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32189 #401

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

Date Posted:12/23/2014 05:04:52

Thanks for that link Lindros.  It was interesting to read the general public's view of thong wearing on a site that would be neutral than a thong wearing site.  I love this site but the insight from an non-thong wearing focused site was good.  
thongman8 #402

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

Date Posted:06/10/2015 02:55:19

 Anyone been to Blizzard Beach lately?  Heading there next week and just looking for what to expect.  Any ladies wearing thongs or cheeky suits?
lindros #403

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

Date Posted:06/17/2015 06:42:24

Wet N Wild waterpark will be closing down on December 31, 2016. In it's place, will be a new waterpark called Volcano Bay, set to open sometime in 2017. Hopefully they will be thong friendly :-))

http://themeparkuniversity.com/universal/wet-n-wild-orlando-to-close-new-years-eve-2016/
johnny1975 #404

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

Date Posted:07/27/2015 02:47:11

We went two days. After the first day seeing the swimsuits my daughter insisted on wearing a thong the next.
mrpba #405

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

Date Posted:09/10/2015 12:58:58

I was a blizzard beach last week before Labor day. There was a good number of ladies wearing thongs at the waterpark this time . I would say I saw about a dozen ladies wearing them in the wave pool going on slides an just walking around the park. No one seemed to care about the women an girls wearing things which was nice . No mem in tbongs just bikinis an square cuts . I wore my go to non thong suit , skinz square cut low boxer black color . I would say I had the best square cut of all the men wearing them . I had one lady 30 ish wearing a nice string bikini on the top of slush gusher walk way say to me very sexy suit . I said thank you an have a great day . Every time we crossed paths threw out the day she always gave me a big smile . Over all was a great day at the park .
orlspeedo #406

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

Date Posted:09/10/2015 10:14:11

I'll be at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort next week for a few days.  Has anyone worn at a thong at a Disney Resort?
lindros #407

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

Date Posted:09/10/2015 12:22:42

I have not, but after talking with the waterpark managers a couple of years ago and reading the forum posts at disboards.com, I get the sense that thongs are more tolerated at the Disney hotels than the water parks, if that helps.
thongman8 #408

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

Date Posted:11/09/2015 03:00:43

 It's funny you should say that Lindros.  I just got back from a week at Disney.  We hit the hotel pool with the kids every day.  We were staying at Pop Century.  Every time we went to the pool, we saw at least one lady wearing a thong.  Some days, it was two or three ladies in thongs.   There was no doubt the life guards saw them. It didn't matter which pool either.  At the large main pool, during the Halloween pool party, I saw two thongs, and a few very small Rios.  The pool was very crowded too.  No one seemed to care.  One girl, wearing a very small Rio bottom, was playing ping-pong with her BF.  She was always bending over to pick up the ball or chasing it down when she missed it.  Her backside faced the pool while her BF had a building to his back.  Everyone at the pool had to noticed her.  She was a cute 20 something girl too.  However, not all of them were.  There were ladies that looked to be in their 40 wearing thongs too.  

One night, I was out walking and wandered by the pool.  I saw a girl that was probably 7 or 8 years old wearing a very small back bikini bottom. To say I was surprised would be an understatement.  I was shocked to see such a young girl wearing that small of a bikini.  You can almost justify her wearing it saying that maybe she was from South America where its pretty much expected.  However, I think they were American. I was just surprised.

We didn't go to any other hotel pools so I can't tell you what it was like there. 
kazakevi #409

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

Date Posted:11/29/2015 08:31:48

I am a somewhat muscular, single, older male and have some experience wearing a speedo style swim thong at Disney water parks.  I tried going to Disney'sTyphoon Lagoon about 7 years ago and walked around the whole park all day long in a flashy bright red nylon swim thong.  It has a small triangle in back with a 1/4 inch strap that disappears down the middle.

The only comment I got from one of the male life guards was that I looked very good in a thong. 

He said, "you wear a thong very well". 

