It's the Sling ...... Again

GPaLarry

Have earned one ear!
Joined
Jun 28, 2016
Some years ago we got a full-sized DCL backpack with net water bottle holders on each side. Mine is beat up and falling apart. I have two sling bags and they just don't do the job. Hope the mouse gifts us a new, real backpack in November on the Dream.
 

Ikaikalani

Tee-Eye-double Guh-err
Joined
Jan 28, 2007
Me too. I have found them to be far more functional than the sling. Wonder how much a tote would auction for?
I've been on 4 cruises and have 3 of the totes, and no sling, so was looking forward to the sling. It looks like an easy grab n go. What is it about the sling that folks dont like?
 

Cruising Engineer

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 18, 2018
I've been on 4 cruises and have 3 of the totes, and no sling, so was looking forward to the sling. It looks like an easy grab n go. What is it about the sling that folks dont like?
One thing is that it's not very big. And another, we've been on 10 cruises and I have 4 in the closet plus given away one or two. Just tired of the same old thing ...Sling. The photo has my New Balance shoes (size 9.5). There's not much room for anything like a beach towel. I could fit a tablet in it but not a laptop.

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  • anjuan

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 10, 2012
    I've been on 4 cruises and have 3 of the totes, and no sling, so was looking forward to the sling. It looks like an easy grab n go. What is it about the sling that folks dont like?
    The very first time I used it when boarding a ship the strap broke. They aren't made to last.
     

    DIS_MIKE

    DCL Commodore
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2015
    They really need to retire the sling and come out with something new but God only knows what sort of backlog of sling bags they have just hanging out in a warehouse right now. I have four of them now. I actually wish I had one of the totes with the rope handle. Those were quite nice.
     

    MichelleCanada

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 21, 2017
    Maybe they should offer more than one per stateroom to help get rid of their stock. Considering everyone in a room may qualify as silver or higher status it actually seems strange to me that they only give one per room anyways.
     

    DisneYE

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 7, 2013
    They really need to retire the sling and come out with something new but God only knows what sort of backlog of sling bags they have just hanging out in a warehouse right now. I have four of them now. I actually wish I had one of the totes with the rope handle. Those were quite nice.
    Two-three years ago I remember our SR attendant told us DCL purchased 2 million(!!) sling bags and that they still had a lot left.. but if they didn't purchase any more since, I figure they should be running low. Hopefully they have some other "gift" in mind if/when they run out.
     
  • Disneyland_emily

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 13, 2003
    Maybe they should offer more than one per stateroom to help get rid of their stock. Considering everyone in a room may qualify as silver or higher status it actually seems strange to me that they only give one per room anyways.
    i don’t know what to do with one let alone 3.. so no thanks
     

    Jsoenning

    Enjoying the Magic
    Joined
    Dec 29, 2012
    They could give us a set of the reusable bags so we can have something to put our on board store purchases in. Comical last time when I said no thanks to buying a bag after spending a couple hundred dollars on items and lugged an armful of stuffed animals, shirts, etc. back to the room. If they're going green, the merchandise costs enough to throw in the bag and still be profitable on their end in my humble opinion.
     

    mmouse37

    DCL Diva!!
    Joined
    Jun 29, 2001
    They could give us a set of the reusable bags so we can have something to put our on board store purchases in. Comical last time when I said no thanks to buying a bag after spending a couple hundred dollars on items and lugged an armful of stuffed animals, shirts, etc. back to the room. If they're going green, the merchandise costs enough to throw in the bag and still be profitable on their end in my humble opinion.
    I know its frustrating onboard with no complimentary shopping bags....but, the other day I went to our local Disney Store that was closing and snagged a DCL robe for $30 and some costumes for the grandkids. Everything was at least 60% off. They were selling their blue reusable bags for cents.....the CM was pushing them saying a case of 100 is only $6.00....so I now am the proud owner of a case of 100 large Disney Store blue reusable shopping bags. I am a sucker for a "deal" LOL!! I will be bringing some onboard with me to use in the shops. Saw people selling them on EBay for like $4.50 each....crazy!

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    Disneyland_emily

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 13, 2003
    I know its frustrating onboard with no complimentary shopping bags....but, the other day I went to our local Disney Store that was closing and snagged a DCL robe for $30 and some costumes for the grandkids. Everything was at least 60% off. They were selling their blue reusable bags for cents.....the CM was pushing them saying a case of 100 is only $6.00....so I now am the proud owner of a case of 100 large Disney Store blue reusable shopping bags. I am a sucker for a "deal" LOL!! I will be bringing some onboard with me to use in the shops. Saw people selling them on EBay for like $4.50 each....crazy!

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    Jsoenning

    Enjoying the Magic
    Joined
    Dec 29, 2012
    i guess i didn't buy enough bags at our local Disney store because it closed as well. think it was a victim of COVID. outlet mall is now missing every other store it seems.
     

    Cruising Engineer

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 18, 2018
    i guess i didn't buy enough bags at our local Disney store because it closed as well. think it was a victim of COVID. outlet mall is now missing every other store it seems.
    I didn't realize our Disney Store in the mall closed last May because I haven't been in there in probably 2 years. Way too much online shopping at shopDisney for my excuse the store closed.
     

    closetmickey

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 2, 2009
    Next to the backpacks, we liked the sling bags that were colored based on your castaway Club status.
     

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