The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Board sued Disney Parks & Resorts in state court this week to nullify agreements signed in February under a former board that the legislature dismantled.
The suit was filed May 1 in Orange County. It alleges Disney, through the old Reedy Creek Improvement District Board, failed to provide notice of public hearings, unlawfully delegated governmental authority to a private entity, lacked authority to enter into a development agreement and violated the Florida Constitution and state law.
Gov. Ron DeSantis created the CFTOD Board earlier this year by signing House Bill 9-B, ending the Reedy Creek Improvement District that was created in 1967 to make decisions independent of the state about land use, improvements, development, and governance related to the Orlando theme park.