Move Disney World to Colorado if Nuggets beat the Heat in NBA Finals, Polis proposes to DeSantis

Tribune Content Agency

DENVER — On the verge of the NBA Finals, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has proposed a “friendly wager” with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, with a happy Disney ending should the Denver Nuggets beat the Miami Heat.

The championship matchup starts Thursday and Polis suggests that the Walt Disney World Resort pull up stakes from the Sunshine State and land in colorful Colorado should the Nuggets beat the Heat.

In the wager, posted early Tuesday afternoon on Twitter, Polis refers to Colorado as “the ACTUAL happiest place on earth to do business, have fun, and be free!”

It’s not the first time Polis has envisioned Disney in Colorado.

In April 2022, Polis offered Mickey and Minnie Mouse “full asylum in Colorado” after DeSantis, now a presidential candidate, was critical of Disney as part of a long, ongoing battle with the entertainment company.

Last month, Disney filed a lawsuit against DeSantis alleging the governor waged a “targeted campaign of government retaliation” after the company opposed a law critics call “Don’t Say Gay.”

The Tuesday wager by Polis did not include how the bet would play out should the Heat beat the Nuggets. As of about 2:50 p.m. Mountain Time, DeSantis had no response on Twitter.