The Most Magical Place on Earth. Tens of millions of guests visit Walt Disney World every year and for many of those guests, the magic of Walt Disney World is what entices them to visit year after year. As it turns out, the magic of Walt Disney World calls no matter if you’re a family from Denver or DeSantis’ hand-selected member of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District that is actively working against Walt Disney World.
Michael Sasso, Vice-Chair of the Board of Supervisors for the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District (CFTOD), visited Magic Kingdom this past weekend while in the midst of a battle with Walt Disney World. Sasso and other Board members have been working over the last month to undo a contract between Disney World and the CFTOD that they say is illegal and unconstitutional. As Sasso and other Board members work to undermine and impact Disney World operations, he visited Magic Kingdom recently to enjoy what millions of guests hope he and other Board members don’t destroy.
Sasso was allegedly spotted on the Walt Disney World Railroad in an image sent into BlogMickey.com. It was relayed that he was visiting with other families as they enjoyed a day at Magic Kingdom this past weekend. BlogMickey.com reached out to Sasso multiple times, but Sasso did not respond to a request for comment.
Sasso joins a number of other government officials who have publically fought against Walt Disney World while privately enjoying the theme parks. Back in February, just minutes after the bill passed to allow the state to take over control of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, Republican Senator Travis Hutson announced to the Senate that he would have to leave early for a trip to Walt Disney World.
Before Hutson and Sasso, Republican Rep. Randy Fine had his own display of hypocrisy when attacking Disney World last summer as one of the top proponents of the original piece of legislation to dismantle the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Fine had previously boasted that his selfie from in front of Cinderella Castle was reposted by Disney’s social media accounts (via Orlando Sentinel). However, once Disney exercised its First Amendment rights against a bill that Fine was pushing, he, like those after him, changed his tone pretty quickly in an effort to punish Disney World and defend Ron DeSantis.
This morning, Sasso and fellow Board members will instruct their legal counsel to “terminate” and “strike from the record” a contract between Disney World and Reedy Creek. If successful, Sasso would be a key player in undermining more than 50 years of precedent that has allowed Disney to create magic in Central Florida – all while he enjoys Magic Kingdom and the magic of Walt Disney World with his family.
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