Last updated: 10:29 PM ET, Fri June 24 2016

Disney Opens Resort Beaches Following Alligator Attack

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | June 24, 2016

Disney Opens Resort Beaches Following Alligator Attack

On Thursday, Disney officials announced the re-opening of Disney World's resort beaches in Florida after an alligator attack killed a two-year-old boy on June 14.

According to NBC News, the beaches that have reopened to the public now feature signage and temporary barriers warning of alligators and snakes. The beaches are open to guests from one hour after sunrise until one hour prior to sunset, and will feature Disney employees available to assist people.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials announced Wednesday that they believe that trappers at the Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney have removed the alligator that killed two-year-old Lane Graves from Nebraska.

Graves was playing in about one foot of water in the Seven Seas Lagoon when he was attacked and brought underwater by an alligator last Tuesday. The boy’s body was discovered the next day by search teams scouring the lagoon.

In total, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported 240 nuisance alligators have been trapped on Walt Disney World property over the last 10 years.


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