Magic Kingdom Bear Relocated as Theme Park Operations Returning to Normal

Please note: some posts may contain affiliate links which means our team could earn money if you purchase products from our site

Magic Kingdom Bear Relocated as Theme Park Operations Returning to Normal

Magic Kingdom has nearly returned to full operation following an unusual morning when a bear decided to make a tree in Frontierland its temporary residence.

Related – Real Life Bear Reportedly Delaying Opening of Parts of the Magic Kingdom


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed that a bear had chosen to perch in a tree near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland. While Disney refrained from offering an official statement on the situation, they took swift action to address it, reopening most of the affected areas at 12:30 p.m. As of now, the Walt Disney World Railroad and Tom Sawyer Island remain temporarily closed.

Disney’s proactive response stemmed from Cast Members spotting the bear before the park’s official opening to guests this morning. This early detection allowed for the affected areas to remain closed and free from visitors when the rest of the park welcomed guests at 9 a.m.

Related – Residents of Disney’s Animal Kingdom who’ve been there since Opening Day


The list of temporarily 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, and Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.

Bears, as noted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, can be found throughout Florida, with a preference for diverse habitats like flatwoods, swamps, scrub oak ridges, bayheads, and hammocks. Their search for food, water, and suitable shelter often leads them to roam across various areas.

Teams from the FFWC collaborated with Disney to safely relocate the bear from the park, ensuring the safety and comfort of both the bear and Magic Kingdom guests.


Let our friends at Destinations to Travel help you book your next Disney Vacation. They are the preferred Travel Agency of Chip and Company and Disney Addicts, and who we use ourselves.

Get started below for your FREE No Obligation Quote.

Book With our friends at Destinations to Travel

MM slash DD slash YYYY
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

For the BEST in Disney, Universal, Dollywood, and SeaWorld Theme Park News, Entertainment, Merchandise & More follow us on, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Don't forget to check out the Chip and Company Radio Network too!

Written by:

12,492 Posts

Chip is the owner, editor, and writer of Chip and Company. When he is not writing about Disney News or Planning Tips, you will find him counting down the days to his next Disney Vacation.
View All Posts
Follow Me :

Leave us a comment: