What have you lost at Disney World? What do you worry about losing?

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What have you lost at Disney World? What do you worry about losing?

Probably the worst thing we've left in a hotel room at WDW was a charger for our camera battery. I worry constantly about losing my home keys though. What have you lost? What do you worry about losing? Does anyone have any tips for never forgetting anything?

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We lose ourselves in Disney and don't worry about it one little bit! yay biggrin awesome
Although Scrappy does lose a pair of sunglasses every time, but they're never expensive.

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CAR KEYS! We usually lock them in the safe as soon as we get there (we use the buses) but I am always worried I'll loose them because I switch purses so much there.

Once we left an entire drawer full of clothes at POP and they were mailed back to us within a week for free. Talk about service!

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I'm absolutely paranoid about losing my glasses on a ride! I wear a strap, even on moderate rides, because without the glasses I'm no good to anyone!

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I always lose sunglasses, too, Mr hub and scrappy! Usually I plan on just buying a pair at Wal-mart when I get there so that there's no problem when I lose them. That's one thing I can't do without at WDW -- sunglasses.

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Last September (2009), I lost a Mickey pocket watch that my Mom got me for my birthday just a week earlier! I decided to wear it to the park and stuck it in my pocket.

Rode 1 ride (Rock N Roller Coaster!) and when I came out, the watch was gone! I was sooo sad!

We went to Lost and Found at lunch time, but nothing.

Then, 4 days later when we revisited HS, I decided to stop by Lost and Found again just for the heck of it - and they had my watch!!

I couldn't believe it, but was so happy.

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Teacherdrama, I don't wear my contacts very much at home, but I usually wear them at the parks for just that reason. When I was younger and would go to the local theme parks, I'd just leave my glasses in the car and be blind for the day.

Jeff, that's awesome that you found your watch. Good thing you lost it early in your trip.

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I always wear contacts in the parks too, but then end up worrying about my sunglasses instead.

The only thing I've lost in a Disney park is my sense of reality... although I think I may have deliberately left it at the gate on the way in.

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I always lose sunglasses, too, Mr hub and scrappy! Usually I plan on just buying a pair at Wal-mart when I get there so that there's no problem when I lose them. That's one thing I can't do without at WDW -- sunglasses.

Sunglasses..I forgot about that one!
I made the mistake of wearing my nice expensive sunglasses to Disney once..I didn't loose them but I was so paranoid about them falling off on a ride I did not enjoy myself. I ended up buying cheap ones from Disney for the rest of the trip.

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my D&G sunglasses and my phone...Im useless without both..I actually did lose my phone in LTT upstairs bathroom once..I about cried.

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my D&G sunglasses and my phone...Im useless without both..I actually did lose my phone in LTT upstairs bathroom once..I about cried.

DW gets cheap-o sunglasses for the trip because there's a pretty good chance she'll lose them. Not nearly as stylish, but it removes the (very realistic) fear of losing her nice pair.

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I prefer wearing my glasses, but they're prohibitively expensive. This is mainly due to the ultra-high index (1.74) polycarbonate lenses. Thankfully someone must have been looking out for me when I was born (with horrible eyesight) because my mom has been an optician since before I came along. She now runs a lab that makes lenses, so I was able to get my glasses for cost. Retail they would have been about $1,200 sad

With all that said, I use a nice sturdy strap, and I don't have to worry about them at all. The strap is adjustable and comfortable, so I can wear it all day with no problem. I even have nice sunglasses that fit over my glasses (while looking like the sunglasses are all I'm wearing), so during the day I can wear those with the strap over my glasses. Then when going in a dark ride or some such, I can just have the sunglasses around my neck. Don't have to worry about losing them or putting them in the case, then a backpack or purse and having to dig them out later.

I'm pretty anal about checking and rechecking before we leave, so I don't think I've ever left anything in a hotel room. I had a pair of Ralph Lauren glasses in the case slip out of my pocket on a WDW bus once though. They were securely in my pocket, so I didn't even thing about checking for them when I got off the bus. Somehow though, they jostled loose and I didn't notice. They were expensive prescription glasses (not quite as bad as the aforementioned because they were not my full prescription; I wore them over contacts). My calls to various lost and founds did not yield any results. Part that really made me mad is they were prescription. What the heck is anyone else going to do with them? Worse still, they had the name and phone number of my mom's office in the case! In big, bold letters no less. Whoever found them chose to ignore that though.

