Disney revealed on Thursday it was pulling the plug on a planned $900 million corporate campus near Orlando, Florida, along with a popular attraction at Walt Disney World, APA reports citing Sputnik.
The decisions come a day after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a slew of anti-LGBTQ legislation that critics have described as a “slate of hate” and over which Disney and the governor’s administration have long feuded.
According to US media reports, Disney employees received an email on Thursday announcing they would no longer be relocating to the 60-acre Lake Nona campus that Walt Disney had planned on constructing.
“While some were excited about the new campus, I know that this decision and the circumstances surrounding it have been difficult for others,” Josh D’Amaro, head of Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products division, said in the email. “Given the considerable changes that have occurred since the announcement of this project, including new leadership and changing business conditions, we have decided not to move forward.”