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angeleigh
02-13-2008, 06:33 PM
Since we returned from our trip this past summer I have been wondering if anyone else was really surprised something they lost ended up in lost and found. When we were in Ak last August my husband insisted that I go in EE with the older girls while he sat with ds. Well the pack mule (me) left him to oversee the stroller and bags and everything. He ended up walking away from my bag which had my cell phone, expensive camera and many other things. I thought for sure it was gone for good. He went to guest services who assured him that it would turn up and to check back before we left the park. I was very surprised when we left the park, stopped at guest services and my bag containing all of its items including a banana was there.

kimmy kay
02-13-2008, 06:39 PM
Our first vaction to Florida we went to Universal studios and I left my camera on a bench. I was devasted but some nice person turned it in. There are still nice honest people in the world.

dmslush
02-13-2008, 06:41 PM
DH's wallet. Everything was still in it except for $20.

Kaler131
02-13-2008, 06:41 PM
Not quite lost and found, but last year at AK, I left my oldest two kids at our table (with my purse) while I went up to the counter to order our food. When I got back to the table, my kids had gotten up to go to the bathroom and left my purse unattended at the table! I was sooooo mad at them! But, my purse was still there and nothing was taken. It must have sat there for at least 10 minutes.

Also, my sister and I were at EPCOT and we found a really nice video camera that someone had left. We turned it in to a cast member nearby. A few minutes later, we saw a man looking around frantically and we asked him what he was looking for. He told us he lost his video camera and we told him that we turned it in and sent him to the cast member who had it. He was soooo happy!:thumbsup2

Cheshire Figment
02-13-2008, 06:55 PM
A couple of years ago at TL Guest Relations a wallet was turned in to us with over $1,200 in cash in it. We saw an ID card and paged the person over the PA system.

He had thought his wife was holding the wallet, but apparently he had it in a back pocket in his swim suit and one of the waves in the Lagoon knocked it out. So it was found and turned in before he even realized it was missing.

MichelleVW
02-13-2008, 07:45 PM
I lost my cell phone in Epcot and it got turned in!! :cool1:

Harley-Mouse
02-13-2008, 09:14 PM
I lost cell phone on TT and when I saw it was missing went back CM had it at the end of the ride. Also at country bear show we left our camera in the waiting room. Doring the show we told a CM and she went to look it was still on the bench.

In DL somebody did take our stroller nothing in it but it was found later. I think it was just a mistake.

KatMark
02-13-2008, 09:18 PM
The last time we took both of our boys at the same time (2000), our youngest lost his favorite wallet (Ninja Turtles--they were big then) and we looked everywhere since he couldn't remember where he had last had it. A week after we returned home, we received an envelope in the mail with his wallet in it--along with his $30 which he planned on using to buy me a gift (his dad lent him the money while we were there because he felt so bad). Mousekeeping had found it stuck behind the bed at the Coronado when she ws cleaning the room after we departed. :goodvibes

JayhawkMomma
02-13-2008, 09:53 PM
This wasn't actually turned in but last time we were at MGM in 2005 I left my in-laws in charge of the diaper bag and our child while my husband and I rode Tower of Terror. After getting off the ride for the second time (it was only a 10 or so minute wait, had to take advantage of it) we walked over to where they were waiting for us. The diaper bag was gone along with all of our cash inside of it.

We found it where they had left it sitting. My MIL claims she didn't realize it was our bag when they walked off. I'd been wearing it for 2 days already but whatever...

No money lost, everything intact. A CM was getting ready to turn it into lost and found but we got back before they did. We were lucky.

3mickeys&me
02-13-2008, 10:01 PM
I left my purse in the bathroom outside a restaraunt on the Disney Wonder (cruise) cell phone/credit cards and cash inside! It was turned in to lost and found Thankfully everything in tact. There is still good people out there thankfully:hippie:

fairfax
02-14-2008, 09:33 AM
My two year old son had a beloved stuffed pony. He carries it everywhere and sleeps with it. When we were at Epcot, at some point he fell asleep and the pony fell out of the stroller! We were frantic to find this pony, or to buy an identical one somewhere. However, someone turned it in to L&F and within 2 days it was mailed to our home. Now, Pony stays in the car when we go to the park!

mollygirl
02-14-2008, 09:39 AM
I set my purse on the ground to have my picture taken at AK and then walked away without it. I realized about 20 mins later and went straight to Lost and Found...someone had turned it in and didn't touch anything inside!

