Thief Robs Wallet and More From Disney Stroller, Guests Avoid Solution

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One of the worst things about going to Walt Disney World is losing something while you are there. There are so many ways that you can lose a cell phone, or sunglasses, especially if you forget to take them off before hopping on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

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Although the majority of Disney vacations go off without a hitch, not all are perfect. Sometimes, riders can break down, fights can break out, lines can get long, and things just don’t seem to be going your way. Fortunately, these are (mostly) rare occurrences thanks to the majority of Guests following the guidelines and rules. However, sometimes Guests can be affected by rule-breakers and actual criminal activity. 

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We have seen Guests have items stolen from their strollers in the past, and it seems that this is a trend that is continuing, and something Guests should be aware of. When Guests go on an attraction, they do not have to bring their strollers with them as there is no where to put it on the ride. Instead, there are tons of spaces at all of the Disney Parks to park the stroller. Cast Members are often around this area, but it is encouraged that you take your things with you on the ride, or put them in a locker to avoid anything being taken.

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Disney Adult (@DisneyAdult) recently posted a Tweet of a photo where a Disney Guest asked what happens if their phone or wallet ends up stolen because it seems that is what they were experiencing after leaving their stroller unattended. The Twitter account highlighted that strollers are not lockers, and it is important that Guests are aware of this. Although most Guests would not steal from one another, Disney is not able to control all Guests at all times, and sometimes things like this will occur.

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Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios all have lockers that Guests can rent for the day at a low cost, and with that you are able to ensure your items are stored safely at all times. A stolen object could result in a negative vacation, so it is important to protect yourself from that.

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We have seen a few robberies recently, with some even happening in the Parks. While sad, it is a good reminder always to be careful with your things as well as to report any suspicious activity you may encounter. While it is not advised to leave important belongings in strollers, you don’t expect thieves to be running rampant at the Disney Parks.

Stealing of any kind is, of course, against Disney World and Disneyland’s policies that Guests must follow. Usually, breaking the rules results in you getting kicked from the Park, but when t comes to criminal activities, you can rest assured you will be punished if you are caught. Read more on Disney’s official rules and policies here.

More on Walt Disney World

While you are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!

If you want to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is a ton to see and do! You can head over to Expedition Everest in Asia (when it is not under refurbishment) to visit the terrifying Yeti. Pandora will bring your Avatar dreams to life with Flight of Passage bringing Guests into the world of the Na’vi. DINOSAUR is still filled with giant dinos at every turn, and over at Kilimanjaro Safaris, you can take a ride on a real safari, and if you are lucky, a giraffe might even step in your way! A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King is now running, and the show is not one you should miss.

At Magic Kingdom there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary and now, Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire have returned. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!

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At the moment, EPCOT is now celebrating the International Flower and Garden Festival, and tons of construction is going on! Spaceship Earth now has the new Beacon of Magic lights illuminating the sphere and Future World is on the road to completion. Club Cool and the new Creations Shop is open to Guests as well as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also debut this year! Plus, you can enjoy the stunning Harmonious show each evening!

World Showcase will soon also be joined by World Celebration, World Nature, and World Discovery. The construction on these three lands has been ongoing, and now, we are beginning to see certain aspects of the theme park taking shape.

Have you ever had something stolen from you at Disney World?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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