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PHOTOS - Temporary store to open during a major update to World of Disney at Disney Springs

TJ Vazquez

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I’m here now and it’s just so disappointing. Nothing here that makes me feel like I’m at Disney. Functionally it’s much better, but aesthetically it’s terrible and industrial. Big fail but it won’t matter cause the masses will still come
 

HauntedPirate

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I’m here now and it’s just so disappointing. Nothing here that makes me feel like I’m at Disney. Functionally it’s much better, but aesthetically it’s terrible and industrial. Big fail but it won’t matter cause the masses will still come
Yes, yes they will. The night I was there it was packed. Both ramps were almost at capacity, long lines for food, stores full. Not sure how busy the cash registers were at all the stores, but there were plenty of people there.
 

aladdin2007

Well-Known Member
I’m here now and it’s just so disappointing. Nothing here that makes me feel like I’m at Disney. Functionally it’s much better, but aesthetically it’s terrible and industrial. Big fail but it won’t matter cause the masses will still come
agree and this is happening property wide with every makeover they do, won't be much Disney left as we knew it. This store in particular is a big giant mess with no rhyme or reason just way too many cast members with nothing to do breathing down your neck and in the way when your trying to look or shop. Its bad enough with the hundreds of guests much less cast too. Not impressed with the merch these days anymore either its become generic too, but thats another thread I guess.
 

I am Timmy

Well-Known Member
My kids were so disappointed when we were there in December (they are adults now), and that's when it was at least decorated for xmas. I don't know what it looks like without the extra decorations, but my family felt that xmas everywhere couldn't even save it. They said it felt like the Disney section at JC Penney - and when they mentioned that, I could see it. We didn't buy, and didn't see hardly anyone at the registers even though the store was packed.
 

KBLovesDisney

Well-Known Member
Had a thought yesterday in regards to the World of Disney refurbishment. Do you think one of the higher ups just walked in to the place one day and told it to grow up? Because that is what it feels like to me. Someone said, "oh this store is just too young and needs to grow up" and in so doing, the store's decor was changed from the imaginative minds of young children to the boring straightforward age of the mid-adult years that was told at some point to suppress their imagination.


Yes. I am still very bitter about this because it is (or now was) the main reason I go to Disney Springs.
:mad::cry::bawling:
 

DisneyFreak

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We were there a few days before Christmas. The store was packed, as usual, and the checkout lines were long. I thought it was much easier to get through the store and browse but I didn't feel like I was even on Disney property. That has always been part of the appeal of going to Downtown Disney. If the Suits want to adultize Disney Springs...fine, but at least keep the original Marketplace area Disneyized.
 

aladdin2007

Well-Known Member
We were there a few days before Christmas. The store was packed, as usual, and the checkout lines were long. I thought it was much easier to get through the store and browse but I didn't feel like I was even on Disney property. That has always been part of the appeal of going to Downtown Disney. If the Suits want to adultize Disney Springs...fine, but at least keep the original Marketplace area Disneyized.
That is what bothers me the most,,,and the same thing is happening to the resorts and rooms, and into the parks too.
 

wdwmagic

Administrator
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Had a thought yesterday in regards to the World of Disney refurbishment. Do you think one of the higher ups just walked in to the place one day and told it to grow up? Because that is what it feels like to me. Someone said, "oh this store is just too young and needs to grow up" and in so doing, the store's decor was changed from the imaginative minds of young children to the boring straightforward age of the mid-adult years that was told at some point to suppress their imagination.


Yes. I am still very bitter about this because it is (or now was) the main reason I go to Disney Springs.
:mad::cry::bawling:
The redesign was done in order to increase sales. It was felt that the themed store did not properly highlight the merchandise on offer, where the new simpler store makes the merchandise the star of the environment.
 

KBLovesDisney

Well-Known Member
The redesign was done in order to increase sales. It was felt that the themed store did not properly highlight the merchandise on offer, where the new simpler store makes the merchandise the star of the environment.
Not to be petty (ok slightly petty), but out of curiosity, did that strategy work?
 

Jon81uk

Well-Known Member
So what you are all saying is that you didn't go to the store because it had great merchandise that you wanted to buy? You went because the giant statues of characters looked good to you? That makes it a gallery not a store.
The store is designed to sell merchandise, that is the goal, to show off the goods and sell them, not to entertain people who want to look at giant statues.
 

ImperfectPixie

Well-Known Member
So what you are all saying is that you didn't go to the store because it had great merchandise that you wanted to buy? You went because the giant statues of characters looked good to you? That makes it a gallery not a store.
The store is designed to sell merchandise, that is the goal, to show off the goods and sell them, not to entertain people who want to look at giant statues.
Sorry, but I am far more likely to spend money in a store in which I love to spend time than one that I don't enjoy.
 
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