I then went to Blizzard Beach, the park with a lot of water slides in my red Speedo thong.  I was not with any one else.  I had a lot of confidence.  I tried every water slide several times and walked around the whole park all afternoon long and did not hear of any complaints.  I think it mostly comes down to if you are in shape or not.  At Wet and Wild about five years later, I noticed several younger female international tourists wearing a thong swim suit, but I decided to wear a speedo one inch solar brief that day and did not get any complaints.  So it seems that thongs are ok at Wet and Wild too. The men should choose a thong swim suit that has good coverage up front and should also include a drawstring cord to tie up so that it is secure.

I also have some experience going to a private swim event in the evening at a Disney water park that was sold out.  I spent the whole evening in a swim thong.  I was not the only one.  I saw a few girls in a rio style suits and a few young men sporting a very small T back thong and even a couple of young men wearing small rio thong back swim suits with about one third coverage in back. 
So I think the thing to do it to just go ahead and wear a thong for as long as you can.  Bring another suit with you for a back up.
JM_Runs #410

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

Date Posted:02/14/2016 12:37:00

 I have a friend that worked at a Disney resort, and I asked him about guests wearing thongs at the pool or water parks.  He said he has actually had several guests, men and women, as him at check-in if thongs were allowed and his managers said it was up to the guest's discretion.  
 I have been to Typhoon Lagoon a few times and have taken a thong and a speedo each time, and decide when I get there, which to wear depending on the crowd.  I've never had a negative comment wearing the thong or the speedo.
SmoothStud #411

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

Date Posted:04/04/2016 10:06:50

Thongman8, it sounds to me like the college-age girl with the boyfriend obviously were most comfortable in near-minimal swimwear; by the way, you didn't mention what he wore, but what she was wearing in full view of a lot of people didn't bother him at all! If it were me, the many looks of appreciation by others would help make me feel like I was a very lucky guy to have her as my girlfriend! The reactions by the others reflect how most or all believe that the amount of minimum coverage should be entirely up to the individual; besides, the more of the human body people see in ordinary situations, the more used to seeing it we get. The way you describe her (and being at an age that is naturally very attractive anyway), people would have noticed her being so uninhibited regardless of what swimsuit she had worn! I must agree with others, because of my own first-hand experience, that the better shape one is in and the better a tan one has (not necessarily really dark), then the more acceptable you'll find yourself wearing less.

In the 1990s until I didn't have as much time in 2002, I worked out, fullshaved (face down), used both sunbathing and a tanning membership (with aloe-vera gel after-tanning treatment every time) to develop a body that could not be ignored. I sunbathed--at the top of a public park's hill so as not to potentially distract picnicking families--in mostly G-strings, a couple thongs, and sometimes one that just clipped on (no sides); I never got any complaints, and most acted like they only noticed I was sunbathing. To sunbathe in a pocket thong or G-string in Dallas now, I have to find spots that are at least distant from the general public's view; that way, I only appear to them to be wearing a bikini. But, the point is I looked so good then that I frequently shopped at a nearby convenience store wearing only shorts.  One pair of men's low-rise, side-slit, short shorts--great for Texas summers--had a 4-inch-long rip along the top of the right pocket that, when close enough, revealed my very tan buns (thong underwear positioned just right so the waistband wasn't visible); one night it was busy when I went in, a policeman happened to be the customer behind me waiting to check out--and no-one said anything! In the summer, I discovered I was fit and tanned enough to shop at Kroger wearing only shorts. I never saw other Planet Tan member do this; but, when I dropped by during the day, neither the clerks nor any of the other members that slow time of day cared I was wearing only shorts and shoes. (In the evening, I'd wear a string tank top in the lobby but not there & back.) It sounds like Miami Beach is about to become as accepting of minimal thong and G-string swimsuits as most of South America and Europe. I don't get the bias against men showing as much as women, though, since women actually have a bit more that usually must be covered--hence the 2-piece swimsuits.  So, it's really good when minimally covered women voice their preference that men be allowed the same rules.  The logical extension of thongs and G-strings as the only truly natural swimwear is them being made available to all ages; so, I'm glad to hear of parents who believe their child should wear as comfortable a swimsuit as they can find for him or her.

