LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- More than a year after a 2-year-old was killed by an alligator while playing at a Disney resort, the global tourist destination has erected a sculpture in the toddler's memory.
In June 2016, an alligator grabbed 2-year-old Lane Graves while he was playing at the edge of the water along the Seven Seas Lagoon beach near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
This week, Disney unveiled a lighthouse sculpture on the resort grounds, 11Alive's sister station WESH 2 News in Orlando reported.
"The lighthouse sculpture has been installed to help spread awareness of Lane Thomas Foundation, which was established to provide assistance and support to families whose children need organ transplants," a Disney spokesperson said.
Since the accident, Disney has made several changes to increase safety for its guests. It added signs warning guests of reptiles in its waterways. It also constructed a wall along the edge of the lagoon, WESH reported.