Theft Happening at “The Most Magical Place on Earth”

Mickey Halloween
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Please leave your crimes at the door before entering Walt Disney World. Just as you’re instructed to keep all arms, legs, and valuables inside your ride car at all times, let’s do the same with these heinous behaviors. Disney World is a place where Guests can come together from all over the world and from all walks of life to experience the same magic.

Walt Disney originally created Disneyland as a place for Guests of all ages, not just children. With that said, the Parks are filled, especially during the busy seasons, with Guests who just want to have fun. Disney World puts together special offerings to celebrate as we get closer to the holidays. Currently, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is happening at Magic Kingdom. Once that wraps up in November, Disney will quickly pivot and decorate the Parks for the winter holidays.

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Mickey's not so scary halloween party fireworks

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Along with these limited-time events come other limited-time experiences that Guests cannot wait for. With Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, happening on select nights in Magic Kingdom, Guests can immerse themselves in the Halloween-themed night. Although Guests are only able to enter the experience with a separately purchased ticket, the select nights are quickly selling out.

During the spooky event, Guests can trick or treat, try special sips and bites, and enjoy Halloween-themed entertainment. If that’s not exciting enough, meet and greets occur with characters that are not usually out at the Parks, and Guests can find their favorite characters dressed up in their best Halloween costumes. Moreover, wait times are typically lower for attractions as it is a special ticketed event, giving Guests a unique experience to ride iconic attractions like Haunted Mansion as it’s decorated for the event.

Of course, along with these ghoulish happenings are limited-time merchandise that Guests literally cannot wait to get their hands on. What’s most unfortunate is that while this annual event is a fun experience at Magic Kingdom, some Guests are experiencing theft during the event.

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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Photo Ops

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Rules and Regulations at Disney World

At Walt Disney World, there are clear rules and regulations for all Guests to follow. Disney does not budge on them, either. If Guests proceed to do what they please, Disney will kick Guests out or even issue a lifetime ban. Theft is no different in this case, as stealing is a crime Disney does not take lightly.

Listed on Disney World’s page for Property Rules, there is a whole slew of things the Resort does not allow but, furthermore, does not tolerate. While they listed, “We are not responsible for loss or damage of belongings or property, consistent with applicable law,” that does not mean they condone stealing.

As Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party continues, a trend may be happening with the theft of the limited-time Mickey Mouse popcorn bucket. The adorable bucket shaped like Mickey Mouse in a skeleton costume has become a hot commodity. While it’s always been noted not to leave anything in your unattended stroller, Guests and fans warn others that your Mickey popcorn bucket may be the first thing to walk away if you do.

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Guest Thoughts on Theft

One fan commented on the matter, “Don’t leave anything of value in an unattended stroller. Or snacks. I’ve seen squirrels steal whole bags.” Another fan wrote, “Thievery sucks everywhere, but I absolutely do NOT understand why someone would risk getting booted from a Disney park over a bucket or a mug. There are cameras everywhere!! Nonsensical.”

As Disney Guests have pointed out, the crime is not worth the punishment. Even for a limited-time Mickey Mouse popcorn bucket. There are alternatives to keeping your belongings safe, like not leaving them unattended during your visit. Additionally, “Disney World offers lockers for rent, making it convenient for guests to store their belongings securely,” Disney Dining notes.
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About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.