By the way, Wet 'n' Wild Orlando now has this simple statement under Policies instead of something more definitive, which apparently used to be the case: "Appropriate bathing suits are required on all rides. All apparel is subject to lifeguard approval.
 T-shirts: T-shirts are allowed to be worn in the park and on most of the rides. T-shirts are prohibited on single person thrill rides such as Der Stuka or Storm.
Cover-ups/Board shorts: Cover-ups and board shorts are allowed in the park and on most of the rides. Please note that cut-offs or items with metal fasteners, rivets, zippers and buckles are prohibited." One would expect board shorts to also be prohibited on the "thrill rides," but they're apparently not.
It also now officially says under Park Info, "Wet 'n Wild is permanently closing on December 31, 2016. Weather permitting, operating calendar subject to change without notice."  Theme Park University (link given on 6/17/2015 by lindros) has a lot of good pictures and history of Wet 'n' Wild plus an artist's rendition of what Volcano Bay may look like if it opens--looks to me to be more of a pseudo-resort that's not all that interesting except for the waterfall on the side of the fake water volcano and maybe getting shot through a log-like tube.
SmoothStud #412

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

Date Posted:04/04/2016 10:54:44

There was a Wet 'n' Wild in Arlington, Texas (between Dallas and Ft. Worth). But, it was bought out by and merged with Hurricane Harbor virtually next door.  I'm not sure, though, if that was before or after Six Flags bought Hurricane Harbor; but, it is across I-30 from Six Flags Over Texas (which is starting to get major complaints about ownership not maintaining it for the sake of maximizing the financial bottom line, and thus making people not want to visit).  A clue to how little people are willing to see officially in the Metroplex is the pictures on the local water park's Website at https://www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbortexas:  The first picture is of a blond, 8-year-old boy in short blue trunks; the second is of a couple in a ride--she's wearing a bikini and he has obvious 6-pack abs but is wearing blue boardshorts; and the third, where the cycle often gets stuck, is of a couple where the mother and their 5-year-old girl are wearing maillots (one-piece suits) and the semi-inshape father is wearing trunks that aren't quite boardshorts but do have at least one cargo pocket (?!?!?). The 4th picture is of a 6-year-old girl in a 2-piece that not quite a bikini, the back of a fairly fit young man (kind of suit not visible--lifeguard, maybe??), and a 5-year-old boy in boardshorts well past his knees.  The 5th picture in the cycle includes a father and 9-year-old son both wearing trunks nearly to their knees.  In the 1950's and '60s, it seems men and boys were expected to cover more of their legs than today; in the 1980s, the only one-piece suits I saw on women or girls were worn by competitive swimmers while they trained--then they'd change into bikinis when done!

Under Park Policies, it says, "Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a family park, so guests should behave accordingly. Violating our park policies may be cause for ejection from the park without refund." "DRESS CODE  In keeping with our family-friendly environment and for safety reasons, Six Flags enforces a dress code. Proper attire must be worn in the Park at all times, including shirts and appropriate footwear." That makes it sound like visitors must wear shirts, which can't be true! "Tattoos or clothing with offensive language or graphics are not permitted at any time.  Examples of clothing not permitting are those which display:ProfanityPornographyGraphic Violence" and a few more.
"Bathing suits may be worn only in water park areas. Park admission may be denied if clothing or tattoos are deemed to be inappropriate by management and the Guest refuses all reasonable options. Shirts cannot be turned inside out as a solution [which is odd]." They really need to be more clear about this in advance because the rule as stated allows management to be totally subjective in who they will or won't allow in the park, and the potential visitor can never really be sure. "Food/coolers (except special diet and infant food)" are not allowed at Hurricane Harbor, while Wet 'n' Wild Orlando specifically allows them. The FAQs do not address clothing or type of swimwear.  You have to judge for yourself the picture at https://www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbortexas/plan-your-visit/tips-family-fun; one overweight woman in a bikini is next to her husband in boardshorts and their 8-or-9-year-old son in swimshorts; most of the guys seem to be wearing trunks, and at least 4 teenage boys are wearing T-shirts while many if not most of the girls and young women are apparently wearing bikinis.

