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(Orlando Sentinel)   If you were planning a trip to a Walt Disney World resort with the hope that you'd be able to enjoy some midnight swims in the fancypants pools, you're out of luck   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 52
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2013-09-26 12:11:01 PM
Well, at least the L.A. Dodgers didn't pee in them . >.>
 
2013-09-26 01:23:53 PM
So skinny dipping is out?  Sucky.

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2013-09-26 02:21:29 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers strike again!
 
2013-09-26 02:24:23 PM
Disney said it had posted signs warning that guests who chose to swim while the pool was unguarded did so at their own risk

Well if that's true, then the kid and/or parents risked it and lost.

Why the need to close the pools?  I think I would like the option of middle of the night swimming at Disney and I'm prepared to take the risk.
 
2013-09-26 02:24:50 PM
....says it will begin stationing lifeguards at its largest hotel pools during all operating hours and then locking them down overnight, six months after a young boy drowned while a pool was unguarded.

Dammit, another fun thing ruined by a dumb kid who managed to kill himself.   As always, life imitates the Onion.
 
2013-09-26 02:25:49 PM
This is crazy, this is crazy, this is crazy!
 
2013-09-26 02:26:12 PM

susler: Disney said it had posted signs warning that guests who chose to swim while the pool was unguarded did so at their own risk

Well if that's true, then the kid and/or parents risked it and lost.

Why the need to close the pools?  I think I would like the option of middle of the night swimming at Disney and I'm prepared to take the risk.


If you're swimming in the dark, you might bump your head on a floating corpse. Disney is only looking out for your best interests.
 
2013-09-26 02:26:47 PM
Sucks, but there's still other pools one can use whenever. Just not the big "feature" pools.

There's nothing so awesome that some dipshiat, somewhere, somehow, won't find a way to screw it up for everybody.
 
2013-09-26 02:28:40 PM

akula: Sucks, but there's still other pools one can use whenever. Just not the big "feature" pools.

There's nothing so awesome that some dipshiat, somewhere, somehow, won't find a way to screw it up for everybody.


scootinoldskool.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-26 02:28:41 PM

susler: Disney said it had posted signs warning that guests who chose to swim while the pool was unguarded did so at their own risk

Well if that's true, then the kid and/or parents risked it and lost.

Why the need to close the pools?  I think I would like the option of middle of the night swimming at Disney and I'm prepared to take the risk.


A number of the feature pools are very close to rooms, and can have noise issues.   I am sure Disney is not only thinking of the safety of the pools, but of the noise complaints with so many families needing to get their CF to sleep.  The smaller pools, at least the ones I know of, are not as close to buildings (at least not the ones on the DVC properties).
 
2013-09-26 02:32:23 PM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost:

That has to be one of the funniest photos I have seen on FARK, Thanks AVG
 
2013-09-26 02:32:42 PM
Deserved a quiet time.
 
2013-09-26 02:33:22 PM
I remember when Disney let you swim on the swamp beach at the Polynesian.  I'm surprised I never got the nasal amoeba.
 
2013-09-26 02:41:24 PM

Infobahn: susler: Disney said it had posted signs warning that guests who chose to swim while the pool was unguarded did so at their own risk

Well if that's true, then the kid and/or parents risked it and lost.

Why the need to close the pools?  I think I would like the option of middle of the night swimming at Disney and I'm prepared to take the risk.

A number of the feature pools are very close to rooms, and can have noise issues.   I am sure Disney is not only thinking of the safety of the pools, but of the noise complaints with so many families needing to get their CF to sleep.  The smaller pools, at least the ones I know of, are not as close to buildings (at least not the ones on the DVC properties).


I'm pretty sure that's not likely to be the case. What a coincidence it would be that this decision, mere months after a boy drowned, came about because of 20+ years of noise complaints! 

I think Disney sees that having the power equals having the responsibility, and like the way they moved to handle the liability.
 
