— Tharin White (@TharinWhite) June 17, 2016
Disney crews are adding temporary fencing along the shores of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, as well as along beaches at other resorts and waterways. This is in response to the recent death of 2-year-old Lane Graves after he wasdragged into the water of Seven Seas Lagoon by an alligator and drowned. Disney also said that they will be adding additional signs near the water to inform guests that there is a danger of alligators and snakes in the waters of Walt Disney World. Though Seven Seas Lagoon is a man-made lake surrounded by resorts and the Magic Kingdom, wildlife is still present in the waters.
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“We are installing signage and temporary barriers at our resort beach locations and are working on permanent, long-term solutions at our beaches,” Disney released in a statement, according to TheDisneyBlog.com.
“We continue to evaluate processes and procedures for our entire property, and, as part of this, we are reinforcing training with our Cast for reporting sightings and interactions with wildlife and are expanding our communication to Guests of this topic.”
This attack is the second alligator attack in the history of Walt Disney World. Regularly, alligators that grow over 4 feet in length and are deemed a nuisance are removed from the waters around the beaches and parks. This helps keep guests safe from attacks.
With the new signs in place and fencing up, hopefully, there will not be another tragedy like this in the future.
Originally posted on Womanista.com.