Bear's surprise visit to Magic Kingdom ends with successful relocation away from Disney World

14 days ago in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Monday September 18, 2023 3:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has successfully captured an adult female black bear from inside the Magic Kingdom.

The bear, which climbed a tree near Big Thunder Mountain in Frontierland, caused three of the Magic Kingdom's lands to remain closed for the morning as teams attempted to move the bear to safety.

This afternoon, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said they captured the bear in a backstage area near the railroad tracks behind "it's a small world."

The commission says the bear will be relocated to an area near the Ocala National Forest, about 80 miles from Walt Disney World.

Most of the Magic Kingdom had reopened by 12:30pm, but the Walt Disney World Railroad remains closed as of 3pm.

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Drdcm11 days ago

This made me spit out my coffee. Good job!

zbaby211 days ago

Disney should leave Florida and relocate to Puerto Rico. A good place to run their cruise operation from.

LAKid5312 days ago

Like these hideous things?

LAKid5312 days ago

Or the French fries guests constantly feed the ducks.

Smiley/OCD12 days ago

So was the bear…

Smiley/OCD12 days ago

ALLIGATOR SPOTTED IN NEW JERSEY PARK FINALLY CAPTURED AFTER MORE THAN A WEEK By Eyewitness News Friday, September 8, 2023 A concerned citizen called the police Thursday night to report that they spotted an alligator in the roadway near Second Avenue in Piscataway. Darla Miles has the story. PISCATAWAY, New Jersey (WABC) -- An alligator that caused a New Jersey park to close last week has been captured. A concerned citizen called the police Thursday night to report that they spotted an alligator in the roadway near Second Avenue in Piscataway. When authorities responded, Piscataway Patrol Officer Ian Paglia put a leash around the 4-foot-long gator's neck. "The officers were able to kind of surround and corral it, one officer was able to put his foot on top of the head of the alligator to keep its mouth from opening," said Deputy Chief Michelle Pilch. "They used a dog snare that we have here, wrapped it around the alligator's neck." Like all captured fugitives, the gator was placed in the back seat of the patrol car and taken to the station house and placed behind bars. It was eventually relocated to the Cape May County Zoo. The Middlesex Borough Police Department first received a report of a small alligator seen at Victor Crowell Park last Wednesday afternoon.

Smiley/OCD12 days ago

He meant the crocs that get lost on property…

celluloid12 days ago

This bear, has no friends.

Smiley/OCD12 days ago

And as long as he’s fed, doesn’t have a B mode…

Smiley/OCD12 days ago

I wonder if Katiebug was at Guest Services complaining that her princess couldn’t get in…

Smiley/OCD12 days ago

But it’s hard to climb the tree with a cup without a lid and straw…

Smiley/OCD12 days ago

It’ll be friends, NOT ladies and gentlemen…

EagleScout61013 days ago

A new photo was released of the bear encounter

BrerFoxesBayouAdventure13 days ago

They did it again. First they swooped in to replace the Mickey characters at that daycare and now they close down the Magic Kingdom.