558.6 #361 (DL Qual #238

Oct 26, 2013 12:10 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Sorry, long post but important info: Yesterday I worked my first Carsland Fast Pass shift. It was super early in the morning but it was a wonderful change from my nightly World of Color shifts. It was fun to welcome the guests into the park and see them eager to begin their magical day. While attending to the fast pass line I had a guest ask if I had a pen (which I never do and should do) and I apologized and joked that I was the worst CM ever! She then began to tell the little girls with her that if they get separated to look for someone dressed like me. I then squatted down and showed the girls my name tag and explained that not all of us dress the same so they should look for someone with the same name tag as mine. I also told them to look for the people in the white shirts with red ties and hats and those people are security and could help them. I advised the Mom's to take individual pictures if each child that way they could show security and it would be pictures of how they looked that day in the clothes they are wearing. I also advised the Mom's to write their cell phone numbers on the stomach if each child. The kids weren't old enough to know their numbers but were old enough to show their tummies to give the number. None of us ever want to think about the possibility of being separated from our kids during a fun family outing but it's important that we take the necessary steps to ensure we have a good plan in place just in case. Hopefully this information is helpful.

Great idea!  I'm Going to start writing my wife's name and number on me belly - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 1:38PM
Totally doing this to hubby and maybe my cats. - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 3:23PM
Take pictures of this!!! - friendlymouse  727.9 #266 3:25PM
You should probably carry a picture of yourself, just in case, too.  - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 3:47PM
One time I got lost after a parade. It was getting dark and my phone was dead. And I got scared. True story - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 7:08PM
I'm from rancho too.   - Disneylanddad702  467.1 #464 4:00PM
Awesome!!  - ythdudette  1511.8 #112 12:46PM
Its really important to talk to your kids about situations like these! We were at the parks on wednesday making line for francis lady bug in bugs land. And there was a little girl screaming from the top of her lungs crying. She def got separated from her family. One of the cm's was trying to talk to her and get a name out of her but she would just scream louder! They called security and bout  10 minutes later her family comes by to get her! Poor thing though she was bout 4 maybe! My daughter saw this and asked me what should i do if i get lost mommy! And i explained to her what to do!  - GiGiMouse  216.0 #1782 1:46PM
Great advice! Hope they went to guest relations and relayed what an awesome CM you are.  - mickeypants  115.4 #3321 2:49PM
This is awesome! - AdeVonSchweetz  326.6 #763 2:54PM
Fantastic advice!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this! You're amazing!  - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 3:24PM
I'm from Rancho also  - DisneylandBombero  38.4 #5304 8:36PM
Haven't lived there since 98 but grew up there - Disneylanddad702  467.1 #464 3:31PM
Thank you for the tip.  The cell number on the tummy is a great idea.  When I was little a friend of mine had gotten kidnapped at DL.  Parents alerted security and fortunately they found her in a car with some strangers trying to exit the park.  They had cut her hair and changed her clothes to make her look like a boy so they wouldn't get caught.  DL security caught them anyways.  You can never be too safe.  Thanks again for the tip. - potatohead25  710.1 #271 3:37PM
That really happened?! I remember hearing this story when I was a very young girl. I always thought it was an urban legend!  - SneakyStella  321.9 #796 5:46PM
I made bead bracelets with my number on my daughters and my hubbies on my sons. They also are also wonderful for field trips at school! - MinniesMom111  16.1 #8257 6:06PM
It is a shame we live in a world that hurt a child - invader  8.8 #11903 6:18PM

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