“I call them angels, that were there, that saved his life,” said the 23-year-old's mother.
The gator's bite was enough to crush a portion of the man's skull and break his jaw.
The 34-year-old was swimming in Lake Thonotosassa when the alligator struck, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The man wore a Disney name tag and wanted to "show weaknesses" in the theme park's security, according to police.
Ramiro Alanis estimates he spent around $3,400 on tickets to set the record.
Richard Wilbanks dove into the pond, grabbed the gator and pried open its jaws to free his King Charles Cavalier spaniel.
The suspect, 26-year-old James Blight, told officers he was too drunk at the time to remember what happened.
"It won't be so exhausting, just having a normal president," former President Barack Obama told a Florida crowd.
Officers said the 24-year-old suspect appeared intoxicated and kept ranting about COVID-19.
Officials said the 60-year-old suspect pretended to be a cop in order to avoid paying a $2 bridge toll.