I would love to see a photo of someone feeding the alligators from one of those bungalows. It just doesn't add up to me. If you have enough money to stay in them, I HIGHLY doubt you're out there on your deck grilling some chicken for the family meal. You'd be on the deluxe dining plan, eating at all the places I could never afford. I don't know, maybe I live in a fantasy world, but those articles are bogus.
Returning to this thread and seeing it devolve into nonsense like this is just really a sad day for our forum.
On this absurd point in particular, actually, the richer people are more likely to travel with their own food - because they wouldn't pay $300-400 for a meal the quality that even the "best" WDW restaurants offer. The people that do that are the same ones that go broke staying at standard rooms at the monorail resorts who eat boxed macaroni and cheese three times a week the rest of the year to afford it.
This was clearly a tragic incident, and one that, yes, Disney could have done a better job at informing guests about the risk since it was so well-known locally. Disney's signs were inadequate, more like "keep off the lawn" suggestions.
That said, I applaud the new signs. Disney has done what they had to do.
Long term, I think you'll find the lagoon is going to be significantly altered over this. And I don't necessarily think that is a bad thing. It's probably time for a change. At the least they are going to start putting up proper fencing. You ever notice how practically every back yard in Orlando housing developments have pools and are completely enclosed by alligator-resistant screen rooms? It would be one thing if Disney simply had no clue they were out there - but they do, they have programs for dealing with them - in hindsight, yes, it was inadequate.
When you add the known fact of alligator feeding at WDW, there is yet another factor as to why it may not have happened before but it's happening now. What all else people seem to be arguing about is completely beyond me. This isn't about replicated animal poop candy or an attraction, this is a known regional problem that WDW has pretty much created the "perfect storm" of factors to set up for this situation to happen and there is every reason to believe if nothing is done that it will happen again.