Thursday round-up: Getting back to a new normal

June 23, 2016, 10:54 PM · The Walt Disney theme parks appear to have resumed their social media posting after more than a week's silence following both the Pulse nightclub shooting and the fatal alligator attack at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney's theme park Twitter accounts, Facebook pages and the Disney Parks Blog posted almost nothing during the social media blackout, despite the opening of Shanghai Disneyland as well as several new attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland last week. However, all the company's social media outlets appears to be posting at full speed again today.

In further evidence that life is getting back to normal for Disney's theme parks, the beaches and marinas reopened at the Walt Disney World Resort today. Disney had closed the beaches after the alligator attack that claimed the life of a two-year-old Nebraska boy. Before reopening the beaches, Disney installed fences along the shorelines of its beaches, as well as more explicit warning signs that announce the presence of alligators and snakes in the area. Disney long had prohibited swimming in its natural waterways, however many guests did not interpret that as a ban against being in the water entirely, as evidenced by the large number of people wading in the water over the years.

Now, with the fences and warning signs in place — not to mention the widespread international news of the gator attack — here's hoping that Disney World guests will stick to the resort's many pools when they want a swim, or even just to get their feet wet.

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June 24, 2016 at 7:40 AM · It wouldn't surprise me if people jumped the fences and went in the water anyway. It is tragic what happened, but people do what they want to do. People ignore rules, laws, signs and don't seem to care about safety. Just drive on every road in the country and one can see that.
June 25, 2016 at 1:15 PM · I love the round-ups you've started doing. In a way, sort of reminds me of the blog flume days with a quick view of the good stories. Keep it going.

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