2013-09-26 02:42:02 PM

Rapmaster2000: I remember when Disney let you swim on the swamp beach at the Polynesian.  I'm surprised I never got the nasal amoeba.


Wait, they don't anymore?!
 
2013-09-26 02:44:18 PM

dj_spanmaster: Rapmaster2000: I remember when Disney let you swim on the swamp beach at the Polynesian.  I'm surprised I never got the nasal amoeba.

Wait, they don't anymore?!


I'm so old I remember River Country.  I wonder if a case of PAME caused that shutdown...
 
2013-09-26 02:46:22 PM
I wonder what it means for the Animal Kingdom pool. That area had a whole separate part to go and see animals late at night, if the just lock up the pool section, you lose the extra view area.
 
2013-09-26 02:47:56 PM
I'm sitting on the dock waiting to go over to Magic Kingdom. Just thought I would let everyone know
 
2013-09-26 02:50:22 PM
Yet another "SAVE DA CHUUULRUUUN!!!11!! ruining it for everyone else. Swimming in there after hours looked like fun. :(
 
2013-09-26 02:54:25 PM

Infobahn: The smaller pools, at least the ones I know of, are not as close to buildings (at least not the ones on the DVC properties).


I don't know about that. At the moderate level WDW resorts (Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside/French Quarter, and Coronado Springs) the feature pool is off by itself and the "quiet" pools are much closer to the buildings with rooms.

But then, the understanding is that you aren't going to be whooping it up at the "quiet" pools. Hence the name.

I'm not sure how big a problem noise from the pools at night happens to be. The times we've been near one (we once were maybe 30 feet away, balcony to pool deck, from one at Saratoga Springs) we had no noise issues whatsoever. But then, we aren't there in the summer.
 
2013-09-26 02:55:04 PM

The Dogs of War: I'm sitting on the dock waiting to go over to Magic Kingdom. Just thought I would let everyone know


Asshole.

No, seriously, have a good time. We get to go next month. Can't friggin' wait... I'm getting pretty burned out and in need of a vacation.
 
2013-09-26 02:56:12 PM
Where is "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" when you need him?
 
2013-09-26 02:59:10 PM

dj_spanmaster: I'm pretty sure that's not likely to be the case. What a coincidence it would be that this decision, mere months after a boy drowned, came about because of 20+ years of noise complaints! 

I think Disney sees that having the power equals having the responsibility, and like the way they moved to handle the liability.


This not the first time that Disney has limited access to feature pools, they have been cutting down access over the past few years.  Many of the Disney boards have been discussing this for a while, and security has been quoted as having to deal with noise issues, the drowning was probably the last straw.
 
2013-09-26 03:00:43 PM

dj_spanmaster: Rapmaster2000: I remember when Disney let you swim on the swamp beach at the Polynesian.  I'm surprised I never got the nasal amoeba.

Wait, they don't anymore?!


Not according to wiki.
 
2013-09-26 03:02:15 PM

akula: The Dogs of War: I'm sitting on the dock waiting to go over to Magic Kingdom. Just thought I would let everyone know

Asshole.

No, seriously, have a good time. We get to go next month. Can't friggin' wait... I'm getting pretty burned out and in need of a vacation.


I'm off to the House of Mouse in 8 days (the 5th). Hope the weather is as nice as it was two years ago, for both of us.
 
2013-09-26 03:04:45 PM
No more fancy pants pools? Say a little prayer for Mr. Fancy Pants...

/soon
 
2013-09-26 03:16:54 PM
The travesty!
Wait wait, next you will tell me I can't drink around the world at epcot and take my pants off on the Norway viking ship ride!


/dumbass kids need to stop dying doing stupid shiat.
 
2013-09-26 03:18:47 PM
//leave that up to adults

*shoulda been the second half
 
2013-09-26 03:25:10 PM
the Disney Fantasy (ship) has a great water slide that you can only use during certain hours.
I bet less than 10% of the guests on board ever get a chance to try it.