There was cash, our park passes, credit cards, everything! So happy it turned out well :goodvibes but it made for some real panic as we ran to Lost & Found!

alyssa810
02-14-2008, 09:39 AM
Years ago my DH lost his hat on either Buzz Lightyear or the TTA, and we found it at lost & found! We were delighted!

drewswife
02-14-2008, 09:39 AM
my DD left her camera on a counter at the store at ASM. It was at lost and found that night. There are alot of honest people out there. I have found a wallet, sunglasses and many hats that I have given to a cast member over the years.

I hope most people are honest and know it would ruin someones vacation if they lost an expensive item

BabyPiglet
02-14-2008, 09:49 AM
I wish. :sad1: I lost an EE shirt around Rainforst Cafe last September. Someone must have stolen it but I checked through the whole trip at lost and found and I even called after we left.

TheRustyScupper
02-14-2008, 11:18 AM
1) I am constantly amazed at the honesty of people!
2) I have seen many cheap, expensive, typical and strange things turned in.
3) And, by total strangers!
4) I have seen
. . . old, frayed baseball caps
. . . strollers
. . . wallets (some with BIG BUCKS)
. . . cameras
. . . purses
. . . bags of souvenirs
. . . kids toys
. . . sunglasses

5) The strangest was a old lady who turned in a man's very thick wallet
. . . it had credit cards and pictures and cash
. . . the cash was over $1,000
. . . she said she took $20 for the effort
. . . she left her name and room number, just in case the guy complained
. . . the guy came by late that night and inquired about a lost wallet
. . . he read the note from the lady regarding the $20
. . . his reply was "ONLY $20?!?!".
. . . he put $100 in an envelope and addressed it to her room number
. . . he said she saved their vacation and deserved more than $20
. . . a voice-mail was left for her to pick up an envelope at her convenience
. . . the old lady went nuts when she came down and retrieved the envelope!

TCKK
02-14-2008, 11:20 AM
We sometimes take our resort refillable mug with us in the parks as we don't want to go back to the room after eating breakfast. My DD must have still had something to drink in it when we arrived at Disney Studios. She laid it down somewhere and didn't know where. She went to lost and found later and sure enough they had it. I know they are not that expensive, but I was sure glad not to have to buy another one.

jenjersnap
02-14-2008, 12:12 PM
I am so happy to read these positive experiences!!!! Makes my heart all melty.

We have not been as lucky and that is why I like reading happy stories. My DS left his fanny pack hanging in a stall in the women's restroom in Africa at AK last September. Maybe 3 minutes went by before he noticed and we dashed back. Gone. We checked guest services then the main lost and found, even stopped in personally on our way to the airport ... it never turned up.

It was a good life lesson for DS about caring for his things but he still cries at the thought of his lost little treasures and his special kid-sized pack. I have been unable to find a replacement. I hope whoever took it adores it as much as my child did.

NJ2Boardwalk
02-14-2008, 12:20 PM
I have a happy ending...and a sad ending. While at Coronado Springs in 2005 my DD had her favorite "blankie" taken out with the mousekeeping - never got it back. At GF in 2003 another DD favorite stuffed duck went out with mousekeeping - and did receive it in the mail 1 week later.
Another lesson learned. DO NOT leave anything on the beds - mousekeeping can accidentally take it out with the sheets.

ntsammy5
02-14-2008, 12:23 PM
A couple of years ago our son's girl friend lost her wallet and passport (she's Colombian) while we were eating at Le Cellier. She noticed it while we were watching the British Invasion. We went back to Le Cellier and scoured the area in between. No luck. We then went to Guest Services near SSE and the passport & wallet were there waiting for us. That was very surprising because it was so fast. Nothing was missing at all. We couldn't even thank the person who had returned them!

jensen
02-14-2008, 12:45 PM
I have been thrilled with Disney Lost and Found on two separate trips. On our very first trip, DD was just one year old... as we were leaving Fantasmic one night, her shoe was lost. I went to the guest services desk and asked if they thought there was any chance I might get the shoe back (being a foolish Mommy, I had only packed the one pair of shoes). The guest services rep assured me that they would find the shoe and gave me a card with the number for lost and found. He said to call in the morning... sure enough, I called the next morning and they had the shoe!!!

