LAKE BUENA VISTA (FOX 13) - The body of 2-year-old Lane Graves was recovered Wednesday afternoon by Orange County dive teams.
He was found 10 to 15 yards from the shore.
He had been wading in the water in the Seven Seas Lagoon Tuesday night.
"The child was found his body was completely intact," said Sheriff Jerry Demings.
The boy was on vacation with his sister and parents, Matt and Melissa Graves of Elkhorn, Nebraska.
They were staying at the Grand Floridian Resort on Disney property.
Investigators say the father tried to rescue his son from the jaws of the 4 to 7 foot gator, but couldn't.
"There's likely no question in my mind the child was drowned by the alligators,' the sheriff said.
Since the attack trappers pulled at least 5 alligators from the water trying to find the one responsible.
"We're going to look at 5 alligators we've already taken and we're going to compare things like bite marks. We don't know what we have yet," said FWC executive director Nick Wiley.
There are more than a million alligators in Florida, though deadly attacks are rare. There have been just 23 fatalities since 1973.
This incident is raising new questions about safety and signage at Disney's parks.
"There's signage in the area that says 'no swimming'. Disney will look at all their protocols and signs going forward," the sheriff said during a press conference.
Disney World closed beaches around Seven Seas Lagoon during the search, and it was not immediately clear when they would reopen.
A Disney representative, speaking on condition of anonymity because the company had yet to prepare a formal statement, said the company closed the beaches "out of an abundance of caution."
Walt Disney World drew more than 19 million tourists in 2013, making it the world's most-visited amusement park, according to the Themed Entertainment Association, an industry group.