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    Police and Politics at Disney World

    Police Walt Disney World will build a new Orange County Deputy Sheriffs substation north of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. The $2.5 million facility will open in October 2015. Reedy Creek is paying for and will own the new 6,300-square-foot substation. Currently the Sheriff’s Office works out of the Reedy Creek fire station. This new facility […]

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    ABC News Disputes RNC Role in Picking Debate Moderators

    ABC News has pushed back against Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’ claim that ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos “was never going to moderate a Republican debate anyway,” a suggestion that the party could prevent a television network from assigning the journalist of its choice. But an ABC spokespersons said, “ABC News decides who […]

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    Scuttlebutt – T-Rex and the Incredibles

    Huge Fish Tank Bursts at Downtown Disney. A fish tank broke at the T-Rex Cafe restaurant Monday, sending water gushing into the dining room. Landry’s, the Houston company that owns T-Rex Cafe, issued this statement: “A seal failed on the tank causing water to leak. Employees took action and did a great job rescuing all […]

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    Scuttlebutt – It’s ‘Frozen’ Outside!

    Frozen wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck spoke about the wide appeal of Frozen, which won for best animated film. “What we wanted to show is that if you make great characters, female, male, but they’re all relatable to everyone, people will come,” said Lee. When asked […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Politics, Promotions and a Green Seal of Approval

     Jungle Jingle Cruise. The Jungle Cruise attraction at both Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park, will temporarily transform into “Jingle Cruise” for the holiday season. In this new seasonal storyline, the Skippers have grown homesick for the holidays, so they’ve added holiday cheer to the Jungle Cruise queue and boathouse with decorations that have been mailed to them from […]

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    Disney: Gambling Tarnishes Florida’s Family-Friendly Brand

    Disney, a powerhouse in Florida because of its financial might and its sway over the tourism industry, has long led the fight against the expansion of casinos in the state, arguing that gambling tarnishes Florida’s coveted family-friendly brand. For the second time in two years, state lawmakers will decide whether Las Vegas-style resort casinos should […]

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    Scuttlebutt – Florida Republicans and a Drunk at Epcot

    Disney Gives Big to Florida Republicans. So far in 2013 the second-biggest donor to the Florida Republican Party is Walt Disney World, which has poured $557,000 into their candidates coffers. Word is Disney is saddling up for a major fight over casino gambling in Florida. Disney gave Florida Democrats just $85,000. Morgan Saylor, star of […]

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    Orange County Politicians Broke Law in ‘Textgate’ Paid Sick Time Scandal

    In a report released today by State Attorney Jeff Ashton states Orange County Florida commissioners and Mayor Teresa Jacobs violated state law by deleting text messages about the paid sick-time debate that clearly were public record. Jacobs and commissioners Scott Boyd, Fred Brummer, Jennifer Thompson and former Commissioner John Martinez each face $500 civil fines. […]

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    Disney Spends Over $150k in Florida Lobbying

    According to the Orlando Sentinel the Mouse has got game. Not only did Walt Disney World dish out about $150,000 in lobbying fees, it is one of the central players behind the Florida Chamber of Commerce, which spent another $125,000. Insiders state that Disney has spent hundreds of thousands more in secret 501k organizations in […]

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    Florida Republicans Charter ‘Disney Dream’ for Three Day Fundraiser

    According to a Tampa Bay Times story, The Florida Republican Party has chartered Disney Cruise lines “Disney Dream” for a fundraising cruise to the Bahamas. Floating atop international waters, lawmakers will soak in the contributions while luxuriating on the 14-passenger deck ship and its many bars (Evolution Night Club, anyone?). Guests will get a $200 on-board […]