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Disney Reuses Unexpected Item from Parks’ Lost & Found

Have you ever lost anything at Walt Disney World Resort? Well, you could actually be helping Disney with your lost, unclaimed item!

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All Disney Resort Hotels have now reopened in Central Florida as Guests book a stay to enjoy Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary. The Disney Parks are brimming with eager fans checking out experiences such as the return of the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and KiteTails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

As Guests shuffle through the Resorts and Parks it is no surprise that items get lost from time to time. From Mickey ear to sunglasses and just about everything in between, Walt Disney World’s lost and found is a seemingly endless space of Disney Guests’ lost items.

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Now, Disney has decided to take advantage of one unique item that sometimes gets left behind… bottles of perfume and cologne! Interestingly enough, this lost and found item benefits none other than the gorgeous tigers that call Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park home.

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Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President of Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment, took to Instagram to share the video below with the following message:

“#DidYouKnow big cats love investigating the smell of perfume and cologne? Cast Members began donating unwanted bottles of perfume and cologne to Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team, providing a variety of scents. Soon the Theme Park Lost & Found team began donating, too! Unclaimed bottles across all four parks, two water parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney Springs were collected and donated instead of using new products. It’s the “prrr-fect” way to give these products a second life while creating a more enriching habitat for the big cats in our care.”

What a GREAT idea! We love that Disney thoughts of the perfect way to use this lost item to benefit one of the many amazing creatures that call Walt Disney World home.

Just think… next time you leave a bottle of perfume or cologne behind at Disney, you may just be supporting the incredible tigers that roam Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

About Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.