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Apple Store at Downtown Disney?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by devjohnson, May 20, 2009.

  1. devjohnson

    devjohnson New Member

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    I know this has been mentioned in the forums, but there wasn't a thread dedicated to the topic. I heard the Virgin Megastore could possibly become a Flagship Apple Store. What do you guys think about that? Would it be too crowded? Would it be too big? Would it be a good business move? Below is a few pictures of Apple Stores!

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    NOTICE THE VIRGIN AND APPLE NEXT TO EACH OTHER (FLAGSHIP STORE)
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    AN AVERAGE APPLE STORE
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    INSIDE A FLAGSHIP APPLE STORE
  2. Fun2BFree

    Fun2BFree New Member

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    There are Apple Stores at the Florida Mall, Millenia and Altamonte. Opening a fourth at DtD is just plain saturation, especially if you're only selling boutique electronics.
  3. devjohnson

    devjohnson New Member

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    i was thinking it could attract more people to the West Side. I think it was also good to get rid of PI since most people hate driving, or walking all the way between the Marketplace and the West Side
  4. Fun2BFree

    Fun2BFree New Member

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    That may be, but it doesn't make business sense for Apple to operate four locations in the same general area. There's only so many people that will buy iPods and iMacs.
  5. Monty

    Monty Who opened Pandora's Box? Premium Member

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    :veryconfu

    Whether PI is populated with clubs or stores or entirely gutted, getting between the Marketplace and the West Side will still require the same amount of driving and/or walking... Or am I missing your point?
  6. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    Could care less. Like the former Virgin Mega store I would have absolutely zero reason to ever set foot in the store.
  7. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    You have never had to drive from the Market Place to the WS. Even went PI had turnstiles there was a way to walk around it.
  8. hrcollectibles

    hrcollectibles Active Member

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    I do not see any reason for an apple store to be placed in Downtown Disney.
  9. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    I just do not see how it could really work. Are there even any Apple Stores close to being that large?
  10. EpcoTim

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    Stupid to do it on Apples part. Who the heill goes on vacation and buys a computer?
  11. SirGoofy

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    It's the front-runner for the Virgin spot, or so I've been told.
  12. Fun2BFree

    Fun2BFree New Member

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    I don't get why Apple just don't sponsor a computing pavilion in Epcot, what with Steve Jobs' affiliation with Disney and Pixar.
  13. devjohnson

    devjohnson New Member

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    They dont have to use the WHOLE building. They can put another store next door.
  14. tirian

    tirian Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm. I don't know if enough tourists would purchase electronics on vacation to justify the Apple store. How often did you see Guests buy iPods or X-Boxes at Virgin?
  15. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Good point.

    But I think it would be cool to see anyway.
  16. GymLeaderPhil

    GymLeaderPhil Well-Known Member

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    The Mall at Millenia is always packed full of tourists. I think it would do good - not everyone can easily obtain Apple products in different countries, let alone visit a retail location.
  17. hrcollectibles

    hrcollectibles Active Member

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    Not only tourists shop at Downtown Disney or Mall at Millenia. I am just not a big fan of Apple...
  18. Vince3

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    I agree.I think Apple would get creative and offer more than just a store.
  19. DonaldDoleWhip

    DonaldDoleWhip Well-Known Member

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    I'm just as confused as you are. Now, instead of walking through an exciting nighttime destination, I have to walk through a desolate wasteland of buildings (and one Irish pub).
  20. joshwill

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    what id love to see at dtd would be a dave and busters. orlando doesnt have one, and now with virgin gone, no gereat loss, there is a large opening.

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