“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 with construction of the campus,” D’Amaro wrote.
“This was not an easy decision to make, but I believe it is the right one,” he continued. “As a result, we will no longer be asking our employees to relocate. For those who have already moved, we will talk to you individually about your situation, including the possibility of moving you back.”
The relocation plans were first announced in July 2021 under then-CEO Bob Chapek with the employee campus set to open in 2022-2023. The project was eventually delayed to 2026.
“It is clear to me that the power of this brand comes from our incredible people, and we are committed to handling this change with care and compassion,” D’Amaro said. “I remain optimistic about the direction of our Walt Disney World business. We have plans to invest $17 billion and create 13,000 jobs over the next ten years. I hope we’re able to do so.”
Disney World of course remains welcoming and in business.
There is no coming back to Florida. Plans on that scale are made over decades. The public in Florida is ridiculous. The hatred towards intelligent people by the state of Florida is obscene.
Simplistic answers are for simplistic little minds. Those simple minds are unreasonable.