Walt Disney World: Removing All Alligator References

Posted by  r0llerc0ast3r / 29 Jun : 23:20
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have removed all references to alligators or crocodiles from their six parks and twenty-five resorts and hotels. The decision to pull costumes, characters and merchandise comes after a tragic attack that took place near the Seven Seas Lagoon Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on June 14, 2016. A two-year old boy was taken from the beach and dragged into the murky water by an alligator, he was later found deceased.

Within days of the horrible accident, the park has added fencing and signs to the lakes neighboring their resorts and hotels. In addition to the installment of new signs and fences, the parks and resorts have removed all references of the animal including; The Tic Toc Croc from Peter Pan, Louis, the trumpet playing alligator from The Princess & the Frog, The Jungle cruise has changed the scripts removing mentions of the beast and all references have been stripped.

“We continue to evaluate processes and procedures for our entire property, and, as part of this, we are reinforcing training with our cast for reporting sightings and interactions with wildlife and are expanding our communication to guests on this topic,” Walt Disney World Resort vice president Jacquee Wahler said in a statement last week.

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