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Letter: Disney World failed to warn of alligators

An alligator dragged a two-year-old boy into the

An alligator dragged a two-year-old boy into the water near Disney's upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Photo Credit: AP / WKMG

The June 17 news story “Signage review after gator kills” asked whether Disney World had done enough to warn visitors about the dangers of alligators. The question was raised after the horrific death of a 2-year-old boy from Nebraska in an alligator attack at the theme park.

Am I missing something? Isn’t the obvious answer an emphatic no? I can’t imagine the pain that the boy’s parents are going through.

Disney World is one of the largest family vacation destinations in the world. There is no question that there should have been alligator warning signs posted at the various Disney waterfront properties, especially with young children running around. In fact, the lakes that have beachfronts at Disney hotels should be purged of alligators.

Rick Meuser, Huntington Station