On Monday, components of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom have been shut down due to a bear sighting. Nonetheless, the bear was captured without having incident and is getting relocated, according to a news release from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). FWC stated that it is typically ideal 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 location in or about the Ocala National Forest. The bear is mentioned to be an adult female.
Throughout the bear sighting, practically a dozen attractions at Magic Kingdom have been closed. These incorporated Swiss Loved ones Treehouse, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Space, 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 several of these closures have been straight connected to the bear sighting.
Aerial footage from CNN affiliate WESH showed FWC personnel removing the bear from a wooded location close to the “it’s a smaller world” ride at Magic Kingdom. The bear was noticed getting carried away from the location in a tarp.
Disney has stated that they are operating with FWC and have decided to reopen Frontierland, Liberty Square, and Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park. The resort also involves 3 other significant parks: EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.
It is not but identified if any particular closures have been brought on by the bear sighting. CNN has reached out to Disney for far more details but has not received a response at this time.