Animal Kingdom’s “Ride the Tiger” attraction to remain closed | Uncle Walt's Insider

Animal Kingdom’s “Ride the Tiger” attraction to remain closed

News Brief - it's a story about a tiger! Pretty tiger!

The popular wild animal encounter “just had one mauling too many.”

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — Uncle Walt’s Insider reported in November that Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park’s popular “Ride the Tiger” experience was “suspended indefinitely.” Park officials confirmed Wednesday that the once popular encounter will not reopen.

The attraction, an extra-cost experience located next to the Maharajah Jungle Trek, had received numerous complaints, and at least three guests were hospitalized over a period of several months for “bites and scratches.” In addition, Uncle Walt’s learned, Disney was having trouble acquiring new tiger saddles, as their only manufacturer had left his home in India and gone on an extended spiritual journey to all fourteen Disney parks worldwide.

Surprisingly, none of a complaints about the tiger attraction were from PETA (“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”); a PETA representative speaking anonymously expressed disappointment at the closure and described the experience as “really cool.”

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