Parents Abandon Child, Left Alone in Disney Park

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Disneyland is a popular tourist location seeing thousands of Guests daily. Disneyland is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Guests head to Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida to experience Disney magic and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Disneyland is home to two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney Califonia Adventure Park. Each Disney Park includes something for Guests of all ages and sizes to experience.

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While some attractions do not allow Guests under a certain height to ride, Disney asks Guests not to leave children unattended no matter the circumstance. Guests have been caught leaving newborns alone and other children with “responsible parents” nowhere in sight. This may seem like an easy task to go an adult with children but over time, children have been spotted waiting for parents to come back.

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In a social media post, a former Disney Cast Member talked about how many times Cast Members had to tell parents not to leave children unattended. This former Disney Cast Member talks about one situation where a child was left in Toontown and was told to wait for the parents there. It wasn’t until the Parents were parked hoping and realized they had more tickets than people. The Cast Member had to take the child to the other Park to reunite with the parents.

“Former DL cast member – this is true, kind of. The amount of times parents were the ones that wandered off from their children is astounding! When kids would tell us that “responsible adult” told me to wait here (usually at a table) and didn’t come back -the parents is in fact the lost one. Often times the parents wouldn’t realize until they were at the front of the line for a ride or the front of the park. These were also the parents that then screamed at the child when reunited.

I once had a lost kiddo help me host Goofy in ToonTown for the full 30 minute set (girl wouldn’t leave ToonTown where she was supposed to be waiting). At the end of the set security told me come with him to take her to Guest Relations in DCA because the parents didn’t realize she wasn’t with her until they we’re switching parks and had more tickets than people.”

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Disneyland takes the safety of its Guests seriously and has implemented various measures to address the issue of lost children. When entering the Park, parents are encouraged to take advantage of resources provided by Disneyland to ensure their children’s safety. When a lost child is reunited with their parents, there is an overwhelming sense of relief and gratitude. The tears of fear turn into tears of joy, and the family embraces in a tight hug, knowing that they’ve found each other again.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

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