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The Gabe #201

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:02/17/2012 08:51:10Copy HTML

I can proudly and happily report that I will be back at Walt Disney World this coming May for a 4 day weekend visit. I have one waterpark day planned for the day I arrive in Florida, May 4th. I'm not looking to set up a formal meeting of board members, but I wanted to let the members know in the event that someone might be in the area and stop by the same park.
strepsils #202

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:02/27/2012 05:05:22Copy HTML

I will be in Disney World next week.

Not staying till May. :-(

Anybody want to go to the waterpark, please pm me.
The Gabe #203

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:03/06/2012 07:52:55Copy HTML

Now it looks like I will be at one of the waterparks on the 5th instead of the 4th, and I'll be staying at the All Star Sports Resort. Maybe soem thonging time in at both locations. I'll pack something else in case I am asked to cover up a bit.
lindros #204

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:07/14/2012 05:21:13Copy HTML

Yesterday (Friday) I was in the Orlando area and paid a visit to Blizzard Beach. I don't know if I just got lucky or if it was the right time of the year, but IN MY LIFE I have NEVER seen as many bare buttocks in any one place (including going to a strip club!).

First off, it appears there were a couple of tour groups from South America, one of which I know was Argentina because they were chanting their country name. There were literally 100 girls high school age (13-17) that were in thongs of various exposure. I'd say roughly half were full-blown thongs which showed 100% butt crack and the other half showed at least 50% crack. Only a couple of those girls from the groups wore traditional bikinis.

Even outside of the tour groups I'd say roughly half of those women & girls were wearing thongs too. This is no joke, I couldn't believe it I must have gone to heaven! Unfortunately, I didn't observe anyone topless (other than a couple toddlers and one ~ 8-9 year old French girl).

I wore a Skinz M54 Classic Rio (half butt coverage, no crack exposure) in navy blue unlined with no issues from security. Heck I wish I brought along a thong I would have worn it for sure. Surprisingly, despite the abundance of minimal swimwear, my Rio caused a number of shocked faces, giggles and few off-hand (but not offensive) comments I overheard that I didn't observe being directed at the 100+ girls in thongs or the other men/boys in speedos. For example, this one girl who couldn't have been more than 14 and who herself was wearing a tiny thong starting laughing her ass off with her boyfriend when I arrived & pulled my shirt & cover shorts off. After she walked by I took a quick glance over my shoulder and caught her snapping a picture of me. What's up with that? She can wear the skimpiest of suits but laughs at me for wearing something that had much more coverage than her suit. In the bathroom I heard two guys talking about the culture difference between USA and Europe/South America. At that moment I got out of the stall and the one guy says "and that's a perfect example" (referring to me). At the end of the day there were a few rednecks doing a speedo count, and as I walked by one says "and there's another one".

Anyway, I'm going to head back here for sure this month and wear a thong. Heck, if I get those comments for wearing a Rio then I may as well don the thong! If there are any single ladies that want thong company drop me a PM!
JM_Runs #205

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:07/14/2012 03:56:30Copy HTML

 I wonder if that is the same group of Argentinians who were on Fort Lauderdale beach on Monday. Could well be. They were a nice crowed.
lindros #206

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:07/14/2012 08:53:26Copy HTML

Don't know if it was the same group but they behaved very well at Blizzard Beach and had a lot of fun.
thongman8 #207

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:07/23/2012 05:34:57Copy HTML

 I was there at toward the end of June.  There were a good number of thongs then too.  Not as many as what you saw but a at least 25 - 30. 

I was standing in the wave pool at Typhoon lagoon talking to a lifeguard and we both were looking at all of the women in thongs in front of us.  I asked him if there was a policy on thongs an dhe quickly said that there was and if I wanted to file a complaint that he would do it for me.  He then kind of chuckled knowing that I wasn't going to and was enjoying the views.  I asked him when was the best time to see thongs and he said starting around the first week in July until mid Sept was the best time.  He also added that att he same time, the guys from Europe and South America show up and wear their Speedos. 

So, to summarize, Disney does have a policy against thongs, they just hardly ever enforce it.  Its enforced only when there is a complaint.
DavyJ #208

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:07/23/2012 10:13:54Copy HTML

"So, to summarize, Disney does have a policy against thongs, they just hardly ever enforce it.  Its enforced only when there is a complaint."  