I was an adult at the time, but I seriously wanted to cry. I loved those glasses. The way things like that work, designers do limited production runs of their frames (and other items). Once the production run ends, they are gone forever. When we got home and my mom set about finding a replacement, she found they had not been making this frame for several years. Thankfully, my mom is as resourceful as I am and she was able to track down a pair working with Ralph Lauren reps. My mom never told me she found me a replacement. Months later, I opened a present for Christmas and just about lost it when I saw those glasses. She's the best mom ever.

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Lifl..totally unrelated but I was an optician in another lifetime (aka, that year I quit teaching) I enjoyed it but I wanted to go back to teaching and I worked for a doctor who was quiet literally the devil.

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I'd say I'm pretty anal about checking everything before we leave, but I still manage to forget stuff sometimes. Nothing too bad. The worst is when you're rushed, for example if you're running late.

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Bella wrote:
Lifl..totally unrelated but I was an optician in another lifetime (aka, that year I quit teaching) I enjoyed it but I wanted to go back to teaching and I worked for a doctor who was quiet literally the devil.

It's a pretty good gig. My mom really enjoys it.

For the record, I would never tell how much I paid for something fancy. I think that's bad form. Only reason I mentioned it here is I felt it was relevant, but more importantly I did not pay the "luxury" price for them.

**ON TOPIC**

I worry my reasonably good track record with not losing things on vacation is going to suffer when we start taking family vacations (with kiddos and all their schtuff).

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LifeIsForLiving wrote:
Bella wrote:
Lifl..totally unrelated but I was an optician in another lifetime (aka, that year I quit teaching) I enjoyed it but I wanted to go back to teaching and I worked for a doctor who was quiet literally the devil.

It's a pretty good gig. My mom really enjoys it.

For the record, I would never tell how much I paid for something fancy. I think that's bad form. Only reason I mentioned it here is I felt it was relevant, but more importantly I did not pay the "luxury" price for them.

**ON TOPIC**

I worry my reasonably good track record with not losing things on vacation is going to suffer when we start taking family vacations (with kiddos and all their schtuff).

Just make sure none of it can't be replaced at the local Wal-Mart and you should be OK. I'm a firm believer in not getting kids anything "fancy" until they can prove they can be responsible with it themselves!

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Hi,

I lost an umbrella on the launch between WL and MK. I was worried because the weather forecast was for rain. I went to City Hall and was directed to the Emporium, where I was GIVEN a neew umbrella. When I went to pay for it, I was told to keep it. WDW does take care of its guests.

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LeCellierBuff1963 wrote:
Hi,

I lost an umbrella on the launch between WL and MK. I was worried because the weather forecast was for rain. I went to City Hall and was directed to the Emporium, where I was GIVEN a neew umbrella. When I went to pay for it, I was told to keep it. WDW does take care of its guests.

Jim

When was this Jim? I wonder if that would still happen today...

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LeCellierBuff1963 wrote:
Hi,

I lost an umbrella on the launch between WL and MK. I was worried because the weather forecast was for rain. I went to City Hall and was directed to the Emporium, where I was GIVEN a new umbrella. When I went to pay for it, I was told to keep it. WDW does take care of its guests.

Jim

When was this Jim? I wonder if that would still happen today...

Not exactly sure if it was in 2006 or 2007. Probably in 2006.

Jim

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This made me laugh...and pardon me if you're squeamish about such things, Fellow Grownups...I didn't lose it, but last January, I left my breastpump at MK! They had graciously locked it up for me at the Baby Care Center, and I didn't realize I had forgotten it until I was back across the Lagoon! Agghhh! Had to go all the way back for it.

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Oh dear...you are looking at Captain Squeamish here....

Time for Over-sharing Tuesday - I once found a breast pump in a conference room at work. I had no idea what it was and started taking it out of the case and examining the parts...in front of my co-workers...and kept asking "WHat in the world is this thing??" They finally told me. A few minutes later there was a knock on the door, and a young lady sticks her head in and says "Excuse me, I left a bag in here...may I please have it?"

I still get razzed about that, and it was 10 years ago...last year someone left a "Got Milk" mug they found at a garage sale on my desk.... eek

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JeffC wrote:
Oh dear...you are looking at Captain Squeamish here....

Time for Over-sharing Tuesday - I once found a breast pump in a conference room at work. I had no idea what it was and started taking it out of the case and examining the parts...in front of my co-workers...and kept asking "WHat in the world is this thing??" They finally told me. A few minutes later there was a knock on the door, and a young lady sticks her head in and says "Excuse me, I left a bag in here...may I please have it?"

