New Reports Claims Disney Knew It’s Park Was Full of Alligators Before Deadly Attack

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All anyone has to say is “the happiest place on earth” and we all know you’re talking about Disney. We grow up with this incredible image of the most magical, fairy dust enchanted land there ever was, and some of us have even been lucky enough to visit ourselves.

I never got to go to Disney as a child, but when I had a family of my own my husband and I decided we wanted to bring out kids. We’ve visited Disney World in Orlando twice with our children and even went once without them (highly recommend) and never did we ever feel anything but safe.

I’m sure the Graves family also felt safe when they visited the theme park back in June of 2016 and stayed on site at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Sadly we know that the Graves’ 2-year-old son, Lane, was tragically killed after being snatched by an alligator as he played near a beach area.

People were alarmed that alligators would be living so close to the resorts, and despite “no swimming” signs posted near the water the family says they never mentioned the threat of alligators.

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Now a new report is claiming that Disney was well aware of their alligator issue because they have removed hundreds of them from the area over the years.

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Kelli is a Lead Writer at Hot Moms Club. She's a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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