Black Bear Sighting Closes Half of Magic Kingdom’s Attractions

The Country Bears have some new competition in Magic Kingdom. A black bear was reportedly spotted in a tree near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland. The bear’s presence led to the western side of Magic Kingdom being shut down, including Frontierland, Liberty Square, and Adventureland.

Cast members have blocked the pathways from the hub into the western half of Magic Kingdom, keeping guests far away from where the bear was sighted.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is working with Disney and local law enforcement to relocate the bear away from the Magic Kingdom. The FWC believes the bear was likely looking for food in the area to prepare for the upcoming winter months.

The bear was eventually captured.

As odd as this story sounds, black bear sightings are relatively common around Florida. This map of user-submitted bear sightings in the state, many with pictures, show just how common it is around the Orlando area.

David has been writing about Disney since 2018. He founded Notes from Neverland as an outlet to talk about all things Disney, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Join us for news, reviews and more!

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