I haven't worn trunks since I was 3 or 4 years old and haven't worn more than swimshorts since I was 11 or 12, and have worn men's bikinis or less since I was in college. If I do visit sometime, there's no way I'll wear anything more than a bikini with 1- or 2-inch sides; if I could then visit regularly, I'd gradually push it to Brazilian, but I doubt anyone can wear Rio suits there--and it'll probably be a long time before anyone can wear thong or G-string suits there.
orlcpl #413

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

Date Posted:04/07/2016 11:21:09

 Wet n Wild in Orlando is thong tolerant, or at least they used to be.  I know they are closing this year so hurry.
thongman8 #414

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

Date Posted:04/10/2016 02:00:56

 Smoothstud,

Regarding the 20 something girl at the main pool at Pop Century and what her BF wore.  He wore long board shorts that went below his knees and a t-shirt. I saw the there a few days in a row and she wore the same bikini while he wore something different each day.  I try to notice what the guys are wearing too just to see if they enjoy minimal swimwear too.  99% of the time, the BF wears something overly large and a t-shirt.  I should add, both were in pretty good shape.

It was kind of funny.  One evening after dark, around 7:30 or so, we were at the pool by our room.  Not the main pool.  This couple, maybe early 20s, maybe teens even.  Pretty young.  The girl wore a tie side thong and was a little over weight (she still looked great BTW).  The BF wore board shorts.  Watching her though, it was like she was wearing the thong for the first time and was a little shy about it.  She hurriedly got in the water after taking off her cover-up.  She stayed under water the whole time.  But, before they left, you could see her confidence build.  She sat on the edge of the pool while her BF stood between her legs chatting to her.  Her thong had to be on display to anyone behind her.  Most notably, the lifeguard that sat no more than 5 feet away right behind her.  When they left, they casually walked to get their stuff.  She put her cover-up over her arm and carried it to their room. 

It was cool to see her confidence build to the point where she was nervous and a bit shy at first, to walking out of the pool area to their room in just her thong bikini.
littleone55555 #415

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

Date Posted:05/14/2016 10:48:48

 I've worn thongs at regular pools but with a speedo overtop. When I go to the slide I take off the speedo and zip down the slide. Until recently I had no idea you went around 50% faster! What a ride, then put the speedo back on at the bottom. The life guards never bothered me, and the adults and kids behind me never said anything. Honestly no one cares, except perhaps grumpy overweight mothers somehow protecting their kids.
thongman8 #416

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

Date Posted:07/26/2016 02:32:19

Anyone been to a Disney Water Part this summer?  How are the bikinis? 

I know they added verbiage in the Water Park maps that say thongs aren't allowed.  Just wondering how that's working out?
lindros #417

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

Date Posted:07/26/2016 01:20:49

Usual discriminatory policy. Girls can wear thongs, guys are asked to cover.
thongman8 #418

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

Date Posted:07/27/2016 09:18:25

 Yes, I get it Lindros.  There is a double standard.  But, are there more there this year than last year?  It seems that their (thongs) popularity is up this year and was wondering if it has shown up at the water parks too. 

Last fall, we stayed at Pop Century resort.  Every day we were there, I saw at least one lady in a thong.  Some days there were two or more.  That is the first time that I have seen thongs every day.  All were on different ladies too.  Just wondering if this has translated over to the water parks too. 
thongman8 #419

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

Date Posted:09/28/2016 12:12:17

 During our trip to the Disney's Blizzard Beach in late August, we saw at least 10 - 12 ladies wearing thongs.  A couple  of them could be considered g-strings.  I'm sure there were more that I didn't see.  A large percentage of the ladies wore cheeky to very cheeky bottoms.  That is such a wonderful look!  Even at Fort Wilderness, we saw a thong.  Lots of cheeky there too.

