Water Parks vs. Resort Pools – Why do you pack a bathing suit?

| April 10, 2008 | 17 Replies

It’s safe to say that the majority of people that come to Walt Disney World pack a bathing suit for their trip, whether they end up using it or not is another thing. For me, it’s one of the first things I think about. Does my bathing suit still fit? Is it time to upgrade? Now that Julie does the packing for me, she’s the one asking me these questions 🙂 . “Babe, are you fine with your bathing suit? I don’t want to hear you complain that it doesn’t fit once we leave”. I am more than willing to pack my own stuff, but she’s not willing to wait until an hour before we leave for me to do so. I’ll never forget the Disney Cruise that Julie forgot to pack my suit. I ended having to buy a cheesy Mickey Mouse one at the gift shop. I swear this thing had 12 pockets on it – I gave that one to my dad.

What is it about vacationing and pools that go so well together? For some, it’s a time to relax with a book and forget about the worries of home. Others have a mission of getting the best tan possible while strategically rubbing a variety of suntan lotion on all parts of their body like it’s an art (Julie). Then there are those that want to spend the whole day swimming and going on slides to the point of exhaustion. Some spend time at pools just for their kids. For me, I’d rather grab a cold beer and an iPod and just burn in the sun.

Why do you pack a bathing suit for your vacation? Are you looking forward to the water parks, taking advantage of the resort pools, or both?

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I was born and raised in New Orleans and received my degree from Louisiana State University in Graphic Design. I did the WDW College program during the summer of 1997 as a Blizzard Beach Lifeguard. Moved to Orlando immediately after college and started with the DIS shortly after in 2001. I am currently the President of the DIS, including disboards.com and wdwinfo.com, and a member of the DIS Unplugged podcast team. I am the proud father of two beautiful children (Ferris and Finley) and husband to an incredible wife and mother. I have a passion for Art, Design, Technology, Photography, Social Media, and Sushi. Other organizations I am involved with include the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida and the LSU Alumni of Central Florida.