National Guard Blocks All Entrances to Disney World

National Guard blocking entrances to Disney World
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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.

National Guard blocking entrances to Disney World
National Guard blocking entrances to Disney World. Truck photo via Spectrum News

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.

National Guard security checkpoints at Disney World
National Guard security checkpoints at Disney World. Photo via AP News

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.

Florida government calls in National Guard to Disney World
Florida government calls in National Guard to Disney World. Truck photo via army.mil

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.

What do you think of the National Guard blocking all entrances to Disney World? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Ricky
Ricky
1 year ago

If you’re gonna make up a story like this at least get someone to do a better photoshopped image, it’s funny that in the sunshine state the National Guard vehicles don’t have a shadow.

ACH
ACH
1 year ago
Reply to  Ricky

This is a satire site….see: https://mousetrapnews.com/about/

Doug
Doug
1 year ago
Reply to  ACH

While this may be a satire, “The Importance of Being Earnest” it’s not.

Father John
Father John
1 year ago
Reply to  Ricky

Front wheels don’t touch the pavement.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Ricky

Don’t be so simple. You exposed your lack of education with this comment. Must be from Florida 🤣 desantis is trash and so is anyone e who voted for him.

Helen Marin
Helen Marin
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

Must be an ignorant Democrate get all your information correct.I voted for trump and Desantis I am not a baby killer Democrate you are probably trash and the brain dead vegetable you voted for. To ignorant people that don’t know anything about Florida.

DaGraMommaz
DaGraMommaz
1 year ago

DeathSantis is destroying Florida…..hope you wingnuts can see this BS autocracy move…. this is NOT Berlin

Dennis
Dennis
1 year ago
Reply to  DaGraMommaz

Lol, Berlin??? WHAT HAS HE DONE THAT IS WRONG??? Not one single thing! Disney started popping off and THEY did this to themselves. The ONLY thing Dedantis did was made them start paying taxes since they were NOT staying neutural and enjoying their tax exempt status. BUT, since they wanted to get involved in Florida’s politics, and stirring up trouble, it was only appropriate that they start paying their fair share of taxes like everyone else, and now, all they do is lie about what Desantis in doing and putting out these so called satires to try to make Desantis and Florida look like the bad guys and themselves as victims. If they had kept their mouth shut and had not lied about Desantis and Florida’s attempt to protect children, none of this would have happened. Disney did this to themselves

AnonTakahata
AnonTakahata
1 year ago
Reply to  Dennis

Disney was not a church dumb nut. Do some research before posting. DeSamtis f’ed up. You realize his first attempt to desolve Reedy Creek failed because Disney WAS paying taxes and that burden was being dropped on the people. Get your facts straight.

Nancy
Nancy
1 year ago
Reply to  Dennis

If you can’t understand that trying to destroy the largest employer in Florida for your own personal gain is wrong… Noone can help you. National guard is supposed to protect not destroy a needed business because the panties of said governor got in a bunch

A R Ketchum
A R Ketchum
1 year ago
Reply to  Dennis

I call bullshit on this article. Get some ‘valid’ pics and maybe I’ll believe it. I have friends who are sending me pics of themselves in both Animal Mingdom and Epcot. No problem. Catering to the DeSantis bullshit train.

Daren
Daren
1 year ago
Reply to  Dennis

What are children being protected from??? The church, pedophile’s…..people who are gay are not interested in children nor are drag queens which are different. People need to wake up to who is damaging the children.

John doe
John doe
1 year ago
Reply to  Dennis

How is voicing one’s opinion f****** up? Everybody always talks crap about corporations not sticking up for the people they said something that he didn’t like now all the sudden there’s an issue with Disney but yet there wasn’t when he first took office of governor. Why is that? If you’re a resident of Florida and not a Republican you definitely understand how screwed up this man is and how fascist he is making the state very quickly.

Helen Marin
Helen Marin
1 year ago
Reply to  Dennis

You are correct cannot fix the embedded brain washing Democrates have been put threw lies lies more lies.

luke
luke
1 year ago
Reply to  DaGraMommaz

this is satire

Julie
Julie
1 year ago
Reply to  DaGraMommaz

This isn’t true. Please don’t believe everything you read on the internet…

Kat
Kat
1 year ago
Reply to  DaGraMommaz

It’s not real news.

Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago
Reply to  Kat

The pictures are photoshopped

Exvirgo
Exvirgo
1 year ago

I guess we know how you feel politically

Cliff A. Richard
Cliff A. Richard
1 year ago
Reply to  Exvirgo

One can’t reason w crazies who would rather distort democracy than go see a drag show

Raman
Raman
1 year ago

Desantis is proving to be as tacky as the cheap looking,ill fitting suits that he wears. He’s a Trump wannabe, & like the orange one, he’s a complete a**.

T Davi
T Davi
1 year ago
Reply to  Raman

Raman let’s begin shall we Trump=World peace, secure borders, energy independence, resended Obama’s order to let boys in girls facilities, succured our dollar, defended farmers and fair deals, protected religion, kept our country together against China and tariffs, eliminated ISIS, lowered taxes for middle class and small businesses, when the WHO sided with China we withdrew, got us out of the ridiculous tready with Iran, kept us out of the stupidity of Climate change, all time 40 YEAR INFLATION low, interest rates low, never used the race baiting to further control but made sure he didnt just talk he made sure to actually help the lower class you know the ones that Biden said you aint black unless you vote for the big guy

Bemused
Bemused
1 year ago
Reply to  T Davi

We can see that you’re part of the under-educated that Trump loves so much. Maybe DeSantis is going for the moron vote, too? Rescinded, secured, treaty, didn’t, ain’t. Did you even finish high school? Probably have a diploma from a Florida high school.

Martin Wells
Martin Wells
1 year ago
Reply to  T Davi

About that Climate Change thing you better buy a canoe so when the sea water reaches your cavern you can get out.

luke
luke
1 year ago
Reply to  Raman

this is satire article

Will
Will
1 year ago

Currently sitting in Disney world reading this fake story.

Juanita Madrid
Juanita Madrid
1 year ago
Reply to  Will

I’m glad this isn’t true because if it was it would be another way of Governor DeSantis abusing his office of power.

T Davi
T Davi
1 year ago
Reply to  Juanita Madrid

I have to tell you when these people attack our innocent little children they have the Vail of God and heaven help them for the I AM I KNOW SO MANY DON’T BELIEVE AND IT BREAKS MY HEART FOR THEM LOOK UP TO THE HEAVENS HAVE FAITH BELIEVE IN GOOD

A R Ketchum
A R Ketchum
1 year ago
Reply to  T Davi

So wrong on so many counts. Read your Bible and see all the wrong you are propagating. You can’t just have it your way!!

Alice
Alice
1 year ago

Ron DeSantis is an ignorant power hungry autocrat. Wait until the people of Florida need to absorb the taxes that Disney’s presence has relieved them of paying. Perhaps if he wasn’t so busy acting like he has foreign policies aka presidential qualifications, he would recognize how his “little boy” tantrum will hurt Floridians! Leaving this state. And not soon enough!

Bimbim
Bimbim
1 year ago
Reply to  Alice

It’s a fake story relax

luke
luke
1 year ago
Reply to  Alice

its satire

Tina
Tina
1 year ago

As screwed up as things are right now. It truly would not surprise me..

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

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Brian
Brian
1 year ago

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Howard
Howard
1 year ago

Just how long until people recognize his dictator acts

Liam
Liam
1 year ago

This is pathetic and a total abuse of Power …this opens the door to other leaders who don’t get their way in the future

Shariys
Shariys
1 year ago
Reply to  Liam

While the article is satire, you know and I know the SOB would try it if it sounded like a good idea to him.

Susan
Susan
1 year ago
Reply to  Liam

You do realize this is satire, right

Barbara
Barbara
1 year ago

None of this true.

JFUN
JFUN
1 year ago

Sure, give DeSatan new ideas to terrorize Disney lol

David Safian
David Safian
1 year ago

Thought this was real for a second. It sounds like something that governor De Satan would come up with. Now I have to admonish you for giving him the idea, as if he hears of this he would most likely try it. I would like to see D-World and the other parks close down for a couple of days and then tell De Satan to shove it. The loss of revenue to the State of Florida, as well as of the businesses around Orlando would be pretty substantial. I’m sure that there is a fairly large amount of people who refuse to spend any tourist dollars in the state, because of the BS that is being perpetrated by De Satan and his ilk. When are the people of Florida going to smarten up and realize the De Satan is damaging to their state and Democracy in general? If a Dem tried to pull this shit, the Republicans would be screaming “abuse of power” from the rooftops.

