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Black bear captured at Disney's Magic Kingdom safely released into Ocala National Forest

The black bear that went on a vacation to Walt Disney World causing half the magic Kingdom to close has been safely released into the wilds of Ocala National Forest.


Black bear captured at Disney's Magic Kingdom safely released into Ocala National Forest

On Monday, September 18, a large area of Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World failed to open with the rest of the theme park as a black bear was spotted by cast members shortly before park opening.


Adventureland, Liberty Square, and Frontierland were all closed until early afternoon, with Cast Members sectioning off the huge section of the park from the public.


The bear had reportedly made itself comfortable in a tree located near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) were called, with officers safely capturing the adult, female bear in a backstage area of Magic Kingdom near the Rivers of America.


Today, FWC shared a video of the bear being safely released within the Ocala National Forest in Marion County, about 90 minutes north of Walt Disney World.


Black bear captured at Disney's Magic Kingdom safely released into Ocala National Forest

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