In 2014 we spent an amazing week in Florida visiting my parents. After picking us up at Orlando International they surprised me by saying we were going to go to “Downtown Disney” for dinner. I was traveling with my 3 children ages 8, 5, and 3. We were so excited and quickly decided to eat at the T-Rex Cafe for the first time.
My 3 year old fell asleep in the car on the way over so when I transferred him to the stroller I tucked him in with his most precious blanket, “Gee”. I wasn’t sure how he would wake up since we had been traveling most of the day and I wasn’t sure what to expect at the T-Rex Cafe. I thought having his Gee with him would be a good idea.
He woke up fine and although he was unsure of the loud and dark moments that came about every 20 minutes he was fine. We had a great meal and the kids were so chatty telling Grandma and Grandpa all about our trip in the airplane and all the fun we were going to have.
After we ate we left in shifts as some had to use the bathroom, pay the check and the restless wanted to go to the Lego Store. We spent some time in the Lego Store, had a fun time dancing at the bandstand, and ice cream at Ghiradelli’s. As it started to get dark we decided to ride the boat around Downtown Disney and got off at the Pleasure Island stop. After a quick stop at the bathroom we got back in the car to head to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. As we were getting back on the highway around 10pm the kids were getting tired and my 3 yr old asked for his Gee. OH NO!!!!! I knew we brought it with us but when was the last time I saw it!!!!! It was too late to go back so we settled him down and went back to the house.
We have NEVER lost a Gee before. I wasn’t sure how we would survive. I called the restaurant the next day and got the info on Disney’s Lost and Found.
Disney has one lost and found location where all the items from all over the property are taken with the exception of the resorts. The resorts have their own lost and found. Everything from Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, Blizzard Beach, and Typhoon Lagoon is sent at the end of the day to the Theme Parks Lost and Found. (If you notice you lost something right away you can check at the end of the day at the theme park guest services) When you call you will be asked the date the item was lost, the location it was lost and a description.
You can call Theme Parks Lost & Found at 407-824-4245. They are open 9am-7pm 7 days a week. If your item is found you can go pick it up at the east side of the Transportation and Ticket Center. You can drive there since they have a 15 min parking area or take Disney transportation. Ask the Cast Member you speak to about the best way to get there from where you are. If you have already gone home they can mail it to you as well.
We lost the Gee on Tuesday night. I called on Thursday but they didn’t have it. I called again on Sunday and they DID have it!! We stopped by the Transportation and Ticket Center on our way back to the airport. They had our Gee with our name on it waiting for us. What a relief!!!!
Guess What!! We went back to Disney the next year and again lost his Gee at the Magic Kingdom. At the end of the night we tried lost and found again. This time they gave him a Mickey plush to keep him company after he told the cast member, “I don’t think I’ll ever sleep again” Sure enough Lost and Found came through again! This time they mailed it back to us about a week later…that was the last time we took the Gee to Disney.
Lost and Found Tip: Put your name and cell number on things especially cameras, ipads, cell phones (someone else’s number), and kids toys.
Theme Park Lost & Found