Reedy Creek Improvement District discusses long-term land use at Walt Disney World which includes additional theme parks

Jan 11, 2023 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Wednesday January 11, 2023 10:02am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Reedy Creek Improvement District met today, discussing its long-term land use plan for the Walt Disney World Resort and the surrounding area.

Of note was the long-term land use plan which includes more hotel rooms, two additional minor theme parks (waterparks), and one additional major theme park.

The updated plan is expected to be released in February 2023, which will provide an interesting insight into future development possibilities at Walt Disney World.

Although the long-term land use plan has been updated, it should be noted that this does not mean that Disney will actually go ahead with any projects that make use of the assigned land.

Reedy Creek Improvement District oversees land use and environmental protections within the district, and provides essential public services. Within its boundaries are 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 1 sports complex, 175 lane miles of roadway, 67 miles of waterway, the cities of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, an environmental science laboratory where the continuity of water quality is monitored, an electric power-generating & distribution facility, a natural gas distribution system, water and wastewater collection & treatment facilities, a solid waste and recyclables collection & transfer system, plus over 40,000 hotel rooms and 100’s of restaurants and retail stores.

Discuss on the Forums

Get Walt Disney World News Delivered to Your Inbox

View all comments →

OceanBlueApr 28, 2023

I remember reading this in passing and can't believe, literally, that this board was discussing all of this and not a single person from the DeSantis administration was at this same meeting? After reading all 77 pages of the lawsuit today (due to injury and having to stay stationary), it does seem the contract was valid in the respect of it being public, noticed and I mean I read about it and I'm just Disney mom who over plans and thinks normal vacation due diligence is reading these boards. This was before even second meeting.

TouchdownMar 31, 2023

The more I read legal experts opinions on this case the more I am impressed with what Disney pulled off here. They really have backed the state government into a corner. It will be very interesting to see what their next move is.

Casper GutmanMar 31, 2023

Well, he’s been cratering in the pres polls and suffering several awful weeks of PR, so this move would have been more interesting before he began to look like Scott Walker 2.0

mktMar 31, 2023

I saw it coming. But given how epic the RCID overlook was, I had hoped he'd gotten sloppy.

pdude81Mar 31, 2023

Ah. That's been rumored for a few months but never really came to be. Darn mouse got in the way for a bit.

mktMar 31, 2023


SirwalterraleighMar 31, 2023

Who? Run for what?

SirwalterraleighMar 31, 2023

So you think he’s gonna run against the other two that will be planted there for 25 years? Not a real good idea or “party lines” there One will live forever cause he looks exactly like this guy:

mktMar 31, 2023

Whoops, yeah, it's been a day. Did the math wrong. Yeah, 2024 for Rick Scott. He'll handily win re-election if he doesn't run for POTUS.

pdude81Mar 31, 2023

Didn't he get elected in 2018? I'll have to double check that (Scott)

mktMar 31, 2023

DeSantis is barred for running for re-election as governor of Florida until 2030, and Florida's resign-to-run law requires him to resign as governor within 10 days of qualifying for POTUS run (unless the end of his term coincides with the beginning of the term for the other elected position should he win). So he either resigns to run for POTUS in 2028, or he stays in office then either spends two years campaigning for 2028 or runs for a single term in congress (2026-2028) and THEN potus.

mktMar 31, 2023


pdude81Mar 31, 2023

by he I mean Destantis. No term limits in the Senate, and you get rewarded more there for aggressive language than actual accomplishments. It's probably a better gig for him than President.

GimpYancIentMar 30, 2023

Fair point! Job security! Despite TWDC streamlining there will be no Disney legal department cuts!