Disney has delayed its timeline for moving employees to a new campus at Lake Nona in Central Florida. The delay was confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel earlier today. A Disney spokesperson said that the move has been pushed back to 2026 to “give people more time” and also to give time for construction to build the offices at Lake Nona.
The delay comes amidst controversy between Disney and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. When Disney came out against the bill, DeSantis signed a bill into law that will disband the Reedy Creek Improvement District.
The Lake Nona campus is the future home for around 2000 employees. The new campus was announced in July of 2021 by Josh D’Amaro, Chairmain Disney Parks, Experiences and Products at Disney. This campus is to be a hub for the segment of The Walt Disney Company. Originally it was planned that the move would be completed by 2023.
At this point, it isn’t known what exactly the plan moving forward to Lake Nona will look like. It is quite possible that Disney is analyzing the situation with the state of Florida to see how things play out before fully committing. All that is officially known currently is that the move is being delayed until 2026.
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