Skip to comments.I Was Attacked by an Alligator at Disney World
Posted on 06/16/2016 12:43:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Lane Graves was not the first youngster to be attacked by an alligator at Disney World.
In 1986, 8-year-old Paul Santamaria was bit on the leg by a 7-foot-4 inch long female, which had been lurking in the shallows of a pond that was also located at one of the parks famous resorts and his parents later sued, charging the Happiest Place on Earth with negligence.
In the suit, they claimed that Disney had failed to warn visitors about the gator,
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If it was in the Jungle Book exhibit, it was just probably trying to take his wallet. Disney doesn't want you to leave the park with any money, period.
Sounds like a non- disclosure clause in action.
I would guess the suit was successful. -Tom
Send for Amos Moses.
Most effective was this sign I saw on terrariums containing alligators inside a bar:
Alligators have survived since the age of dinosaurs by preying on the slow and the stupid. Do not put your hands in the tanks!
He’s likely pushing it legally by even discussing the matter at all, let alone in a negative light.
Disney needs to stop making ponds that children can wade into if they don’t want anyone to wade into them. You can’t tell me large rocks around their ponds or other natural barriers couldn’t be put in, thus making it much less inviting to little kids who can’t read warning signs.
My guess is that Disney would like to kill every alligator within 10 miles of their park.
They are probably prohibited by law from messing with the gators in any way.
Disney wouldn’t be Disney without water attractions. Aggressive removal of all alligators, and equally aggressive measures to keep them out, is the correct response.
From Peter Pan's Flight at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
We are always watching when out on the water, especially around dusk. Even have seen gators swimming in the ocean along the shore line.
That being said, for a tourist coming down, visiting the resort, and seeing a sandy beach going down to the water, they won’t think twice about wading in the water. They’re not swimming after all.
Raise the beach line, put in a sea wall and low fence. Yes it ruins the ambiance but it will save lives.
yes! i went to DW 18 mo. ago, and at no time did i see any signs about gators. We stayed in a Disney resort and took that boat all over, even at night. I truly had no idea that was a possibility.
Now i know to be careful
I used to spend winters in North Miami and our development had multiple “gator warning” signs by every little pond
I thought it was stupid and wondered “why the hell would a gator waste its time in these little duckponds?”
Then while coming home at 3-4am one day, I saw an 8ft gator race out of a pond and take a fat goose. Then it ran down the street to a different pond. This was along a concrete path surrounded by homes and is normally full of kids and pets during the day
Still, for almost 50 years no person or pet has been attacked there. I guess humans don’t taste good to them
I recall going to FL with my family as a kid, and we walked along the large lake behind the resort all the time, even at night. Different times when the population was controlled, I guess, but I still shudder at the ignorance and what could have happened. No one said a thing at the time.
Look at the pics of the area where the kid was attacked. It is a sculpted, white sandy beach. It looks like a swimming beach, not an alagator lagoon.
Disney inc. is up to their eyeballs in liability, signs or not.
LOL, while there is nothing funny about this poor kid, there is something funny about watching a bunch of wildebeests walking down to the water to drink.
The entire herd looks nervous and holds back, shuffling from hoof to hoof, and one dimwit walks up to take a drink and is dragged in by the nose. The others see this, and now go down to drink!
When I was in the Navy, I was working on the flight deck, and me and one of my squadron mates were standing there, side by side with three heavy tie-down chains draped over each shoulder, trying to figure out if we were too close to walk in back of an F-14 Tomcat that was waiting to launch. We nervously looked at each other, but neither of us walked in back of the idling jet engines.
Then, a Blue Shirt carrying a pair of chocks in each hand, walked up next to us, paused for a split second trying to determine if it was safe, and after about 1/10th of a second of internal debate, stepped out into the jet exhaust.
He got blown down the flight deck, legs, arms, and chocks in a big tangle.
We looked at each other, nodded, and took the long way around.
If you legally payoff someone to keep their mouth shut, and they renege, I am sure there is a legal "clawback" method that can be used to retrieve the money or a portion of it.
Unfortunately for Disney that would leave them open to more widespread bad publicity in the public's eye. - Tom
Hey...they had to get the ideas for their animated features from somewhere, right?
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