A new law enforcement report states that around $20,000 worth of pieces from Walt Disney World attractions have gone missing.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, a Walt Disney World Resort employee noticed on October 1 that a set of sails used in the Peter Pan’s Flight attraction at Magic Kingdom had gone missing. The sails were previously stored in a shed behind Test Track at Epcot. The employee was taking inventory when he noticed the missing sails, which are highly recognizable as part of the attraction’s vehicles.
The employee also noticed that afternoon that “a shell” and three seats used in ride vehicles for the Space Mountain roller coaster in Disney’s Magic Kingdom had also disappeared from the storage shed.
Altogether, the missing items are worth approximately $20,000.
The local Orange County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the missing attraction pieces on October 2. According to the law enforcement report, none of the missing items have unique markings or serial numbers that can be used to identify them. How the grand theft and burglary occurred remains a mystery, especially since the items were stored in a padlocked shed with fencing surrounding it.
This report of the theft of Magic Kingdom attraction pieces comes not long after other reports of stolen items from other Walt Disney World attractions surfaced.
We previously shared the news of an animatronic known as Buzzy (from the long extinct Cranium Command attraction at Epcot) whose parts were reportedly stolen earlier this year. And we recently reported an update on the case of an ex-Walt Disney World Cast Member who allegedly stole several items from the Haunted Mansion attraction by illegally sneaking into the backstage area of Magic Kingdom. That Cast Member also sold the stolen Haunted Mansion items for thousands of dollars.
At this time, it is unclear whether the theft of any of the above Walt Disney World items is connected in some way. Orlando Sentinel reports that Walt Disney World officials deem the theft of the Peter Pan’s Flight and Space Mountain attraction pieces to be a law enforcement issue.
This is a developing story. We will share updates as more news becomes available.
Source: Orlando Sentinel