Disney To Add Warning Signs After Alligator Attack


Following the death of two-year-old boy, Lane Graves, at Disney Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney will be posting warning signs indicating the presence of alligators near all waterways.

Walt Disney World Vice President Jacquee Wahler said in a statement, "We are conducting a swift and thorough review of all of our processes and protocols. This includes the number, placement, and wording of our signage and warnings." The implementation will happen as soon as possible according to CNN.

The toddler was tragically killed by an alligator while wading in the water of the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Disney Resort. His body was not recovered until 16 hours later when a dive team located the body near where he was last seen. The autopsy report stated that the boy died as a result of traumatic injuries and drowning.

There were no signs around the area suggesting the presence of alligators. The only signs present were "no swimming" signs.

While some suspected negligence by the toddler's parents, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings has stated, "There was nothing in this case to indicate that there was anything extraordinary." Demings also mentioned that charges will be unlikely for the parents.

Lane's parents released a statement yesterday saying, "Words cannot describe the shock and grief our family is experiencing over the loss of our son. We are devastated and ask for privacy during this extremely difficult time."

Disney has been doing everything they can to control the situation, and is even offering free rooms to some of the hotel's guests.


Hopefully the new signage Disney plans to add will prevent any such tragedy from occurring ever again.