The following year our child "leash" and a princess crown disappeared from our stroller. I was certain they were stolen and didn't even check lost and found... until our last day... I remembered the luck I'd had with lost and found on our previous trip, so I called and sure enough, they had the leash... the crown wasn't there, of course, but I'm sure it made some other child's day. I was just happy to have gotten the leash back.

JCLNJ
02-14-2008, 12:45 PM
My husband realized he didn't have his wallet one night as we were walking down the hall to our room at BC. We had just walked back from Epcot. It was after the park had just closed. We called the front desk and they said they would report it to lost and found. A little while later we received a phone call to say they had found his wallet and since we were checking out in the morning agreed to bring it to the international walkway entrance of Epcot in the morning for my husband to pick up. When he went the wallet was there with everything in it. There was around $300 in cash not touched. This happened last June.

My children found a credit card at Typhoon lagoon. They had googles in the wave pool. They also turned in room keys, earrings, and sunglasses.

jensen
02-14-2008, 12:52 PM
Oh, and I completely forgot about the entire drawer full of clothes that we left in the resort on our most recent trip... We got a postcard in the mail saying we left something in the room and to call a phone number to claim it. When DH called the number, he told the person that we weren't missing anything, but when she described the items, he recognized immediately a t-shirt from a local event that I chair and he knew they were our items... we didn't even realize we'd forgotten anything (can you tell I overpack?).

They immediately shipped the items to us at no charge - what hotel have you ever stayed at who shipped your forgotten items to you for free? That's customer service!!!!

jensen
02-14-2008, 01:03 PM
Just one more... we had just left the Hoop De Doo Revue and a woman on our bus realized she had lost her cell phone... she was making a huge fuss over it, so everyone on the bus knew exactly what had happened. She was making quite a drama out of the whole endeavor and was even a bit obnoxious, but we all felt bad that she had lost her phone. Our bus made an unexpected stop at TTC where our driver hopped off for a moment... when he returned, he presented this woman with her missing cell phone... the entire bus cheered - mostly because he shut her up :), but also because, at that moment, we were truly experiencing the Disney Magic.

only1alexa
02-14-2008, 01:10 PM
Since we returned from our trip this past summer I have been wondering if anyone else was really surprised something they lost ended up in lost and found. When we were in Ak last August my husband insisted that I go in EE with the older girls while he sat with ds. Well the pack mule (me) left him to oversee the stroller and bags and everything. He ended up walking away from my bag which had my cell phone, expensive camera and many other things. I thought for sure it was gone for good. He went to guest services who assured him that it would turn up and to check back before we left the park. I was very surprised when we left the park, stopped at guest services and my bag containing all of its items including a banana was there.

I wish! DS (3) left a Ben 10 action figure in his stroller when I took him to the restroom in DHS. We returned and he started pushing his stroller around, then got it in, then realized it was gone! He LOOOOVES Ben 10 and this was his current favorite figure (Heatblast). I had just purchased it at a nearby Walgreens and was felt so sad for him. :sad1: :sad1: :sad1:
Do you know that I spent HOURS looking for a replacement? I had to go to SIX Walgreens to find the darn thing!! He knows someone took it too because we checked the whole area around the stroller as soon as he sat down and realized it was gone, he kept asking "Why you don't find the boy who took my Heatblast and get it back?" :sad: Broke my heart!

sammielynn
02-14-2008, 01:13 PM
My youngest son had his learners permit, two gift card ($75) and his universal ticket fall out of his wallet in Epcot last year. He was crushed. It was out last day at Disney so we never went to lost and found. Two days after we got home he had an envelope from Disney come in the mail with all of his lost items enclosed. I nearly cried!

