ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World workers have been building wide boulder walls along the Seven Seas Lagoon beach line, adding another barrier between guests and the lake, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The wall aims to keep alligators away from guests after a two-year-old boy was snatched from the beach line at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in June.
Immediately following the attack, workers placed a rope fence and warning signs on the property.
A Disney spokeswoman told the Orlando Sentinel that the wall was part of the company’s original safety plans after Lane Graves was dragged away from his family earlier this summer. His body was discovered 16 hours later. His dad had tried to save him from the alligator, but was unsuccessful.