Space Mountain seats, Peter Pan sails taken from Disney World
Orange County Sheriff's Office launches investigation
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent theft of items used in Peter Pan's Flight and the Space Mountain roller coaster at Walt Disney World.
An employee doing inventory in a storage shed on Oct. 1 noticed a set of sails was missing from the Peter Pan ride. He then realized that a "shell" and three seats from the roller coaster were also missing.
A manager contacted the Orange County Sheriff's Office on Oct. 2. An incident report said the items, worth an estimated $20,000, were in a padlocked shed.
The incident report said none of the items have unique markings or serial numbers.
"I believe there's a black market," Disney passholder Sophie Presser said. "There's a lot of die-hard Disney fans who would love to have props from the park."
The black market for rare Disney items is lucrative. Earlier this year, a now ex-Disney employee and his cousin were accused of breaking into Haunted Mansion and stealing items.
Deputies haven't linked anyone to the latest apparent theft.
A Disney official declined comment, saying it's a law enforcement issue.
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