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Old 01-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #76
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When the valet took our luggage he asked how many bags we had and we said "alot" so he didn't bother counting or giving us a claim ticket. Second off we were going straight to our room and the cart was in a area only accessible to employees. Yes I usually keep the gift cards in my luggage but by unforseeable circumstances they were in another bag. I usually don't leave valuables out and the one time I did "poof", yeah I learned my lesson I will not do this ever again. You know what though I really don't care what was in the bag, the simple fact that it was taken was upsetting. Whether it was just magazines or not I still would have reported it. As far as me not being a nice person that is far from the truth. I have worked my entire life and been in the service industry so don't even go there. The whole point of writing this is to warn people, maybe someone like me who never thought this would happen to them. It "does" happen and I hope I can save someone the trouble that I went through.
ugh you are from NY no less and should no better than to NEVER trust anyone. You get a claim ticket and you make sure your stuff is counted and put on that ticket or you do not leave your stuff behind. Get a manager BEFORE you leave your items and you let them know what that person said.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:04 PM   #77
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I am a new yorker and you know better than to trust anyone. I feel bad your stuff got "taken" but you have to take responsibility for your mistakes. Letting them take your items without counting plus not getting a claim ticket, putting gc's in a non zipped bag and not on your body or purse, not counting as soon as they delivered your luggage to your room. Too many goofs which is why people feel bad but think you are darn lucky to have disney do anything for you. I am sure you will never make the mistakes again. Please try to enjoy the rest of your vacation and thankfully you were not robbed but made bad choices that possibly caused your items to be taken
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:00 PM   #78
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Disney gives too many refunds when folks complain IMO-I guess it sets them apart but it gets kinda old.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #79
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The point was to imply that it's your stuff, your responsibility, and the people who work there don't necessarily give two craps about what happens to your luggage.

Heck, we have some admitting they'd give worse service intentionally - you know, things that would get them terminated if their employer found out.

So no, I don't think my death glare was even noticed, but my luggage also wasn't just left sitting alone in the middle of the busy lobby for a long time because I watched it until the "little person" did their job the way they were supposed to a full 20 minutes prior.
One small thing I think is missing here is that you sitting there meant that your luggage wasn't left just sitting alone in the middle of the busy lobby for a long time ... true. But neither was it, apparently, stolen or disturbed or touched or even approached, as I'm sure you'd have mentioned that in your story as proof that the lobby area was a hotbed of crime.

So ... while you were there to keep it company until the "little person" moved it, it apparently wasn't in any danger. You also wasted a half-hour when all you'd have had to do was approach the "little person" and tell them nicely that you'd feel a lot better if your luggage went into the bell room right away, since you were nervous with it out there in the lobby. And if you didn't want to talk to the "little person", you could have approached a manager or concierge and asked them.

For all you know, there was some plainclothes security guy in the lobby watching you watch the luggage and give people the "evil eye", and the security guy asked them to leave it all out there so that he could figure out if you were a potential thief.

To the OP -- I'm sorry this happened to you, and thankfully you were compensated AND you also know how to avoid this in the future. But it sounds like this is the only truly terrible thing that has ever happened to you on a Disney trip (based on your love of Disney and the parks), so I'm hoping that you'll give Disney the benefit of the doubt here. You said that "any admiration I had for disney was gone", but as "a true disney fanatic and dvc and annual passholder", I hope that you can put this one bad incident against all of the other wonderful moments you've had and see that it is an unfortunate singular event.


