Scott Smith, assistant hospitality professor at the University of South Carolina, says the pool was a potential liability and that it’s surprising it’s taken Disney this long to fill it in. “Just one small child gets away from their parents and falls in there, now you have another tragedy.”
Disney said this project has been in the works for awhile, but that there are no other plans to tear down the rest of the water park. They also said the work is not related to the ongoing Zika virus threat, though standing water is generally known to attract mosquitoes, some of which carry the virus.
The Sentinel’s article also mentions long-standing rumors of developing Disney Vacation Club units on the property.
News source: Orlando Sentinel
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