Joining Pete's Campaign on NO SWIMMING!!

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by Tonya2426, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Tonya2426

    Tonya2426 <marquee><img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/dat

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    I am joining Pete on his mission to eliminate the lake swimming at WDW. Just this past Friday evening we were on our way to the MK via boat from the GF and while docking at the Poly I snapped this picture.

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    Of course seeing these people in the lake led me to give a 5 minute dissertation to my family about swimming in the lakes in Florida and DYING - I didn't even go in to the alligators!!! :eek:

    You go Pete!!!! And let me know where I can sign up to be "Norma Rae". :rolleyes1
     
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  3. MenashaCorp

    MenashaCorp <font color=darkorchid>I'll throw some rum in the

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    FYI-From the Gub'mint's mouth:

    read here about Brain Amoebas
     
  4. DVCsince02

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    This is way worse than bed bugs....
     
  5. drakethib

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    I havent heard the podcast yet but what is the big deal about swimming in the lake?

    Maybe that is the cajun coming out of me, but I would rather a lake then the ocean on anyday
     
  6. MenashaCorp

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    1) Gators - I think you cajuns can take 'em, though. ;)
    2) Naegleria fowleri - amoebas in Florida freshwater that go up your nose and eat your brain like an Outer Limits or Twilight Zone episode... :scared1:
     
  7. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    i friend of mine wants me to participate in the triathlon (swimming, biking, running)..
    does anyone know where the swimming portion of the race is held?

    when she told me there's a triathlon at WDW, my first thought was amoebas....
     
  8. catycatcat4

    catycatcat4 Magic Kingdom Cast Member.

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    I was at the park one day there was this lake these retards where thorwing stuff at gators.

    Disney should like stop them from like swimming there.
     
  9. Alicnwondrln

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    There are signs are everywhere not to swim in the lakes.
    Wow
     
  10. ericafny

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    I honestly don't know how someone could swim in the lake when there is a sign posted that they shouldn't. Obv Disney has posted the signs for a good reason. I am def with you Pete - people do not swim in the lake!!!!

    And the brain ameobas or whatever they are totally freak me out :scared1:
     
  11. disneygirl 17

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    After watching the fishing video that was posted and seeing that snake...I am not swimming in any lakes in FL.
     
  12. catycatcat4

    catycatcat4 Magic Kingdom Cast Member.

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    There is alot of places where ppl live around lakes and go in them all the time.

    Like the bizz party every summer at a lake we go tubbing in it no one ever sees any thing in it other than fish and birds.
     
  13. parrotheadlois

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    Survival of the fittest. Reduction in the earth's population. Lake swimmers - swim away!
     
  14. catycatcat4

    catycatcat4 Magic Kingdom Cast Member.

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    yup what i was thinking but i get killed wiht flames when say stuff like that.
     
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    Maybe they should put that on the signs :rotfl:
     
  17. jbucci

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    Speaking of critters in the lake does anyone know if otters live in there too. I was at downtown Disney a few years back and swear an otter crawled out of the water and ran in front of me :scared1: My only witness was a sleeping one year old in a stroller but I know I saw something just can't figure out what it might have been.
     
  18. luna99

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    Unfortunately I really believe that at least 95% of all accidents and/or deaths at theme parks (disney or otherwise) occur when people aren't doing what they are supposed to. Like the kid who was killed at the theme park what was that? a month ago or so? and I remember hearing about a guy who "died" (or was badly injured and then died OFF DISNEY PROPERTY) on splash mountain sometime in 2001 or so.

    me personally, I would never swim in one of the lakes... mainly because there are awesome pools just for that purpose and if I see a sign that says "don't swim"... well, I don't swim! :confused3

    does anyone know... are the signs well posted? like all over the place? where there is no excuse for anyone.. or is there like one or two signs that could be easily not seen? (I'm guessing Disney would have them plastered everywhere!) I've never been out to the lake by the Poly.
     
  19. ericafny

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    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     
  20. Regina

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    I remember when a young boy died after swimming at River Country. It was traced to a parasite in the water. River Country was closed permanently shortly after that terrible incident.

    I've seen otters, I've also seen alligators and big honkin' snapping turtles in the waters around WDW. It drives me crazy when I see anyone in the lakes. :sad2:
     
  21. ADP

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    Hi Tonya,

    Funny you should post that picture because I have a similar picture from the pool side of the Poly last Sunday (swimmers in the background).

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    When I posted this photo in our live trip report I believe it was Mindy (Ursalashadow) who saw the swimming in the background and commented on it. You can see the brown sign to the right of the photo telling guest "No Swimming".
     

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