• Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

Bear sighting at Disney World results in closure of sections in Magic Kingdom


Sep 19, 2023
Bear sighting at Disney World results in closure of sections in Magic Kingdom

On Monday, elements of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom had been shut down resulting from a bear sighting. Nonetheless, the bear was captured with out incident and is being relocated, in keeping with a information launch from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fee (FWC). FWC said that it’s often greatest to offer bears house and allow them to transfer alongside on their very own, however on this scenario, the animal was captured and will probably be relocated to an space in or across the Ocala Nationwide Forest. The bear is alleged to be an grownup feminine.

In the course of the bear sighting, almost a dozen points of interest at Magic Kingdom had been closed. These included Swiss Household Treehouse, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room, Pirates of the Caribbean, Nation Bear Jamboree, Tom Sawyer Island, Walt Disney World Railroad, Liberty Sq. Riverboat, Corridor of Presidents, and Haunted Mansion. It’s unclear what number of of those closures had been immediately associated to the bear sighting.

Aerial footage from CNN affiliate WESH confirmed FWC personnel eradicating the bear from a wooded space close to the “it’s a small world” trip at Magic Kingdom. The bear was seen being carried away from the realm in a tarp.
Disney has said that they’re working with FWC and have determined to reopen Frontierland, Liberty Sq., and Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park. The resort additionally consists of three different main parks: EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

It’s not but identified if any particular closures had been attributable to the bear sighting. CNN has reached out to Disney for extra data however has not obtained a response presently.