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Disney World Installs Signs, Temp. Barriers at Resort Beaches

A Walt Disney World Resort representative says the company is "expanding our communication to Guests" related to wildlife sightings and interactions

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    Walt Disney World has announced it's installing signage and temporary barriers on its resort beach locations following the death of a 2-year-old snatched by an alligator Tuesday. (Published Friday, June 17, 2016)

    Walt Disney World has announced it's installing signage and temporary barriers on its resort beach locations following the death of a 2-year-old snatched by an alligator Tuesday.

    Jacquee Wahler, Vice President of Walt Disney World Resort, released the following statement Friday:

    "We are installing signage and temporary barriers at our resort beach locations and are working on permanent, long-term solutions at our beaches. 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."

    Lane Graves of Nebraska died after being pulled under the water by an alligator while he was wading in 1 to 2 feet of water at the Seven Seas Lagoon at a Walt Disney World beach.

    It happened around nightfall Tuesday. The beach, located at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa across a lake from the Magic Kingdom, had "no swimming" signs but no warning about alligators.

    Graves' parents have said in a statement they're devastated by the loss of their son and words can't express the shock and grief their family is enduring.