All Walt Disney World Resort beach areas closed along with a suspension of watercraft service

Jun 15, 2016 in "Walt Disney World Resorts"

Disney has suspended all watercraft operations on the Seven Seas Lagoon and all resort beach areas and recreational marinas are closed.

A search and rescue effort is currently underway in the Seven Seas Lagoon for a 2 year old boy who was taken from the Grand Floridian Resort beach area by an alligator.

Sonar equipped boats, dive teams and helicopters are on the scene.

The tragedy took place after-dark last night around 9pm, with the boy reportedly standing in 3 inches of water, a foot inside the lagoon.

Overnight efforts from 50 rescuers were unable to locate the boy or the alligator.

Additional bus transportation is being provided in place of the watercraft service and Magic Kingdom ferry boat. The monorail service is continuing as normal.

Read more from the Orlando Sentinel.

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Article Posted: Jun 15, 2016 / 11:09am EDT