Parents of 2 year old who was attacked by alligator at Disney World not suing Disney


The parents of a 2 year old boy who was attacked by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort in Walt Disney World last month have released a statement today citing they will not be suing Disney in the accidental death of their son Lane.

“Melissa and I are broken. We will forever struggle to comprehend why this happened to our sweet baby, Lane. As each day passes, the pain gets worse, but we truly appreciate the outpouring of sympathy and warm sentiments we have received from around the world.

“We know that we can never have Lane back, and therefore, we intend to keep his spirit alive through the Lane Thomas Foundation. It is our hope that through the foundation we will be able to share with others the unimaginable love Lane etched in our hearts. In addition to the foundation, we will solely be focused on the future health of our family and will not be pursuing a lawsuit against Disney. For now, we continue to ask for privacy as we focus on our family.”

Disney has taken steps since the incident to block off all beaches with fencing and signage warning people of the potential danger.

This statement was released by Disney immediately after the attack.

“We are installing signage and temporary barriers at our resort beach locations and are working on permanent, long-term solutions at our beaches,” Jacquee Wahler, vice president of Walt Disney World Resort.

WDW News Today reports rocks are also being installed to prevent wild life from coming up on the beaches.

Photo credit Orange County Sheriffs Office

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