Florida is known how having many things — Disney World, Universal Studios, heat, rain, humidity, beaches, and gators.
Because of Florida’s swampy climate, there are many alligators around the state. If we are technical, there are approximately 1.25 million gators in the state of Florida, and they can be found in any body of water. We have recently reported on Disney becoming a little more strict on trapping gators and removing them from the property, and it looks like they may have a new gator to find at Magic Kingdom!
At the moment, Disney is only removing alligators that are larger than four feet long, as those are deemed a threat to Guests. Recently, Dani and Nat (@parkhoppingsisters) took to Instagram to post a photo of a gator in the Rivers of America at Magic Kingdom. It seems that the two spotted the gator while aboard the Liberty Belle Riverboat.
If you need a closer look, take a look below!
Although we are not sure if the alligator is longer than four feet, considering that it is just a baby, as noted by Dani on the Instagram story, it is not yet a major threat to Guests. That being said, as the alligator grows, Disney will likely need to keep an eye out to ensure that it is safely removed from the property not to cause any potential harm to Guests.
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When you are on Disney World property, you will likely notice that there are many signs in front of any body of water that warns Guests not to get too close and that there may be an alligator in it. Since 2016, Disney has removed over 200 alligators from their property, so it is always best for Guests to be on the lookout; as we can see above, alligators can even sneak their way into Disney World without a theme park ticket (or Disney Park Pass reservation for that matter!).
Disney World takes alligators on the property very seriously and keeps an eye on ongoing activity to ensure that Guest safety is their priority.
Have you ever seen an alligator on Disney World property?