Pick Pocketed

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by captinhookedondisney, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. captinhookedondisney

    captinhookedondisney HIDDEN MICKEY'S ARE EVERYWHERE

    Oct 3, 2006
    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.
  2. CoolPool

    CoolPool DIS Veteran

    Mar 4, 2007
    Sad. But not terribly surprising. Thanks for the heads up.
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  4. XTinabell

    XTinabell <font color=green>My Homemade tag!<br><font color=

    Oct 19, 2006
    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
  5. daisy_77

    daisy_77 <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

    May 31, 2005
    That is awful!
    Thank you for the warning.
  6. tlovesdis

    tlovesdis Disneyland Obsessed!!! Moderator

    Jun 3, 2005
    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!
  7. minniebeth

    minniebeth DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2006
    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!
  8. Albort

    Albort ODV Crew

    Oct 9, 2006
    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...
  9. Albort

    Albort ODV Crew

    Oct 9, 2006
    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...
  10. Laurabearz

    Laurabearz <font color=deeppink>I cant load my bobbin!<br><fo

    Nov 25, 2001
    He FELT his wallet move??? And didnt reach for it then and there?

    Crime is everywhere....
  11. keishashadow

    keishashadow Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!

    Dec 30, 2004
    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.
  12. joseph821

    joseph821 Mouseketeer

    Jul 18, 2007
    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.
  13. staley7580

    staley7580 <font color=blue>Hangs Out With Hyenas<br><font co

    Sep 21, 2006
    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
  14. NVDisMom

    NVDisMom <font color=green>I love to read aloud<br><font co

    Mar 12, 2007
    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
  15. 4bugzinarug

    4bugzinarug Mouseketeer

    Oct 8, 2006
    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:
  16. mystic_path

    mystic_path DIS Veteran

    Jun 19, 2006
    :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.
  17. DisneySuiteFreak

    DisneySuiteFreak DIS Veteran

    Aug 4, 2007
    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...
  18. cyberdeb

    cyberdeb Mouseketeer

    Feb 22, 2006
    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.
  19. PrincessSitka

    PrincessSitka <font color=deeppink>I would do it in the rain oh

    Jan 15, 2005
    You would think that with all of those camara's all around they would be able to get the guy
  20. GailT

    GailT <font color=blue>I'm ba-ack!!!!<br><font color=mag

    Apr 28, 2001
    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:
  21. Goofy_Dave

    Goofy_Dave DL is a cure for what ails you!

    Jan 27, 2007
    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?

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