Disney Beaches Reopen Following Deadly Gator Attack

Disney officials say resort beaches are now available to guests from one hour after sunrise until one hour prior to sunset

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Disney World's resort beaches in Florida have reopened following an alligator attack that killed a 2-year-old boy.

Lane Graves was dragged underwater by an alligator as he stood in about a foot of water at Disney's Seven Seas Lagoon last Tuesday.

Disney officials say resort beaches are now available to guests from one hour after sunrise until one hour prior to sunset. The newly opened areas now include signage and temporary barriers. Disney employees are expected to staff the beaches to assist guests.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said Wednesday they are confident trappers have removed the alligator that killed Graves.

Records released by Florida wildlife officials say 240 nuisance alligators have been trapped on Walt Disney World property over the past decade.

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