One other thing I noticed is that there were more guys wearing swim briefs than usual.  I must have seen at least a couple dozen or more. 


32189 #420

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

Date Posted:10/02/2016 03:37:54

I am curious to know what would happen if there were men wearing thongs at Blizzard Beach.  
lindros #421

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

Date Posted:10/02/2016 05:34:03

Been there done that. If you're a single guy wearing a thong you will be asked to cover even if you are surrounded by 25 south American girls in thongs. Not sure what would happen if it was a large group of guys.
Sybok #422

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

Date Posted:10/02/2016 05:59:56

 Because of this double standard I have a personal boycott against water parks.
SPR #423

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

Date Posted:10/07/2016 09:15:41

 ok. I'm  in orlando at the moment,  waiting for everything to reopen after the hurricane.  which water park gives me the best chance of wearing  a thong as a man? I'm  thinking wet and wild just because its my last chance, but maybe one of the others is better.
lindros #424

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

Date Posted:10/07/2016 11:16:30

SPR:  you have a better chance at seeing others in thongs at Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach, than at Wet N Wild. There are also more European and South American visitors at Typhoon & Blizzard, where as Wet N Wild seems to attract a more local urban crowd. That said, the Blizzard/Typhoon policy is no thongs allowed whereas the WNW policy is to allow them but with a caveat they have the right to ask someone to cover. Hope this helps you make a decision. Good luck and please report your experience back to the forum. Thx.
DavyJ #425

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

Date Posted:11/07/2016 10:00:22

 Lindros is right; single guys in thongs are often singled out.  I was at wet-n-wild back in 2009, and didn't last 30 minutes before I was asked to change.  And I had kept a VERY low profile in that 30- minutes.
Baguio #426

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

Date Posted:07/04/2018 03:06:08

 What about hotels with water park? They thong friendly too? Looking at staying at the Holiday Inn resort and waterpark in Orlando. Any been there?
lindros #427

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

Date Posted:07/04/2018 05:56:51

Cabana Bay Hotel has a small water park (big pool, lazy river & slide) and it's located right next to a big waterpark, Volcano Bay.

Another forum member wore thongs at Cabana Bay with no issues, and based on tripadviser reviews there are lots of ladies wearing thongs at Volcano Bay.

Let us know how it goes no matter which hotel you decide.
Matt37 #428

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

Date Posted:07/05/2018 03:41:14

 > there are lots of ladies wearing thongs at Volcano Bay.
That's an understatement. I was there a few weeks ago, and there were a lot of younger women and girls (even some that appeared pre-teen) prancing around in thongs. They seemed to be mostly Brazilian and Argentinian based on the bags and clothing they were carrying/wearing. But no one harassed them. I didn't see any men wearing thongs, there, though there were a handful wearing Speedo-type suits.

I've laid out by the pool at both the Hilton and the Holiday Inn on Buena Vista Ave (down the street from Disney Springs) without any issues before.
ithongit #429

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

Date Posted:07/05/2018 08:24:45

 This post was started years ago.  It seems clear that unless Disney has totally eliminated their anti-thong rules, they are selectively applying them.  Why can Disney get away with this?  Years ago there was a Disney Europe (in France?) and they did not have a no-thong rule at their pools.  They didn't even care if women went topfree.  They did get bent out of shape by male employees with beards or earrings, and fired all of them if they did not conform to the Disney look.  Then, when they had trouble getting people to work there, they blamed the fact that they did find some good people, but could not hire them since they refused to follow the Disney grooming policy.  They even mention this as one of the reasons they had to shut down the park.

