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Really, no security cameras?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by R W B, May 15, 2017.

  1. R W B

    R W B Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine stayed at Fort Wilderness a few weeks ago with his family. He recently told me one day they drove their personal golf cart to the back by the beach, parked it in the cart parking area and went to MK for the day. Well they forgot their Yeti style cups (Wal Mart brand) in the cup holders. That evening when they returned the cups were gone. Since the cups were only about $10 each he wasn't worried about the cost but he asked a CM around there if theft was a big deal by the carts. The CM said not really but still encouraged him to file a report. When Disney Security arrived to do the report my friend asked them if they had cameras in the area incase someone stole an actual golf cart or something of value and he was told no, they don't. That they basically only have cameras where money transactions take place. They don't have any by the cart parking, on the beach, by the pools, or any of the streets/cart paths. I was pretty surprised by this.

    I always get the feeling I'm being recorded when I'm on wdw property, not sure why but I just do, especially at the parks and resorts. Now though, idk, maybe Disney isn't "Big Brother" after all?
     
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  2. Tom

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    Resorts and parks are very different scenarios. Very.
     
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  3. R W B

    R W B Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I absolutely agree, i just felt like Disney has cameras everywhere. I guess cameras at resorts could catch glimpses of inside resort rooms which could lead to privacy issues?
     
  4. JimW

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    The only thing I could think of is that Disney didn't feel that the theft of a few cups was worth sharing their security mechanisms in the area. For example, I've never noticed cameras on me in any of the parks, but they're obviously there: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/c...ury-stroller-leaves-family-stranded-at-disney

    I'm not averring that this is the case in this situation, nor that if it were, that it's okay by Disney to do so. For me, I make the same assumption at Disney as I do in Las Vegas: I'm always on camera.
     
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  5. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    If you're not on Disney Security TV, you can bet that as soon as you do or say something you're going to regret, you'll be on YouTube.
     
  6. rob0519

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    " It was supposed to be a fun-filled day at Disney World, but Lauren Collazo said the happiest place on Earth was anything but on April 15 someone stole her $1,800 Bugaboo stroller while her family was on a ride in Hollywood Studios.

    "It was the fact that she took it away from me the day that I needed it the most and ruined everybody's day at Disney," said Collazo, of Miami.

    Also missing was everything underneath the stroller; her family's car keys, wallets and her niece's EpiPen.

    "I was there with no money, stranded," Collazo told ABC Action News via Skype. "My husband had to fly over from Miami that same day, catch the first flight available to rescue me and my family."


    I'm sorry her stroller got stolen and she was stranded with no keys, money or credit cards, but seriously:
    • who pays $1,800 for a stroller and takes it to an amusement park?
    • who leaves their car keys, wallets and essential medication in an unattended $1,800 stroller?
     
  7. R W B

    R W B Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I said the same thing when I read this article on Facebook earlier today lol
     
  8. MickeyMomV

    MickeyMomV Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm.... $1800 stroller? 1st flight out from Miami, for a 3 to 3.5 hour drive? They have some serious 1st world problems going on.
     
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    networkpro Well-Known Member

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    Not really, its only $185 (round trip) for the 42 minute flight from MIA to Orlando if you know where to look. You better believe that if my wife or any relative were stranded somewhere without funds, ID, or needed medication I'd move mountains and burn cash like it was just paper to rescue them. People and their economic resources are different, Purchasing Parity Power dollars (not normal US dollars) average income across the globe is $1,480 a month or less than $18K a year.
     
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    DuckTalesWooHoo1987 Well-Known Member

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    What's funny is that I asked a cop about how tight security was right after the night club shooting down there and he said that there were cameras all over the place and also a ton of law enforcement that wasn't seen as well. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Disney just doesn't want to show their hand in how they're securing a place. I mean if a Happy Haunt can tell me "Tennessee Here We Come" then I'm pretty sure Disney can know where I'm at. Although maybe they don't feel the need for cameras anymore since everybody under the sun feels the need to stop and take a selfie or record every random event happening around them at every given second? LOL!
     
