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Bye bye Mickey soaps?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by prfctlyximprct, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. prfctlyximprct

    prfctlyximprct Well-Known Member

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    My friend is staying st Coronado and saw this posted! Not sure if this will be resort wide.


    I need my Mickey head soaps!!!

    Sorry if this has been addressed already :(
     
  2. Mr Ferret 88

    Mr Ferret 88 Situational swearer Premium Member

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    They are at Riverside
     
  3. HauntedPirate

    HauntedPirate Premium Member

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    More "cost containment" in action... :arghh:

    Bean counter - "We can save $4.72 per room per year if we stop using individual bottles of soaps and shampoos in resort rooms and instead install big bottles that can be refilled instead. However, it will cost us $9.38 per room for the hardware and instal..."
    TDO Exec - "We'd save money??? ***Salivating*** DO IT!!!"
     
  4. G8rchamps

    G8rchamps Well-Known Member

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    aah - I only have like 20 shampoos left....
     
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  5. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Well-Known Member

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    Meh. They are all about short term. The 2 years to recoup would be a no-go. It has to be cheaper *now*.

    (I know you're being factitious)
     
  6. NeedMoreMickey

    NeedMoreMickey Well-Known Member

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    This way if you really want the soap/shampoo you will buy it in the gift shop at the resort.
     
  7. HauntedPirate

    HauntedPirate Premium Member

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    I should change it to "It'll save $4.72 per room per year, but it will cost $4.68 per room for the hardware and installation". Sounds more like what TDO would do. :D
     
  8. Minthorne

    Minthorne Well-Known Member

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    Sure it is also good for the Disney bottom line but it does seem like a more ecological way of doing it with all the waste and bottles. As a DVC member it might be good for dues. I really wonder if you would see these in Deluxe resorts.
     
  9. allgiggles

    allgiggles Well-Known Member

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    I'm actually kind of happy to see this. My husband is one of "those" people who on a daily basis empties the bathrooms of unopened soaps and shampoos and throws them in our suitcase to take home. The first time he did this I wasn't too concerned because I didn't think we'd be making more than 1 more trip to Disney in the next 10-15 years, so I kind of liked the thought of having a few reminders of our trip. I actually made up little Disney gift bags for our nieces and nephews that Christmas and included a Mickey head soap in each of their bags. Fast forward 16 years and 7 trips later (all of those trips included 2 rooms or a suite with 2 bathrooms) and we have a small Rubbermaid bin full of Disney soap, shampoo, conditioner, combination shampoo & conditioner, and lotion. Why????? We never use them at home. I think we're saving them for the zombie apocalypse or something. I've donated a bunch to a local women's shelter and I put a set or two in our guest bathroom whenever we have overnight guests and I tell them to take the bottles with them when they leave, but most people don't. I will be very happy if we don't bring anymore of those bottles/soaps home with us. But I'm not going to tell my husband if they do actually switch all the rooms to the full bottles (remember when they had the dispensers in the showers at Pop Century????) because he'd probably go to the dollar store and buy a bunch of small bottles to fill up every day. :rolleyes::D
     
  10. radiohost

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    It was always the small "little" things that made disney world unique. I can recall conversations coming up on how "we get to use the disney soap" or "play with the penny arcade machines at the mk train station" on our upcoming trips. Idk, just my thoughts. I bet if you requested your own soap or shampoo from the front desk they would provide. No way in heck I'm pumping shampoo from a bottle that people used before I got there.
     
  11. allgiggles

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    Or you'll bring your own container to fill....
     
  12. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    Do you bring your own bottle to public restrooms?
     
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  13. prfctlyximprct

    prfctlyximprct Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I just loved saving the Mickey head bottle. Sometimes when I'm feeling Disney depressed, I'd whip out one of those little babies and smother my head with shampoo. The scent would be reminscient of the last Disney resort I'd visited, and I'd be transported to a happier time and place. It's the little things I miss the most :(
     
  14. Disneydreamer23

    Disneydreamer23 Well-Known Member

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    . I agree 100% . I stayed in Wisconsin Dells and someone put nair into the shampoo my girlfriend lost chunks of hair they ended up testing the bottle. They said a guest must have done it. Hell no
     
  15. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    I don't like this change either and much prefer individuap bottles. But I find it hard to believe that you can avoid shared toiletries if you ever go out in public.
     
  16. teruterubouzu

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    Yuck. I hate when hotels do this. Hand soap in a public restroom is one thing, there is something creepier about shared toiletries in showers.
     
  17. BrentSienna

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    Either this is my wife posting the above or I must meet her husband as he and I will get along fabulously.
     
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  18. radiohost

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    Yes!;)
     
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    This seems less efficient in the cleaning process too. At least bar soaps etc could quickly be replenished but now the housekeepers will surely have to drag around tubs of this stuff.
     
  20. Biff215

    Biff215 Well-Known Member

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    Most restroom soap dispensers aren't as easily opened as these seem to be. I agree shared shower toiletries are much nastier. I'll bring my own, thanks.
     

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