- Jun 20, 2011
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I totally agree. Why would WDW have bonfires and movies on the beach they made and not expect anyone to just put their feet in the water? Parents said 2 year old only went in about 1 feet of his legs. He was definitely not swimming. I have been to this beach. Have seen some adults swimming. We didn't care to but be we did wade into the water to cool ourselves off. I mean, really, it's a beach. How do you cool off with the ocean right there??
Exactly this. If you have events on the beach at night, no swimming signs (even lots of big signs) are not sufficient to warn people that they shouldn't be wading 12 inches from the shore (where, fyi, the water is at most 3 inches deep). People should think about how they see people walking up and down beaches right at the tide line/in the surf; that is much more akin to what this toddler and father were doing than "swimming." During the day, I would say you see 50+ people doing what this family was doing; at night, during an event, I bet there were at least a few others. Whatever warnings they give, this really was not unusual behavior for the area and no one warns you that it might be dangerous.