Okay definitely file this one under rumor, but according the Orlando Business Journal, Disney might be planning on moving some of their divisions out of California and relocating them to Lake Nona in Orlando.
It wouldn’t be the first time companies have moved out of California. A lot of people and companies have been fleeing the state.
Rumors about Disney leaving California have been going around for awhile now, but mostly they revolved around moving Disneyland to Texas, which sounds very far fetched. But moving some of their divisions to Florida is a lot more believable.
Here’s some excerpts:
“As the largest employer in Central Florida, we are always exploring opportunities for additional locations within the vicinity of our theme park, but there is nothing concrete,” a Disney spokesperson told OBJ.
The Orlando Business Journal tried to talk to representatives at the Lake Nona development company, Tavistock Development Co, but they “weren’t available for comment.” They also reached out the spokeswoman for the Orlando Economic Partnership and she said “it doesn’t comment on any projects it may or may not be working on.”
Disney used to have film production units and animation units in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios once upon a time, so they could do it again.
The long and short of it is that it’s a rumor and there isn’t much else to go on at this time. However, it’s widely known that the Walt Disney Company hasn’t been too happy with Governor Newsom and California.
It’s interesting, but just a rumor for now.
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Source: The Orlando Business Journal