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Old 01-14-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Question What is one of the 'less than perfect' items you've bought at disney?

Are there any items you've bought at WDW or DTD that broke easily, or you've been extremely unimpressed with them?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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In 2009 I bought a zip up hoodie sweatshirt. It was $50 and it shrunk so much the first time I washed it I could never wear it again. I am even one of the crazy people who wash everything in cold water and dry on low, then hang it up the rest of the way to dry. I bought another hoodie on the same trip and it was fine though- I still have it my rotation almost a full 4 years later. Guess its just hit or miss?
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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In 2009 I bought a zip up hoodie sweatshirt. It was $50 and it shrunk so much the first time I washed it I could never wear it again. I am even one of the crazy people who wash everything in cold water and dry on low, then hang it up the rest of the way to dry. I bought another hoodie on the same trip and it was fine though- I still have it my rotation almost a full 4 years later. Guess its just hit or miss?
Bought the 2009 dated pullover hoodie and while I don't think it shrunk in the few times it was washed, it pilled up really bad. Unfortunately it happened to both mine and my son's. The hoodies I bought in '03, '10 and '12 have held up to multiple washings with no issues other than normal wear and tear. (The '03 one is getting frayed at the cuffs but I consider that normal for the amount of use.)
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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In 2009 I bought a zip up hoodie sweatshirt. It was $50 and it shrunk so much the first time I washed it I could never wear it again. I am even one of the crazy people who wash everything in cold water and dry on low, then hang it up the rest of the way to dry. I bought another hoodie on the same trip and it was fine though- I still have it my rotation almost a full 4 years later. Guess its just hit or miss?
Same with t-shirts. There are shirts that went bad first time in laundry, there are shirts we bought at Disneyland Paris years ago (5 or 6) that are still good! Hit or miss...
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:02 PM   #6
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Couldn't agree more! LOVED Photopass on our first year. Photopass+ was a total letdown.

We didn't buy these in the parks...MIL bought them for my son as Christmas and birthday gifts this year: a Hollywood Studios playset and a Space Mountain playset. They're both cheap/junk/boring to actually play with. Now he just sits them in the middle of his monorail set and watches the monorail circle them. They just aren't really meant to be toys, IMO.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:20 PM   #7
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i've had the post-it notes that don't stick.

i agree that the quality of clothing is completely hit and miss. sometimes, i get a nice, thick shirt though. sometimes, my DD inherits my shirts because they're too short.

it's sad when the $15 tees from The Disney Store are better quality than the $30-40 park ones!

a few years ago, my sister bought Christmas tees for her and for me (i wasn't on the trip). mine had several holes--looked like an animal had scratched it. hers also had holes in it. thankfully, Disney replaced them, but we weren't able to get the same shirts since they were sold out.

other than one balloon popping in a too-hot car, most of our balloons have lasted weeks after our trips!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:23 PM   #8
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My son bought a watch that fell apart. Admittedly, he dropped it, but it fell apart pretty easily in a situation that I would expect a watch to withstand. Other than that, we have been very happy with the merchandise.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #9
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The remote control cars. We bought the RC monorail and it only goes backwards. I can put up with that but we also bought the Lightning McQueen RC car and after two months of use it died, and cannot be repaired. Those suckers cost $30-40 each! Such a disappointment.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #10
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The monorail. My dd wants a new one every time but they always break!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:42 PM   #11
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I have a mickeys hand potholder that is pretty useless as a potholder.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #12
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I have a mickeys hand potholder that is pretty useless as a potholder.
I have a couple of these! Definitely no good for potholders. I gave them to the kids to play with.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
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I have a mickeys hand potholder that is pretty useless as a potholder.
Haha! My mom got me these a couple of years ago...cute, but not functional as potholders what-so-ever.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #14
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Me,too!!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:41 PM   #15
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I have spent more money than I care to admit on Disney Park stuff - the ONE and only thing I bought that has been a *fail* is the silicone Mickey ice cube tray - cannot get those ice cube out!! Drives me nutso! Last trip I saw the really cute Vinylmation ice cube tray and sooo wanted to get it..but DH reminded me of all the arguments I had with the Mickey one..so I passed.
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