This blog entry was requested by reader Kim Adele who wrote: I’d love to see a blog about how to get a good replacement camera once yours is lost or stolen at Walt Disney World. It is so hard to get any help from the staff here as there are pat answers and staff really doesn’t suggest what to do if you have to go off property.
If you’re faced with this unfortunate situation there are several reputable camera shops within a 30 minute drive from Pop Century. I just selected Pop Century as an address on-property to use as an example of distance.
The Florida Mall
8001 Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
Special Tee Golf Plaza
1233 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 8
Orlando, FL 32809
Colonial Photo & Hobby
634 North Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
1323 N. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32804
If you simply can’t leave property then you can purchase a disposable camera in numerous locations such as the parks, resort gift shops, and World of Disney. Another option is to have PhotoPass photographers grab some shots for you.
For more recomendations as to where to purchase your camera, check out my previous blog entry.
If you’ve lost your camera, be sure to contact Lost & Found in case someone turns it in. The main number is (407) 824-4245. They receive all items that have been left behind after one day from EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Downtown Disney (shops and restaurants), and Disney Transportation (monorails, trams, buses, and boats). If you think you’ve lost your camera at a resort, call their Guest Services desk.
A great way to help get your camera back is to put an address label on your camera. Try to include your cell phone or home phone number as well. You might also want to “etch” your name onto the camera with a specialty tool like a diamond tip engraving pen.
When you buy a new camera, be sure to keep the warranty card as it should be imprinted with the camera’s serial number and model. If not, write them down somewhere so when you get home, you’ll have that information to identify your camera.
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