An you thought shorts in the MDRs was bad...

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Melissa S, Mar 8, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Melissa S

    Melissa S DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    711
    Imagine my disgust and horror when DH and I took DD for a early morning swim in the family hot tub and two middle aged women showed up in thong bathing suits. Nope not cheeky bikinis (high cut)- bare butts with a piece of dental floss in between. I was so grossed out when these women got into the hot tub I had to leave. The CM on the pool deck of course did nothing when I asked him to make the women cover up. And guest services tried to placate me with a bottle of wine. I even said to GS that if it was the Quiet Cove side I would have said nothing it was just that it was on the family side with a ton of kids around including my own.

    I pay a premium to be on a Disney ship to ensure a family environment. I am so afraid that DCL won't stand up to these type of people and the cruise line will go down hill and become the next Carnival. Apparently in this situation it made more business sense to protect those new cruisers than to satisfy the request of a repeat cruiser? And the request was that people follow the rules!!! I understand that for some people exposing your private parts is a cultural thing but when you travel you must respect the culture you are visiting. Be warned DCL if you don't stand up and make sure rules will be followed we will take the thousands we spend on vacations each year elsewhere!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    20,528
    While I also would have been grossed out, I don't think there are rules as to what's appropriate wear for the pools/hot tubs.

    Really no way to enforce a rule that isn't there.
     
  4. Melissa S

    Melissa S DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    711
    That needs to change. If people can't wear jeans to Palo and would be refused at the door then it's not to much to ask that people cover their butt crack at the family pool.
     
  5. auntie

    auntie <font color=darkorchid>It's a really lovely way to

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    7,310
    :sad2: Wow, that's just nasty...:scared:
    Much as we enjoyed our cruise, we were not enticed by the pools what so ever. They look like an oversized pot of people soup. :crowded:
    I don't imagine there is any amount of chlorine that would adequately do the job. :crazy2:
     
  6. auntie

    auntie <font color=darkorchid>It's a really lovely way to

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    7,310
    :thumbsup2 I quite agree. I have seen rules at certain family beaches in Florida that wearing of a thong is not permitted. butt cheeks were to be covered by the swim suit. I don't see why Disney couldn't implement a similiar rule.
     
  7. wdwwishes

    wdwwishes DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    740
    Well, yuck, I just didn't think they were "in" that much anymore. Guess I'm "behind" the times :) Seriously though, what were they thinking, or not. Suggeted bathing attire signs should be posted.
     
  8. Bonniec

    Bonniec DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,777
    Lol @ this thread. While I agree it's gross, I can't believe you actually asked a CM to make them leave and expected them to do it. I guess you've never been to the water parks, they aren't much better. Its kind of hard to regulate swimsuit attire

    It really shocks me what people will wear because not everyone has a thong/banana hammock ready body. But I must admit, I'm a bit jealous that someone has that kind of confidence.

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     
  9. luv2sleep

    luv2sleep DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,865
    Agreed! Ok I'm not young (I don't think I'm old either, lol) and have never worn a thong bikini bottom (don't think I ever will), but would people have had as much of a problem if they were younger and looked halfway decent in them? Seems like there's some prejudice because they were old! Lol! This is totally lighthearted but I also thought how appalled people are is kind of funny. At least they weren't naked and at least they weren't doing things they shouldn't after hours in the hot tub or Mickey pool like I've read has happened. Now that's gross.
     
  10. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    20,528
    Personally, I think thong bikinis are inappropriate on anyone. It just makes me uncomfortable.

    As to "they weren't naked", it's pretty close in my book.
     
  11. luv2sleep

    luv2sleep DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,865
    Hey. To each their own. Some of the stuff that people discuss here that they do on the ships in the various venues/areas is pretty appalling to me. This seems pretty tame. Everyone is different I guess!
     
  12. WeLoveDisneyAlways

    WeLoveDisneyAlways DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Messages:
    579
    I was just as horrified when a 40 something year old man who looked like borat woar his speedo at the art of animation pool. I was horrified for my daughter to be exposed to that, showing everything. Then he sits on the pool edge and spreads his legs to begin to tan that was it we were out of there so fast DD had no idea what was going on thanfully
     
  13. WeLoveDisneyAlways

    WeLoveDisneyAlways DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Messages:
    579
    The young "hot" people make me even more uncomfortable!!
     
  14. Melissa S

    Melissa S DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    711
    No I don't go to the waterparks other than Aquatica in Orlando but I have stayed at many beach resorts around the world and I have never seen this before. I don't think body type has anything to do with it. I work out and stay fit and toned and wear smaller bathing suits while at home or at a private residence. When I am in public I wear appropriate clothing. It's not appropriate to wear a thong bathing suit on a Disney ship period. If you want to show butt cheek go on Carnival. I have been on enough Disney cruises to not expect anything from a CM but there is a huge difference between asking someone to cover up and asking someone to leave. DCL is still one of the few places that provides a family environment it would be a huge shame if they fail to protect that.
     
  15. Bonniec

    Bonniec DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,777
    Nope. Even if you're Ian Somerholder, you don't belong in a banana hammock. I prefer to leave it to the imagination. Though I'm sure if Ashley Green was there in a thong my husband wouldn't mind.




    Eta: Melissa, unfortunately they allow them in the water parks too. It just is what it is. I don't like them either so I'm with you.did they at least put a towel under their butts? Yucks! Lol

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     
  16. M4travels

    M4travels DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,449
    Your prude attitude can go wherever it wants. Those who want to wear what they do WHEN THERE IS NOTHING THAT SAYS THEY CAN'T can go where they would like to go - and if it's a Disney cruise, oh well.....
     
  17. mbrocker

    mbrocker Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    109
    I disagree. Ian can be as nekkid as he wants to be. I really don't mind at all. ...drool...
     
  18. tinkerbell 766

    tinkerbell 766 <font color=purple>If I can't fly, let me sing. Or

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    5,379
    How did you know these women were new cruisers?
     
  19. bibbidibobbidibecky

    bibbidibobbidibecky The Fairy Godblogger

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,865
    Don't go on a DCL Med cruise if only thongs offended you! Most of the little girls on our cruise in 2011 ran around topless and their mothers and grandmothers were laying out topless at the goofy pool. True story ;)
     
  20. PizzieDuster

    PizzieDuster DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2003
    Messages:
    3,872
    I would not be caught dead in a thong. Anywhere. Just wondering where it states what is appropriate bathing swim wear? Does it in the Navigator? Seriously, just asking. Does DCL have swim wear guidelines? I don't remember. Hey, when my sons were young, they'd freak out if there was a baby/toddler little gal without a top on. I try to remind them of that now that they are in their 20s :rotfl::rotfl:

    Don't get the unecessary slam at Carnival, but whatever. :confused3

    ETA: I was wondering about the med cruises...
     
  21. Bonniec

    Bonniec DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,777
    Lol

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page