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Has anyone had their stroller stolen while parking in a designated area?

Disneyland: I've seen many nice expensive strollers left abandoned at the entrance of the ride

From Samantha de alba
Posted November 23, 2011 at 9:20 AM
I wonder if anyone got their stroller stolen at disneyland before. I've seen many nice expensive strollers left abandon at the entrance of the ride without any staff or security guard around strollers parking area. There's probably only one staff at the end of waiting line and that was it.


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From Amy Smith
Posted November 23, 2011 at 11:48 AM
I've never been to Disneyland, but I've seen and heard of many strollers (nice and park rented ones) being stolen at all the Orlando area parks. It happens more when it's busy because people get frustrated at not being able to find theirs and just grab any stroller and stick their kid in it. I guess with the increased population in the parks on those days there is also an increase in dishonest guests as well.
I would imagine it is much the same in California.

From Victoria Jurkowski
Posted November 23, 2011 at 1:08 PM
My sister once had her Minnie ears stolen out of the stroller's cargo area on the bottom. But we've never had our stroller stolen, and I've never heard of one being stolen, though I bet it does happen.

From Andrew Mooney
Posted November 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM
Not the stroller per se, but the items in the hold. It was at the Living Land building in EPCOT, and whilst my family had dinner at the Garden Grove the items stored were stolen. Thankfully any expensive items we had ie camera/camcorder were with us but we lost our sweets for Illuminations, my brother's nappies and those light up torch things. When we asked some Cast members if they saw anything or could help us, they just ignored us and never tried to resolve the problem. I was actually disappointed in Disney at the time as being a child you are really spooked when someone takes your own things.

We were able to laugh that the thief got nappies, but if we weren't careful in thinking WDW was a safe haven then it could have been worse. I'm sure several families have been tricked into thinking Disney is a safe place from the nastiness of the outside world, losing very personal belongings.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted November 23, 2011 at 2:37 PM
lol theme park intruder

From Carrie Hood
Posted November 23, 2011 at 6:13 PM
Personally you shouldn't leave anything in the stroller, that's just asking for it. The same way you wouldn't leave your purse just sitting someplace, you shouldn't leave anything you care about in an Un-attanded stroller.
No one ever took my god-daughters, then again we always used a super cheap umbrella stroller. So if someone really wanted the whole $10 I'd spent on it, they where welcome to it. That giant stroller of her's was a complete pain in the *** to deal with loading and unloading.

From Tony Duda
Posted November 23, 2011 at 6:21 PM
I heard of a way to discourage theft. Take a disposable diaper and pour some root beer or cola on it so it looks used and hang it from the handles in a see-through plastic zip lock bag. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't, but I know I avoid used diapers like the plague.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted November 23, 2011 at 7:16 PM
I think that would be more effective without the clear plastic Zip-loc bag.

From Tony Perkins
Posted November 29, 2011 at 9:05 PM
Always took an old, simple stroller to DL back when the kids needed one. Didn't think anyone would want to steal it but one night it disappeared from the Pirates stroller parking area. Never take an expensive stroller into the park.

From Randy Stellar
Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:11 AM
With family at Magic Mountain we've had our rental wheelchair stolen twice in the same day. They told us that it happens all the time because people like to ride in them down the hilly sidewalks.

We've also had an electronic rental wheelchair stolen at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. They said the keys are universal and people steal others' when their own batteries die so they don't have to walk all the way back to the rental place.

Not as bad as having personal property stolen, but, well, OBviousLY, we have a theif in the theme parks.

From Heather D
Posted November 30, 2011 at 10:02 PM
My family and I have annual passes to Disneyland so we're there around once a month. We've never had our stroller stolen (it's a Bugaboo) but it has been moved a few times by Disney employees (when we park it by other strollers without realizing its not really stroller parking). We've also never had anything stolen from our stroller.

From Skipper Adam
Posted December 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM
Sometimes I'm the guy who moves the strollers around. I've never seen or heard of items being stolen out of a stroller, but I've seen some expensive things left in them, and it's really not a good idea. I have seen strollers taken, mostly by mistake, and I've seen them more often than not returned eventually. I know strollers are a necessary evil, but wouldn't it be nice if we just didn't have to deal with them...

From Anon Mouse
Posted December 1, 2011 at 5:12 PM
I never had anything stolen, but I'm very careful. Never leave anything valuable in it. Park it next to more expensive strollers if possible. Sort of like parking next to a Mercedes. They are usually attracted the other car. I'm cheap. I bring the $30 umbrella stroller instead of the $100 or more deluxe stroller.

Many times, CMs or other guests will move your stroller especially on a very busy day. Don't panic. Keep looking.

From J C
Posted January 19, 2012 at 2:08 PM
@ Sea world during the shows the strollers are about 9 deep and most people don't feel like climbing all the way to the front so they just grab closest stroller and roll off. I have also noticed Kids ages 8-16 while waiting for shows and stuff grab stuff out of strollers.

My suggestion
Bring a cheap stroller. or just rent a park one(they'll give you another if someone takes it just keep receipt)
and
Don't leave anything in it.

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