- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 30, 2016

Disney World is scrubbing references to alligators in its rides and shows after a gator killed a 2-year-old Nebraska boy earlier this month.

Louis, the trumpet-playing gator from “The Princess and the Frog,” was removed from the Friendship Faire Castle show before it premiered at the Magic Kingdom on June 23, a Disney employee, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Miami Herald.

Tick-Tock the Crocodile in “Peter Pan” was also yanked from the Festival of Fantasy Parade, and the Jungle Cruise boat ride no longer includes the half century-old line, “Remember, folks, if you don’t watch your children, the crocodiles will,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Alligator references were also removed from the Kilimanjaro Safari ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Daily Mail reported.

Lane Graves was snatched by an alligator at Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on June 14.

“We continue to evaluate processes and procedures for our entire property, and, as part of this, we are reinforcing training with our cast for reporting sightings and interactions with wildlife and are expanding our communication to guests on this topic,” Walt Disney World Resort Vice President Jacquee Wahler said in a statement last week.

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