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Truck stolen on Disney trip
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Family Truck Stolen During Surprise Disney World Trip

Disney World is “the Most Magical Place on Earth” but that doesn’t mean it’s immune from tragedy as one Georgia family recently found out. Ryan and Cassidy McClendon took their 3 children to Disney World for a few days as a surprise. While there, they went to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom but back at their hotel that night their situation went from “not so scary” to very scary: their truck was stolen from the hotel parking lot!

Truck stolen on Disney trip

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The trip was a surprise for their two youngest children’s birthdays. Their first day was perfect, they dressed up in their Halloween finest and it was all smiles at Magic Kingdom. Their second day however, they woke to find their white 2007, Ford F-250 pickup truck missing.

Truck stolen on Disney trip

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He was like, โ€˜Whereโ€™s my truck?โ€™ I can see it in his face. Pale. I thought he was going to cry.” Cassidy told a local news outlet.

The couple filed a police report with Orlando Police who are co ducting an investigation and searching for the family’s stolen property. In addition to their truck, their Apple Watches, kids cars seats, and Ryan’s tool box full of valuable tools were also stolen.

“We were stuck in the hotel room all day. Kids were very upset. Weโ€™ve been trying to take the kids to Disney every year and this definitely hit hard.” Cassidy said.

The family was able to go to the Parks on the third day but the trip has definitely taken a disheartening turn.

Truck stolen on Disney trip

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The couple hopes the police find their property but just in case have asked anyone in the local area to be on the lookout. Cassidy took to Facebook to plead with those in the area to help, writing, “I know this is a long shot, but please be on the lookout for our truck!”

The McClendon’s were not staying in a Disney World owned hotel when the theft occurred. The crime happened at Comfort Inn and Suites off of Major Boulevard.

 

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones โ€” so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 7 year old son or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.