After the tragedy that occurred in June to 2 year old Lane Graves, who was wading in the water at the Grand Floridian beach area, was taken underwater by an alligator. After this event, the resorts started making quick changes to block off beach access areas to help put a barrier between guests and the water. The changes started at the Grand Floridian and the other monorail resorts, but these changes have now been completed at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Where there was once a beach is now a fence with rock barriers covering the sand to detour getting close to the water.
“No Swimming” signs were posted before the tragedy occurred and these signs still remain. There have been additional signs added that state the danger of alligators in snakes in the area as well as a reminder not to feed the wildlife. We expect all beach areas across Walt Disney World to have this same solution put into place. Disney is overly cautious about safety and public opinion, so they want to ensure this type of tragedy never occurs again.