This is the sort of policy that I hate, as you never know where you stand.  Presumably if you go on one of the days described above you will be fine, but if you go on a different day and you are almost the only one, you could have a problem.  And, of course, this policy is very likely a cover for the real policy, which could easily be "women in thongs are fine, but men aren't".  This also explains Lindros's experiences; fortunately no one complained about him.  We all hope you will be ok when you "head back here for sure this month and wear a thong".  Be sure and post a trip report.
lindros #209

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:08/03/2012 11:03:33Copy HTML

Since my last post on 7/13 I've been back to the Disney waterparks a few more times (BB & TL). Two of those occasions were in late July, and my experiences were identical to those reported on 7/13. There were literally 100-200 girls and women in thongs, mostly South American but some Euros as well. No thongs were observed on guys and I still wasn't brave enough to put one on although I probably would have blended in just fine. Rather I wore my unlined Rio but this time didn't observe any giggles or shocked faces.

However, my most recent visit was yesterday (8/2) and it was like a switch was flipped. At Typhoon Lagoon there were zero South American tour groups, and even though there was still a strong European contingent I didn't observe many thongs ... maybe a handful. So I drove over to Blizzard Beach and there were a couple of South American groups, but hardly any of them wore thongs. Most of the girls surprisingly wore the equivalent of basketball shorts over their swim suit bottoms which was odd. That said, there were still a lot more thongs at BB vs. TL on this day, maybe about 25 (+/-). But compared to my three trips in July where it seemed 80% of the female patrons were wearing thongs yesterday was a bit of a let down.

So I guess the theme is hit the Disney Parks in July!
eimeo #210

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:08/04/2012 02:24:17Copy HTML


John Howard #211

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:08/04/2012 09:58:26Copy HTML

 I think the girls' thongs styles you mention, very wide waistbands, must be a fashion trend from some fashion guru on a magazine....
It's unbelievable how most people follow the latest fashion trend without really acknowledging if the fashion makes them look good or not.
Armand mentioned once an interesting point about thongs and swimwear in general, and body shapes..... the narrowest the waist, the better it looks a smaller suit... that's why maybe bigger men and women look better in wider sides suits.   The girls at the park would look better wearing a skimpier thong....   Like yours, you look fantastic in your red thong!.

lindros #212

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:08/04/2012 10:04:37Copy HTML

A lot of the South American girls I saw in July wore thongs with very wide waistbands too, about 4" like you observed. What was weird is that these thongs show 100% butt crack but cover 4" of the lower back. Why would someone wear a suit that covers up the lower back but reveals the entire butt?
eimeo #213

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:08/04/2012 11:09:13Copy HTML

Thanks, I don't look like that picture anymore but I'm working on it slowly :)
I was happy to see more thongs, but I thought these just didn't look "right" (my husband agreed he said he didn't even know if they qualified as a thong bikini being so wide LOL)
armand_galleon #214

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:08/05/2012 04:36:58Copy HTML

 if they're cheeky I'm cool with that!
mrpba #215

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:09/01/2012 01:29:55Copy HTML

Here it a trip report thonging a Blizzard Beach. Wife and I were there on  sunday the 25th. Did not see any thongs that day was not sure if Issac had any thong to do with it. Wife decided to stick with a black traditional string bikini  3/4 coverage versus a thong or a side tie bikini bottom for the slides. I wore a skinz wear square extreme low cut black unlined suit for the slides. Other people in the park did give my wife and I nice compliments. One particular lady of spanish decent wearing a white string bikini  in line at Summit Plumit gave me 2 thumbs up and saying" I like the style and color of your suit". I think she liked how it looked wet since it was wet and form fitting. About 10- 15 other men wearing squae cuts and many women wearing bikinis. overall cant wait for the next time to visit Blizzard Beach.
lindros #216

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:09/01/2012 06:05:53Copy HTML

Yes I'm sure Isaac had something to do with it along with time of the year. I think the thonging declines steadily through the month of August. I actually was passing through Orlando on a trip to the Carolinas and stopped at both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon on Thursday 8/23. Each park there were only a handful of thongs and interestingly there were a couple of young girls close to teens that were topless, but nothing close to what I saw in July when there were easily 100-200 women/girls in thongs (mostly from the South American tour groups that frequent the parks that month). So bottom line is I think July is the best month to wear a thong at the Disney waterparks. I also stayed overnight at Celebration Suites on 192. There was nobody swimming in the back pool around 10pm and were only a couple of cars in the parking lot by that section of the hotel. So I took a chance and actually went skinny dipping! There are no pool lights so once you're in the water it's tough to tell what someone is wearing (or not wearing).
shaved_thong_lover #217

