Disney World unveils sculpture in honor of Lane Thomas Graves, 2-year-old killed by alligator

Posted at 4:06 PM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 16:06:47-04

ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney World is honoring the little boy who was killed by an alligator at the Grand Floridian resort last year with a newly unveiled sculpture.

The lighthouse sculpture honors Lane Thomas Graves and the foundation created in his name. It was placed along the shorelines where the tragic incident occurred more than a year ago. 

According to, The Graves family said in a statement, “We find comfort that so many people continue to remember our sweet boy, Lane, and we believe the lighthouse stands as a beacon of hope and support for families in the depths of despair.  We will continue to honor Lane and preserve his spirit through the Lane Thomas Foundation."

Learn more about the Lane Thomas Foundation here.