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Old 01-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #80
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So we decided to rent a car in november for the first time. When we pulled into the resort the valet asked if we needed assistance, my husband said no but I said yes since we had grocery bags with us as well as luggage. Well I put this plastic bag from a store in the airport on the hook along with all our bags. The valet had taken my pocketbook out and put it on the cart, but I didn't feel comfortable with that so I took it off. Anyhow we get to the room and we call to have the luggage brought up. It was really late by then so we left to get dinner, and when we got back i passed out. In the morning I asked my husband to get my plastic bag I had gotten from the airport. It was gone. I totally lost it bc our disney gift cards were in there. Checked the room like 5 times and the car. Somewhere between the valet storing the cart to the bellman bringing it, it dissappeared. There was a yankee hat in the bag that I had bought from the airport so my husband thinks they grabbed the hat and threw the bag out. Since I had a bunch of magazines in there I am assuming that the cards were mixed in with the magazines so they did not see the gift cards. Here is the real kicker, the valets are subcontracted so they are not Disney employees. So the manager tells us to get in touch with "cars" the valet company since we were not sure exactly when the bag was taken. Cars tells us to get in touch with the hotel manager, catch 22. I had receipts for some of them so we needed to drive to target to get them replaced. We eventually got compensation from the hotel manager. But a whole day was wasted and my expectations and any any admiration I had for disney was gone. As a true disney fanatic and dvc and annual passholder i was absolutely crushed. I felt like a fool for not holding that bag along with my pocketbook. I would normally carry the cards in my little travel pouch that I got from Liberty travel but they had fallen out of there and I quickly threw them in the bag I had gotten at the airport. I just never thought in a million years that I would have to worry about that. Just so you know most of the valets on property are subcontracted and do not go through any backround check like the disney employees do. What really sucks is that I suffer from manic depression and I go to Florida to revitalize myself. I can tell you I think that is the most depressing trip of my life. Between being robbed and the hotel manager blowing us off at first I feel so betrayed by everything that Disney stands for. So keep an eye on your stuff if you use valet. I'm not talking suitcases but plastic food or merchandise bags. I thank god that I took my pocketbook off of the hook bc it could have been worse.
A terrible thing to happen! I will say this though -- if Disney contracted them, they've had background checks. All that means is that they haven't been caught yet and it's not on their record.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:09 PM   #81
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The 'Disney can do no wrong' crowd on here are simply amazing. Of course Disney is responsible. It doesn't matter if the company is contracted out. They represent Disney. Heck, Disney even advertises that you can check your bags and head to the park. It's part of the DME video. So how can people say Disney isn't responsible. Who is responsible? The OP, for using the service that Disney advertises as safe?
I do not know why people keep saying that it is Disney's fault that the OP had her things stolen.

It has nothing to do with being a Disney apologist or fanatic. It is a simple matter of contract law.

http://adisneyworld.disney.go.com/me...pup_terms.html

When you make a reservation at a resort you agree to abide by the terms and conditions (you have to click the box) and you do the same thing when you buy into DVC. The ME T&C are even more stringent, saying specifically that the are not responsible for valuables such as cash or cash equivalent.

Unless you can prove that Disney maliciously or negligently caused your loss (you yourself said you left it) then you have no claim. You believe you were robbed.

1) did you get the bag count slip from them before you left the bag with them?
2) You weren't there when the bags were delivered. Perhaps house keeping went through and thought it was trash and threw it away.

You should be thanking the management for going above and beyond because they had no liability to you

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #82
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I do not know why people keep saying that it is Disney's fault that the OP had her things stolen.

It has nothing to do with being a Disney apologist or fanatic. It is a simple matter of contract law.

http://adisneyworld.disney.go.com/me...pup_terms.html

When you make a reservation you agree to abide by the terms and conditions (you have to click the box) and you do the same thing when you buy into DVC.

Unless you can prove that Disney maliciously or negligently caused your loss (you yourself said you left it) then you have no claim. You believe you were robbed.

1) did you get the bag count slip from them before you left the bag with them?
2) You weren't there when the bags were delivered. Perhaps house keeping went through and thought it was trash and threw it away.

You should be thanking the management for going above and beyond because they had no liability to you

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:39 PM   #83
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I want to say something but the comments are so mean I don't wanna touch it with a ten foot pole. Easy killers,
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:07 PM   #84
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So sorry this happened to you! but I am also relieved to hear that no one was held at gunpoint at my beloved home resort!
I carry luggage locks in the front pocket of all my suitcases - even though I can no longer lock them at the airport - I always put a lock on every bag that I leave with valet/bell services. Just a little added security and a little extra PITA for anyone who wants to check out what's in there. The only open bags we ever leave are our grocery bags. I travel a lot and am just not that trusting.
And I have also watched countless racks of luggage left lined up and basically unattended in many many hotel parking lots and lobbies. An easy target for anyone looking to grab something and keep walking.
You can buy TSA approved luggage locks. They have a hole in the bottom that is universal and allows TSA agents to open them with an instrument they have, without having to cut the lock off. This way, your bag can stay locked even in flight, with TSA still having access to it. I know my local AAA office sells them and I'm sure you can find them online. Just make sure they are the TSA approved ones. They are available in both combination and padlock style.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #85
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I want to say something but the comments are so mean I don't wanna touch it with a ten foot pole. Easy killers,
Honestly - This board, which can be such a wonderful tool, has turned into a depository for every little thing that can possibly be complained about.

