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Old 01-19-2013, 11:50 PM   #151
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The silverware that has the Mickey head cut out at the top..awful! the spoons are tiny. Like baby spoons! The forks are awkward. Don't buy it! Oh and the Mickey ice cube tray! The cubes break when you try to get them out and it doesn't bend at all.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:41 AM   #152
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Most of the items we have purchased have had "decent" lifespans.
Biggest recent flop was the iPhone cases bought there...they just don't fit very well at all...cute, but bad fit.
Also, Mickey folding umbrellas....BLEH!
"Chrome" Mickey Ears for the vehicles.....the tape doesn't hold up well in the Texas heat, but then again, what does...

Fair reporting though... of the BEST Disney items I've ever bought at The World...for my IPad...the black Mickey IPad case!....this thing has been incredible...wish I had bought a spare!
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:33 AM   #153
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Interesting thread. Reassuring, if slightly depressing, to hear of the same issues. Our experiences:

iPhone Case: poor fit. Broke.

iPad hard back: plastic bits that clip onto back fell off. Completely useless.

T-shirts: truly awful. Shrink only by looking at them. Some beautiful designs let down by appalling quality. Easy one to fix Disney!

Polo shirts: I bought a test track one in 2001. It was still going strong in 2010. One bought in 2008 was cut up and being used as a cleaning rag within 2 months of returning.

Ice cube tray - Mickey ears. Not good. Same experiences as others

Mickey ears cookie cutter. Minimal contact from face to ears meaning success rate for keeping things attached is low. Iconic design but didn't transfer over to this one use well.

15" Laptop Bag: - didn't fit a 15" laptop. Emailed customer service (sep 2011). Still waiting for response

There have been some hits to balance that! Towels have lasted well. A watch for DW from 2008 is still doing its thing. We have multiple Xmas decorations which we love. We have plastic mickey cups from the shop near haunted mansion that have lasted very well.

Will be extremely selective on next trip and keep following this thread!
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:26 AM   #154
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My DD chose to get the Castle playset with her birthday money at Christmas. (yes that was fun getting it back home to England!)
While nothing has broken on it - yet -I think the quality of it is poor. The Cinderella figure that comes with it doesn't even fit in the carriage! And when you have the clock tower in place you can't press the button to make the noises

My DD loves playing with it though so we'll see how long it lasts

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Old 01-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #155
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My DD chose to get the Castle playset with her birthday money at Christmas. (yes that was fun getting it back home to England!)
While nothing has broken on it - yet -I think the quality of it is poor. The Cinderella figure that comes with it doesn't even fit in the carriage! And when you have the clock tower in place you can't press the button to make the noises

My DD loves playing with it though so we'll see how long it lasts

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We bought my daughter this player in 2009. Some of the pieces have broken but it is still holding up well. Now my 2 year old son enjoys playing with it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #156
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Ipad hard case back. Scratched the edges of my iPad, poor fit and no holes in back for the sound or air circulation. My iPad got so hot I took the back cover off and threw it away.

I'm sorry now I didn't save it and get my money back.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #157
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I bought a drinking glass a few years ago. It broke the first time in the dishwasher. DH told me later there was a sticker on it that said not dishwasher safe. Who makes a glass in this day and time that's not dishwasher safe?

Also I get a tee shirt nearly every trip. Since 2003 the shirts just keep getting less and less quality. I have a shirt I got in 2003 and it's still in great shape and I wear it fairly often, even sometimes at work (I work in a chemical plant around chemicals). Right now I have on a Disney tee shirt I bought maybe three years ago, it's falling apart(and I have not wore it around chemicals). It's like it's rotting around the seams, there's holes in the armpits, it looks 20 years old. But oddly enough the logo still looks good.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:21 PM   #158
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The silverware that has the Mickey head cut out at the top..awful! the spoons are tiny. Like baby spoons! The forks are awkward. Don't buy it! Oh and the Mickey ice cube tray! The cubes break when you try to get them out and it doesn't bend at all.
We have the silverware and really like it, however, I agree about the sizing of it. There are TINY pieces and GIANT pieces, and nothing normal sized. It still makes me smile when I use it, though
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:45 PM   #159
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We have the silverware and really like it, however, I agree about the sizing of it. There are TINY pieces and GIANT pieces, and nothing normal sized. It still makes me smile when I use it, though
Exactly! LOL We still use it though along with our regular silverware. Just a little awkward.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #160
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Last May I purchased 2 Disney Shag (retro) glasses that I fell in love with! Going through the dishwasher, the designs have faded significantly!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #161
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I bought a large Tink Mornings aren't magical mug in Dec. sadly it has a hairline crack and leaks. I'm so disappointed! It took me two uses to figure out too! Just though my husband had overfilled it. definitely made for some unmagical mornings!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #162
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The clip on fan was the biggest piece of crap! We traded it in twice during our 2010 trip and finally just gave up on it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:47 PM   #163
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I bought the "Clean/Dirty" wheel that goes on your dishwasher. It won't hold the suction on the dishwasher, so I've never been able to use it. Not sure if the stainless steel has anything to do with the inability to hold the suction or not.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #164
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Got my DD a Mermaid purse and the glue was weak and it had gems, Mermaid seal, etc. all falling off in the first week.

And I got to say that some of the food in DCA is pretty bad. Bought a pizza from Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and it was worse than the frozen pizza I buy at the store. I couldn't believe how bad it was.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:41 AM   #165
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