/D has been limiting pool/slide access for ages... nobody buys anything while they're swimming
 
2013-09-26 03:26:30 PM

Carousel Beast: akula: The Dogs of War: I'm sitting on the dock waiting to go over to Magic Kingdom. Just thought I would let everyone know

Asshole.

No, seriously, have a good time. We get to go next month. Can't friggin' wait... I'm getting pretty burned out and in need of a vacation.

I'm off to the House of Mouse in 8 days (the 5th). Hope the weather is as nice as it was two years ago, for both of us.


That's why we love October for our visits, it's warm enough during the day to wear shorts and lighter apparel (and makes things like Splash Mountain enjoyable), but not so hot that you're melting. And at night things cool off nicely, so a good stroll around Epcot's World Showcase with an adult beverage feels incredibly pleasant.

If the long range stuff from Accuweather can be trusted at all, it looks like upper 80s highs and mid 60s lows for you- that should feel really good. Maybe even a bit cooler than that for us.

We were there over Halloween in 2008... a cold snap hit as we arrived and the high for a few days was in the 40s; Disney sold a hell of a lot of hoodies that week. It wasn't bad, but one did get tired of running around with a jacket all the time (and it was all "hell no" for water rides).
 
2013-09-26 03:27:27 PM

nanim: the Disney Fantasy (ship) has a great water slide that you can only use during certain hours.
I bet less than 10% of the guests on board ever get a chance to try it.

/D has been limiting pool/slide access for ages... nobody buys anything while they're swimming


Disney Dream has one too.

It's fun, but not quite as awesome as I expected. I think most people do get a chance to ride, but honestly, once is fine for me. It just isn't that thrilling. I'm waiting to see what the new slide on the refit Magic is going to be like.
 
2013-09-26 03:50:30 PM
FTA....

"...at Florida Hospital Celebration."

I heard rumors of how Disney owned everything in Florida, but come on...
 
2013-09-26 03:53:42 PM
www.tampabay.com
 
2013-09-26 03:57:56 PM
So one kid drowns because a dumbass parent wasn't watching their dumbass kid and now we are all being punished. Typical America.
 
2013-09-26 03:59:16 PM
1.  The water slide on the Dream.... eh.  No way was it worth the 15 minute line.  Well... maybe once, then only hit it when you see there is no line.

2.  LOVE going in the runup to Halloween.... it is the best season for a WDW trip, and the extended hours for the Halloween parties just kick too much ass.  I was just another cynical adult until I took my kid there for Halloween and the park was almost empty at 10pm and there were characters running around everywhere and the entire park was just a huge Halloween party.
 
2013-09-26 04:02:06 PM

nanim: nobody buys anything while they're swimming


sounds like a problem easily fixed by installing a few swim-up bars.
 
2013-09-26 05:31:47 PM

dj_spanmaster: I am sure Disney is not only thinking of the safety of the pools, but of the noise complaints with so many families needing to get their CF to sleep.


Confer?  Cystic Fibrosis? CF Industries Holdings, Inc?
 
2013-09-26 05:42:42 PM

This Face Left Blank: dj_spanmaster: I am sure Disney is not only thinking of the safety of the pools, but of the noise complaints with so many families needing to get their CF to sleep.

Confer?  Cystic Fibrosis? CF Industries Holdings, Inc?


Wish I could tell you. That's an Infobahn thing.
 
2013-09-26 05:48:35 PM

Fano: Deserved a quiet time.


+1

The photograph on the dashboard
Taken years ago
 
2013-09-26 06:42:08 PM

This Face Left Blank: dj_spanmaster: I am sure Disney is not only thinking of the safety of the pools, but of the noise complaints with so many families needing to get their CF to sleep.

Confer?  Cystic Fibrosis? CF Industries Holdings, Inc?


I'm gonna venture a guess: crotch fruit.
 
