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captinhookedondisney
08-16-2007, 01:38 PM
My Cousins Just got back from a 5 day Disneyland Vacation and On the line for the second ride he felt his wallet move and later when he went to get money his wallet was missing. He lost his 120$ a credit Card and his Drivers License. Weird being pick pocketed in the Happiest Place On Earth.

CoolPool
08-16-2007, 01:47 PM
Sad. But not terribly surprising. Thanks for the heads up.

XTinabell
08-16-2007, 02:25 PM
That really sucks, I'm so terrified of being pick pocketed thats why we ALWAYS carry travellers checks, they're a pain in the you know what sometimes but in the end it's totally worth it. Like the previous poster said...thanks for the heads up :thumbsup2

daisy_77
08-16-2007, 02:48 PM
That is awful!
Thank you for the warning.

tlovesdis
08-16-2007, 03:08 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that!

A few years ago we were leaving Small World and it was super crowded. My mom and dad were walking in front of me and there was a guy next to my dad who I actually saw reach into my dad's pocket. I started yelling and screaming and he took off running! Luckily my dad's wallet was in a different pocket!

minniebeth
08-16-2007, 03:08 PM
Anywhere Disney is the Happiest Place on Earth, but I don't know why people assume just because anyone is in Disney, people all of a sudden become virtuous...I treat Disney the same as if I'm in any other large city. Sad, but true...:sad2:
I'm really sorry to hear about that!

Albort
08-16-2007, 03:09 PM
well, at least you ONLY lost $120...

yes, your license and credit card but those can be stopped...

i never carry my wallet into Disneyland anymore... i learned to just take credit card linked to my keychain and enough cash i need for the day... leaving the rest in my car.

you might want to call Lost and Found... once the thief knows that nothing is working, it might end up there... I found a few wallets before and even a car key, but is turned in later that night or the next day...

Albort
08-16-2007, 03:12 PM
Anywhere Disney is the Happiest Place on Earth, but I don't know why people assume just because anyone is in Disney, people all of a sudden become virtuous...I treat Disney the same as if I'm in any other large city. Sad, but true...:sad2:
I'm really sorry to hear about that!

Disneyland has TONs of criminals... someone even paid me in counterfiet money to which my relief didnt catch but i found out later... good thing its only a $20... looks kinda real... :\ it was missing a lot of the security feature...

Laurabearz
08-16-2007, 03:16 PM
He FELT his wallet move??? And didnt reach for it then and there?

Crime is everywhere....

keishashadow
08-16-2007, 03:19 PM
sorry to hear...i've heard tell if men put their wallets in the front pockets it's more difficult to "lift":confused3

i always worry about my bagallini that i sling over my back in crowds, imagine it'd be easy pickings...have started bringing it forward on stomach when walking in heavy crowds.

joseph821
08-16-2007, 03:23 PM
sorry to hear...i've heard tell if men put their wallets in the front pockets it's more difficult to "lift":confused3

i always worry about my bagallini that i sling over my back in crowds, imagine it'd be easy pickings...have started bringing it forward on stomach when walking in heavy crowds.

I always have my wallet in my front pocket or if not in my leather fanny pack which is of course, in front of me. I would advise men to do the same.

staley7580
08-16-2007, 03:36 PM
My parents bought dh a wallet on a chain because he was alway loosing it.:lmao: It does come in handy in that he would really notice if someone tried to take it!:lmao: Plus he keeps it in his front pocket at dl.:thumbsup2

NVDisMom
08-16-2007, 08:44 PM
My DH doesn't carry a wallet in DL. I keep our ID's, CC, and cash in a backpack purse. They'd have to get past our camera, my cell phone, maybe even DH's, snacks, coupon book, and DL maps before he'd reach the bottom pocket area I keep the important stuff in. I have a difficult time getting to it!I hope I would have noticed someone else by then. I did "catch" a pirate in New Orleans square once unzipping it though. I thought DD9 was gonna beat him...until she realized he was a CM. lol

4bugzinarug
08-16-2007, 11:05 PM
I have a family member that has been known to keep her cell phone and a credit card IN HER BRA while traveling. :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: It's pretty funny to see the looks on people's faces when she pulls her phone out of her shirt to answer it :rotfl:

mystic_path
08-17-2007, 12:43 AM
:eek: YIKES! that is terrible, but im not surprised either. What is this world coming to? So much crime thats being gotten away with. Its horrible. That would make for the suckiest day on earth to have your wallet stolen at DL.

DisneySuiteFreak
08-17-2007, 08:51 AM
I just came back from an overseas trip and even over there they were recommending that everyone (including the men) carry their bags in front of them, and put their wallets in their front pocket if they didn't have a bag. It was funny to see people wearing their backpacks in front of them :laughing: but they said that people have literally had their bags cut off of them from behind, and by the time they realize what's happening, the bag, and the theif, is gone. :sad2: This probably wouldn't be a concern in Disneyland since they do bags checks at security (How would they get a knife in the park?:scared1: ) but it's good to know for personal safety anywhere ,that we live in the real world, even in Disneyland, and bad things do happen to good people sometimes.
Sorry to hear about it though...

cyberdeb
08-17-2007, 12:27 PM
I have a family member that has been known to keep her cell phone and a credit card IN HER BRA while traveling. :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: It's pretty funny to see the looks on people's faces when she pulls her phone out of her shirt to answer it :rotfl:

LOL, Cleavage holder. I did the same thing. We had lanyards with the plastic holders and the friend i was traveling with had hers break off. It had her entrance tickets, credit card, drivers license, hotel key card and money. Fortunately someone picked it up and turned it in. I have one of those neck wallets and kept that and my cell phone in my bra. My dd was mortified but i later saw her doing the same thing.

PrincessSitka
08-17-2007, 07:30 PM
You would think that with all of those camara's all around they would be able to get the guy

GailT
08-17-2007, 07:51 PM
If a guys feels the need to carry a wallet the best place is in his front pocket it isn't 100% proof but it is alot harder to pick the from pocket
I never carry a pocket book, just a traveler check or two in my front pocket, so far so good but crime is everywhere, what about the young coule that got robbed in DW, so sad people get off on others misfortune:sad2:

Goofy_Dave
08-18-2007, 05:57 PM
I just came back from an overseas trip and even over there they were recommending that everyone (including the men) carry their bags in front of them, and put their wallets in their front pocket if they didn't have a bag. It was funny to see people wearing their backpacks in front of them :laughing: but they said that people have literally had their bags cut off of them from behind, and by the time they realize what's happening, the bag, and the theif, is gone. :sad2: This probably wouldn't be a concern in Disneyland since they do bags checks at security (How would they get a knife in the park?:scared1: ) but it's good to know for personal safety anywhere ,that we live in the real world, even in Disneyland, and bad things do happen to good people sometimes.
Sorry to hear about it though...

I was actually thinking about this the other day. They check people's bags but don't pat you down. It seems like someone could easily carry a folding knife in a pocket.

Or is this just during off-peak? It's been about 15 years since I've been there during the summer. Has anyone ever been frisked going through security?

DisneySuiteFreak
08-19-2007, 02:19 AM
I was actually thinking about this the other day. They check people's bags but don't pat you down. It seems like someone could easily carry a folding knife in a pocket.

Or is this just during off-peak? It's been about 15 years since I've been there during the summer. Has anyone ever been frisked going through security?

I have never been frisked down. I've also noticed that sometimes they really dig through your whole bag to get to the bottom, and other times they just peak inside and say thank you. I didn't even think about people carrying a knife in their pockets!:scared1:
I believe they do it all the time now since 9-11. (Meaning checking people's bags...not carrying knives!) :)

Luv Bunnies
08-19-2007, 12:37 PM
My husband used to keep his wallet in his back pocket but was getting lower back pain from sitting on it (since it caused him to sit unevenly). He has since moved it to his front pocket where it is safer and more comfortable! At parks, he carries a fanny pack (I know - dorky-looking but useful). I carry my wallet in a sling bag that's always on my side or in front of me. I get nervous wearing it around my back where I can't keep track of it.

JadeDarkstar
08-19-2007, 01:13 PM
i hate ppl who steal. My dad has his wallet pickpocted just walking down our street, and My mom had her car window broke in when she left her purse in there for less then five min stop at walgreens. the guy got away with 900dolelrs. My rent and my dads. she was paying bills that day. i got kicked out apartment becouse that incedent, sucked.

