Disney subtly removes gator references from its parks

Disney, in the wake of this month’s deadly alligator attack at one of its Florida resorts, is quickly removing gator references — even cartoon depictions — from park shows and displays, according to published reports.

A 2-year-old Nebraska boy was snatched and killed by a gator at the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on June 14, prompting the new anti-alligator policy, employees told the Miami Herald.

So far these alligators have reportedly been written off at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.:

  • Louis, the trumpet-playing gator from “The Princess and the Frog,” is no longer part of the Friendship Faire Castle show.
  • The Tic Toc Croc, who chases bad guy Captain Hook in “Peter Pan,” has been yanked from the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom.
  • And the Jungle Cruise boat ride no longer includes a corny one-liner from the captain telling parents to “watch your children, or the crocodiles will,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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