Wild Gator Spotted Just Feet Away From Magic Kingdom Guests

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Walt Disney World Resort is home to some incredible attractions.

No matter what Disney Park you’re visiting– whether it be Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or EPCOT– you’re sure to have a magical experience that leaves you with memories that last a lifetime.

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However, just recently, some Disney Park Guests experienced a bit of a shock while inside Frontierland at Magic Kingdom.

TikTok user @moresunshineplease shared a video where we can see a wild gator just feet away from Guests and on the embankment of Rivers of America.

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The gator was causing no harm and it’s not exactly rare for Disney Park Guests to report sightings of both alligators and snakes while in the Parks. Just recently, a Disney Cast Member was spotted wrangling a snake at the entrance of Magic Kingdom. In 2016, a family sued Disney World after a snake allegedly fell from a tree and onto an elderly woman. She suffered a fatal heart attack and the son was bitten.

On a more light-hearted note, a wild snake was spotted entering the Gorilla enclosure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom last summer. Just recently, a Disney Cast Member reported spotting a 10-foot snake sneaking through a line of more than 200 Disney Park Guests and no one noticed.

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At Magic Kingdom, there is so much to see and do! Walk down Main Street, U.S.A. and see Cinderella Castle decked out for the 50th anniversary. Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire have officially returned! You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Don’t forget to ride the iconic attractions Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, and “it’s a small world”. Rope drop the Disney Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!

What do you think of this gator spotting at Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s water parks, four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district! Or, how about a trip to Disneyland Resort to experience Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, as well as the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district!

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