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CuteAsMinnie
09-18-2012, 11:06 PM
One of the simple pleasures of WDW is while staying at the WL, waking up very early, putting on your swimsuit, going down to the empty pool to enjoy some quality time swimming with the family of ducks, who use the pool when everyone else is asleep!

Has a anyone else enjoyed this experience? Are there families of ducks at other resorts?

BTW, please don't chase the ducks away!:thumbsup2

scout68
09-18-2012, 11:12 PM
It is an experience I will not forget. The first time we shared the pool with them was almost 9 years ago!

Butterflygirl35
09-18-2012, 11:14 PM
One of the simple pleasures of WDW is while staying at the WL, waking up very early, putting on your swimsuit, going down to the empty pool to enjoy some quality time swimming with the family of ducks, who use the pool when everyone else is asleep!

Has a anyone else enjoyed this experience? Are there families of ducks at other resorts?

BTW, please don't chase the ducks away!:thumbsup2



Yes they decided to join us at the Courtyard pool in Grand Floridian until some over excited kids scared them away...

That being said they crash my pool all the time at home as well, we are SFL residents...

CuteAsMinnie
09-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Yes they decided to join us at the Courtyard pool in Grand Floridian until some over excited kids scared them away...

That being said they crash my pool all the time at home as well, we are SFL residents...

Oh, what fun!:yay:

Kiddies, please don't scare away the ducks!:scared1: Watching them is more fun, especially underwater!:rolleyes1

mamamary
09-19-2012, 05:51 AM
My kids swam with ducks at CSR (in the middle of the afternoon) in one of the quiet pools.

almcg
09-19-2012, 05:51 AM
My DD12 ending up swimming with the ducks at the Dolphin Lap Pool. They had been walking around the pool and one of the Waiters tried to chase them away. It was only ever going to end one way and she ended up swimming with a Mummy duck and her three ducklings. Very cute:goodvibes

cvjw
09-19-2012, 07:53 AM
We were swimming at the BCV quiet pool one afternoon when a mother duck and about 8 ducklings got in the pool with us to swim. Everything was going great until mother duck had to go to the bathroom. It was disgusting, and went every where - you could see the pool water turning brown. After that, swimming with the ducks lost it's shine in our eyes.

Butterflygirl35
09-19-2012, 08:54 AM
We were swimming at the BCV quiet pool one afternoon when a mother duck and about 8 ducklings got in the pool with us to swim. Everything was going great until mother duck had to go to the bathroom. It was disgusting, and went every where - you could see the pool water turning brown. After that, swimming with the ducks lost it's shine in our eyes.

Ewww... Yes that would do it... Kiddies continue chasing the ducks

rznhal
09-19-2012, 08:54 AM
I watched ducks swim in the pool at AKL while I ate breakfast last trip....it was too cold to get in though (unless you had feathers):)

Great memories!!

mouseketeermama
09-19-2012, 08:58 AM
I don't have any pics of us swimming with them at the Poly, but we did! They were not afraid of us at all!

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj20/jentucker83/1216.jpg

mickeynut1
09-19-2012, 09:22 AM
One of the simple pleasures of WDW is while staying at the WL, waking up very early, putting on your swimsuit, going down to the empty pool to enjoy some quality time swimming with the family of ducks, who use the pool when everyone else is asleep!

Has a anyone else enjoyed this experience? Are there families of ducks at other resorts?

BTW, please don't chase the ducks away!:thumbsup2

We have seen several ducks in the pool many times and I love it :goodvibes. They have also walked right up to us when we were outside eating or just sitting by the pool. But we have also seen on several occasions where kids would chase them away :(.

dzorn
09-19-2012, 01:43 PM
One of the simple pleasures of WDW is while staying at the WL, waking up very early, putting on your swimsuit, going down to the empty pool to enjoy some quality time swimming with the family of ducks, who use the pool when everyone else is asleep!

Has a anyone else enjoyed this experience? Are there families of ducks at other resorts?

BTW, please don't chase the ducks away!:thumbsup2

I hate swimming with the ducks. Duck poop in the pool Yuck.

Denise in MI

bdklein
09-19-2012, 03:20 PM
One of the simple pleasures of WDW is while staying at the WL, waking up very early, putting on your swimsuit, going down to the empty pool to enjoy some quality time swimming with the family of ducks, who use the pool when everyone else is asleep!

Has a anyone else enjoyed this experience? Are there families of ducks at other resorts?

