Alligator Drags Child Into Water at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

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In what has already been a rough week for the Orlando area, another tragic story is now developing on Disney property.


Deputies are currently searching for a missing 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator by the shoreline of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

It is unknown what the exact circumstances of the situation were, nor if the child or his parents are guests at the hotel.

We will update you on the search as more becomes available.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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    • Your attempt at a joke is disgusting.
      A boy lost his life and your making a joke? What is wrong with you?

      • You meant “you’re”. If you are going to go all righteous indignation, please spell it correctly.

        If we cared about kids we would have done something after Sandyhook Elementary. If we cared about religion, we would have done something after Charleston. If we cared about gays losing their lives, now would be a good time.

  • They have cameras everywhere so it’s on film somewhere, side note where was the parents why not watching their kid another gorilla type incident

    • You’re right! It’s in allowable in one of Disney worlds main-est resorts, and Disney with safety concerns so far as to ban selfie sticks should know how to keep alligators from being in their lakes

  • Removing all alligators s next to impossible. They build dens around the banks and the opening are under the water. There is no telling how many there are

  • It’s florida if there is water chances are that there are gator’s and you don’t go near the water’s edge at dusk till dawn.but out of towners don’t know 9 news said the dad tried to wrestle the heart goes out to the family.

  • We didn’t know that- visiting with our children in a few weeks. You can bet we will heed that warning! ?

  • In the almost fifty years that the WDW resort has been operating this is only the SECOND attack I have heard of and quite possibly the first fatal (God willing it isnt).
    Marvin couldn’t have said it better and I would like to add statistically there are like 5 alligators to every 1 person in the state of Florida. They have a right to be there and it’s unfortunate that this happened; probably because they don’t sense fear due to people probably feeding them (a BIG NO NO) and it felt it could take the child.

  • My heart goes out to the family of this poor child. The obvious reaction is to blame the parents but let’s not lose sight that it takes a quick second to lose sight of a kid. With that being said, I would not be going near any fresh water body in Florida after dark.

  • Lets not forget here a little boy has lost his life what was short lived , My thoughts are with his family what you think is a dream holiday has turned into there worst night mare I have a 5 year old son and I have to say when we travel to America I don’t think of gators its people im always watching in case they take him so let this be a lesson to all of us .Just so sad that this little boy had to lose his life for the rest of us to realize that.

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