What is one of the 'less than perfect' items you've bought at disney?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by KittyyKattyy, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Suellen

    Suellen DIS Veteran

    Nov 25, 2007
    The play Castle. Garbage.

    The spinning light up Minnie's - they stopped working before we got to the car. The kids still always ask for a new one - ugh no they are junk.
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  3. Lorilais_mommie

    Lorilais_mommie " They can drink pepsi, but they can't pee in the

    Jan 10, 2010
    Disney Polly's dolls...

    We brought the prince doll pack.. It looked like you got 3 doll and a few changes of clothes..
    Only to open it up and fine it was one doll with changeable head!!! The heads were so little that there was no way to get the heads on the one body..
    I don't understand way they make such little pieces!!! They were lost before ever getting home..

    SAVE you money and buy the new ones in the store, that have the magic clip on outfits! Much better, and less Likely to get lost..
  4. Ness2289

    Ness2289 I'm Almost There...

    Feb 2, 2003
    I'm glad I read through first. This is EXACTLY what I was going to say! I thought to myself, surely someone else has purchased the ever so cute sticky notes that won't stick!! LOL! Those things stick for about a solid minute!
  5. disprincessatheart

    disprincessatheart I was a Disney Bride 4.29.08

    Aug 14, 2005
    There are almost too many things to remember them all. Buzz lightyear blaster, buzz lightyear spinner, two monorails, a pose able woody doll... My dh and I decided that we're going to stop buying toys at wdw for awhile!
  6. JDX4

    JDX4 Mouseketeer

    Aug 6, 2008
    I have bought several of the little plastic pouches that hold your tickets on the end of your lanyard. Each one has ripped. I guess I overstuff them with my whole family's tickets and fast passes, and sometimes some cash. So really it's my fault. I should just buy a sturdier fabric one at home to bring with me. Maybe next time.
  7. jamelynn24

    jamelynn24 Mouseketeer

    May 16, 2008
    Agree with the post it notes that don't stick! Also agree with the charm bracelets that fall apart and shirts that shrink two sizes. I bought a pair of earrings that broke before I even put them on! My daughter saves her $$ and usually buys hair stuff or jewelry and most of it breaks before we even leave (the stores take it back, though). My son's monorail broke within a month. Geez....now that I see this written down, why do we spend our $$ on this garbage?? Oh yeah...because it brings a bit of magic home...even if it doesn't last longer than a day :)
  8. fizbobunny

    fizbobunny Mouseketeer

    Feb 16, 2006
    I bought the same and had the same issue.
  9. SharonS

    SharonS Mouseketeer

    Aug 19, 1999
    I purchased a pair of 14k gold Mickey earrings a few years ago. When one fell out, it bent so badly and was not fixable. Definitely not worth the money I paid. I also agree with others regarding how much many items shrink
  10. Couchy

    Couchy DIS Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Me too! It has pulled apart at every seem. Never carried anything heavy in it :confused3 It is just junk...
  11. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

    Mar 8, 2001
    Some sort of mini-digital camera themed to POTC. While it seemed to take pictures, we never knew because it would not connect with the computer to download them.

    Mickey Mouse scheduler thing-y. It looked a bit like a red calculator and was supposed to help you keep up with things like Fastpass times and such. Piece of junk.

    Balloons. No luck with them lasting more than a few hours.

    Gemstone Mickey ring. We've bought three....the stone always falls out within a short time. My DD just loved them though. After the last one, we said, no more.
  12. kaligal

    kaligal DIS Veteran

    Sep 12, 2009
    Key chains! Some broke faster than others, but they all broke at some point.

    The Mickey ice cube trays.

    Shirts purchased in the last 5-10 years. They just shrink and lose shape.

    I, too, have had post-it notes that didn't stick.

    Most of what Disney sells these days is junk. It isn't cheap, but it is junk.
  13. Disney9.9.10

    Disney9.9.10 DIS Veteran

    Apr 12, 2010
    I believe that most of mine have been posted, but I'll reiterate just in case :)

    - The charm bracelets - they are good for the most part, but some of the charms are way too heavy and break off

    - Post its - Mine stick to things fine, but some of them when you go to take them off, they rip, instead of peeling off. There is something strange about the glue they use.

    - The first water-mister-fan-thing we bought had a leak in it, so you couldn't keep much water in it and it got everywhere when you tried to spray. But that could be just that one bottle because my brother bought one on another trip and it worked fine.
  14. kbelle8995

    kbelle8995 DIS Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    I had a keychain that I purchased from Trend-D. It fell apart by the time I reached the hotel. I exchanged it for another keychain and It fell apart a month later.:(
  15. kaligal

    kaligal DIS Veteran

    Sep 12, 2009
    Wallets and cross-body bags.

    Instead of sewing them, thy use glue for a lot of it. The glue melts in the Florida humidity/heat.
  16. mill4023

    mill4023 DIS Veteran

    Feb 16, 2005
    We give our kids a set amount that they can spend on souvenirs. What they spend it on is their decision, with one exception. We won't let them buy jewelry any more. They bought jewelry on the first couple trips and every piece broke with very little use.
  17. LeeLee'sMom

    LeeLee'sMom DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2010
    I agree the Disney shirts definitely shrink, so I am now in the mind frame of buying a size larger, sweatshirts have been fine for us, luckily. However, whenever our balloons start to die down, whether it's from the weather, etc..they always let us exchange it for one a new one :cool1:
  18. ScholarAndAGent

    ScholarAndAGent Earning My Ears

    Jan 12, 2013
    I bought two pins that had bent or crooked backs. I'm afraid of breaking them off if I straighten them out.
  19. stitch1094

    stitch1094 Mouseketeer

    Mar 7, 2007
    Christmas 2011 at HS I purchased 6 sets of the christmas light necklaces that blinked. I brought them home for the family. They all wore them the first day and a few hours later all of them had fallen apart. The wires had come right out out of the bulbs.

    Same trip, at Epcot, I purchased one of the hand held "spinners". This one was a clear snowman with mickey ears that had "snow" inside. The spinner blew the "snow" around. By January it was broken.

    Disney should be embarrassed for the junk they sell.
  20. AlohaAnnie

    AlohaAnnie DIS Veteran

    Jul 10, 2006

    We also found this to be true. It was a mess but DD did enjoy it for a while.

  21. annej

    annej <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Jan 2, 2003
    Some info we received this last trip on balloons. We had purchased the light up Tink in MK and it went flat within a day. DH spoke to a CM with the balloons and she told him that if you bring back ANY part of a balloon that you had purchased and not been happy with they would replace it. She replaced DD's balloon.

    We purchased the multi christmas tree ornament display tree. Total junk. I didn't even use it. It went together poorly and in fact one of the arms broke and is unusable. Only thing I have ever bought that I felt that way about.

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