disney stating that it was unfair.

Yacht and Beach Club

The original Fifth District Court of Appeal ruling in June stated that Singh’s office had overstated the value of the Yacht and Beach Club and the entire appraisal method used was illegal under Florida law. However, many other property appraisers use this same method for hotel property tax value that’s the primary source of funding for cities, counties, and school districts.

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort

Since multiple Florida property appraisers use this method, Singh asked the court to reconsider their previous decision and narrow down the scope of the ruling. The three-judge panel of the court presented their revised ruling that Singh incorrectly used the “Rushmore” appraisal method without stating that it was illegal.

Stormalong Bay

It also rejected a lower property value that had been suggest by a Disney appraiser, re-ordering Singh to reappraise the Yacht and Beach Club instead. Singh has stated that they hope to arrive “at a fair and accurate assessment of the resort in accordance with the court’s recommendations” to resolve the case.

Yacht and Beach Club Resorts on Crescent Lake

As the court case progresses, we’ll let you know what Disney’s new property appraisal is for the Yacht and Beach Club Resort!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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