My Fionce wears his in his back pocket and it has a chain, he aleready said hed wear it in the frount pocket at disney.

What are travelers checks?
Im trying to think how i can take 1500 with us this year and not be scared of loseing cash or soemthing..

I am relly sorry it happined

Dukland
08-20-2007, 12:03 AM
That really sucks!!

I'm always one of those "exceptionally stylish" moms, with that fanny back right in front.

I'll have to ask dh where he keeps his wallet. He's always had cargo pants on at DL, with all the many pockets. I think he keeps it in a hard to reach pocket.

I never carried anything except FastPasses in the pouch of my lanyard. I had it fall off more than once, and I didn't want to lose anything I was going to regret, like our park tickets, money, debit card, etc.

DisneySuiteFreak
08-20-2007, 11:15 AM
At parks, he carries a fanny pack (I know - dorky-looking but useful). I carry my wallet in a sling bag that's always on my side or in front of me. I get nervous wearing it around my back where I can't keep track of it.

Hey I resemble that remark! ;) We wear our fanny packs in the front. I love it because it keeps us hands free and I don't have to worry about people reaching into my purse. Seriously, with a fanny pack, the only thing to worry about is if someone cuts it off of you -- as long as you wear it in front and not behind. That's my excuse for wearing it in the park and I'm sticking with it!;)

DisneySuiteFreak
08-20-2007, 11:25 AM
What are travelers checks?
Im trying to think how i can take 1500 with us this year and not be scared of loseing cash or soemthing..


Traveler's Checks are issued by banks, and companies like American Express. Basically, if you go to the bank, give them the cash and pay them a small fee, they will exchange it or order Traveler's Checks for you. It works the same as cash. You will sometimes need 2 forms of ID to use it depending on the merchant's rules. Also, not all merchants accept traveler's checks, so you should make sure you have some $$ in cash. If TC's get lost or stolen, you can get them replaced by AmEx by calling them and giving them the numbers on the checks; not sure how the regular bank ones work... I haven't used TC's in years, so I hope this is still accurate regarding AMEX TC's. Check with your bank, credit union, etc. Sometimes they wave the fee.

4bugzinarug
08-20-2007, 01:34 PM
Im trying to think how i can take 1500 with us this year and not be scared of loseing cash or soemthing..

Most hotels have a safe. Maybe you could convert 1/2 your funds into travelers checks to keep in the hotel safe. Then divide up the remaining half into $200 - $300 increments and use money belts.

anlashokna
08-20-2009, 12:05 PM
Well lessons learned I suppose. I didn't even think this could happen at Disney World so now I treat anyplace I travel like a foreign country. Had two twenties in the outer zipper pocket of my camera bag. I was bumped in a line for a ride at Animal Kingdom but didn't think anything of it. I went to pay for something later and the zipper was open and the money gone. Ticked me off because I kept thinking I must have left it open but then after I thought awhile about it the money wouldn't have fallen out of that compartment anyway. And I'm not that absent minded especially when it comes to something like that. Then I recently read something about "pirates" other than the caribean at the parks and knew for sure it had to have been lifted. :::sigh::: Now i carry it around my neck or in my travel bag/purse that goes across the body, which you have to physical open one flap to get to another flap that contains the money in a zippered pouch. Its designed so you can't get to it in any easy, fast or smooth action. Funny how many places I've been in my life and they got me at Disney!!

Another thing guys...don't carry more than you have to with you in the parks. I tend to carry little to no cash hence why they only got what they got and use my cards. I take a primary and a backup leaving one in the safe. I put both numbers for the card companies in the cell so I can cancel quickly if need be.

Sad when you have to worry about that in hte happiest place on earth!
Just be careful and aware.

anlashokna
08-20-2009, 12:14 PM
LOL, Cleavage holder. I did the same thing. We had lanyards with the plastic holders and the friend i was traveling with had hers break off. It had her entrance tickets, credit card, drivers license, hotel key card and money. Fortunately someone picked it up and turned it in. I have one of those neck wallets and kept that and my cell phone in my bra. My dd was mortified but i later saw her doing the same thing.

