Disney reopens parts of the three closed Magic Kingdom lands after bear is relocated from Frontierland

14 days ago in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Monday September 18, 2023 12:30pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Magic Kingdom has nearly fully reopened after half of the park was closed earlier today due to a bear taking up residence in Frontierland tree.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed that a bear was occupying a tree near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland. Disney did not make any official comment regarding the situation, but reopened most of the closed areas at 12:30pm. Currently, the Walt Disney World Railroad and Tom Sawyer Island remain closed.

Cast Members noticed the bear before the park opened to guests this morning, which meant that the areas did not have to be cleared of guests and were kept closed when the rest of the park opened at 9 am.

Closed attractions included Big Thunder Mountain, Hall of Presidents, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, Swiss Family Tree House, Under the Sea - Journey of The Little Mermaid ,Walt Disney World Railroad, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, bears can be found almost anywhere in Florida, they prefer a mixture of flatwoods, swamps, scrub oak ridges, bayheads, and hammock habitats. The area they roam in search of food, water, and adequate cover.

Teams from the FFWC assisted Disney in relocating the bear from the park.

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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.