Alabama Man Arrested For Quarantining At ‘Tropical Paradise’—Disney’s Abandoned Discovery Island

During times like this, we all miss the fun we would have if we were in Disney World or Disneyland. However, the best thing we can do right now is stay home so that we can all be safe.

But still, there are a couple of people out there who don’t exactly obey the rules. This 42-year-old is one of them. Richard McGuire was arrested for trespassing after he was found camping out at Walt Disney World’s Discovery Island. All this time, he was thinking that he was camping at a “tropical paradise.”

It’s normal for us to do some crazy things once in a while, but this one overtops the rest.

Yes, this new normal has made us all do some crazy things.

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According to USA Today, Richard was arrested on April 30. He is originally from Mobile, Alabama. It seems like he traveled a long way to get to the closed park. Maybe, he thought that he wouldn’t get caught.

“Richard stated that he had made entry to the island to go camping on Monday or Tuesday and had planned on staying on the island for approximately one week,” Robert Ricks, an Orange County, Florida, police officer, said in his report.

So, that means that he didn’t end up there accidentally.

After being found by police in one of the buildings on his “tropical” island, he was banned from ever setting foot on all Disney properties.

The Discovery Island has been closed since 1999 now.


So, apparently, Richard saw it perfectly reasonable to hide out in this closed park with no visitors at all. However, sadly for him, it didn’t exactly go as he had planned it to go.




HT: Little Things

Written by Ketrin Ulbrich

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