Republican Congress Members Reintroduce Bill to Take Away Disney World “No-Fly Zone”

    United States Congressman Troy E. Nehls from Texas has reintroduced a bill that would rescind a “no-fly zone” at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM’s) prohibits aircraft from operating below 3,000ft over a portion of Walt Disney World and all of Disneyland.

    Aerial photo of Disney’s Hollywood Studios (2020)

    Officially titled the Airlines Independent of Restrictions (AIR) Act, the bill specifically and exclusively targets the “no-fly zones” at Disney’s domestic theme parks, according to Rep. Nehls. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia are also co-sponsors of the bill, among others. The only Florida representative co-sponsoring the bill is Rep. Greg Steube from a district that covers the Port Charlotte and Sarasota area.

    Aerial photo of Main Street USA (2020)

    Disney World No-Fly Zone Details

    Disney World’s no-fly zone covers two of the four Walt Disney World theme parks, and prevents pilots from flying under 3,000ft above ground level. The no-fly zone is a bubble that is centered at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and extends 3 nautical miles in all directions and 3,000ft above ground level. The no-fly zone covers Magic Kingdom and most of EPCOT. Both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are outside of the no-fly zone, along with the Disney Springs shopping district.

    Aerial photo of New Fantasyland and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (2020)

    Disneyland No-Fly Zone Details

    At Disneyland, the no-fly zone covers the entire Disneyland Resort and theme park area. It is centered over the Anaheim Convention Center and extends 3 nautical miles for 3,000ft above ground level.

    “I’m proud to reintroduce my bill, the Airlines Independent of Restrictions (AIR) Act, in the 118th Congress to revoke Disney’s special no-fly zone privileges,” said Congressman Nehls. “Theme parks like Disney should not receive special treatment just because they are well-connected. Our national security should not be compromised to fit the needs of one corporation.”

    Aerial photo of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Tree of Life (2020)

    “Woke corporations shouldn’t get any favors from the government,” said Congresswoman Boebert. “The FAA has no business granting a no-fly-zone over Disney parks. Universal Studios, Hershey Park, Six Flags, and other theme parks don’t have no-fly-zones over them, and it’s time for Disney to get the same treatment. No corporation should get preferential treatment from the government—especially when it is grooming children. Go woke, go broke.”

    The last time Republican congress members attempted to revoke the no-fly zone over Disney World was when Disney initially spoke out about the “Don’t Say Gay” bill back in May 2022. Disney is currently facing acts of retaliation from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and has not made a statement about this latest act of retaliation from the US Congress Members.

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