Whether you were a coastal kid or an inner city child, summertime was all about fun in the sun. And if you were really lucky, a few trips to your local water park were sprinkled into your summer schedule, too.
Now that you’re an adult, though, taking a trip to a water park might not warrant the same kind of excitement. Those water park days you once longed for might be a thing of the past — and for good reason. Turns out, there’s some pretty horrifying stuff that goes down. Buyer beware.
1. They’re crawling with bacteria (such as foot fungus)
Remember when you lived in a college dorm and wearing shower shoes was an absolute must? Yeah, well, water parks are kind of like that — but even worse. Think of all the people who lived in your dorm, and now multiply that number by however many families visit water parks each year. You’re looking at a wide range of potentially infected folks.