glass eye found on SM at WDW + more strange items

Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:34 PM

Came across this acrticle that tells you about the lost and found at disney and universal, you wont believe the stuff they find on rides including a glass eye that was lost on space mountain. Its a real intresting read.

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/4707050.htm

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 5:16 PM
That is very interesting. I got a good laugh at the people that lose prosthetic body parts and those that lose walkers and canes. I like the quote "I don't know how these people get home." That is stuff I would never thought a park would have to deal with, but I guess so.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 5:23 PM
Are you from around Fort Wayne...or did you just happen to come across this article?

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 5:31 PM
That is a good article. Thanks for posting that, I enjoyed it a lot.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 5:44 PM

$10,000 cash and $8,000 cash left in wallets? Man, what is wrong with people? Its bad enough they lost these items, but whats worse is the fact that someone would carry that much cash on them.

Might as well put a sign on your back that says: "I am a walking ATM machine". :)

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 5:50 PM
If you like this article, you ought to read "Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland" and "More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland" both by David Koenig. These books have tons of interesting, funny, and shocking incidents and facts such as the ones in the article. I highly recommend them.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 8:03 PM

Chitown said:

$10,000 cash and $8,000 cash left in wallets? Man, what is wrong with people?


Well, that is about the price for a day at Disney ;)

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*** This post was edited by rOLLocOASt on 12/11/2002. ***

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 9:53 PM
LOL, you're not too far off on that point. The cheapest part of a trip to Disney is the plane ticket.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 8:39 AM

Thanks for the link. That was a fun to read article. However, I must defend WDW before this goes from joking around to serious bashing because IMO, WDW is an amazing value.

A 5 day park hopper is $217.00 which = $43.40 a day. Last time I checked, almost all theme parks are about that much and this gives you the flexibility to go from park to park as much as you want. They also have cheaper rates for kids 3-9 which most parks do not have. The typical food is no more expensive than CP or SF and is just as good if not better. (except for the CP fries! no contest there) A single day ticket is $50.00 even. That is about $2.00 more than SFGadv. The locals get even better savings and it obviously makes even more sense for them to get a season pass. It is only as expensive as you decide to make it.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 8:43 AM
While I worked at Texas Giant at SFOT, we had two interesting finds: a wallet with around $5000 and a handgun that was left behind in a seat.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 8:50 AM
I assume you have to turn in the money? That must have been hard to do:). It's also rather scary that somebody was riding coasters with a handgun!
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 8:58 AM
A handgun? How'd he get past the metal detectors? :)

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:34 AM
This incident was almost 9 years ago, before the park had metal detectors.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:35 AM
Oh the things that I could tell you that are left behind in hotel rooms!
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:36 AM
Interesting, but not all that surprising with Texas's gun laws. (Disclaimer: I do not with to express any pro or or con feelings towards Texas's gun laws. Please don't read too much into that!)

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 1:02 PM

"Oh, we get body parts all the time," Lauver says. The limbs are frequently jolted loose by amusement park rides. But unlike sunglasses and hats, body parts usually are claimed by their owners."

I can just see someone hopping in the lost and found asking, "Did you happen to find my Leg?"

It's one thing losing a hat, camera or wallet. How can you lose your arm or leg?

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 7:05 PM

RTneedsTLC said:

A 5 day park hopper is $217.00 which = $43.40 a day. Last time I checked, almost all theme parks are about that much and this gives you the flexibility to go from park to park as much as you want.



Your totally right, except for one thing! If you were to spend 5 seperate days at a diffrent park like Cedar Point, or any Six Flags, you'd spend less than $100 dollars per season pass.
That's $100 of "extra" money that could be used at the DDR machine, or getting a years worth of Happy Friar Fries, OR get every member in your family those special matching coaster shirts.

I love Disney, and I don't have a problem paying those prices for tickets, but comparing it to really any other "normal" park, it's still quite expensive.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002 8:01 PM

Peabody said:
Interesting, but not all that surprising with Texas's gun laws.

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Ironically enough, this incident happened in the summer of 94 and the conceal and carry law in Texas did not take effect until January 96. The park added metal detectors for the 96 season because the Texas law specifically barred the carrying of concealed handguns in amusement parks. The park still allowed off-duty police officers to carry (only after catching flack from local police groups.)

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 10:19 AM
When I worked at GA Santa Clara, the Skyhawk (Flight Trainer) was THE place to be to find stuff. If you've never seen the ride, it is basically a giant Dumbo-type ride that spins and climbs up a tower. Once at the top of the tower, the guests can use a joystick to move their pods up and down and can spin them upside down. When they went upside down, their pockets emptied out. I'd find 2-3 Zippos a day and tons of change (~$20)

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Thursday, December 12, 2002 5:41 PM

Yea well, I had the most interesting find on SOB while working on it: Unfortuneately, Im not allowed to talk about it.

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