Gator drags child into water near Disney’s Grand Floridian


I posted this on Facebook earlier, but here’s what’s happening, in case anyone missed it. The bad news for Orlando keeps coming sadly, and this is heartbreaking.

Deputies are searching for a young child who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The 2-year-old child was dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon about 9:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Rose Silva said.

Deputies are searching the waters and put crime-scene tape around the water. Multiple emergency vehicles filled the front drive of the Victorian-style hotel and a helicopter hovered overhead.

Silva said the child has not been found. ~ The Orlando Sentinel

I’ve seen smaller gators on property before, but nothing like what’s being talked about this evening. The beaches are so dark at night, but there are always families there by the water. We live close to property and heard helicopters overhead, so we started to check the news to see what was happening. I’m so very sorry to have to report more bad news coming from this area. As soon as we hear anything we will let you know. Please pray for this child and their family. ~M

*Update. Cast Members are saying this happened while the family was watching the movie on the beach at the resort. The father was right there with her, so heartbreaking.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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