The video, from 2009, shows an employee poking the alligator with a pole in an attempt to send it back into water. Guests staying in some Disney villas also fed alligators in the past, outlets said.
Disney World ignored warnings that guests were feeding alligators at the park and the areas along the lagoon where a 2-year-old was snatched, according to reports. Guests staying at the swanky Bora Bora Bungalows were reportedly known to frequently feed gators in the same lagoon where Lane Graves lost his life. The luxurious private villas at Disney’s Polynesian Resort rent for $2,000-a-night. They were built on stilts over the 7 Seas Lagoon.