Magic Kingdom Lands Reopen With Wild Bear STILL in the Park

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Disney World has made an unexpected decision after a wild bear was found inside Magic Kingdom, forcing three of the park’s themed lands to shut down.

Forget aboutĀ Bear in the Big Blue House; on Monday, guests and cast members in Florida were dealing with a bear in the big theme park.Ā It was a very interesting morning for cast members and guests at Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort on Monday as reports of a wild bear inside the park in guest areas led to the closure and blocking off of three of the park’s six theme lands.

Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland, Liberty Square, and Adventureland were closed in an effort to keep guests and cast members safe while park management worked to address the situation and see the bear removed. Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission dispatched members of its team to Magic Kingdom to take measures to subdue, remove, and relocate the wild animal.

As of the time of this post, Disney World has, however, made the decision to reopen the three closed lands to guests at Magic Kingdom, even though the bear is still on Disney property.

“As shared by the FWC, staff are on-site and working on capturing and relocating the bear,” posted Nexstar Media’s Scott Gustin on X, formerly Twitter:

Biologists were reportedly at Magic Kingdom to help capture the bear and relocate her. They are part of the Wildlife Commission’s Bear Management Program.

UPDATE: According to Orlando’s WESH News station, the bear has been captured, thanks to the quick thinking of Disney World cast members and officers and biologists with the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission, and it appears that there is no longer any danger to guests and cast members, prompting the reopening of the three themed lands that had originally been closed.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!