Dad has worn the military clear ID holder...similiar to a lanyard but with a velcro pounch instead of the ziploc thing, with cash and cards in it. We were advised one time going through the turnstiles to put it under the shirt so it was not visible visible (even though card/cash were between other things and not visible) because some had had them physically ripped off by thieves! I was surprised that a CM would say that but hey, was glad to be advised that stuff had happened.

Jrsy Boy
08-20-2009, 12:16 PM
I'll have to ask dh where he keeps his wallet. He's always had cargo pants on at DL, with all the many pockets. I think he keeps it in a hard to reach pocket.
Probably with buttons or velcro closures, too. That's another reason I like cargo pants or shorts; not only are the pockets lower and often in the front, but they are much harder to reach into.

FlameGirl
08-20-2009, 12:20 PM
I just came back from an overseas trip and even over there they were recommending that everyone (including the men) carry their bags in front of them, and put their wallets in their front pocket if they didn't have a bag. It was funny to see people wearing their backpacks in front of them :laughing: but they said that people have literally had their bags cut off of them from behind, and by the time they realize what's happening, the bag, and the theif, is gone. :sad2: This probably wouldn't be a concern in Disneyland since they do bags checks at security (How would they get a knife in the park?:scared1: ) but it's good to know for personal safety anywhere ,that we live in the real world, even in Disneyland, and bad things do happen to good people sometimes.
Sorry to hear about it though...

Where were you, incidentally?

I was in Vietnam in April, and had my camera in a cross-the-shoulder bag. One day it was pouring rain, and we stepped under an awning to look at a map...we were there no more than 20 seconds and someone ganked my camera from my bag. I realized it maybe a minute after it happened, but of course it was too late. I lost over 175 pictures. I was more upset about the pictures than the actual camera...I figure it probably fed a family that night. Oh well.

It's amazing how good they are though.

bumbershoot
08-20-2009, 12:43 PM
Has anyone ever been frisked going through security?

There have been many discussions about what, exactly, bag check is for, mainly on other boards. And the main thing is...it's NOT security. It's bag check.

Part of the purpose is to make people *feel* safer. Another part, reading between the lines from people in the know, is to slow everyone down so the *real* security forces of Disneyland Resort can spot the bad guys.

All I've had people look for is glass bottles, really. I think when bag check finds something bad, like a knife or gun, it's by accident. :upsidedow

Disney Dreams
08-20-2009, 12:46 PM
My Cousins Just got back from a 5 day Disneyland Vacation and On the line for the second ride he felt his wallet move and later when he went to get money his wallet was missing. He lost his 120$ a credit Card and his Drivers License. Weird being pick pocketed in the Happiest Place On Earth.

And didn't turn around or feel his pocket or anything at that moment? :confused3

I hope he reported the crime to security. He could file a police report if he wanted too as well.

DangerMouse
08-20-2009, 01:27 PM
And didn't turn around or feel his pocket or anything at that moment? :confused3

I hope he reported the crime to security. He could file a police report if he wanted too as well.

Dreams, the OP is from 2007. Doubtful you'll get a response from that poster. ;)

Anyone else notice this is a 2 year old thread that was bumped???

pycees312
08-20-2009, 01:38 PM
LANYARDS!! around your neck. that is the only way we carry around cards, cash, hotel keys etc.

Disney Dreams
08-20-2009, 01:42 PM
Dreams, the OP is from 2007. Doubtful you'll get a response from that poster. ;)

Anyone else notice this is a 2 year old thread that was bumped???

Eeeeesh! - hits self on the head - I usually catch that. Thank you for pointing it out.

anlashokna, what were you searching for that pulled this one up? :goodvibes

Of course it's a nice reminder for all of us: People are people. Everywhere.

bumbershoot
08-20-2009, 01:48 PM
Ah, Danger, I did NOT notice that! Drat!



However, I will mention that just for the sake of your health, it's best to not carry wallets in back pockets. That'll mess up a spine like not much else...

pixiewings71
08-20-2009, 02:09 PM
hmmm, that's another old thread that people have bumped up for some reason or another...weird...

