October 2, 2023 9:17 am
Bear sighting at Disney Planet leads to closure of sections in Magic Kingdom

On Monday, components of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom had been shut down due to a bear sighting. Nevertheless, the bear was captured devoid of incident and is becoming relocated, according to a news release from the Florida Fish &amp Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). FWC stated that it is commonly greatest to give bears space and let them move along on their personal, but in this scenario, the animal was captured and will be relocated to an region in or about the Ocala National Forest. The bear is mentioned to be an adult female.

For the duration of the bear sighting, almost a dozen attractions at Magic Kingdom had been closed. These incorporated Swiss Loved ones Treehouse, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Area, Pirates of the Caribbean, Nation Bear Jamboree, Tom Sawyer Island, Walt Disney Planet Railroad, Liberty Square Riverboat, Hall of Presidents, and Haunted Mansion. It is unclear how lots of of these closures had been straight connected to the bear sighting.

Aerial footage from CNN affiliate WESH showed FWC personnel removing the bear from a wooded region close to the “it’s a modest world” ride at Magic Kingdom. The bear was noticed becoming carried away from the region in a tarp.
Disney has stated that they are functioning with FWC and have decided to reopen Frontierland, Liberty Square, and Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park. The resort also incorporates 3 other main parks: EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

It is not but identified if any distinct closures had been triggered by the bear sighting. CNN has reached out to Disney for additional info but has not received a response at this time.

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