Of course this is the case. How could it not be. And we don’t believe for one second that similar incidents haven’t occurred before:
The Walt Disney World Resort was aware of an ongoing problem of guests feeding alligators and had ignored staff requests to put protective fences in place, TheWrap has learned.
Numerous employees at the theme park expressed anxiety to management about guests feeding the animals within the past 14 months, an insider with knowledge of the resort told TheWrap.
An expensive collection of rooms called the Bora Bora Bungalows have been open since April 2015 at the Grand Floridian Hotel, and are situated directly on the Seven Seas Lagoon — the same body of water where a gator fatally dragged toddler Lane Graves into the water on Tuesday.
Guests have direct access to wildlife in the waters where the bungalows sit, and commonly feed gators that swim by, the individual said.
“Disney has known about the problem of guests feeding the alligators well-prior to the opening of the bungalows,” said the insider. “With the opening of the bungalows, it brought the guests that much closer to wildlife. Or, the wildlife that much closer to the guests.”
Give it to The Wrap to get the scoop on Disney.
You know, if this guy’s white and not a member of a protected class, every employment attorney in the country will be telling him that there’s nothing he can do to be protected from the impending job harassment and reprisal.
Disney’s already papering his file so they can say it’s something else:
Meanwhile a custodial employee at that same hotel, Mike Hamilton, warned his employers that gators were consistently swimming close to shore and a fence should be erected to protect guests.
“There are signs that say, ‘No swimming,’ but no signs that say gators and everything else in this lake,” Hamilton told the Orlando Sentinel.
In the same article, former Disney executive Duncan Dickson said: “The entire property is interconnected via canals so it is difficult to keep them out of the lakes. Gators are on all of the golf courses. The team attempts to relocate the gators to the uninhabited natural areas as best they can, but the gators don’t understand the boundaries.”
The tragic death of the two-year-old has stirred deep emotions in employees, referred to as “cast members” within the corporate culture, though many are afraid to speak to journalists…
“Disney knew these alligators had become desensitized to humans, as they had begun to associate guests with food, and did not act in a proactive manner,” the individual told TheWrap.
Moushwitz has always been a cloyingly phony and awful outfit. Did we ever tell you how Burbank teachers used to complain about catching studio secretaries doing cocaine in the lot bathrooms just feet from their BUSD field trip kids?
Corporate arrogance and insensitivity is everywhere now, but Disney has an alarmingly disingenuous way of covering it up. They hide behind the family as part of their corporate mantra.