It’s not every day the National Guard is called in for something. Typically, they are called in to support communities in times of need. Usually, this happens after severe weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes or civil unrest. However, now the Florida government called in the National Guard to block all entrances to Walt Disney World.
For those not aware, Governor Desantis and the Walt Disney Company have been feuding for the past few months. This started when Disney began infusing a woke agenda into their programming. Since then, Governor Desantis and the State of Florida have been striking back. Desantis is attempting to eliminate the Reedy Creek district. He also joked about building a prison next to Disney World. Now, a real power move has been made as he called in the National Guard to block all entrances to Disney World.
National Guard Deployed to Disney World
The National Guard has been deployed to block all entrances to Walt Disney World property. There are currently 8 entrances to Disney World. All of these roads now have National Guard trucks deployed on them, blocking the entrances to Disney. Anyone who wants to visit Disney World now needs to go through the National Guard first. In fact, it’s a lot like US border checkpoints.
If you want to visit Disney World, it’s going to be tough to get past the National Guard at the entrances. Since they are a US government agency, the State of Florida has control over them and what they do. The government is telling them to stand strong and prevent all access to Disney World for guests and tourists. Apparently, the only people allowed to get on Disney property are employees. They must provide identification that they are Disney employees as well as undergo a full search of their car to ensure they aren’t sneaking anyone in.
This only applies to entering Disney World. All exits from Disney are wide open and anyone can leave at any time. This move by Governor Desantis and the State of Florida is to put additional pressure on Disney to rethink their woke agenda and go back to being a company for families. They are applying direct pressure on Disney and forcing their hand. Everyone currently on Disney property is free to stay. However, in a week or so, Disney will not have any guests on property because the National Guard is blocking the entrance. Essentially, if Disney wants to keep generating money, they will need to make concessions to the Florida Government.
Can The National Guard Legally Block People From Visiting Disney World?
Yes, the National Guard has the authority to block anyone and everyone from entering Disney World. There are two reasons this is legal. First off, the National Guard is deployed in times of crisis to protect and serve the community and the state. The directive came from the state and was approved by the governor, making it legal. At this point, they are just fulfilling the duty that they signed up for, which is at the state’s discretion as long as it’s approved.
The other question is, how can they just block roads? This comes down to private vs public roads. The National Guard can block private roads on Disney property, however, that gets into dicey legal territory. However, the state of Florida controls all public roads. In this case, all roads at Disney World transition from public to private once you get on property. The Florida government is very carefully positioning the National Guard on the public roads that lead to Disney’s private roads. This resolves the legal issue between state vs privately owned.
This is a pretty wild turn of events and another example of Governor Desantis flexing on Disney. In fact, it’s a lot like how the state of Florida is suing to keep Splash Mountain open as we reported here. Essentially Disney can either back down or lose money. The ball is in their court. At some point, they will need to give up some power and tweak their agenda, unless they want to start losing a significant amount of money.
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