NEWS: Congressman Proposes Revoking Disney’s No-Fly-Zone Privileges

The Walt Disney Company has been at the center of political controversy recently, as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill to dissolve Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District in retaliation to Disney’s response of condemning the Parental Rights in Education law.

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As Disney grapples with the problems they may face should the Reedy Creek Improvement District be officially removed, the backlash has continued with a U.S. Senator who is now seeking to end Disney’s “special copyright protections.” And now it’s time to look to the skies, because Disney Parks may be facing another big change soon.

Fox Business reported that Texas Representative Troy Nehls wants to revoke Disney Parks’ no-fly-zone privileges. In a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Nehls argued that flight restrictions “should be reserved for compelling national security and safety needs.”

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Both Disneyland and Disney World have been established as no-fly-zones since 2003, cited in the interest of safety as well as guest enjoyment, although no other theme parks in the U.S. have the same airspace restrictions. Nehls contends that “special interests may have been hijacked” for “commercial gain.”

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In a statement, Nehls told Fox News Digital, “Major corporations should not get unreasonable privileges just because they have the ability to bankroll Congress, especially when they are trying to force their ideology on our children.”

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Nehls ultimately called for the House to reconsider the “appropriateness” of these no-fly-zones, citing that airspace restrictions should be “designed for protecting our national security and public safety must not be co-opted by companies looking to gain.”

We’ll be watching this developing situation closely, so stay tuned to AllEars for more news.

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2 Replies to “NEWS: Congressman Proposes Revoking Disney’s No-Fly-Zone Privileges”

  1. Keep the no fly zones. If an emergency situation develops the no fly zones can be automatically rescinded immediately.