What’s up With the No-fly Zones Above Disney Theme Parks?


The recent bill passed in Florida to dissolve the Reedy Creek Improvement District has apparently prompted Texas Congressman Troy Nehls to question the existence of the no-fly zone above the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

In a letter Nehls sent to the Department of Transportation, he pointed out that other theme park competitors in the area(s) including Universal do not have no-fly zones set up and expressed his desire to have the measure reconsidered. When it was originally set up, the no-fly zone was supposed to be temporary but was later made permanent.

In his letter, he goes on to say, “…measures designed for protecting our national security and public safety must not be co-opted by companies looking to gain.”

The no-fly zone states aircraft can be no closer than an altitude of 3,000 feet and a three-mile radius from the center of Magic Kingdom.

Congress set up the no-fly zone back in 2003 in response to the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001 and it is unclear why it’s suddenly coming into question at this point.

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