Earlier this month, Walt Disney World reported $20,000 worth of missing props and pieces from attractions, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
- According to a new law enforcement report, $20,000 of missing set pieces have been reported by Walt Disney World.
- The set pieces allegedly are from two attractions at the Magic Kingdom; Sails from Peter Pan’s Flight and a “shell” and three seats from Space Mountain.
- The missing pieces were noticed last week by a Disney Cast Member who was doing inventory in a storage shed behind Test Track at Epcot.
- The Cast Member who made the discovery notified a manager who in turn notified the Orange County Sheriff’s Office the next day, on October 2nd.
- According to the sheriff’s report, none of the items have any unique markings or identifying serial numbers. The items were padlocked in storage and surrounded by fencing, making the grand theft a mystery as to how and when it occurred.
- A Disney spokesperson declined to comment on the burglary, calling the matter a law enforcement issue.
- Avid followers of Ocean’s Eleven-style Disney heists will note that a storage unit right behind Test Track is almost adjacent to the former Wonders of Life Pavilion/Festival Center where an Audio-Animatronic character known as “Buzzy” from the former Cranium Command attraction went missing late last year.
- There is a lucrative black market for props from Disney Parks. Aside from the missing Buzzy figure, earlier this year a former Disney Cast Member and his cousin were investigated and accused of accessing and stealing items, including costume pieces worn by animatronic figures, from within the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom.