Disney Takes Big Step to Protect Resort Guests Against Alligators After Toddler’s Tragic Death

In June, the world was horrified when toddler Lane Graves was dragged into the lagoon and drowned by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa:

Within days of the tragedy, the resort installed fencing made of wood pillars and rope, along with warning signs for guests:

But Disney World Resort hasn’t stopped there in its effort to keep guests safe from alligators that intrude onto the property. The Orlando Sentinel reports that for the past five weeks, workers have been busy installing boulder walls along the Seven Seas Beach line.

A spokesperson said the structure was always part of Disney’s safety plan following Graves’ tragic death, but it was unclear when the construction was to be completed.

In the aftermath of their horrific loss, not only did Grave’s family not take any legal action against the resort, but they have established a memorial fund in their son’s name.

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