Tucker Isnomore
Tucker Isnomore
1 year ago
Reply to  David Safian

I have seen that part of Florida BEFORE Disney. Ron DeSantis wants to have the swamp and dumpster there again.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

If possible I think Disneyland should leave and let the state of Florida go broke

YourStupid
YourStupid
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve

This is Disney World. Disneyland is in California.

Debbie
Debbie
1 year ago

Why should Disney be awarded all of these exemptions they have, yet Universal, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, Siler Springs…. etc…. have to pay and receive none of the benefits that Disney does?

Lisa
Lisa
1 year ago
Reply to  Debbie

Because they provide the services usually provided by tax payer money. This issue was dropped when reporting pointed out that if you remove that tax payer status it would actually cost Florida tax payers millions.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

It’s Germany in the present. DeSantis is just a wannabe dictator!

Leah
Leah
1 year ago

Are you kidding me? Please tell me you are kidding me!! Who does he think he is? He is a friggin wanna be God…he needs to go to **** and save the chaos for himself since the people of this earth don’t care about his personal agenda but do care about the people

Shariys
Shariys
1 year ago
Reply to  Leah

Yes, they’re kidding you.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

How is DeSantis gonna defend himself if he runs for President regarding this? The question could be so are you going deploy the military if you have a beef with a corporation when you are President? Could come back to haunt him!

Randal Minor
Randal Minor
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve

Actully the question is Why do people believe this. It never happened.

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

I think Disney should close for 4 months and have all employees go on state funded unemployment.

YourStupid
YourStupid
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

You do realize unemployment isn’t free money, it comes from taxpayers.

Truthteller
Truthteller
1 year ago

What Desantis flunky wrote this fake hit piece? Another example of why Disney is making fools of the morons running Floridirt. Desantis should be focused on helping those living in Floridirt and the Fort Lauderdale swamp, and not wasting time and tax payers money on fake crisis.

Sid Liscious
Sid Liscious
1 year ago

It took about 30 seconds to confirm this story is pure bs.

Chill Doctor
Chill Doctor
1 year ago

Democrats love cheese.

Jabir
1 year ago

Lil Ronnie de Rantist strikes again. Another dumb move by the boy who wants to be king. Would you trust this petulant pouty snowflake with the nuclear codes?Think about how this all started.It started when a corporation was exercising their 1st Amendment right of free speech. Calling Jim Jordan, calling Jim Jordan. We have a governor who’s weaponizing and abusing his authority to punish Disney for speaking their mind. Let’s look into whether Federal tax dollars were spent to punish the RCID? Besides the bias of using the trope of woke to describe the Disney story; these heavy handed reactions by de Rantist will definitely wake people up to who is thinking about running for president of these here United States of America.

Joe shmo
Joe shmo
1 year ago

All those taxes that tourists won’t be paying seems like it might work against a politician

Joe shmo
Joe shmo
1 year ago

Taxes cut off? Is that conservative? What about the businesses depending on Disney?

Gregory
Gregory
1 year ago

Fake news.

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Mike Cha
Mike Cha
1 year ago

You can always come to the original Disneyland in Anaheim California. Original is still the best. We still have sunshine and beaches, just like FL. Lots of stuff to do between Los Angeles and San Diego, and of course sandy beaches.

Barry R
Barry R
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Cha

What California doesn’t have is a tin horn dictator

Surjit Rajpal
Surjit Rajpal
1 year ago

DeSantis is a dictator and should be removed from office. Disney should hold its ground against this foolish man who is misusing govt power. DeSantis should remember he was elected to serve the people (servant of the people)

Terry
Terry
1 year ago

I think DeSantis is a d*** fool.

K. C.
K. C.
1 year ago

Although this is satire I see life imitating art. This is not so far outside the evil realm that is Dicktator tot Deathsantis.

Norm
Norm
1 year ago

This is all fake news!!!!! Title is totally misleading; What are you doing?

Lisa
Lisa
1 year ago

What is sad is that I know this is satire but it would not at all surprise me if it were real.

Christine
Christine
1 year ago

I wish Disney could just shut down and leave. Gov.Desantis would find out how much Fl. Lost. This man is out of his mind and on a power trip.

