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Family Holds Funeral For Toddler Killed In Alligator Attack At Disney World Resort & Sets Up Foundation In His Memory

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R.I.P.

Lane Graves has been laid to rest.

On Tuesday, the family of the toddler who was horrifically attacked and tragically killed by an alligator at Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa buried their little boy.

Related: Neighbors Pay Tribute As Lane's Family Returns Home

Matt and Melissa Graves held a private funeral for the two-year-old at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Elkhorn, Nebraska, and laid him to rest at Resurrection Cemetery after the service.

As the grieving parents mourned the untimely loss of their son, they also established the Lane Thomas Foundation in his honor.

Matt and Melissa revealed on the organization's website that they want some good to come out of this terrible tragedy, writing:

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Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Fences Off Lagoon After Toddler Was Killed In Alligator Attack

Disney is taking action.

Disney has already spoken out about the devastating alligator attack that killed a two-year-old child. But now the company is finally taking action.

On Tuesday, young Lane Graves was snatched by the reptile while walking with his parents along the lagoon at Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Related: Lane's Neighbors Pay Tribute By Decorating Their Street

Tragically, the toddler's body was recovered the next day, and the autopsy revealed that he died from a combination of drowning and traumatic injuries.

And now, the resort is taking measures to make sure this terrible tragedy never happens again.

On Friday, photos surfaced on Twitter (above), showing that construction workers are putting a fence around the water's edge.

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Official Cause Of Death For Toddler Killed In Alligator Attack Has Been Determined

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R.I.P.

This is just so heartbreaking.

On Wednesday, the two-year-old who was attacked by an alligator at Disney World's Grand Floridan Resort & Spa was tragically found dead.

And on Thursday, the Orange County Medical Examiner has revealed young Lane Graves' official cause of death.

Related: This Mom Proves The Attack Could Have Happened To Any Family

The Medical Examiner's office has determined that the Nebraska toddler was killed from a combination of drowning and traumatic injuries.

So incredibly sad.

Since the horrific incident, officials have caught and put down five gators in the lagoon, but still have not tracked down the exact animal responsible for claiming the youngster's life.

Our thoughts are with Lane's loved ones during this heart-wrenching time.

[Image via Orange County Sheriff's Office.]

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Disney Pulls Crocodile Joke From Jungle Cruise Ride After Toddler's Death — As The Victim's Family Issues A Statement

Disney is making changes as the toddler's family opens up.

It's been a really rough week.

On Wednesday, two-year-old Lane Graves was found dead after being attacked and grabbed by an alligator along the lagoon at Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

The child was snatched by the animal on Tuesday, while walking with his family at the water's edge.

In light of the terrible tragedy, the resort is under fire about its safety measures, but for now the company making a very specific change to one of its most popular attractions.

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Disney Parks is requiring the cast members working the Jungle Cruise ride to omit a joke about children getting eaten by crocodiles.

The Cruise is known for being emceed by its skippers, who navigate the waters with an approved script full of cheeky puns and one-liners.

The joke Disney is axing has the skippers tell parents

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