As far as Orlando goes, why don't people flood their e-mail box complaining about the unfair and discriminatory policies of the company for not enforcing their rules.  While I would like to not have more rules and less oversite, we have waited many years to do what is right.  They probably will never do what is right unless the 
Matt37 #430

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

Date Posted:07/05/2018 09:31:50

 > Why can Disney get away with this?
Why would they not be able to? It's private property, they can decide how to apply their rules on their own property. So...why are you even asking that question?
Disney's rules says swimwear must be "appropriate." They basically leave it up to the cast members at each park to decide how to enforce that based largely upon who complains about it. So if you happen to be there on a day when no one cares about you wearing a thong, you get to wear your thong. If, however, someone complains, then you don't. They basically have the same rules in the parks. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen people make Facebook posts in Disney groups complaining about what other people are wearing (mostly about women wearing bikini tops or sports bras or the butt-cheek baring shorts that have become popular over the past few years). Almost everyone tells the complainer to stop worrying about what other people are wearing on a hot day and enjoy the park. When someone complains to CMs at the parks, they don't do anything (except think to themselves they wish that person would STFU). The water parks are smaller and since swimwear is more revealing by nature, once someone complains, then they feel like they have to do something, I guess. Fortunately, Universal is not like that.
davyj1 #431

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

Date Posted:07/09/2018 11:44:49

Its true that Disney et al. are private property, but there still are laws governing what they can and can't do.  Its called "discrimination", and it was mostly outlawed in the 1960's and 70's, and "private property" was ultimately held irrelevant by the courts.  BUT, as we all know, what the law SAYS and what law enforcement DOES are often two different things.  Several years ago I was tossed out of "The Beach" waterpark in Mason, OH because "men are not permitted to wear speedos" (and it wasn't anywhere close to a thong).  First I emailed the main office to see if they would apologize and admit it was just an over-zealous employee, and agree I was welcome back, but no, they backed up the employee 100%, using all that "appropriate swimwear" garbage we have all heard.  I then filed a complaint with the OH Civil Rights Commission, and they screwed around and screwed around with it, but finally did require the Beach to respond.  But the Beach then changed their story around completely, claiming it had nothing to do with my being male, but my suit was "transparent" (totally false).  Even after I sent the Commission the complete email exchange, they would do nothing, claiming the Beach's actions were insufficient to warrant any further proceedings.
Matt37 #432

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

Date Posted:07/11/2018 12:34:39

> Its called "discrimination"
From a legal standpoint it's only (illegal) "discrimination" if the action is taken against a "protected class" and the action was based on the fact that the person was a member of the "protected class." And I can tell you without fear of being contradicted that thong (and Speedo) wearers are nothing close to being a protected class.
thongalactic #433

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

Date Posted:07/11/2018 01:00:55

@Matt37, in davyj1's fact pattern, women were allowed to wear form-fitting swimwear but men were banned from wearing speedos. So, I imagine that the argument would be discrimination based on *sex* because of different rules for men and women. The protected class here is not thong wearers; it's sex. And sex is, of course, a protected class under various state and federal civil rights acts. Now, who knows whether a court would find this kind of discrimination permissible anyway. They probably would! After all, it's 2018 and there has been no U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down state and local laws that force only women to cover their breasts. Which is clearly discriminatory on its face. Sex discrimination is alive and well.
lindros #434

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

Date Posted:07/11/2018 02:23:30

Matt37: .Thongalactic has it correct, it's a gender discrimination case. Typical state laws prohibit a public accommodation from providing a service or benefit to one gender and not to another. Note that many privately owned businesses qualify as public accommodations if they're open to the general public (eg., hotels, restaurants, watermarks, e tc..) and not deemed to be a private club where a membership and/or pre-qualification is required. By allowing women to wear speedo like suits and not men is gender discrimination. I had a similar incident at typhoon lagoon where the manager asked me to change out of my thing and not the 20+ girls/women that were wearing thongs right next to me. I didn't have the gonads of DavyJ to pursue legal action.
Matt37 #435