Anyway, I'll still answer. :) I wear a cross body bag that hold all my "goodies", from extra pins, to my wallet, to my phone, to my camera. DBF carries his wallet in his front pocket most days, it bothers him when it's in his back pocket. But, maybe I'll get him a small wallet for our DL trips, so he can just carry something smaller. He's also carried his wallet in his pin bag but he forgets and freaks out thinking he's lost it. Sometimes I also carry it for him. :)

Queen Elisabeth
08-20-2009, 02:25 PM
When I travel, I carry a small sling backpack that has a little zippered cell phone pocket on the strap that falls right on your chest when you're wearing it. I put my cell phone somewhere else and use that little pocket for my cash, credit cards, entry tickets, etc. It's perfect and pretty much impossible to steal out of, unless the whole bag was cut off.

SeansMom
08-20-2009, 02:49 PM
There have been many discussions about what, exactly, bag check is for, mainly on other boards. All I've had people look for is glass bottles, really. I think when bag check finds something bad, like a knife or gun, it's by accident. :upsidedow

We told our niece they were looking for chocolate. She asked the bag check lady if she'd found mine. It was a funny (have to be there) moment. So now, in my mind, they are looking only for chocolate :).

Somebody *attempted* to lift my husband's wallet from his fanny pack 16 years ago. They didn't get it, luckily, and he joined the rest of us in wearing his fannypack in the front. (Ugly things, those, but I do have a dedicated DL fannypack!)

It did teach us a lesson, though, and we always bring traveler's checks, small amounts of cash, and disney rewards cards, leaving CC at the hotel safe.

Casken
08-20-2009, 06:42 PM
Thieves are every where and don't take breaks in Disneyland either. I'm surprised that more people don't get robbed there because of all of the distractions.

I never let me guard down. Never.

If someone bumps into you, quickly check your bag/wallet.

cari12
08-20-2009, 07:03 PM
Even though this is an old thread that got bumped - it has a lot of good ideas and reminds us not to be too complacent. Has me thinking about our bag strategy when we go in October.

nunzia
08-20-2009, 08:22 PM
Dreams, the OP is from 2007. Doubtful you'll get a response from that poster. ;)

Anyone else notice this is a 2 year old thread that was bumped???

well, I notice it NOW.....

rune_74
08-20-2009, 08:30 PM
I once saw a deal go down for drugs in the park, I was in line for splash mountain and it was right beside pooh corner of all places.

DisneySuiteFreak
08-20-2009, 08:33 PM
Where were you, incidentally?
I was in Vietnam in April, and had my camera in a cross-the-shoulder bag. One day it was pouring rain, and we stepped under an awning to look at a map...we were there no more than 20 seconds and someone ganked my camera from my bag. I realized it maybe a minute after it happened, but of course it was too late. I lost over 175 pictures. I was more upset about the pictures than the actual camera...I figure it probably fed a family that night. Oh well.
It's amazing how good they are though.

I was in Beijing, China. I would be so ill if someone stole all my camera gear! :scared1: That's one thing I do worry about because I tend to be even more distracted in DL w/ the camera gear in tow, so my solution to that is rent a locker and store the gear I'm not using at the moment.

Casken
08-21-2009, 10:51 AM
When I travel, I carry a small sling backpack that has a little zippered cell phone pocket on the strap that falls right on your chest when you're wearing it. I put my cell phone somewhere else and use that little pocket for my cash, credit cards, entry tickets, etc. It's perfect and pretty much impossible to steal out of, unless the whole bag was cut off.

I bought a bag like that and that is what I'm planning to do with my cash, etc.

jenpace
08-21-2009, 11:24 AM
My Cousins Just got back from a 5 day Disneyland Vacation and On the line for the second ride he felt his wallet move and later when he went to get money his wallet was missing. He lost his 120$ a credit Card and his Drivers License. Weird being pick pocketed in the Happiest Place On Earth.

