A black bear was reportedly stuck in a tree at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and as well as causing the temporary closure of several attractions within the theme park, it has also sparked some hilarious memes on the internet.
Walt Disney World Resort in Flordia is gaining a lot of online attention across social media as fans continue to make funny, lighthearted jokes and memes about the animal sighting at the entertainment resort complex. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) told FOX 35 that biologists with its bear management program and law enforcement officers were on site at the Florida theme park.
Bear spotted in Walt Disney World leading to hilarious memes and closure of Magic Kingdom rides
As per FOX 35 Orlando reports, a black bear was reportedly stuck in a tree at Magic Kingdom, a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Flordia featuring classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and Disney Characters.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) told FOX 35 that it was aware of a black bear reported in a tree at the Magic Kingdom and that biologists with its bear management program and law enforcement officers were on site at the Florida theme park.
FWC reportedly said in a statement:
“The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is aware of a black bear reported in a tree on Walt Disney World property at the Magic Kingdom. Biologists with the FWC’s Bear Management Program, as well as FWC Law Enforcement officers, are on scene.”
The statement also reported that in most cases, “it is best for bears to be given space and to move along on their own, but given this situation, staff are working on capturing and relocating the bear.”
Most of the areas that were temporarily closed were reportedly on the west side of the Magic Kingdom park, including Adventureland, Frontierland, and Liberty Square. A statement made by Walt Disney World said:
“We are working with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and have made the decision to reopen Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park.”
Along with some concern for the bear and guests at Magic Kingdom at the time, many Disney fans were simply making jokes with meme-style posts on Twitter.
Some fans are teasing that the animal could have simply wanted to spend the day at Walt Disney World riding the attractions:
Hilarious memes as well as closure of Magic Kingdom rides
Another Disney fan used a photograph of Wendell, a golden brown bear who wears a blue bandanna around his neck, to joke that this could be the bear reportedly spotted at Magic Kingdom:
More people joked that the reported bear was just “trying to enjoy his Walt Disney World vacation”:
@NeilNevins also teased that if the bear had a lawyer, it could argue that Walt Disney World Resort advertises Animal Kingdom as one of its major parks – comically suggesting that the animal is entitled to visit the theme park.
Winnie-the-Pooh is even mentioned in the internet memes as one Twitter user joked that the fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear could in fact be the animal spotted at the theme park.
Twitter can’t stop joking about the bear
The New York Post reported that “bears were caught raiding Krispy Kreme delivery van”, to which a Twitter user joked that the animals are “going for it” by visiting Walt Disney World and the doughnut company chain:
Some Disney fans even joked that the alleged bear sighting could hint towards the theme of a supposedly “rumored” Magic Kingdom expansion.
Another Twitter user suggested that the bear spotted at Walt Disney World Resort was in fact simply part of an attraction.