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

Date Posted:07/12/2018 01:29:42

> Thongalactic has it correct, it's a gender discrimination case
You do not have a constitutional right to wear whatever you want to wear on private property. Just as they prohibit women from being topless while men can be topless on Disney property (at the water parks, at least), they can ban men from wearing thongs and Speedos, and allow women to wear them if that's what they wish to do. So, no, he does not "have it correct."  Even if the SCOTUS were to rule that the government cannot prevent women from being topless (through the force of law), that would still not prohibit Disney from having rules that prohibit them from being topless on their property.
lindros #436

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

Date Posted:07/12/2018 02:25:29

It's not my argument that I have a constitutional right to wear a thong on privately owned property. Disney can ban thongs outright on all genders.
It is my argument that a public accommodation like a waterpark, even if privately owned, may not provide a service  or benefit to just one gender and not the other. A restaurant can not offer coffee to just men. If a woman is allowed to wear a speedo or thong then so can a guy otherwise it's gender discrimination.  
JM_Runs #437

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

Date Posted:07/12/2018 03:29:43

I don't think suing them is a good idea for two reasons: 

(1) - Many private places have dress codes, for example a stake house requiring men to wear jackets.  It is legal to offer free drinks to women and not men. It is legal to have a women's only gym. Your state may differ, but unless you can show that you are being denied something, like the cup of coffee mentioned above, you are really unlikely to prevail. 

If the law required equal dress code rules for both sexes then women would be able to go topless everywhere in the US where a men can go without a shirt.  Obviously this not true, so obviously seperate dress codes are not only allowed, but in many cases part of the law. Laws with specifics about covering women's nipples and breasts, and men not being visually sexually aroused. Such laws are common in the USA.

Additionally if they sell alcohol they have even more restrictive laws about what behavior or states of undress they may allow on their own private property. 

Private establishments, even if they are a 'public accommodation' are generally given more leeway in making reasonable rules for their own premises. While they may not enforce the local laws or ordinances about covering the buttocks, or turn a blind eye if the women rock the thongs, I am not sure you could force them to do so for men. Not when their lawyers can point to statutes and case law upholding the legality of other sex segregated dress codes. 

Look at private nudist camps, having different fees for single men and single women, or Ladies Night at the bar. Look at laws that define different minimum states of dress for men and women. They may not be fair, but they are legal.

(2) - If they are forced to be totally even handed, their solution is to just ban thongs. A retrograde step we really don't want. 

I think it is better to just support the women who wear thongs at water parks.  Thumbs up, smile, don't be jealous.
Want to be out there but not get hassled? Be European for the day and wear a micro speedo.  

Men need to realize that over time, as attitudes slowly change, the incidents of men being asked to cover up will decrease. 
Waterparks are generally staffed by young adults, who are increasingly less homophobic than older generations.  

When you ask for hard and fast rules, they tend to be hard.  Once hard rules have been made it is more difficult to dissolve them later.  
Matt37 #438

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

Date Posted:07/13/2018 12:27:48

 > It's not my argument that I have a constitutional right to wear a thong on privately owned property> If a woman is allowed to wear a speedo or thong then so can a guy otherwise it's gender discrimination.
You literally have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. lmao. Take your law degree back to K-Mart and get a refund, dude.
lindros #439

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

Date Posted:07/13/2018 12:27:59

 JM:  Regarding #2 I agree. I’d never try to sue Disney even though I’d love to stick it to that redneck manager of typhoon lagoon, Clint Bronson. Just not worth my time considering how infrequently I visit the water park and that I wouldn’t want to do anything to cause a total firm ban on thongs.
Regarding #1, I’d like to offer the following points for your consideration:
- Nudist clubs and ladies gyms are not public accommodations like water parks as they require some form of membership, qualification or approval process. Thus they can discriminate all they want.
- The legality of ladies free drinks at bars and nightclubs depends on the state. Some states prohibit price discrimination based on gender but other states uphold the practice saying the plaintiffs can’t show that such a promotion causes reduced participation by men. So it’s probably inaccurate to say it’s legal in the broad sense.
- If a restaurant banned patrons from wearing sneakers and refuses a black person wearing sneakers from entering the restaurant while allowing white people to wear sneakers inside, that restaurant would be guilty of illegal discrimination in all 50 states. I feel this is similar to how Disney treats thongs at the water parks, except it’s gender not race discrimination.https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/food/racial-discrimination-disguised-as-dress-code.
lindros #440

