LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is delaying by more than three years the opening of a campus in Florida to which 2,000 workers were being relocated from Southern California to work in digital technology, finance and product development.
Despite being targeted in recent months by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature, Disney officials said Thursday that the delay had nothing to do with tensions with state officials.
Instead, more time was needed to build the campus in the Orlando area and the company wanted to give workers additional time to adjust to the transition.
The new opening date for the Florida campus is in 2026.