I figured that there are a lot of roller coaster enthusiasts here, so it would be a good place to ask this question.
I don't know what I was thinking, but this past weekend, my family and I were at Knott's Berry Farm for the Boysenberry Festival, and we made a beeline to GhostRider when the park opened.
I usually put my eyeglasses in my pants pocket on roller coasters at Knott's, but this time I put both my glasses and my daughter's glasses in my shirt front pocket as we were getting into the train. Needless to say, the glasses were gone when we got back. We checked our car and the car behind us, but no luck.
I talked with the ride operators right away afterwards, but they said all we could do was to go to lost and found and report the lost glasses since they were not allowed to stop roller coaster from operating.
So I've been in touch with lost and found since Saturday morning, filing claims and following up by phone to their lost and found Department, which is only open Monday through Friday. Apparently they only check the track for Ghost Rider twice a week, and nothing has come yet.
So my question is, what are the odds of getting our glasses back? Do parks make some effort to return items from rides to their owners if they file a claim and are proactive in trying to get the items back?
A couple of related stories: my wife says she knows someone from work who went with a group to Disneyland including visitors from overseas. The two visitors lost their passports on Indiana Jones, and the park shut down the ride until they found the passports. Also, I once lost my rental car keys on the loop coaster at Adventure Dome in Las Vegas, but it turned out the car keys were at the bottom of the car when it came back from the next cycle.Tweet
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