Disney is expected to be more responsible for someone's belongings than they expect to be for themselves.

Mickey Mouse gets reported because he posed for a picture at a M&G before signing an autograph, reportedly causing a meltdown in a "veteran 2-year-old" who expected the autograph first because THAT'S HOW ITS ALWAYS DONE.

Disney world is the ONLY place that people cut in line, stop in a walkway to read a map, try to cheat the system, etc. etc. Disney is criticized because a "Happy Birthday" button only gets the bearer several birthday salutations from cast members instead of it raining free Mickey Bars when they walk by a cart.

Disney tries to create a magical experience for people, but its the people who keep screwing it up with their behavior - just like the outside world. People's expectations are out of whack.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:16 PM   #86
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Honestly - This board, which can be such a wonderful tool, has turned into a depository for every little thing that can possibly be complained about.

Disney is expected to be more responsible for someone's belongings than they expect to be for themselves.

Mickey Mouse gets reported because he posed for a picture at a M&G before signing an autograph, reportedly causing a meltdown in a "veteran 2-year-old" who expected the autograph first because THAT'S HOW ITS ALWAYS DONE.

Disney world is the ONLY place that people cut in line, stop in a walkway to read a map, try to cheat the system, etc. etc. Disney is criticized because a "Happy Birthday" button only gets the bearer several birthday salutations from cast members instead of it raining free Mickey Bars when they walk by a cart.

Disney tries to create a magical experience for people, but its the people who keep screwing it up with their behavior - just like the outside world. People's expectations are out of whack.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:23 PM   #87
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When the valet took our luggage he asked how many bags we had and we said "alot" so he didn't bother counting or giving us a claim ticket. Second off we were going straight to our room and the cart was in a area only accessible to employees. Yes I usually keep the gift cards in my luggage but by unforseeable circumstances they were in another bag. I usually don't leave valuables out and the one time I did "poof", yeah I learned my lesson I will not do this ever again. You know what though I really don't care what was in the bag, the simple fact that it was taken was upsetting. Whether it was just magazines or not I still would have reported it. As far as me not being a nice person that is far from the truth. I have worked my entire life and been in the service industry so don't even go there. The whole point of writing this is to warn people, maybe someone like me who never thought this would happen to them. It "does" happen and I hope I can save someone the trouble that I went through.
They always give claim tickets. It's to protect their butts. But, if for some odd reason they didn't give you one, why the heck wouldn't you ask for one? I can't imagine not having a receipt for what I left in their possession. And how would they know where to deliver it to if they didn't fill out a ticket?
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Second off we were going straight to our room and the cart was in a area only accessible to employees.
Wait.

I have read AND experienced that BW's luggage-takers (some want to call them valet, others bell services) are NOT the people who will be the luggage-bringers. That they will not just follow you. It's one of the places where they double up on people, so one person unloads your car and a different person will bring it to you.

So I'm confused.
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I guess it's "like" a good thing that I don't work in the service industry, because if you "like" stood there giving me a death stare like you did that "little person", your crap would still be sitting in the middle of the lobby.
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Honestly - This board, which can be such a wonderful tool, has turned into a depository for every little thing that can possibly be complained about.

Disney is expected to be more responsible for someone's belongings than they expect to be for themselves.

Mickey Mouse gets reported because he posed for a picture at a M&G before signing an autograph, reportedly causing a meltdown in a "veteran 2-year-old" who expected the autograph first because THAT'S HOW ITS ALWAYS DONE.

Disney world is the ONLY place that people cut in line, stop in a walkway to read a map, try to cheat the system, etc. etc. Disney is criticized because a "Happy Birthday" button only gets the bearer several birthday salutations from cast members instead of it raining free Mickey Bars when they walk by a cart.

Disney tries to create a magical experience for people, but its the people who keep screwing it up with their behavior - just like the outside world. People's expectations are out of whack.

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