Disney World ignored warnings that guests were feeding alligators at the park and the areas along the lagoon where a 2-year-old was snatched, according to reports.
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Guests staying at the swanky Bora Bora Bungalows were reportedly known to frequently feed gators in the same lagoon where Lane Graves lost his life.
The luxurious private villas at Disney's Polynesian Resort rent for $2,000-a-night. They were built on stilts over the 7 Seas Lagoon.
"Disney has known about the problem of guests feeding the alligators," a former employee told TheWrap.com.
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Lane Graves, 2 Rest In Peace, little man. https://t.co/QgnZkLzHnF
This is so tragic. And in Orlando too! 😓https://t.co/RsQSfhsyIB
That poor baby at Disney :(
3rd tragedy in #Orlando. #Disney resort, Alligator snatches child, persumed dead. #God be with those mourning. #Tragic .
My prayers go out to the family that lost their baby to the Alligator in Disney World. That's so traumatizing 😪.
A 2 year old was dragged into the lakes at walt Disney world by a alligator in Orlando . So heartbreaking omg😢💔
I couldn't even begin imagine... -Alligator grabs toddler, drags him into lagoon at Disney hotel, police say
My heart goes out to the British family at Disney resort, who's two year old baby has been grabbed by a alligator.. Shocking #DisneyOrlando
that little boy in disney noooo 😢
If ANYONE wants to blame those poor parents in the alligator incident at Disney, talk to me.They did the same thing I've done w/my kids.
Woke up to the news about that poor 2 yearold at Disney and the comments from the horrible soulless people saying the patents deserve it WTF
Orlando cannot seem to catch a break. 😔 Praying for the family who just lost their 2yr old to an alligator at Disney. 💔
He says he recommended a "fence... be erected to protect guests." but he claims his warnings fell on deaf ears.
Guests have been seen feeding gators all over Disney World.
One video showed a Disney World employee fending off an alligator at one of the Magic Kingdom's most popular attractions — Splash Mountain.
Read: Another Boy Photographed Playing in the Same Spot as Lane Graves 30 Minutes Prior to Alligator Attack
The employee pokes the gator with a pole in an attempt to force it back into the water. But the animal is determined to come on land as tourists are enjoying the ride, oblivious to the danger.
Other folks saw what was going on and were amused, one tourist threw popcorn at the gator for a snack, a huge no-no when trying to avoid the predators.
Another video shot at the Coronado Springs Resort shows kids throwing chicken and lettuce at an alligator.
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