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:09/03/2012 01:53:00Copy HTML

 was at blizzard beach yesterday,  sept 2nd.  wore my skinz stuffit gstring, but i was the only guy in a thong/gstring.  about 10 me in speedo/square cuts, and about ten women in thongs.  some were the thick side thongs, ad actually only a few traditional thongs.  i did wear a skinz stuffit rio back on the slides and had plenty of looks, some good, some bad, lots of giggles.  i wore my gstrig in the wave pool and laying out.  no problems, but clearly i was at risk for being asked to cover up if i had worn my gstring on the slides.  overall 10 wome in thongs, no women in gstrings, 10 men in speedo or square cut, and only me in a thong/gstring as a guy
JM_Runs #218

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/10/2012 03:01:08Copy HTML

I was at Typhoon Lagoon a couple days ago and was one of three guys in a thong.  I wore a northstar thong (from Prevail Sport) with string sides. I have a matching square cut, which I wore on the slides and when I went to get food.  I wore the thong in the wave pool, in the lazy river and while laying out.  The other two guys I saw had more traditional thongs, with a little more material than mine.  There was only one dirty look from a mother, but other than that, it was a great day.  I'm actually going back tomorrow.
lindros #219

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/10/2012 12:44:43Copy HTML

Fiboy:  were there many women in thongs? Also, what was the clientele like, were there still a lot of Europeans & South Americans in the crowd?
sxmthonger #220

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/10/2012 05:45:53Copy HTML

Glad to know that Typhoon Lagoon was a good thonging location.  I've worn a Speedo solar there, but that's the smallest I've gone.
JM_Runs #221

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/11/2012 11:33:40Copy HTML

 Hey Lindros - There were several women in thongs that day.  I was back there again yesterday and saw even more.  There is a big European clientele there right now. I didn't have, or see, any laughing, pointing, etc. yesterday.  Typhoon is great!
sxmthonger #222

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/12/2012 02:07:01Copy HTML

Typhoon is definitely my favorite of the two Disney water parks.  It's much more restful and low-key.  It also seems to attract fewer high school/college aged kids than Blizzard Beach.  There are some nice litte quiet nooks you can go to for privacy.  You've inspired me to try a thong there next time.
bowave99 #223

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/12/2012 04:31:41Copy HTML

 Wow...good to know. It never knew guys wore thongs at the Disney water parks! 
lindros #224

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/12/2012 11:19:29Copy HTML

I'm going to be there Saturday. Will bring along a g-string just in case; however every time I seem to find a way to chicken out and just wear a speedo or rio instead.
lindros #225

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/14/2012 01:52:06Copy HTML

OK, I did visit Typhoon Lagoon today (Saturday). Of course I chickened out and didn't wear a thong, just a speedo. There was a decent international clientele at the park, but there were also a lot of Americans, probably a 60-40 mix. I have a feeling that weekdays this time of year might be better for a guy wearing a thong since the local rednecks are at work, leaving mostly tourists. I heard a couple Oh My God's with accompanying laughter and one redneck spouted "there's another speedo" as I walked by. He then continued to his girlfriend "there's just too many of them here". Of course he didn't know I'm from USA and speak English! Anyway, there were some women in thongs and some men in speedos, probably 15 or so of each.
eimeo #226

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/14/2012 05:16:47Copy HTML

I'm thinking of going to TL or BB soon, cannot wait
JM_Runs #227

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/14/2012 12:18:54Copy HTML

 If anyone ever wants to hang out at Typhoon or Blizzard one day, let me know.
orlspeedo #228

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/15/2012 09:43:45Copy HTML

Would love to join you at Typhoon Lagoon sometime!
eimeo #229

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/15/2012 02:55:30Copy HTML

I was there yesterday and wore my Wicked Weasel 491 bottom with a 312 triangle top, I only saw about 7 other woman in thongs (3-4 were real thongs other were small brazilian cut bikinis tucked in like a thong), one girl in a small "booty" boy-short type with exposed cheeks and 15 or so guys in speedos.
JM_Runs #230

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/15/2012 03:20:10Copy HTML

Keep up the good work showing the flag.  You were wearing a thong and noticed others, who in turn probably noticed you. 

The more people who thong there the more you will give courage and support to others, and the more accustomed the staff will be to thongs.

The more the staff see women and men in thongs the more they think it is normal, and the more likely that if someone complains they are going to tell them that thongs are allowed and to get over it.

Thong with confidence, thong visibly, thong with a smile and inspire others.