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

Date Posted:07/13/2018 12:32:06

Matt37: instead of hurling childish insults, why not try to engage in a mature discussion and point out where my analysis is incorrect?
JM: I think Matt’s prior post is out of line with this forums rules and request that it be modified or deleted.
JM_Runs #441

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

Date Posted:07/13/2018 04:42:23

NO, I am not going to delete Matt's post. He does make the important legal distinction between private clubs and public accommodations. However his constitutional argument is not very sound. 

Under US federal law, public accommodations must be accessible to the handicapped and may not discriminate on the basis of "race, color, religion, or national origin." Note that sex is not one of the identifying features. Moreover  Title II's definition of public accommodation is limited to "any inn, hotel, motel, or other establishment which provides lodging to transient guests." My guess is most waterparks don't provide overnight accommodation.

In Florida, of which I am familiar, and where a number of water parks are located, there is no State level legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, either for accommodation, or for both public and private employees. 

Florida has not enacted any specific sexual orientation anti-discrimination legislation. However discrimination based on gender identity in employment is banned under a federal case from the 11th Circuit: Glenn v. Brumby et al., 724 F. Supp. 2d 1284 (N.D. Ga. 2010). 

Some cities and counties in Florida have enacted laws that extend gender based protections, for example Mimai, but to my knowledge not the ones around Orlando where the water parks are located.

Admittedly I have never litigated this specific issue, nor even fired up my Westlaw account for verification. These comments are made off the cuff, at at 12:30am after drinking tequila with a wild bunch of women, so your mileage may very. 

Even so, I will raise you 10 years of Florida civil litigation, many trial court pleadings and motions, five appellate briefs and one in the Florida Supreme Court, to your Walmart law degree. 
lindros #442

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

Date Posted:07/13/2018 11:01:15

 I'm talking about Matt's most recent post being deleted, not his earlier one where he spells out his case.  I'm not sure how you can consider "you have no idea what you're talking about" and "get a refund on my law degree from Kmart" to be substantiative comments to this thread and not in violation of the forum's rules. I'll reply on your other points in a little bit.
lindros #443

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

Date Posted:07/13/2018 12:20:58

JM: I'll see your raise and raise you one of FL statutes 760.08 and 760.02. Public accommodations in FL may not discriminate based on gender, and they do include places of entertainment such as a waterpark. Here's the links:

https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/760.08
https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/760.02


Federal laws that you site are irrelevant on this topic since the state laws are universally more strict and broad and are mostly very similar to FL statutes. For example here's the OH statute where DavyJ was illegally discriminated against for wearing a speedo in the water park while women wore similar  suits. Note that public accommodations include amusement parks and have sex (gender) as a protected class.
http://crc.ohio.gov/FilingaCharge/PublicAccommodation.aspx
JM_Runs #444

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

Date Posted:07/13/2018 12:51:41

Thanks Lindros.  Good work. I am wrong. 
I did not look up the State statute before replying.

So he would have traction under the state statute, but as I first thought, not a constitutional one. 

However a Florida waterpark would not be covered by F.S. 760 unless it had a restaurant or served food to the guests. Not because waterparks are public accommodations, but because of the restaurant:  By having a restaurant on the premises it is "transformed into a public accommodation for purposes of Civil Rights Act if it has on its premises an entity otherwise covered by the Act". 

I think it is reasonable to assume large water parks in Florida have some place the guests can sit down and order food, and so would become covered under the act. 



sailor250 #445

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

Date Posted:07/15/2018 04:49:16

 Constitutional rights??? check out the problems these people have with swimwear!!!  This is public property by the way- not some Disney Corporate  Property!https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/07/14/wilmington-public-pool-policy-muslim-swimmers-swimwear/785606002/
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