Disney Looked The Other Way At Alligator Problem Because High-Paying Guests Liked To Feed Them
Via NY Post:
Disney World was warned about the alligator problem in its Seven Seas Lagoon but looked the other way because high-paying guests enjoyed feeding the creatures, a report has claimed.
Management had been warned by park staff that guests at the $2,000-a-night waterfront Bora Bora Bungalows were feeding the alligators, but ignored requests to build protective fences, a park insider said, according to TheWrap.
“Disney has known about the problem of guests feeding the alligators well prior to the opening of the bungalows,” the insider told the news site.
“With the opening of the bungalows, it brought the guests that much closer to wildlife. Or, the wildlife that much closer to the guests.”
Opened in April 2015, the bungalows are adjacent to the Grand Floridian Hotel, where 2-year-old Lane Graves was snatched into the lagoon and killed by an alligator on Tuesday.