I recently had to undergo training to work on Disney property for work. Outside of it taking away from my time in the shop, I left the room with more questions than I had walking in. Despite some of the ridiculous safety rules they have in place, I had much more of a problem with what they prohibited and the travelling I would have to do in order to get there.
We were informed that phones are prohibited on site. Due to people taking photos of the new installations, we would have to leave our phones in our vehicles; designated supervisors would have access to their phones and be your point of contact, should anyone need to reach you. While not happy about this, it’s not that big of a deal and completely understandable; the pieces we build for these amusement parks are highly confidential and they do not want to risk photo leaks before the product is finished. The safety rep continues to inform us about the parking lot situation and informs us that we cannot have a firearm in our vehicle, that our vehicles would be subject to random searches upon entrance, and that failure to comply would have you kicked off site, all of which violates constitutional and state law.
While voicing these concerns to my coworkers after the meeting, I was told that Disney supersedes the law and that nothing could be done about it and they’re 100% correct. Because of the revenue brought in by amusement parks and other tourist attractions in Florida, there is not a state income tax. As a result of this, the environmental damage through park expansion and abandonment and individual rights that Disney tramples has a blind eye turned to it. Googling the environmental impact of Disney will only lead to articles about how Disney is going green and working to lower their negative impact.
Of course, some will say it’s private property and that they have a right to ban as they see fit, but they should not have power over the law or someone’s God given right to self-defense. I certainly don’t need my firearm on the construction site but the diversity enriched areas of Orlando, Florida are definitely a different story. While the Libertarian camp will claim that privatizing every aspect of industry will set us free, their political opponents make a valid case when they say that corporations and companies will oppress the rights of the individuals instead of the government.