One more potential cause for panic in Disney resorts is the possibility of a child going missing. However, given how busy the sprawling parks can get, it’s easy for kids to become separated from their parents. When that does happen, staff will say that there’s a “lost adult” rather than a lost child, in order to maintain a sense of calm.
Revealing the reasoning behind this code, the ex-employee told PopSugar, “Children are never lost at Disney. Adults are. If a child gets separated from his/her parents, cast members will always treat the situation as a lost adult, never a lost child. How could a child be lost at Disney? It’s the happiest place on earth!”