2013-09-26 07:48:44 PM

Infobahn: dj_spanmaster: I'm pretty sure that's not likely to be the case. What a coincidence it would be that this decision, mere months after a boy drowned, came about because of 20+ years of noise complaints! 

I think Disney sees that having the power equals having the responsibility, and like the way they moved to handle the liability.

This not the first time that Disney has limited access to feature pools, they have been cutting down access over the past few years.  Many of the Disney boards have been discussing this for a while, and security has been quoted as having to deal with noise issues, the drowning was probably the last straw.


And their legal department was probably freaking out a bit, too. Those "swim at your own risk" disclaimers are not always 100% bullet-proof protection against a wrongful death lawsuit.
 
2013-09-26 07:59:35 PM
FTFA: Though that pool was open from 7 a.m. until 11 pm., lifeguards were only on duty from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Disney said it had posted signs warning that guests who chose to swim while the pool was unguarded did so at their own risk.

But now Disney will have lifeguards posted during all hours the pools are open. Why didn't they just do this to begin with? With all the f*cking money they bring in, would it have killed them to keep guards at the pools those extra few hours?
 
2013-09-26 08:00:59 PM

akula: At the moderate level WDW resorts (Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside/French Quarter, and Coronado Springs)


Will always be Dixie Landings to me.
 
2013-09-26 10:18:14 PM

WorkingInParadise: This Face Left Blank: dj_spanmaster: I am sure Disney is not only thinking of the safety of the pools, but of the noise complaints with so many families needing to get their CF to sleep.

Confer?  Cystic Fibrosis? CF Industries Holdings, Inc?

I'm gonna venture a guess: crotch fruit.


Thanks, I believe you are right, going from context.  It's a goddamn shame that we've become too lazy to type something as flippantly dismissive and rude as "crotch fruit".  This place used to take pride in it's colorful, uncaring obnoxiousness, now it's turning to indecipherable farking abbreviations.  They can't even take the time to be proper dicks. Well, hell.
 
2013-09-26 10:44:57 PM

This Face Left Blank: Thanks, I believe you are right, going from context. It's a goddamn shame that we've become too lazy to type something as flippantly dismissive and rude as "crotch fruit". This place used to take pride in it's colorful, uncaring obnoxiousness, now it's turning to indecipherable farking abbreviations. They can't even take the time to be proper dicks. Well, hell.


NTTAWWT
 
2013-09-26 10:57:50 PM

The Dogs of War: I'm sitting on the dock waiting to go over to Magic Kingdom. Just thought I would let everyone know


I like to google people's names & city that I find on the octagon bricks in the lines outside magic kingdom - try to find their email and send them pics of their faux-cobble bricks. It's a new kind of geocache-google-Disney-cyber-photobombing. The Internet really does make it a small world.
 
2013-09-26 10:59:24 PM

itsaidwhat: The Dogs of War: I'm sitting on the dock waiting to go over to Magic Kingdom. Just thought I would let everyone know

I like to google people's names & city that I find on the octagon bricks in the lines outside magic kingdom - try to find their email and send them pics of their faux-cobble bricks. It's a new kind of geocache-google-Disney-cyber-photobombing. The Internet really does make it a small world.


K
 
2013-09-26 11:00:40 PM
Wait, not octagon shaped. They are six sided. Hexagons.
 
2013-09-26 11:01:38 PM

itsaidwhat: itsaidwhat: The Dogs of War: I'm sitting on the dock waiting to go over to Magic Kingdom. Just thought I would let everyone know

I like to google people's names & city that I find on the octagon bricks in the lines outside magic kingdom - try to find their email and send them pics of their faux-cobble bricks. It's a new kind of geocache-google-Disney-cyber-photobombing. The Internet really does make it a small world.

K


Correction - they are hexagons. Not octagons.
 
2013-09-27 01:33:24 AM
Only smaller and unguarded "quiet" pools at some hotels will remain accessible at all hours.

Calm down, folks.  The sex pools are still open 24/7/365.25
 
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