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    graphite1326 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about their camera comment. I had a couple of instances that leads me to think otherwise.

    First; We were staying at All Star Sports and as we were walking back to our room and not to far from the pool my youngest got sick and threw-up on the sidewalk. Within seconds two guys came from nowhere in plain clothes appeared and helped us. It seemed like they just came out of the bushes.

    Second: at the same resort. I bought a beer at the store and brought it back to our room. I realized it was not a twist off cap and needed a bottle opener. I didn't have one. So I walked out of the room to the railing just outside. I put the edge of the bottle cap on the rail and slammed down on it with my palm opening the bottle. The next day I bought an opener and went to get another beer (the same brand with the cap that needed an opener to take off). The day before there quite few in there but now they were all gone. Instantly I thought that they saw me open the beer the way I did and removed them.

    Just sayin.
     
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  12. Cole Walker

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    I'm surprised they wouldn't have security cameras around FT Wilderness considering how close River Country is to it.
     
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    $1800.00 stroller? OK... that's twice what I paid for my first car. Alright, maybe someone with money to burn would spend that much money on a stroller, who am I to judge. But someone foolish enough to leave their keys, wallet and medicine in a stroller out there in the open is beyond stupid and deep into insane.

    Because for some strange reason I still believe in the general intelligence of humanity (even though I have no reason too) I call BS on the whole thing. Nice story though and more then sufficiently pumped up to make a point.
    Don't go to a theme park if you are brain dead.
     
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    graphite1326 Well-Known Member

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    I tend to agree with you. Especially the stupid part.
     
  15. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    When it comes to the resorts, cameras can be few and far between especially when compared to the parks.

    The urban myth that every square inch of WDW is under surveillance is just that...a myth.
     
  16. thomas998

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    Reality is even if Disney had Vegas style casino cameras so they could capture anything happening at any given point, the simple fact is Disney is much larger than any Vegas casino, I think the largest Vegas casino is only a little over 240,000 square feet, while the magic Kingdom alone is over 5,500,000 square feet... The underground tunnels alone are over 300,000 square feet... So imagine the number of people they would need to hire to actually monitor all those cameras... Just wouldn't be feasible to have cameras everywhere when you knew you would never be watching all the video that you were getting.
     
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  17. LJF

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    Dont get me wrong I feel bad she got her stuff stolen and also loathe a thief but I have a sneaking suspicion that she can afford another one. Maybe downgrade to a $1,750 stroller
     
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    Disney wants to keep guests thinking they are under close observation at all times. If someone thinks they're being watched, they will tend to behave themselves. Its when they think no ones monitoring them that they will take the chance to steal or be destructive. I'm surprised they don't post signs as a deterrent.
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    I also said, I was sorry she had her things stolen. It was made worse by her leaving her wallet and keys. If you can afford one, and leave it unwatched and unsecured with your wallet and car keys, chances are you can afford another. I agree.
     
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    First, the cost of the stroller is irrelevant. This woman (as careless as she was leaving medication and wallets in an unattended stroller) was victimized by a crime leaving her and her children stranded. The family is fortunate help was as close as Miami and not, say Chicago.

    By the time a person buys a ticket on the first flight out of Miami to Orlando (presumably online), gets to the airport, gets through TSA, lands in Orlando, makes their way to wherever the family is on Disney property Rent a car, taxi, Uber, etc.), it will probably end up being the same amount of time as driving.

    Google the woman's name and it appears they have adequate resources to pay for the flight. The biggest concern here is the medication. I agree. I would do whatever needed to be done to replace that immediately.

    Even without car keys and her wallet, the family could get back to the comfort and safety of their resort, providing they are staying on property. If staying offsite, that makes the entire situation more urgent and could explain thinking the first flight out was the best option.
     
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