DeSantis threatens to build a state prison next to Disney World, in latest round of retribution over power grab

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is again going after Walt Disney World, after the company launched a stealth power play.
DeSantis made it clear that he won’t let Disney off easy after the company’s power grab this year.
He threatened to build a state prison and said the legislature would impose new ride inspections.
Disney hasn’t said what it’ll do next, but it’s not expected to give up its power without a fight.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking a third swing at Walt Disney World after the company humiliated the Republican governor by making a sly power grab to keep control of its land. 

During a press conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida — the city where Disney is located — DeSantis announced a slew of forthcoming reprisals against the resort and theme park, including the possibility of building on the 40 square miles of land that borders it.

He floated the possibility of turning the land into a state park, another theme park, or even a state prison. Such development could…

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