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Disney World Reopens Beaches Closed After 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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    Newly installed signs warn of alligators and snakes on a closed section of beach on June 18, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, following the death of a 2-year-old boy killed by an alligator near a Walt Disney World hotel. The beaches reopened Thursday, June 23.

    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.

    The Orange County Sheriff's Office released a photo of 2-year-old Lane Graves on behalf of his family. Lane died after being pulled under the water by an alligator in Orlando, deputies confirmed. "The Graves family appreciate the support they have received and have asked for privacy as they grieve the loss of their son," the office tweeted after releasing the photo.
    Photo credit: Graves Family

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