JM_Runs #231

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/16/2012 07:11:31Copy HTML

 Thanks for the inspiration JM!  I went back to Typhoon Lagoon Sunday afternoon and took my red Dore thong to wear.  However, after not seeing other guys in thongs, I decided to wear the black Skinz bikini with a Rio back.  I didn't receive any negative comments or looks.  While I was getting some sun, I actually had a lady take a picture of me (she didn't realize I was watching her through my dark sunglasses) - but that's a different story.  
  Before leaving the park, I went to shower and change.  In the shower area, two guys (who looked to be brothers), who were wearing skimpy bikinis came in and were changing out of their suits next to me.  One of them told me that it was nice to come to the United States and see other guys wearing a bikini and how it made them feel very comfortable even though that wasn't what he was used to wearing.  I asked what did they normally wear and he pulled out a g-string.  He said they both had on g-strings at first but kept getting evil looks from other guests so they decided to change into their bikinis.  I told him that I normally wore a thong or g-string too and showed them my red Dore.  They smiled real big and said in their country they grew up either going nude or wearing a g-string and how different it was here in the U.S.  We went our separate ways and showered, but all got back to the changing area at the same time.  While changing into our clothes, the other brother said they would have ignored the evil looks if they had seen other guys wearing a similar swimsuit.  I told them I felt the same.  They said their family was coming back to Typhoon Lagoon a few more times during their next two weeks vacation.  I let them know that I lived close by and maybe I would see them there soon.  One of them gave me his email address and said they would let me know when they were coming next and maybe I could meet them and their families there and we could all wear our g-strings.  I met their family before leaving and they introduced me as the nice American that wore g-strings too!  One of their wives hugged me and said they didn't know such a person existed.  So, hopefully I will hear from my new friends soon.
showoffmark #232

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/17/2012 12:53:08Copy HTML

What country were the brothers from? 
JM_Runs #233

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/17/2012 03:24:32Copy HTML

 Not completely sure, they had what sounded like an Italian accent.
SlidingG #234

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/17/2012 02:23:55Copy HTML

That's really brave, wearing just a g-string there at the water park.  A thong I could see, and would hope I'd dare at least that -- it's what I wear all the time on the beach in Naples.  There, I agree with my wife that  my customary g-strings are too extreme, since it's a conservative, family beach.  But the more power to you if you meet up with your new friends and manage to pull it off, i.e., strip to your g-strings.  BTW, will their wives be similarly attired?  
eimeo #235

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/17/2012 04:51:03Copy HTML


JM_Runs #236

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/17/2012 05:49:56Copy HTML

 You look good. Well done.
wallygr40 #237

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/17/2012 06:08:37Copy HTML

 Thanks Eimeo, those are great pictures. My wife typically goes with a fairly conservative Berrydog banded thong in this type of setting but it seems like she would not have an issue wearing something smaller.
I am excited to go and check it out. Were most of the people in smaller suits not american? 
nospam_TN1 #238

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/18/2012 01:39:46Copy HTML

I visited this park the other day with my wife and kids and can only confirm what others say.  Clearly, it's Disney, so the full-blown, all-out thong or g-string on a man or woman is illegal according to their rules.  However, the atmosphere is very tolerant and comparable to what one sees in Miami so it's easy for a woman to wear suits that are almost a thong and not be harrassed by either guests or staff.  As a man, I did not wear a thong there, but I did wear a fairly small dolfin competition swimsuit all day long with no trouble from anyone.  I would not recommend for a man to wear less than a brazilian type style there.  The cold, hard reality is that in this society, women, particularly young mothers, get a pass that is given to no one else.  A woman can wear what she wants, but a man is not supposed to look too much.  A man cannot wear whatever he wants and women are free to look all they want, or not.  A married man in a thong is regarded as an oddity and a single one is too often regarded as a pervert or creep.  Pardon the digression.

All that said, this park is a better environment than ocean beaches which lie to the east or west, which are legal for thongs, but full of obnoxious rednecks and religious fundamentalists that will harrass the non-conformist.  For some reason, this element is largely absent from Disney's waterparks.  This week, it seems like half the people in Orlando right now are UK, speaking with either an English or Scottish accent.  As a whole, these people seem to be slightly more respectful and tolerant towards those in minimal swimwear, but it's mainly a result of trends starting in California and spreading slowly eastward.
nospam_TN1 #239

