Disney World Renews Tradition of Suing Orange County Property Appraiser Over Taxes

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Walt Disney Parks & Resorts has filed nearly a dozen lawsuits in Orange County, Florida against Property Appraiser Amy Mercado. The lawsuits represent something of a tradition for Disney World, which has sued the acting Property Appraiser for years.

According to Florida Politics, the properties have been called into question for years, dating back to 2015.

In 2020, Disney won a lawsuit against then Property Appraiser Rick Singh and was awarded $9 million in 2021.

In the numerous lawsuits filed recently, Disney claims that “the assessment does not represent the just value” of the properties in question and that the just value “exceeds the market value” – a violation of the Florida Constitution, Disney contends.

Disney paid the taxes in full but maintains that the payment does not represent an agreement over the amount. Here’s a list of a few of the properties that Disney disputes the just value of, as well as the amount of taxes paid for the property.

PropertyJust Value2021 Taxes Paid
Ft. Wilderness Resort$129,821,663$1,514,042
Team Disney Building$55,465,587$742,278
Casting Building$6,507,995$87,094
Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort$266,201,623$3,559,375
Pop Century Resort$212,152,361$2,836,684
Art of Animation Resort$247,845,763$3,313,939
Port Orleans Resort$379,071,513$5,072,995
Coronado Springs Resort$238,821, 345$3,193,274
Caribbean Beach Resort$169,838,305$2,279,903
Animal Kingdom Lodge$149,215,323$1,995,154
Wilderness Lodge Resort$64,379,358$860,814
Grand Floridian Resort$353,635,810$4,138,496
Polynesian Resort$138,069,270$1,846,120
Contemporary Resort$181,614,130$2,319,021

Other properties such as backstage buildings are also listed and being contended.

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