LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Walt Disney World put measures in place
to control the spread of hoof-and-mouth disease from visitors to
animals at the theme park.
The only two areas where guests could potentially infect animals
are at the Affection Section of the Animal Kingdom park and at the
Tri-Circle D Ranch at Fort Wilderness.
Both are petting zoo attractions that have mostly domestic
animals. The animals at the two areas represent about 2.5% of
Disney World's total wildlife collection.
Signs were installed at both areas directing visitors who have
traveled outside the U.S. in the last five days to refrain from
entering. Disinfectant mats also were added to the entrances and
exits of the two attractions.
There is no direct contact between visitors and animals at
Disney's other wildlife attractions -- the new Animal Kingdom Lodge
or during the Kilimanjaro Safari excursion at the Animal