There are those that who to be eccentric and those who think they are just flat-out normal, but not everyone agrees with them. Such was the case of a guest who tried to enter the Magic Kingdom park in Walt Disney World on Monday with her pet, but she was not allowed entry. While some service animals are allowed entry, the woman could not bring in her pet because it was a baby Bengal tiger.
Yes, the unidentified woman tried to bring a baby Bengal tiger into the theme park, but Cast Members at the entrance denied her entry. After a bit or arguing, the Central Florida Zoo was called to retrieve the baby Bengal tiger until the end of the woman's vacation.
According to a source close to the situation who needed to remain anonymous, the woman became extremely irate and actually started claiming that Disney was making up the "no tigers allowed" rule on the spot.
Per the Walt Disney World website, service animals are allowed in the park as long as they are on a leash and always in the control of the guest. Cast Members are not allowed to take control of the animals at any time.
On the website, it does not specifically state which animals are allowed in the parks, but it does list rules and restricted areas.
"Cast Members are not permitted to take control of service animals. Guests with service animals should follow the same attraction entrance guidelines as Guests who use wheelchairs.Upon first being told that the baby tiger was not allowed in Magic Kingdom, the female guest, who is said to have been visiting from Dubai, became extremely angry. She was speaking with Disney Guest Relations and at first would not accept the fact that she couldn't bring the tiger into the park.
"Due to the nature of some attractions, service animals may not be permitted to ride. At these locations, please ask a Cast Member about available options, including Rider Switch with a member of your party or a portable kennel."
After a long time period of speaking about the tiger and reassuring her that the animal would be well treated and taken care of during her time in Walt Disney World, the woman did agree to let the animal caretakers from the Central Florida Zoo care for it.
Disney would not officially comment on the situation when reached this evening. A number of Cast Members at Magic Kingdom and in Walt Disney World Guest Relations have confirmed to Inquisitr that the event took place on Monday.
While Cast Members at Disney did originally say that it was a "baby Bengal tiger," the Central Florida Zoo let it be known that it was actually a "baby Bengal cat" which was being cared for by the guest looking to enter Magic Kingdom.
As of now, it may not be posted everywhere, but there are rules for bringing wild jungle cats and other such dangerous animals into Walt Disney World. For the woman who tried to bring a baby Bengal tiger into Magic Kingdom, she learned the hard way.
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