Disney World Cast Members have their own language when things happen in the parks.
Most of the time, the language is there to keep folks from panicking. Because you’d rather hear about a “Code A,” than hear that someone has dumped a deceased loved one’s ashes in Haunted Mansion (yep, that happens). A “Code V” happens when someone gets sick on a ride (yep, that happens, too). A “Code 101” is when a ride goes down unexpectedly. Well, what if you hear a Cast Member refer to a “Signal 70?” Well, we’ll tell you that it’s not happy news.
A Signal 70 is given when there’s a missing child. However, in Disney World, Cast Members never refer to a lost child. Instead, it’s a lost parent or a lost adult, which is language that is meant to keep children calm if and when they are found (or if they’re found by themselves). Makes sense, right? The most important thing is to keep kids from freaking out.
Cast Members try to keep the entire incident as lowkey as possible so that the child doesn’t get scared, but also so that other parents in the park don’t overhear. So they keep calm and radio it in as a Signal 70. Then leaders take over from there to find the parents. Cast Members stay with the child where the child was found and do their best to keep the child as calm and distracted as possible until the lost adults are found.
The good news is that kids don’t go missing a LOT in Disney World, and when they do, Cast Members are trained on what to do to reunite lost kids and parents as quickly as possible.
But what can you do to help keep track of your kid in Disney World? Well, we’ve seen a lot of parents using Apple AirTags with their kids. Apple Air tags are GPS-enabled so if your child gets separated from you, you can use an app on your phone to quickly track them down.
You can also get Apple AirTag Anna and Elsa Bracelets for your kids, which means you probably wouldn’t even have to convince Frozen fans to wear them. These are also a great option to help you keep track of your kids in a place as big as Disney World.
How about using these fun Airtag Silicone Holders for Kids? Just put the Airtag in the holder, place it over your kid’s head, and go! They also feature fun characters like Stitch, Angel, Mickey, and Minnie!
If neither of those options are a good fit for your kid, you can also get Air Tag Holders For Shoelaces that will attach an airtag to your kid’s sneakers.
Finally, if your kid will wear it, you can get a Toddler Harness with Leash because kids can disappear on you if you just so much as blink, especially when they’re somewhere with so many distractions like in Disney World. This one is Minnie Mouse-themed!
Stay tuned to DFB for more.
Have you heard Cast Members use code language that you’re curious about? Let us know in the comments!
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