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Yacht & Beach Club at Walt Disney World Has Rock Barriers and Fencing Instead of Beach Area

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.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!