About Reedy Creek
Reedy Creek Improvement District is a special taxing district with the same authority and responsibility as a county government. RCID is solely responsible for paying the cost of providing typical municipal services like power, water, roads, fire protection etc.
Reedy Creek was established on May 12th, 1967 when new legislation was signed into law establishing the special taxing district.
One of the busiest places in America, the Reedy Creek Improvement District started as a 25,000-acre area of Central Florida locals considered remote and uninhabitable. Today, the RCID includes: four theme parks, two water parks, one sports complex, 167 miles of roadway, 67 miles of waterway, a laboratory for testing water and environment concerns, an electric power-generating facility, a water treatment facility, recycling center, plus 40,000 hotel rooms and hundreds of shops and restaurants.
RCID operates on a fiscal year, beginning on October 1st and ending on September 30th.
Working with us
A five-member Board of Supervisors, elected by property owners, governs the District. The Board and the District’s administrative staff deal with complex issues involving land use and construction on the property. The goal is to ensure the economic viability of the District’s theme parks, hotel rooms, restaurants and retail stores, while never sacrificing the remarkable wildlife and ecological environment they inherited.
Thanks to Reedy Creek Improvement District, Walt Disney was able to turn 38.5 square miles of largely uninhabited pasture and swamp land, into a global destination resort that welcomes millions of visitors every year.