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/19/2012 05:19:32Copy HTML

I went to Blizzard beach today with my family.  Again, I did not wear a thong, just the basic competition type brief and no trouble from anyone over it.  On the bus ride over there, they had announcements of "no exposed buttocks" and also recommending people to wear a "one piece swimsuit for the more thrilling rides", but once we got there, it did not appear substantially different from Typhoon Lagoon in terms of what I saw.  There were not any men in less than the basic speedo, myself included, but probably a dozen women over the course of the day were wearing eiher a thong or minimal brazialian type bikini.  All Disney facilities have an army of staff members and these women were not hiding, so they definitely saw everything I saw.  However, none of the women were wearing something so minimal as a g-string.  In other words, they were all plausible cases of wearing a Brazilian style, taking a few steps, and it becomes a thong, particularly the larger women.  Some looked like the Wicked Weasel "surf shorts".  Thus, it appears Disney takes the approach of "it's OK unless somebody complains."  And I suppose nobody complained.  If you're female and you keep the top 2 inches of your buttocks covered, you should be fine there, based upon my observations.

The biggest downside to all these waterparks is not enough chairs.  We got there about 11 AM and had to cobble together 4 of the smaller non-reclining chairs from various locations to accomodate everyone.  Then if you choose to put everything into their lockers, it costs about $14.  These places can be a lot of fun, but one needs to plan carefully to avoid being ripped off.  The good thing is that although they charge about 3 times the open market price for drinks, they don't care at all if you you can bring your own food and drink into their parks and they have plenty of water fountains.  Disney staff are extremely helpful, no matter what their job is.  As an example, I went running this morning from my hotel (the all Star Sports Resort) finished up, and was wandering through parking lot trying to find my way back to the room.  I could not go through the lobby because I ran with no shirt, thus I went back through the parking lot.  However, the connections from the main sidewalk to back entrances of the hotels are spotty, so I got confused going back.  I encountered a staff member driving a golf and he asked if everything was OK, and I simply said, I'm trying to find my way to building 6.  He directed me right to it and I had no problem finding it. 
lindros #240

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/19/2012 11:18:47Copy HTML

If you're a guy, the best time to wear a thong at the Disney waterparks is in July when the South American tour groups are in town. There's literally 100-200 girls/women exposing 75-100% of buttocks. If someone complains about you, Disney would have no basis to tell you to cover up, otherwise you could complain that the tour groups are also violating dress code and you can demand that THEY cover up as well. At that point there's no way Disney is going to ask 100-200 people to cover their butts because those tour groups bring big $$$ to Disney, and if they make you cover up without every one else then they would be staring at a discrimination lawsuit.
The Gabe #241

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/19/2012 02:28:48Copy HTML

I had contacted Disney a couple months ago and asked them outright what time of year I'd be most likely to see a large number of people in thongs so I would no feel out of place, and the response even said thet june, July and August would be the optimal time to visit. They help you get into a thong swimsuit setting. How awesome is that. I hope next year to visit in July and see for myself how it is.
nospam_TN1 #242

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Date Posted:10/19/2012 03:04:09Copy HTML

I believe Disney faces the same issue with alcoholic beverages as they do with thongs and brazilian style swimsuits:  they need to keep the majority of their customers satisfied without allowing a tiny minority to piss off a lot of people.  I believe this is the reason they allow and even sell alcoholic drinks in many of their parks, while not saturating them so much that they become giant bars.  Although thongs on women are not common these days, the only people that get seriously pissed off about it are either jealous females or religious fanatics.  The bottom line is Disney is going to do whatever they need to make the most money with the least trouble.  For better or worse, that's why we see varying interpretations of the "no exposed buttocks" rule.
ithongit #243

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Date Posted:10/20/2012 12:54:25Copy HTML

 I believe that Disney has more trouble that just trying to keep everyone (or at least most customers) happy.  My dad -- a hippie kid in his youth went to Disneyland in 1968 and was refused admission since he had long hair!  (He tied his hair back and went back through another gate about 10 minutes later, and didn't have any problems.)  He and mom used to tell me that Disney made it their business to get into other peoples business -- who is acceptable and who is not based on generally conservative criteria.  Because of this, Mom and Dad boycotted Disney parks, products, and movies for years. 

Besides the men with long hair, they refused admission to men with beards in the "beatnik days" of the 1950's and early 1960's, women who exposed their midriffs (including "no bikini" rules at their hotels), etc.  At one time, blue jeans were not acceptable wear at Disney parks.  Gays who were not discrete were discriminated against quite openly until fairly recently.  They had a "no men with earring(s) policy, refusing admission to men with one or more earring unless they took the earring out.  This applied also to their staff, and caused a shortage of male workers the first year that Euro-Disney was opened (too many potential male employees had earrings and refused or forgot to take the earrings out and were sent home for the day or fired for insubordination). 

