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A friendly reminder for the folks traveling to Walt Disney World for the New Years festivities.

Please be aware of your surroundings and the location of your personal belongings. Be sure to lock your car, don’t leave valuables in it, and keep track of your purse or wallet.

We all know getting to the parks is exciting and as embarrassing as it is to see someone who left their car lights on, it’s really unsettling to see the number of vehicles with doors or the trunk left open. Lock it up – thieves do sometimes cruise the theme park parking lots looking for easily stolen goodies. Don’t make it easy for them.

Also, don’t leave your purse or bag unattended in the parks. Even leaving it on a stroller in the stroller parking area isn’t a good idea. The CM’s manning these areas will try to prevent any sort of theft, but really have no way of knowing who owns what. A ribbon, scarf, or other easily replaceable item works far better for stroller identification then your expensive bag with your credit cards in it.

Similarly, men should be aware of their wallet and women on their purses. An experienced pick-pocket can bump into you in a crowd and your belongings will be gone before you realized it even occurred. Considering carrying wallets in the front pockets of pants instead of the easily accessible rear pocket. Purses/bags should be worn with the strap across the body making it harder to access or grab.

Overall, be safe and enjoy the festivities, but don’t forget Disney World is part of the real world.