Jay7068
02-14-2008, 01:31 PM
A diamond that fell out of a ring!!

This was around 17 years ago. I was a nanny traveling with a family. They also invited the grandparents along. The grandma was on one of the now extinct rides in Epcot. I think is was around a 3 karat diamond. Well it fell off on the ride and she didn't notice till later that it was gone. She was so upset but she went back to Epcot late that evening and a cm had turned it into lost and found.

I was so impressed by that. :thumbsup2

Bowen9475
02-14-2008, 02:22 PM
I have 2 - Back in 1997 we were at EPCOT with our almost 1yo son. His shoe fell off while riding SSE. We could not find it and went to Lost & Found. They did not have it. We checked several more times before we came home but never got it back. A few weeks later it showed up in our mail box. I was thrilled because it was his first pair of shoes and I wanted to keep them.
In 2005 we were visiting with my niece and her 2 kids. She left her camera in a bathroom stall in the Land at EPCOT. We realized it almost immediately and looked but it was gone. Luckily someone had turned it in to the desk right outside those bathrooms, near Soarin. This was really a good thing because on that same trip, same niece had forgotten $500 cash in her car at the airport parking lot we flew out of and when we returned it was gone. She was thrilled not to have lost her camera too.

Circusgirl
02-14-2008, 03:06 PM
We lost a Pal Mickey at a Pirate and Princess party and he was at Lost and Found within a few days. When I was there picking him up a woman came in to look for her husband's sunglasses. They had three or four enormous bags each filled with 100s of pairs of sunglasses (all found on a single day - one of the most numerous items they get daily) so in that case it was a challenge for her just to locate them, but she persisted and found them in the masses of glasses.
I'm sure the Lost and Found cast members have many interesting stories to tell.

DisDarling
02-14-2008, 03:14 PM
My daughter had bought a Jessie doll during our vacation and it didn't leave her sight. While we were at DTD, she had it in all of the pics I was taking. It wasn't until we were back in the resort room that Jessie could not be found. I looked through our camera pics, and sure enough, the pics from the Christmas Store show Jessie, but the pet store doesn't have Jessie at all! :confused: We called the Lost and Found at DTD and they HAD HER!! I couldnt believe it!! She was SO HAPPY and we knew it was HER Jessie because my Emily had written her name on the bottom of Jessies cowboot! :thumbsup2

DisDarling
02-14-2008, 03:17 PM
1) I am constantly amazed at the honesty of people!
2) I have seen many cheap, expensive, typical and strange things turned in.
3) And, by total strangers!
4) I have seen
. . . old, frayed baseball caps
. . . strollers
. . . wallets (some with BIG BUCKS)
. . . cameras
. . . purses
. . . bags of souvenirs
. . . kids toys
. . . sunglasses

5) The strangest was a old lady who turned in a man's very thick wallet
. . . it had credit cards and pictures and cash
. . . the cash was over $1,000
. . . she said she took $20 for the effort
. . . she left her name and room number, just in case the guy complained
. . . the guy came by late that night and inquired about a lost wallet
. . . he read the note from the lady regarding the $20
. . . his reply was "ONLY $20?!?!".
. . . he put $100 in an envelope and addressed it to her room number
. . . he said she saved their vacation and deserved more than $20
. . . a voice-mail was left for her to pick up an envelope at her convenience
. . . the old lady went nuts when she came down and retrieved the envelope!

I was waiting for you to also write

4. I have seen..

.....children :lmao:

Kaler131
02-14-2008, 03:29 PM
On our trip back in 2002 to the Poly, we found a postcard in our bedside table droor that was addressed by a little girl to her grandma with no stamp. I put a stamp on it and mailed it for her! Not sure how long it had been there but I'm sure that "grandma" was happy to receive it! :thumbsup2

2ndAmdt
02-14-2008, 03:44 PM
On our last trip DS was 9 and we bought him a lanyard with a plastic sleave holder for his park pass and phone numbers (in case he got lost). He also put in there some other souvineirs - unused fast passes is all that comes to mind, but I know there were other paper-items in there that he was just devastated about when he lost the plastic sleave somewhere in EPCOT. I was very surprised when it was turned in to L&F because it really was worth zip - other than memories for a 9 y/o. He was so happy to get it back.

pixiedust10
02-14-2008, 04:15 PM
We lost a bag of stuff we had bought at Epcot (when friend's husband laid it down) and it did show up at Lost and Found a few days later. Everything was there except the kids autograph books which were also in the bag.