Gina
Gina
1 year ago

So proud of our Governor Ron DeSantis for standing up for normal America Disney Needs to go back to the magic it once was until , anyone who doesn’t like it go California

Richard Bergslien
Richard Bergslien
1 year ago

Desantis, has turned the state of Florida into a dictatorship, he is just a trump wannabe. What ever happened to freedom of travel & free enterprise. What about free speech. What next locking people for just thinking for themselves! Stalin would be proud of him. When are the people of that state going to to be done with this idiot? He is killing your states livability, I wouldn’t spend a cent, much want to visit a state that thinks it has a right to destroy a great destination for families! I suppose next requirement to get into Florida you will have to give a heil Hitler salute to cross the border? You all have lost your way, I feel sorry for you all!

Juan
Juan
1 year ago

Well deserved!! Why Disney followed the garbage that is going on in the whole country instead of providing service to the family like it was before the China virus??? There you go it Disney!!!!

Daniel Fraga
Daniel Fraga
1 year ago

Disney should just close down, and let the employees and world at large know the closure is due to guv DeathSantis’ pettiness and fascistic, anti-business, un-American conduct.

Floridians, including all the then unemployed workers, should rise up and pressure this faux ‘representative’ to either fully back down or be impeached.

Never give in Disney…true Americans are with you!

Fuku
Fuku
1 year ago

Stooopid

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Thank goodness Daddy Desantis is defending the great nation of Florida!

Anon
1 year ago

Great idea. Disney can then lay off and shut down. Watch governor squirm then with 75k applying for unemployment.

Joyce sullivan
Joyce sullivan
1 year ago

How can this governor do this .this is so wrong the man needs help I will be so glad when that man the gov is out of our state of fla he does nothing for us nothing it’s all about him

Terance
1 year ago

Seems you forgot about Disneys part in the fake DONT SAY GAY law. You know when DISNEY LIED about the contents, nature and purpose of the law. The sad part is it just becomes instantly clear that the story is false – just read the law.

Disneys position seeks to cause harm and permanent damage to children.

Desantis could care less about the woke casting efforts. It wouldn’t be an issue at all if the idea of equity was not causing all casting to be based on skin color. That’s racism behavior, but the racists fail to see it. They prefer to call everyone racist and fail, to comprehend their assaulting words are quite serious.

Then Disney manipulated Ready Creek to assign supervisors for an extended term in an attempt to ignore that Disney has lost the SPECIAL treatment accorded them for decades.

my advice to the liars in the media and Disney… stop encouraging bad d3 idiom making by troubled and mentally retarded people.

Robert Jenkins
Robert Jenkins
1 year ago

If this is true; I find it yet another fascist move by a wannabe dictator

Randal Minor
Randal Minor
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Jenkins

Fake story. Soooooo…

Marty Kuhn
Marty Kuhn
1 year ago

Please don’t give the guber any more stupid ideas.

Johnene
Johnene
1 year ago

This is all ridiculous. Republicans pick and choose what how to ‘protect’ our children as if all of the sudden Americans no longer know what is good for us, meanwhile, literally anyone can carry a gun in this state, despite the fact that we have had well over a hundred mass shootings in this country. I cannot believe that I’m saying this but I am beginning to despise this country that I have been so proud of my entire life.

Noneya
Noneya
1 year ago
Reply to  Johnene

You are welcome to leave

John
John
1 year ago

Just got to Fort Wilderness. Had to swim in though, gators were a bit of an issue but the wife will recover soon. On to see the mouse man!!

Robyn
Robyn
1 year ago

Desantis has lost his mind. I wish Disney could relocate, see how he likes that.

Bruce
Bruce
1 year ago

If this is how Desantis would be as President than we need to move away from this ignoramas

Michele
Michele
1 year ago

What the what??! I guess I’m just not up on these “current events”. I have no idea what “woke” agenda Disney is “pushing” that’s irritating Governor De Santis, but this seems like an unnecessary and extreme “flexing” of political muscle. Now, the term “woke” has always confused me. With so many different opinions and interpretations of the word and the connotations that go with it, I wish this article would have expanded on exactly what the “woke” issues are that have De Santis hot under the collar. But doesn’t blocking the entrances to “The Happiest Place On Earth” seem, pardon the mixed metaphors, a bit too, well, “Grinchy?” Woe to former President Trump for issuing in “The Age of the Political Circus” when anything goes as long as it’s “anything” and it’s “going”, which seems to be the only option, (and gate) Disney World guests have open to them now.

Cathie
Cathie
1 year ago

Ron DeSantis is an angry childish dangerous lunatic. I love going to Disney. Leave them alone U Jerk!

Randal Minor
Randal Minor
1 year ago
Reply to  Cathie

this is a fake story and isn’t true. There is no National guard at Disney.