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Old 10-12-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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Disney Store Remodels

Didn't see this on here... Apologies if it is...http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/bu...2&ref=business

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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Just coming to post..

Huge risk but if it works..WOW
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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LOVE IT! I can't wait to see what they do. Another reason to head back to NYC
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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Yea! Times Square (I knew it HAD to be in Times Square!)

If all of the mall stores renovate to this new model- it will indeed be fun again to visit the Disney Store!
Excellent news...Can't wait.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:09 AM   #5
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OK, so the question remains:

Will the World of Disney NYC be replaced by another WoD, or will it be a Disney Store?
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:49 AM   #6
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HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!! this is great news! imo years ago the disney store was an amazing place now the merchandise they sell is not well thought out and cheap. looking 4ward to major changes
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:03 AM   #7
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HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!! this is great news! imo years ago the disney store was an amazing place now the merchandise they sell is not well thought out and cheap. looking 4ward to major changes
100 percent agree! I can't remember the last time I went in and actually bought something. Its always a huge disappointment.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:31 AM   #8
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As a former employee of the The Disney Store, I'm really excited about the changes that are coming!! I can't wait to see this!!!
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:54 AM   #9
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100 percent agree! I can't remember the last time I went in and actually bought something. Its always a huge disappointment.
they need to branch out to more types of merchandise..the art work and collectibles the old disney store had were amazing. You really got a sense you were at a wdw store when you went into the old disney stores, even the cast members who worked at the store were part of the experience..now its just a bunch of cheap clothes, sippy cups and stuff animals
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #10
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100 percent agree! I can't remember the last time I went in and actually bought something. Its always a huge disappointment.
We went this weekend there was nothing I wanted.

I worked there on and off for the past 15 years and I am super excited for the remodels and it sounds great!! If only the stores could find great CM's to work them!
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:38 PM   #11
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they need to branch out to more types of merchandise..the art work and collectibles the old disney store had were amazing. You really got a sense you were at a wdw store when you went into the old disney stores, even the cast members who worked at the store were part of the experience..now its just a bunch of cheap clothes, sippy cups and stuff animals
I totally agree. We had a Disney Store here that also had a Disney Gallery store attached. I LOVED that store and I still miss it. I hate to say it, but I doubt these new stores will have much adult merchandise, art or collectibles. I hope I'm wrong, but it sounds like it will be kid merchandise focused. They still sound like they will be really cool, I'm just not getting my hopes up about what they stock it with.
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Here's my shorter version- the orignal is 4 pages long. This was really interesting. I think it will be a welcome change. All we ever find at the Disney Store is the same cheap junk we could get at Walmart.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news/General_...r_overhaul.htm
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:57 PM   #13
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they need to branch out to more types of merchandise..the art work and collectibles the old disney store had were amazing. You really got a sense you were at a wdw store when you went into the old disney stores, even the cast members who worked at the store were part of the experience..now its just a bunch of cheap clothes, sippy cups and stuff animals
100%

I remember when the store used to have a wall of cells and limited edition posters. They used to have nice blank card sets that could be used for invitations, thank you cards, or just cards you send from time to time. There used to be unique merchandise that wasn't Walmart crap.

Back in the mid 90's we had a Warner Brothers store that was even better than the Disney store with adult targeted merchandise. There were watches and ties and props that were great.

I hope they remember that there are people over 3 that would like to purchase something in their stores.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:18 PM   #14
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I hope it works...

I still mourn the passing of our local Disney stores, but I know that in a way the way they originally marketed merchandise was bound to fail eventually.

You see, we're 'Diznoids'. We'll spend money on collectables and snow globes and lots of other Disney-related stuff... But, we make up a very small percent of the general shopping public.

Much as I enjoyed walking through the endless aisles of Snow White figurines and Disney designer watches, I rarely saw anyone actually *buying* them. No store can survive from people just looking at the merchandise.

If Disney stores come back, they will have to reorient their marketing approach to what most of us saw shortly before they closed. Much less marketing aimed at serious collectors, and much more aimed towards very young children, with unfortunately less than top quality products.

In other words, "cheap, um, 'stuff' ".
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:54 PM   #15
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If they were smart they would have an area for birthday parties and do something special there. My boys are too old now, but I know people would like it.

I wish they would sell pins at the Disney store. I'm not a collector but I'm a preschool teacher and I like to wear them on my whistle lanyard to work. I have to wait to get to the parks to get a new character to wear.
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