A couple’s visit to a Disney theme park in Florida turned into a game of tag when a couple became separated.
Brittany Blake and her boyfriend Regory Turco recently decided to spend some time together and took a trip to the Epcot theme park for a fun vacation. However, their troubles began after the couple lost track of each other, according to Fox.
Blake started looking for her boyfriend in the massive theme park, but soon realized she needed some help.
GENIUS! Can’t find your honey at a theme park?! Just put their picture on social media. It worked for this woman who lost her boyfriend at EPCOT — thankfully he was wearing a ‘distinctive’ shirt. ???? #Fox35 #GDO https://t.co/yec91Vqw75
— Amy Kaufeldt (@Fox35Amy) March 20, 2019
According to a post she made on the group Disney Annual Passholders on Facebook, Blake wasn’t able to contact her boyfriend or find him because his cellphone battery had died.
Blake hoped people on the Facebook group would be able to help her. She asked users who might be at the park to help her search for her boyfriend.
“Weird post but lost my boyfriend in Epcot today and haven’t been able to find him for hours because his phone is dead,” she wrote. “If anyone sees him can they tell him to meet us at the Mexican pavilion?”
She continued by saying she was the one who was nervous because she hated being alone, and she added that her boyfriend was probably off drinking.
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In the post, she attached a picture of herself with her boyfriend standing in front of Spaceship Earth. In the photo, her boyfriend was wearing a very colorful Hawaiian t-shirt.
“That shirt is very distinctive. Someone should be able to spot him,” user Nikki Goodfellow commented.
Another person who commented on the post said that the shirt was very similar to the one Stitch from “Lilo & Stitch” was wearing, and said, “I did not see him but Stitch has a similar shirt on.”
In two hours, the post got more than 1,300 comments and replies and recieved nearly 700 reactions. The post even started its own hashtag in order to help spread the search further. However, Blake’s boyfriend was still nowhere in sight.
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One of the commenter, Tison Singleton, said, “this is my favorite post ever in [Annual Passholders]! #FINDREGORY #FINDBRITTANYBF.”
Some of the commenters listed a number of attractions where Turco might be at, which included “napping on spaceship earth,” “drunk in Mexico,” “planning a surprise proposal in mouse gear,” and “in line for ‘Frozen.'”
Meanwhile, others told Blake she should stop looking for her boyfriend and take the time to actually to enjoy the park by herself without anyone by her side.
“At some point you need to give up and take the gift that’s in front of you,” one user commented. “You’re now a single rider and that’s almost like having a free pass. His loss.”
So this is totally me ???????????????? He just kept drinking while looking for his girlfriend. https://t.co/s6cf67MnEs
— Ryan Miller (@RMiller_20) March 16, 2019
There were also other users who took to the comment section to share their methods of preventing people from losing their loved ones in a place like a theme park or a tourist attraction. A commenter, Michelle Biondolillo wrote, “this is why we always have a designated meeting place if we get split up and can’t reach each other.”
Another user, Jennifer Cardona, offered her advice on how to find a loved one: “head to customer service/to the front of the park. I’m certain he’s there trying to find you as well,” she wrote. “We have a home base we go to if we manage to get separated or phones are dead or other variables.”
The search went on for nearly three hours after Blake made the post on Facebook, and minutes before the theme park was about to close, someone spotted the distinctive shirt from the photo and found Turco standing in line at the “Frozen” boat-ride attraction.
Blake updated her post by telling everyone who saw her post that her boyfriend was found and thanked them for their comments.
“Update on my boyfriend: Found on the ‘Frozen’ ride. He was drinking all day while looking for me,” Blake wrote. “BTW: thanks for everyone’s nice comments!!”