Notices
General Chat This forum is for general topics and chat type threads.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 20 Nov 21, 11:05 PM  
Link to this Post
#121
lfc_sarah
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
lfc_sarah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 11
Location: Kinloss, Scotland
Originally Posted by Mr Andy View Post
When I was travelling in America in late 2017, my first destination was of course Orlando as I was solo travelling and I thought I would do a week in Orlando to break me into the travels as I knew the area.

Went to Universal on my first full day and rode the Harry Potter Forbidden Journey Ride. As you do, I placed all my belongings in the lockers. When leaving the ride, I realised I had everything but not my wallet... my wallet which had ALL my credit cards in, a small amount of cash, and most importantly my driving licence (needed to get the hire car as I was swapping cars after Florida).

I ran straight back to the lockers area and this area (as I am sure most of you know) can be chaotic and a bit crazy at the best of times. Anyway, my wallet was nowhere to be seen in the locker. By this point, I was beyond stressed and almost on the floor having a panic attack. I then see a wallet in the corner of the locker room and SCREAMED in relief. I grabbed it and immediately knew it wasn't mine as it felt thick and I opened it to see well over $2000 in cash and an ID of a young man.

By this point, I was almost having a full blown panic attack as I had no money, no credit cards, nothing and for a split second I was tempted to take some of the cash in the wallet. My conscious came through and I couldn't do it so decided to hand the wallet into Guest Services Lost and Found. My wallet wasn't anywhere to be seen and I was told to check at the end of the day.

I spent the next few hours searching the entire area of Harry Potter Land... I looked an absolute mess. Panicking, stressed, manic... after a good 2/3 hours I checked with Lost and Found and some ANGEL had handed my wallet in with all my cards in tact and to top it off the young man whose wallet I had found had left me $50 for handing in his wallet without taking/stealing anything!

The amount of relief I felt after seeing my wallet in Lost and Found... I could have cried
Wow! I'm SO glad you got it back.
Good karma that, testing you! 😂
lfc_sarah is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 21 Nov 21, 03:41 AM  
Link to this Post
#122
welshmum
Imagineer
 
welshmum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 14
Very first trip in 2015 and made the mistake of collecting our car from the Disney Car Care Centre the day we landed - we were all exhausted!

DH gets himself comfortable in the car, checks mirrors etc and off we go…only to be driving on the wrong side of the road! It was only when DH saw oncoming traffic that he realised!

Haven’t made that mistake again since 😂
__________________
October 2022 - Loews Portofino/Windsor Hills Resort
October/November 2019 - RPR/POR, November 2017 - AoA/The Retreat - Championsgate, February 2017 - POR,
October 2015 - POR
welshmum is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 21 Nov 21, 07:45 AM  
Link to this Post
#123
lfc_sarah
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
lfc_sarah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 11
Location: Kinloss, Scotland
Originally Posted by welshmum View Post
Very first trip in 2015 and made the mistake of collecting our car from the Disney Car Care Centre the day we landed - we were all exhausted!

DH gets himself comfortable in the car, checks mirrors etc and off we go…only to be driving on the wrong side of the road! It was only when DH saw oncoming traffic that he realised!

Haven’t made that mistake again since 😂
Oh nooo! 🤣
lfc_sarah is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 21 Nov 21, 09:57 AM  
Link to this Post
#124
xuntitledx
Excited about Disney
 
xuntitledx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 19
Reading this thread between my fingers as some of these stories are giving me the fear!

Will add mine…

I am the organised one who sorts all the travel and ensures everyone has stress-free travel and I hadn’t gone wrong, until…

2019 in WDW and we buy a caramel apple to share. We have a bit but then see a short queue for a ride but was asked to put the caramel apple away. No problem, it’s in a container so I sling it in my bag where it gets completely forgotten about. A few hours later, we’re sweltering in the heat waiting for Festival of Fantasy parade to start and I reach into my bag for some water, only to plunge my hand into the stickiest mess. What on earth is that, we think? Ah, it’s the caramel apple that has melted and seeped out of the container.

Oh well, not a problem, we have wipes so proceed to take everything out of my bag to wipe it all down and remove the sticky residue. All fine, enjoy the parade and then we rush off to our next fastpass.

A short while later, we go to pay for something and I cannot find my purse. Or my glasses. Or loads of other things. The panic starts rising! Usually I spread out valuables across multiple bags or in the safe but hadn’t done it on this trip so am sweating at the thought that my purse is missing with our travel money card, cash, credit card, you name it. Oh, did I mention it was only Day 3 of the holiday?

We re-trace our steps and remember the clean down at the parade so we head back, no sign of anything. I was convinced we must have thrown it away with all of the wipes so we flag down a custodian who very kindly helps us rummage through the bins. No joy.

I’m close to tears now replaying scenarios in my head and thinking we were going to be completely stranded, no money, no ID etc.

As a last resort, we head to guest services but wait in the longest ever queue. After about 45 mins, we finally reach the front and my absolute relief, everything had been handed in and not a penny was missing.

Definitely Disney magic right there!

And to add insult to injury, our PhotoPass pics come through on the app later and you can see (when zoomed in), all of the bits I lost, that for some reason, I didn’t put back in my bag sitting around my feet! D’oh!