Other employers have tried to set dress standards, etc., and usually over time found it didn't work.  Most start with rules for their employees AND customers, then drop those for their customers, and only try to control their employees, then they usually drop the rules for the employees.  If thong swimwear becomes more acceptable as some on this board believe (even if not all that popular), Disney may find ways to gradually and quietly start accepting more thong wearing people at their waterparks and other appropriate venues.

Traci
nospam_TN1 #244

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/21/2012 06:36:57Copy HTML

Interesting info about Disney.  I did not realize they used to be so uptight, but I suppose a lot of other places were the same way back in those days.

At any rate, we made our last trip to Blizzard beach on Saturday before heading back home.  We got there right at 10 am and left about 2 pm.  Surprisingly enough, the lines were unusually short compared to what they had been during the week.  Since we started with the opening "stampede", we were able to get decent chairs.  On weekdays, the lines were long enough that I only rode the "intermediate" type slides, not the hardcore ones.  On Saturday, I was able to get on the tallest waterslide about 3 or 4 times with only a minute or two of waiting.  Again, wearing the basic competition swim brief.  These two tall slides are so fast, that almost anything one wears will become a thong by the time you reach the bottom.  That certainly happened to me.  I would definitely advise against wearing any tie-side or other fragile swimsuit bottoms on those rides, unless you want to hunt for them when you get to the bottom.  I found that on all these rides, the trick to achieve maximum speed is minimize friction by keeping your body stiff like a board.  That certainly works on the toboggan slides because I stop only a few feet short of the wall on them.
John Howard #245

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/21/2012 10:28:02Copy HTML

 I don't think I would wear a thong at a water park,  actually wearing a speedo or a rio calls enough attention already from the crowd.
I can testify what you say about your suit becoming a thong at the slides;  I purposely pull up my speedos or rio just before lying down at the top of the slide, I reckon it makes the slide even faster.....   will try your stiff body theory for higher speed next time I take my kids to the water parks.

Grabeach #246

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/21/2012 06:54:20Copy HTML

Only slighty off topic, but at Jamberoo (sorta near Sydney) the FAQ section has:-
"YOU cannot use any water rides in the Park if you are wearing  ........... thongs and G-strings."

I guess you could wear them at the pool and argue that technically it is not a 'ride', but I don't think it would be worth the hassle.

It would be interesting to know whether it really is a Frequently Asked Question or just something they threw in after having a complaint.
stanpuppy #247

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/21/2012 09:18:29Copy HTML

I can honestly say there is no way I would ever wear a thong at a park like this.  I would be fine if my wife would.   There were some awesome pics posted of Eimeo on flicker last week of her visit to Typhoon Lagoon.  She was wearing a white WW full thong and it was awesome.  I truly admire how comfortable she is with thonging in public (of course...being  a woman...the criteria is different.)   I would be fine in a speedo style bikini, but that is about it.  
nospam_TN1 #248

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/21/2012 09:43:48Copy HTML

Although it was my wife that planned this trip, I have to say it has made me realize that not all waterparks are no-go zones for male wearers of swimwear smaller than boardshorts.  I think it's more a function of who are the primary clients.  In both Orlando and Miami, most of the people who vistit are not locals, but those from other countries.  That's definitely not true of most waterparks in east TN or Kentucky and probably the one in Ocala, FL (judging by the lack of anything but country music and religious programs are on the radio there), so I'll continue to avoid those places.  I did spend about $100 earlier this year for a season pass for myself and my daughters at the River Rat tubing in Townsend, TN.  However, every time I've worn a brief on that river, I've been harrassed by at least one person for it and it upsets my daughters when that happens.  For that reason, I'm done going down that river with all those damned rednecks.  No escape from these loud-mouthed SOB's here outside my own property.  I'll find other ways to spend my budget for leisure activities, be it a boat or longer trips to better places farther away.
minimalist75 #249

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:10/28/2012 12:27:17Copy HTML

I wore a 1"speedo solar at the Atlantis water park. Didn't see any other men in a brief suit, althoug there were some at hthe pools and beach, and even the poolside carryout food windows. 
lindros #250

Re:Orlando's waterparks ( Wet-n-Wild, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, etc.)

Date Posted:11/05/2012 02:17:21Copy HTML

FYI, Typhoon Lagoon is closed until January for re-furbishing. However, Blizzard Beach will remain open the next couple months.
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