I still get razzed about that, and it was 10 years ago...last year someone left a "Got Milk" mug they found at a garage sale on my desk.... eek


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JeffC wrote:
Oh dear...you are looking at Captain Squeamish here....

Time for Over-sharing Tuesday - I once found a breast pump in a conference room at work. I had no idea what it was and started taking it out of the case and examining the parts...in front of my co-workers...and kept asking "WHat in the world is this thing??" They finally told me. A few minutes later there was a knock on the door, and a young lady sticks her head in and says "Excuse me, I left a bag in here...may I please have it?"

I still get razzed about that, and it was 10 years ago...last year someone left a "Got Milk" mug they found at a garage sale on my desk.... eek



Jeff - you are a brilliant storyteller. I am literally laughing with tears in my eyes. And that's quite an accomplishment on your part, as I sit in my in laws house for the holidays! Thank you sooo much for the - well, I would say chuckle, but it's more like a guffaw. biggrin

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My dad lost his gold necklace with Christ on it at River Country. It's probably still sitting under the gross sand and murky waters there today. Sad

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My dad lost his gold necklace with Christ on it at River Country. It's probably still sitting under the gross sand and murky waters there today. Sad

I wonder if it would have been better if it had been lost in an accessible place. Is it better to know it's lost someplace no one can find it, or in a place where someone probably absconded with it?

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I would be so worried about losing my contact. On our first trip it came out when we were on the porch at Crystal Palace...but Jason found it all in one piece! My contact is specialty gas perms, so losing it would be REALLY bad.

Jason losing his glasses would be a nightmare too

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JeffC wrote:
Oh dear...you are looking at Captain Squeamish here....

Time for Over-sharing Tuesday - I once found a breast pump in a conference room at work. I had no idea what it was and started taking it out of the case and examining the parts...in front of my co-workers...and kept asking "WHat in the world is this thing??" They finally told me. A few minutes later there was a knock on the door, and a young lady sticks her head in and says "Excuse me, I left a bag in here...may I please have it?"

I still get razzed about that, and it was 10 years ago...last year someone left a "Got Milk" mug they found at a garage sale on my desk.... eek

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Oh dear...you are looking at Captain Squeamish here....

Time for Over-sharing Tuesday - I once found a breast pump in a conference room at work. I had no idea what it was and started taking it out of the case and examining the parts...in front of my co-workers...and kept asking "WHat in the world is this thing??" They finally told me. A few minutes later there was a knock on the door, and a young lady sticks her head in and says "Excuse me, I left a bag in here...may I please have it?"

I still get razzed about that, and it was 10 years ago...last year someone left a "Got Milk" mug they found at a garage sale on my desk.... eek

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This time, I lost my Disney Rewards Visa the first night there. Somewhere between our purchase at World of Disney and the processing of our refund at the AMC Theaters a few hours later. Called Lost and Found, still not found and nowhere to be seen. That's a bit unsettling while on vacation!

We called and the Disney people super about it. They went through all the recent charges and we validated them, and they told us to continue using it while on vacation, and that they are liable for any unauthorized charges. Once we get home, we can call them and cancel the card and transfer everything to a new card.

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JeffC wrote:
This time, I lost my Disney Rewards Visa the first night there. Somewhere between our purchase at World of Disney and the processing of our refund at the AMC Theaters a few hours later. Called Lost and Found, still not found and nowhere to be seen. That's a bit unsettling while on vacation!

We called and the Disney people super about it. They went through all the recent charges and we validated them, and they told us to continue using it while on vacation, and that they are liable for any unauthorized charges. Once we get home, we can call them and cancel the card and transfer everything to a new card.

Lost credit cards are the worst. We have all kinds of bills that get routed through the CC automatically, so when we have to replace one it's a major hassle.

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I left my retainer on a napkin at a restaurant. When I realized it they tried to find it, but to no avail.

Last trip, my 2 week old prescription glasses popped a lens on space mountain. It was about 2am since it was EMH, even still they wouldn't give me a chance to check the car for the lens and siad they'd look when the ride closed and had us go wait on some benches. A manager came over and explained their whole search procedure each night where they turn on the lights and walk slowly looking for things, I was naturally freaking out, but he just kept talking.

15 minutes later the cm that didn't let me look came by and handed me my lens, another guest found it in the car. He said it'd gone through 4 or 5 times at that point. There wasn't a scratch on it!

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