We just got home after spending about a week at DL. The slower fall and winter months is when we've always gone...after experiencing for the 1st time the huge crowds of rude and thoughtless people this trip I'm not surprised that people are getting their pockets picked. I'm sorry that happened to your cousin :sad2:

pixiewings71
08-21-2009, 01:56 PM
We just got home after spending about a week at DL. The slower fall and winter months is when we've always gone...after experiencing for the 1st time the huge crowds of rude and thoughtless people this trip I'm not surprised that people are getting their pockets picked. I'm sorry that happened to your cousin :sad2:

Just to say it again, the thread is originally from 2007, this is not a new post nor did it occur recently. Not to say we shouldn't be careful, just to point out it's an old post from 2 years ago. :)

jenpace
08-21-2009, 02:08 PM
Just to say it again, the thread is originally from 2007, this is not a new post nor did it occur recently. Not to say we shouldn't be careful, just to point out it's an old post from 2 years ago. :)

Ooops :blush: I missed that...

I still think that larger crowds lend to there being a higher chance of this type of thing.

toby78
08-21-2009, 02:17 PM
Well i have to say, us honest and real DIS'er have to keep a watch on each other and help each other out by keeping an eye open. Anytime i've been in line for a ride and notice someones bag open or something sticking out, i either tell the person or just watch and make sure no one tries to steal something, i'm always aware of my surroundings,, That makes me sick, We go to these Disney parks to have fun and enjoy, and people want to go and screw someone over...Let's all help each other out fellow DIS'er... Lets stay united!!!!

pixiewings71
08-21-2009, 05:17 PM
Ooops :blush: I missed that...

I still think that larger crowds lend to there being a higher chance of this type of thing.

No worries, I tend to agree with you tho, there is a higher chance with the larger crowds. :goodvibes

Well i have to say, us honest and real DIS'er have to keep a watch on each other and help each other out by keeping an eye open. Anytime i've been in line for a ride and notice someones bag open or something sticking out, i either tell the person or just watch and make sure no one tries to steal something, i'm always aware of my surroundings,, That makes me sick, We go to these Disney parks to have fun and enjoy, and people want to go and screw someone over...Let's all help each other out fellow DIS'er... Lets stay united!!!!

It's nice to know that people do this, thanks for looking out. BTW, the OP is from 2007 :)

jpeka65844
08-21-2009, 06:30 PM
I have a family member that has been known to keep her cell phone and a credit card IN HER BRA while traveling. :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: It's pretty funny to see the looks on people's faces when she pulls her phone out of her shirt to answer it :rotfl:

We went to DLR over the summer and were commenting on how.....EXPOSED.....some women allow their bosoms to be. While on GRR at DCA, the teenager next to us asked her grandma to hold her cell phone and promptly whipped it out of her bra in front of God and everyone. Grandma took it and promptly stashed it in her bra, also in front of God and everyone. :-)

The rest of the week, we coined the phrase "cellphone holders" to identify....GENEROUS, JUST OUT THERE, bazoombas......

I guess no one's gonna reach in there without getting themselves slapped silly!

Brancaneve
08-21-2009, 09:48 PM
Over 20 years ago I went to DL with my aunt who was visiting from South Africa. She was wearing a beautiful and expensive bracelet(dumb idea). While on the submarine ride, a woman sitting next to her, looked into her eyes, and my aunt suddenly felt completely relaxed yet awake. She actually saw this woman remove her bracelet! Yet, she could not do anything about it. It wasn't until she got off the ride that she realized that 1) her bracelet was stolen and 2)she had been hypnotized! Crazy!

indiesgirl4ever
08-22-2009, 02:45 PM
I have a family member that has been known to keep her cell phone and a credit card IN HER BRA while traveling. :lmao: :rotfl2: :lmao: It's pretty funny to see the looks on people's faces when she pulls her phone out of her shirt to answer it :rotfl:

thats what my frinds do also! its actually pretty handy its just REALLY awkward when you need to get something....:rolleyes:

I'm so sorry that happened though! I keep all my things in my backpack at the bottom its very hard to get to

Disney Dreams
08-22-2009, 02:56 PM
Over 20 years ago I went to DL with my aunt who was visiting from South Africa. She was wearing a beautiful and expensive bracelet(dumb idea). While on the submarine ride, a woman sitting next to her, looked into her eyes, and my aunt suddenly felt completely relaxed yet awake. She actually saw this woman remove her bracelet! Yet, she could not do anything about it. It wasn't until she got off the ride that she realized that 1) her bracelet was stolen and 2)she had been hypnotized! Crazy!

Ummm... okay, well, I have to say that THIS is a first for me to read of. Whoa.