They asked me to stay with them as they set out a search party, they assured me that they usually find the children before the parents.
I told them my son loves walking around alone and WILL not ask for help.
I was right....it took them 48 minutes to find him. The worst 48 mins of my life. Every 10 mins they would ask me mire information, and then say they have never had anything happen, they are 99% sure everything is fine, at the 30 min mark, they were checking every child that leaves the park, security were combing bath rooms, finally a security guard found him in bugs land, and brought him back to me, he was wet from playing in their water area, it was cold, I changed him, the cm gave him stickers and a button. They waited until I stopped crying and hugging him, and examing every inch of him. Before wishing me well. About a minute before they found him, I overheard the cast member supposed to be waiting with me walked away and they were talking about having to go to the next level which none of them had to do ever....and they were nervous about it, making an announcement over the pa, I think they were relieve and excited they didn't have to. One was a manager, the other security.
The next day on fb Disney posted about instructing you children to find a cast member when lost. I was so embarrassed....