BTW, please don't chase the ducks away!:thumbsup2

And you can never catch them when playing Marco Polo with them :rotfl2:

king kamehameha
09-19-2012, 07:14 PM
This is a typical morning at the Polynesian! :thumbsup2 http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/fijiview/Disney2010519_zps65fb9958.jpg

PoohsFan1
09-19-2012, 10:01 PM
Last May we swam with the ducks in the BCV pool. I was sitting on a lounge chair watching DH and both of my kids swim when all of a sudden 4 baby ducklings came waddling in to take an afternoon swim. They were so cute and no one bothered them. Mama duck did decide to come join in the fun by flying into the pool. When mama duck decided to swoop in, it was right when my youngest DD went underwater, which was a good thing because I think DD would of freaked out seeing mama duck swooping in right over her head :rotfl:. Mama duck was just coming to retrieve her ducklings because they all got out of the pool and waddled away. It was so cute to watch :goodvibes.

davedmaine
09-20-2012, 08:52 AM
Gross.. In principle it seems kind of cool, but unless those ducks are in diapers, count me out..

Mousemommy1
09-20-2012, 09:01 AM
We were swimming at the BCV quiet pool one afternoon when a mother duck and about 8 ducklings got in the pool with us to swim. Everything was going great until mother duck had to go to the bathroom. It was disgusting, and went every where - you could see the pool water turning brown. After that, swimming with the ducks lost it's shine in our eyes.

:rotfl2::lmao::rotfl:

Karabee
09-20-2012, 09:19 AM
Gross.. In principle it seems kind of cool, but unless those ducks are in diapers, count me out..

:thumbsup2
My best friend and I were up super early and swimming in the pool at GF when a couple of them came over to the pool and got in. We got out. I won't scare them or chase them away from the pool, although when I'm eating is a different story!

Butterflygirl35
09-20-2012, 09:23 AM
This is a typical morning at the Polynesian! :thumbsup2 http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l511/fijiview/Disney2010519_zps65fb9958.jpg

LOVE LOVE This picture!!!!

MaleficentRN
09-20-2012, 12:07 PM
When at the Contemporary, a couple of ducks flew in, waddled to the pool, hopped in and swam across the pool.
When they got to the other end they hopped out and flew off.
Just wanted a little cooling off, I guess.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/asiamommi/243D1102-4203-492D-84BE-37A9721A4A23-15921-000022F640119CF9_zps65b521be.jpg

disnut8
09-20-2012, 06:50 PM
Gross.. In principle it seems kind of cool, but unless those ducks are in diapers, count me out..

And you really think humans pay attention to the "don't pee in our pool" signs? The ducks are at least doing duck things - ducks relieve themselves in water. Humans have their bathrooms right there outside the pool but I'm sure there are tons of kids and adults who don't bother to get out of the pool.

Wicket's Mom
09-20-2012, 08:00 PM
At AKL last week the ducks were in the pool every morning swimming around. Was kind of cute, but the poop in the water wasn't!

Birds carry lots of diseases.

davedmaine
09-20-2012, 08:40 PM
And you really think humans pay attention to the "don't pee in our pool" signs? The ducks are at least doing duck things - ducks relieve themselves in water. Humans have their bathrooms right there outside the pool but I'm sure there are tons of kids and adults who don't bother to get out of the pool.


The ducks aren't just peeing

Stitch'sCousin
09-20-2012, 09:10 PM
While we didn't swim with the ducks at the Poly, there were plenty of them in the pool in the early morning hours. I was up just before sunrise on our visit two years ago and went for a walk through the grounds. There were about 10 -15 ducks enjoying the volcano pool. (I am assuming they were Poly ducks and weren't pool hopping.):)

rznhal
10-30-2012, 09:22 AM
just found this pic from our february trip.....at AKL Jambo, early in the morning.....it was too cold for people but the ducks didn't seem to mind:goodvibes

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u469/rznhal/IMG_1831.jpg

Deb & Bill
10-30-2012, 01:29 PM
The ducks aren't just peeing

You think the little kid in the swim diaper only peed in the diaper???

CuteAsMinnie
10-30-2012, 04:28 PM
And you really think humans pay attention to the "don't pee in our pool" signs? The ducks are at least doing duck things - ducks relieve themselves in water. Humans have their bathrooms right there outside the pool but I'm sure there are tons of kids and adults who don't bother to get out of the pool.

And last trip, the WL pool was closed for the last 2 DAYS of our trip because someone left behind a bodily substance in the pool!:headache:

OceanStateKelly
10-30-2012, 09:24 PM
ewww gross :eek: - I wont go in a pool with ducks - no thanks

sfbank
10-30-2012, 09:50 PM
Or how about the post once about the lady ringing out the swim diaper in the pool after she changed her kid:scared: People should at least know better. Animals are doing their natural thing. Well, some would say people are too and that is part of the problem!:lmao:

Bonnie151
10-31-2012, 03:29 AM
I learned to swim in a very big, very murky pond so a few ducks floating about in a swimming pool really doesn't bother me. My kids beg to stay at WL so they can swim with the ducks!