Why would someone steal kid's autograph books that had their names and addresses in the front? Boggles my mind.

The really bad part was that my friend's four yr old daughter's book was personalized with a lot of Happy Birthdays from the characters since she was celebrating her birthday.

We would have gladly traded every souviner in that bag that we got back for those autograph books. It broke all our hearts.

poutytink
02-14-2008, 04:38 PM
I was in Germany in Epcot in one of the stores when I realized that I couldn'y find my sunglasses. They are precription so I was really upset by it. I was sent to Der TeddyBear and was asked what they looked like.....they went in the back and came out with them!! I was SOOO relived!!

brentalex
02-14-2008, 05:02 PM
We were at Epcot and my DD realized she had lost her cell phone. We went to lost and found and filed a report. About an hour later my cell phone rings and the caller id says that it is my DD's phone calling. It is a CM at Test Track. Someone found the phone in one of the cars and turned it in to her. She opened the contacts and found a number for Dad and called it. We were about 5 minutes away and went and got the phone. So, although it never made it to lost and found, it did pass through 2 kind people, the first person who found it and the CM who figured she would try to find the owners of the phone.

aprince&princess
02-14-2008, 10:10 PM
My brother lost his wallet once. When they arrived at the park he noticed that he didn't have it and thought he had left it in the room. Later when they got back to the resort it wasn't there. He had reported it missing and was told not to worry that they always show up. Sure enough, after cancelling credit cards that he knew were in there, he was called and told that it was turned in. And he was also amazed that all of the cash that he had in it was still there. So nice of whoever turns in those wallets with everything still there!

solstice621
02-14-2008, 10:30 PM
It never made it to lost and found but we have a funny story. My DD was 8 months old and we were walking through MK right before the fireworks during EASTER week and she lost one of her shoes. Of course we did not realize it until we got to our viewing point, and DH decided to retrace our steps just to see if he could find it. I told him not to bother, but he went anyway (we had come all the way from the Aladdin ride to Monster's Inc area). He came back right away and said that he ran into someone on Main street holding the shoe! Most of you know how bad Easter Week crowds can be and it was weird that he happened to just run into the person who found our shoe!

Not the same as reporting it to lost and found, but it's a good story:)

123SA
02-14-2008, 10:58 PM
I have 3 kids ... I know all about lost shoes!!!

We lost a caricature in a brown mailing tube. We left it on the bus and we knew as soon as the bus pulled away that it was still there. We went straight to the concierge desk at the Poly to report but we never saw it again.:sad:

Miss Stitch
02-15-2008, 05:52 AM
I was very suprised my sons wallet was turned it without the $80 that was in it. I was very suprised someone had turned an empty childs wallet in with nothing in it.

lady browning
02-15-2008, 12:44 PM
[/B]We were outside of City Hall after Spectromagic last Sept. when my DS took my hand to walk out. When we got back to the Poly I discovered that my brand new platinum 3.5 carat diamond wedding ring was gone. My husband had designed it for our 13th wedding anniversary that previous July. You can imagine my heartbreak! I called the conceirge at the Poly and they told me to keep calling Lost and Found. I called our insurance agent instead and realized that it was totally covered but still I missed it so. I called Lost and Found everyday at wouldn't you know it, on that Thursday she said that yes, she had a ring from the MK and it was found right after Spectromagic on that night. It had been swept up by a CM I guess. I described it to a tee, went over and picked it up after showing my ID. I was really doing the happy dance. I wrote WDW and wonderful letter commending their honest staff. Needless to say, I resized the ring down by half as soon as we were home.