This has been bugging me ever since I got home
I realise there are alligators in the waterways throughout th Disney area
I’m not sure every oveseas visitor realises though. In fact I know full well they dont
What staggers me is despite the poor child that got killed by an alligator whilst paddling on a beach at the Grand Floridian last year that there are still parts of the waterways where children or adults could still walk right to the edge of the water etc?
There are signs warning you not to do so due to “dangerous wildlife” (I think they should make it clear there are alligators in the water by the way with pictures as that would sober a few people up who don’t realise) but I am genuinely staggered that in a world where health and safety is paramount and in a resort for young children that it’s even possible to be put into a situation where you are at danger from alligators
If I went to a zoo with alligators or crocodiles I know full well I can’t get to them and they can’t get to me. A zoo wouldn’t ever allow it to happen. In disney I’m sure most people don’t know the alligators are in the water and there’s nothing in many places to protect people
I believe there should be fence or walls ALL around the waters
When the child was taken at the Grand Floridian five larger alligators were captured and taken from the waters near there the next day. The smaller ones were left in there. They can’t stop others from getting in there the very next day as all the waterways are linked around the disney area from what I understand. And obviously alligators are part of the natural wildlife around there.The beach areas were all temporarily closed but are now all open again. The alligators are still there. Only some have fences. Most don’t from what I’ve seen.
I read detailed stories of what happened to the young child and it was horrific. Taken whilst paddling following a beach movie at the Hotel.
I’m still upset thinking it could ever happen at Disney and that it actually happened but as far as I can see could easily happen again?
What do you guys think? Aren’t people in Florida as scared of alligators as we are? Do you look upon them like dogs etc?
For me it’s my only real concern about what happens at disney