Lost and Found

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by Justin Jett, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Justin Jett

    Justin Jett I will do my Elvis impression

    Feb 27, 2008
    According to Walt Disney World Lost and Found cast members, the most unusual items to ever be turned in included a glass eye, a prosthetic leg, and a potty trainer. All of those items were later claimed. (Not by the same person.) What have you lost and/or found?
  2. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

    Dec 22, 2009
    Patrick left his cell phone charger and a tie in our room (which Disney mailed to us).

    The glass eye is a good one, :rotfl:
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  4. EPCOT is a verb

    EPCOT is a verb Former Long-time lurker

    Sep 3, 2007
    I lost my pedometer. Found it later at MK lost and found! Never thought I would see it again.
  5. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Jan 12, 2001
    My record is not what I lost (and was found), but what I was involved with. (I once left a camera in a store, and once had a cell phone come out of its holder; both were recovered.)

    A few years ago I was in the Guest Relations Office at Typhoon when a lifeguard coordinator came in with a wallet which one of the lifeguards had found in the wave pool. Following proper policy, he brought it unopened to Guest Relations and gave it to me.

    I opened it up, with witnesses, and first found a British Driver's License, so at least we knew who it belonged to. I then found 12 engraved portraits of Ben Franklin, as well as some other cash.

    A manager was contacted and a high-level decision was made to page the Guest on the Park PA System. About ten minutes later he shows up at Guest Relations and was not aware why he had been paged.

    It turned out that for some reason he thought his wife had the wallet. Actually it had been in a back pocket in his swim shorts and had been knocked out by a wave.

    So we had his wallet and money back to him before he was even aware that it was missing. Last I saw of him he was going, with a Security Officer, back into the Park.

    I never found out if he had attempted to seek out the lifeguard that had found it. Personally, if it had been my money I would have made sure to give the finder a reward.
  6. wehavesix

    wehavesix DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2007
    My sons wallet was lost in Hollywood Studios and was turned in to the lost and found there. Everything, including about $300 cash, was intact.

    Just a couple of weeks ago I lost my magnetic clip on shades that go with my glasses. They must have fallen out of my bag somewhere in Epcot or between Epcot & or villa at BCV. So far they haven't been recovered. They were in a flat black case that had seen better days. I figure they ended up in the trash either because they were damaged or someone simply didn't recognize them as having value. I don't expect to see them again.
  7. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Feb 11, 2007
    Are you permitted to accept it? I understand tour guides aren't even permitted to accept tips...

    DW lost her baseball hat on Splash Mountain on our second trip. Didn't know much about WDW L&F then and probably didn't want it back. :)

    Lost a left child's pink croc at Epcot. DD#2 had a habit of kicking off one shoe while in the stroller, and not telling anyone. Didn't get that back but tried. They DID have a left child's pink croc of the right size - but when I showed up, it was a different design (when there was only like 3 designs), so apparently we weren't the only ones with this sort of problem :)

    Same trip, she kicked off both her sandals at DHS. But we found out somewhat quickly, and I knew where I last knew she had them. Someone picked them up and placed them on top of a trash bin where they could be seen.

    When I took DD#1 for Star Wars Weekends, she had bought herself a Jedi Mickey baseball cap. Before leaving to go home we were at Epcot, and went on Spaceship Earth. She took it off for the picture and left it on the seat. We left without it. Just before we got in the car she remembered, so we booked it back and talked to the CMs. They looked but didn't see it. I left our info at GR, and called the next day from home. They had it, and sent it to us for free. DD#1 was ecstatic as there wasn't much chance of getting another one.

    We did leave a small bag at Tusker House on the last trip. We hadn't been gone more than 2 or 3 minutes before I realized it, so I ran back - and they had already taken it from the table and were in the process of sending it to the park L&F already! But our server caught it before it left.

    Friend of mine we were with one trip left a backpack behind, twice, in the same day. The first time he got it back quick, the second time he had to go to pick it up.
  8. SamSam

    SamSam http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/index.

    Jan 21, 2001
    Twice (yes, doh!) I left my camera hanging on the hook in the restroom stall...both times it was turned in. Magical! There are plenty of good people out there!
  9. peterhoang

    peterhoang Lostin Alaska

    Jun 14, 2011
    I had a Disney Cruise to Alaska from 5/31/11 to 6/7/11.
    On the way from Ketchikan to Vancouver, I left my I-Pod on the floor under Pingpong table near Game Room.
    I came back about 5 minutes after a Pizza break and the man was still playing
    at another Pingpong table told me that 'there were two 12 years old white boys pick it up and go away.
    I check with Lost & found in Customer Service desk from time to time but no luck.
    I don't believe in such Disney Cruise that there is a bad-bad-bad boy!!!
  10. msteddom

    msteddom We always wait in line in California (something)

    May 23, 2003
    My favorite pink baseball cap got knocked off my head in the wave pool at Typhoon Lagoon. I reported it missing, and left the park figuring I would never see it again. It was mailed to me a few weeks later faded and stained. It had obviously spent some time at the bottom of the pool. A few good washings got most of the dirt out, and I actually like it more now that it has a "story".

