Man who camped on closed Disney island fined $100, banned for life

by San Eli News

ORLANDO, Fla. (NEXSTAR/AP) — An Alabama man arrested for camping out on a shuttered Disney World island in May has been fined $100 and banned from the Florida theme park for life.

Man arrested trying to quarantine on Disney’s closed Discovery Island
The Orlando Sentinel reports 42-year-old Richard McGuire pleaded no contest to trespassing under a plea agreement in Orange County, Florida.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies found McGuire on Disney’s abandoned Discovery Island in April.

The man, originally from Mobile, Alabama, said he didn’t hear numerous deputies searching the private island for him and told a deputy he didn’t know it was a restricted area, despite “no trespassing” signs.

Discovery Island had been a zoological park before it was closed in 1999.