Discovery Island was once long ago a wildlife sanctuary featuring fascinating birds along with other animals and also offered people relaxation away from the world’s famous Disney World Park. Even though this island was closed down in 1999, it still is in the ownership of Walt Disney Company.
Discovery Island was referred to as Treasure Island from 1974 to 1976. For about 25 years they offered a tropical experience to its guests. Although a few structures on the island are ruined, some of them nonetheless stand but occupied with the aid of nature.
However, that did not stop Richard McGuire, 42, from Mobile, Alabama from infringing to camp out on the island a week.
Richard McGuire was found by the Deputies from Orange County Sheriff’s Department of Florida, then arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of trespassing.
McGuire had stated to the police that he was oblivious that he was trespassing. He had clearly avoided the multiple “no trespassing” signs on his way there. McGuire expressed that the island is a “tropical paradise”.
Richard was found camping in one of the old constructions on the island. However, it is unclear how he had reached the island. The only way to the island is by boat and the route he could have used. He has also been banned from stepping foot into any Disney location.
It has not yet been decided on the exact dates of opening even though the company has received the guidelines to reopen in phases.
Image Credits: Abandoned Florida