WILD ANIMAL Terrorizes Magic Kingdom; Three Lands ENTIRELY SHUT DOWN and BLOCKED OFF

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Walt Disney World is known for four different theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT. But everyone, from those with a casual amount of Disney knowledge to hardcore fans, knows that Magic Kingdom is the most popular Disney World theme park both in terms of cultural impact and guest attendance.

Every year, millions of guests visit Magic Kingdom to experience the “Most Magical Place on Earth” in the best way possible! After all, Walt Disney World’s debuting theme park is truly the key to the Disney magic on the East Coast.

No Doubt About It: Magic Kingdom Is the CROWN JEWEL of Disney World

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Each of the classic attractions, from Tomorrowland’s Space Mountain to Fantasyland’s “it’s a small world” can be found in Magic Kingdom. Even if you can’t visit another Disney Park, Magic Kingdom is designed to give guests the quintessential Disney experience, complete with nighttime fireworks spectaculars and daytime parades.

But, reportedly, things are anything but magical in Walt Disney World’s crown jewel, as a wild bear is reportedly loose in Magic Kingdom! As expected, Disney has shut down any theme park areas and attractions in this dangerous and frightening situation.


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The entirety of Adventureland has been shut down and blocked off, with the following attractions listed as “Temporarily Closed” on Walt Disney World’s official app:

  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean

The entirety of Frontierland and Liberty Square have also been shut down and blocked off, with the following attractions listed as “Temporarily Closed” on Walt Disney World’s official app:

  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Frontierland
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • The Haunted Mansion

It’s worth noting that the Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A., is also closed due to this frightening situation.

When Will These Attractions Reopen?

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Each attraction listed above is currently closed, and it’s anyone’s guess as to when they’ll reopen again. Keep checking the official Walt Disney World app (My Disney Experience) to stay updated on these attraction closures.

Until then, the rest of Magic Kingdom (Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Main Street, U.S.A.) is still available for guests to experience. Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT are also available and operating normally.

HUGE UPDATE: Reporters over at Inside the Magic allegedly have footage of the culprit!


Unconfirmed reports say Adventureland and Frontierland are closed because of a bear sighted in the area. (Some say in a tree, while others report in a cave on Tom Sawyer Island…nothing confirmed.) – Follow Inside The Magic for your Disney news and entertainment! – #insidethemagic #itm #disneyworld #disneyrides #disneyparks #disneynews

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In all seriousness, the Walt Disney Company is doing everything in its power to keep guests safe during this time. Although it may seem inconvenient to lose three entire theme park areas, it’s best to stay up-to-date and listen to any directions given by Cast Members at this time.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.