Disney in talks to move some of its Disneyland business operations to Orlando

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The Disneyland Resort has been closed since last March with no reopening in sight. With California’s strict reopening guidelines and another stay-at-home order in place, the Walt Disney Company is looking at making some changes.

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There are talks of the Walt Disney Company moving some of its California headquarters to Lake Nona in Florida. There is no word yet on which divisions would move to Florida.

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“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 said.

“We’ve seen time and time again in last 12 months corporations leaving California for other markets that are business-friendly,” sources said. “You look at what happened to the [theme] parks in California versus Florida. That’s a big financial impact on the organization, coupled with the cost of operations and personal income tax for employees in addition to other California regulations.”

It wouldn’t be surprising if Disney moved some divisions out of California. Many other companies have done the same and moved to areas with fewer restrictions.

We will continue to monitor and update when/if there is an official announcement.