  11. Friendly Frog

    Friendly Frog DIS veteran with a mouse on her back.

    Jul 31, 2005
    I left my point and shoot camera at Cosmic Rays. I went back about 5-10 minutes later and an employee still had it for me.
  12. dallastxcpa

    dallastxcpa DIS Veteran

    Apr 11, 2004
    Last summer I left about $3,000 worth of camera equipment laying on the bench at the market place bus stop in DTD. Thank heaven some honest person turned it in because I had a wedding to shoot that following weekend.

    I didn't realize I had left it until we were all the way back to AKL. The front desk tried to call DTD but they wouldn't confirm anything over the phone. The next day when I walked into lost and found the cast member had my camera on the counter and was logging it in. :)
  13. SaraMc

    SaraMc Moderator Moderator

    Jan 18, 2005
    Last trip was the first time in all our trips we actually lost something. DD ( now 2) new Mickey Ears. Just the plain black ones. We had taken them off her when she fell asleep before wishes. It was dark and I thought I put them under the stroller but they may have got pushed out the other side of the basket. The next day was our last day, no ears to be found when we unpacked the stroller. We had DS's but not hers. Went to guest services at MK to see if they were there still or how we can get to Lost and Found to find them. When the CM found out it was our last day in the park he said, "You know by the time you all get to ticket and trans you will have lost a lot of time on your last day" So he gave us a voucher to get her a new pair of ears that we could use at Le Chapeau. It took them about 10 minutes over there to get her a new pair. They kept telling us to get the more expensive lettering since it was free, but I wanted hers to match her brothers. Im a bit of a traditionalist, I wanted her to have a classic pair of ears. Needless to say Great Guest service! So somewhere in lost and found there is a pair of toddler ears in black with Olivia on them.
  14. Cherinva

    Cherinva Co-Host of the Va. DIS Meet and avid pin collector

    Oct 24, 2007
    My DGD left her "ears" on the Monorail a couple of years ago. We didn't realize it until the next day. We went to Lost and Found and got them back...I honestly didn't expect to. Pixie Dust !!!!
  15. connie1042

    connie1042 DIS Veteran

    May 18, 2006
    My husband left his favorite hat in the room when we were there in May. We called POR from the airport and asked them to send it to us if they find it. We had it delivered to our house 3 days later. I was going to save it for him and give it to him for Fathers Day on Sunday, but he was going to go buy a new one last weekend, so I ended up giving it to him. He was very happy.
  16. reeveha

    reeveha Mouseketeer

    Mar 18, 2006
    We took our 7yo GS for his second trip to WDW in Dec 2009 with his monogrammed "Ears" he got on his first trip five years earlier. We went to Chef Mickeys for breakfast and afterwards took the Monorail to MK.

    We started into MK and my DD discovered that he didn't have his ears. He was heart-broken. They both retraced our steps without finding them. She left her contact info with Chef Mickey's & Resort L&F but after 3 days there was still no word.

    On our next to last day, DD & GS went to GR@MK to check again. They told GR their story. The CM called the MK & the Contempory L&F but no luck. The CM that she would call Chef Mickey's alittle later and to come back after 4.

    When they came back at 4 and guess what? "Mickey" himself had left personalized autographed picture and a note for the GS saying he had "found" his ears (fancier that the old one) and that he hoped that he had enjoyed his trip to the World. "Mickey" had also given him 6 family FP to any ride in any park.

    Kuddos to GR and that CM for making my GS trip one that he still remembers.
  17. wishspirit

    wishspirit When you wish upon a star!

    Jun 8, 2005
    Such warm fuzzies on this thread. Another reason why we all love Disney! :goodvibes
  18. Justin Jett

    Justin Jett I will do my Elvis impression

    Feb 27, 2008
  19. YukiPhnx

    YukiPhnx The Minnie to my Mickey

    Jan 20, 2009
    I've got another great CM story to tell!

    DBF and I were in the France pavilion for a wine tasting and I had set my videocamera on the counter. Without noticing, we left without it :scared1: and headed out to get a Grand Marnier slush.

    I STILL hadn't noticed that I had lost it until we were coming out from the bakery and the wine tasting CM came RUNNING out to me to hand me my video camera! I was SOOOO grateful to this CM and I'll never forget him. I wrote a letter to Disney about him too.
  20. mommyceratops

    mommyceratops <font color=red>Covets Clown School<br><font color

    Jan 12, 2006
    Years ago I had this nice cannon point and shoot that I loved. However it broke and I didn't want to buy another one because it was to much money. So I bought cheaper ones and was never happy with them.

    I finally talked DH into buying me a newer version of the one I loved many years ago. I loved it! It was pink and so cute!!

    I had it for our 2 week Disney vacation and the last day I lost it. :eek: I miss it so much... I think it fell out of my back pack on TSM.

    The joke of the story is when we were down in May for a quick visit I lost my new one every day and always found it. :confused: IT got so bad after every ride DS would make me check and make sure I had it! :lmao:
  21. tinkbutt

    tinkbutt DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2008
    Speaking of glass eyes I knew a woman, one of my dad's friends when he worked at WDW, who was "friends" with Donald who had a glass eye maybe it was hers!!!;)

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