For the record, I confirmed today with Guest Relations that the guy in the photo is in fact Japanese. I suspected as much, since he's slim with dark hair and Japanese guests make up almost 99% of annual park attendance, 70% from the Tokyo and Kanto area. To assume it was a "foreigner" at all seemed awfully presumptuous to me.
I hope the water is a lot cleaner at TDR, then at DL. They say(I dont know for sure) that if you fall into Rivers Of America you may need to get a tenis shot. Again I dont know this first hand, its all rumor. But it would make you think twice before wanting to get into the water(even though your not suppose to be in the water) so maybe thats why Disney doesn't correct the rumor. Helps keep people out of the water. lol
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You can't go into any of the lakes or bodies of fresh water in Florida because of the flesh-eating bacteria that kills about half a dozen people who ignore the warning each year. That's why all the hotels on Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon have big pools right next to the lakes. No swimming in the lakes!