DH hasn’t let me live that one down…
xuntitledx is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 21 Nov 21, 01:06 PM  
Link to this Post
#125
disney1st timer
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Aug 13
Mobile

One incident that stands out in my memory is when we went Florida with our neighbours when I was a kid. The dad was so useless and he literally made loads of f**k ups the entire holiday. The funniest one though was waking up one morning and the villa kitchen was FULL of bubbles, literally knee deep over the entire kitchen! My mum went absolutely mental and we later found out that the dad had put dishwasher tablets in the washing machine 😂
__________________
2012 - Santa Fe - DLP
2013 - Rosen Inn International Drive
2015 - Caribbean Beach Resort
2018 - Villa in Davenport
2022 - Blue Tree Resort
disney1st timer is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 21 Nov 21, 01:28 PM  
Link to this Post
#126
lfc_sarah
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
lfc_sarah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 11
Location: Kinloss, Scotland
Originally Posted by xuntitledx View Post
Reading this thread between my fingers as some of these stories are giving me the fear!

Will add mine…

I am the organised one who sorts all the travel and ensures everyone has stress-free travel and I hadn’t gone wrong, until…

2019 in WDW and we buy a caramel apple to share. We have a bit but then see a short queue for a ride but was asked to put the caramel apple away. No problem, it’s in a container so I sling it in my bag where it gets completely forgotten about. A few hours later, we’re sweltering in the heat waiting for Festival of Fantasy parade to start and I reach into my bag for some water, only to plunge my hand into the stickiest mess. What on earth is that, we think? Ah, it’s the caramel apple that has melted and seeped out of the container.

Oh well, not a problem, we have wipes so proceed to take everything out of my bag to wipe it all down and remove the sticky residue. All fine, enjoy the parade and then we rush off to our next fastpass.

A short while later, we go to pay for something and I cannot find my purse. Or my glasses. Or loads of other things. The panic starts rising! Usually I spread out valuables across multiple bags or in the safe but hadn’t done it on this trip so am sweating at the thought that my purse is missing with our travel money card, cash, credit card, you name it. Oh, did I mention it was only Day 3 of the holiday?

We re-trace our steps and remember the clean down at the parade so we head back, no sign of anything. I was convinced we must have thrown it away with all of the wipes so we flag down a custodian who very kindly helps us rummage through the bins. No joy.

I’m close to tears now replaying scenarios in my head and thinking we were going to be completely stranded, no money, no ID etc.

As a last resort, we head to guest services but wait in the longest ever queue. After about 45 mins, we finally reach the front and my absolute relief, everything had been handed in and not a penny was missing.

Definitely Disney magic right there!

And to add insult to injury, our PhotoPass pics come through on the app later and you can see (when zoomed in), all of the bits I lost, that for some reason, I didn’t put back in my bag sitting around my feet! D’oh!

DH hasn’t let me live that one down…
Oh my goodness! So so happy for you being able to get it all back!
I don't blame him tbh, it's pretty bad 🤣
lfc_sarah is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 21 Nov 21, 01:29 PM  
Link to this Post
#127
lfc_sarah
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
lfc_sarah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 11
Location: Kinloss, Scotland
Originally Posted by disney1st timer View Post
One incident that stands out in my memory is when we went Florida with our neighbours when I was a kid. The dad was so useless and he literally made loads of f**k ups the entire holiday. The funniest one though was waking up one morning and the villa kitchen was FULL of bubbles, literally knee deep over the entire kitchen! My mum went absolutely mental and we later found out that the dad had put dishwasher tablets in the washing machine 😂
🤣🤣 Oh my gosh
lfc_sarah is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 21 Nov 21, 02:05 PM  
Link to this Post
#128
duchy
Imagineer
 
duchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 04
Location: Kent
Originally Posted by welshmum View Post
Very first trip in 2015 and made the mistake of collecting our car from the Disney Car Care Centre the day we landed - we were all exhausted!

DH gets himself comfortable in the car, checks mirrors etc and off we go…only to be driving on the wrong side of the road! It was only when DH saw oncoming traffic that he realised!

Haven’t made that mistake again since 😂
Friend of mine did that her first day back at work after three weeks in the US . I was freaking but very casually said “er Jacqui, you’re on the wrong side of the road” as I really didn’t want to make things worse.
duchy is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 22 Nov 21, 10:07 AM  
Link to this Post
#129
JudyC
VIP Dibber
 
JudyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 05
Chiming in with passport disasters I've got a different one . Not us but my brother. His passport fell down a gap at the check in desk Manchester airport, and someone had to take it apart to retrieve it! Don't ask me how that happened 😂
__________________
2018 Vegas & San Diego 2017 Vegas/Arizona/Utah 2013 New York/Vegas/California
2010 California
2000 2004 2006 2008 2011 2015 Florida
93 94 03 DLP
JudyC is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Latest News
Posted in Rollercoaster
On 21st January 11:31am
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will open Iron Gwazi, the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster,... Read More »
Posted in international Flower & Garden Festival
On 13th January 11:35am
This March the Garden Rocks Concert series returns to EPCOT at the International Flower &... Read More »
Posted in Seaworld
On 4th January 2:22pm
Get ready for uncharted chills on the all-new Ice Breaker coaster at SeaWorld Orlando! Named... Read More »


theDIBB Menu


Exchange Rates
US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.3272
CaxtonFX  $1.3213
Covent Garden FX  $1.3432
FAIRFX  $1.3249
John Lewis  $1.3305
M&S  $1.3113
Post Office  $1.3097
Sainsburys  $1.3242
TESCO  $1.3275
Travelex  $1.3243
Updated: 01:30 22/01/2022
Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1696
CaxtonFX  €1.1620
Covent Garden FX  €1.1837
FAIRFX  €1.1680
John Lewis  €1.1743
M&S  €1.1570
Post Office  €1.1553
Sainsburys  €1.1674
TESCO  €1.1698
Travelex  €1.1700
Updated: 01:30 22/01/2022

DIBB Premium Membership
Did you know you can help support theDIBB with Premium Membership?

Check out this link for more information and benefits, such as...

"No adverts on theDIBB Forums"

Upgrade Now



X