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Prosthetic Limbs
Considering the cost of prosthetic limbs, it's surprising that anyone would not claim theirs if lost at an amusement park. Bela Hoche/iStock/Thinkstock
Considering the cost of prosthetic limbs, it's surprising that anyone would not claim theirs if lost at an amusement park. Bela Hoche/iStock/Thinkstock

The lost-and-found department at Disney theme parks and resorts has some of the most generous policies in the amusement park business. Disney carefully catalogs all misplaced items and holds them for 30 days for inexpensive items (hats and sunglasses) and a full 90 days for fancier stuff (smartphones and video cameras) [source: Disney].

Nowadays, unclaimed items are sent to area charity stores. But back in the 1990s, Disneyland in Anaheim, California, used to have an annual auction for all unclaimed items held in its huge lost-and-found storage facility. It was at one of those auctions in 1991 that a wooden leg came up for sale [source: Lait]. Did it fall overboard on Splash Mountain or go AWOL during Mr. Toad's Wild Ride? And who leaves the park without their leg?

At Six Flags Great America, a woman was once separated from her prosthetic leg during an acrobatic journey on Batman: The Ride [source: Black]. At least she had the sense to claim it at lost and found.


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