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Disney Merchandise & Collectibles Discuss Disney Snowglobes in the Disneyana forums; The Disney Store sells some of the most beautiful water(globes). Having limited space, I only purchased a few through the years. I am sad as I recently noticed that each ...
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    Thumbs down Disney Snowglobes

    The Disney Store sells some of the most beautiful water(globes). Having limited space, I only purchased a few through the years. I am sad as I recently noticed that each snowglobe has developed a large air bubble on the top. I find this very annoying. After spending, almost $100/ globe you'd think they'd be airtight, but evidently are not. I wonder if the bubbles make the globes less valuable. It's not the consumers fault these bubbles developed. I have spoken to other collectors and some of their globes also have bubbles. What a shame they can't be made better!

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    My Winnie the Pooh globe also has a bubble in it. I never noticed it till you said something.

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    I've got one even worse - A Halloween one has some sort of algae growing in it. It's not noticeable until you shake the globe, and then these ugly clumps of stuff float around.

    Have you tried contacting guest services? They may have a solution. (I haven't tried, my globe is at least 4 years old)
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    Replacing Snowglobes

    The Disney Store has a strict policy of NOT replacing globes which develop bubbles. In fact, if a new globe is received by mail-order with bubbles , they will NOT replace it. Nice folks!

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    They don't have a little refill hole with a plug? Or is that just for cheap holiday decorations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004
    I've got one even worse - A Halloween one has some sort of algae growing in it. It's not noticeable until you shake the globe, and then these ugly clumps of stuff float around.
    Are you sure it's an algae? It could be a water mold.
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    The water bubble you speak of is the reason why so many Disney snowglobes have something stuck on the top of them to go along with the theme inside.

    I guess that's their way of taking care of the problem. I haven't bought any globes in years because the quality has gone down quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandabella
    Are you sure it's an algae? It could be a water mold.
    Biology was not my strongest subject. It's icky and in the water. Do you have any idea how to get rid of it if is a mold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004
    Biology was not my strongest subject. It's icky and in the water. Do you have any idea how to get rid of it if is a mold?
    Not without damaging the snowglobe.

    I've heard of these problems recently, and not just with Disney ones.
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    All Snowglobes!

    It's true; this is a problem with many snowglobes. I have a non-Disney Millennium Snowglobe. When it's wound-up, the New Year's Ball slowly descends as it plays "Auld Lang Syne". It has a large air bubble, too. In this day of advancement; you'd think they could maunufacture water-tight globes. Evidently, air is leaking in very slowly!

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    Glass is porous, you see...

    Surely it can't be too hard to make a hole in the glass and refill it (or drain and then refill as needed?

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    I have a huge collection of disney snowglobes, well over 100. Almost all of mine have developed air bubbles. But disney does not consider air bubles to be defects so they will not replace them. I have been told having them anywhere were the temp chances causes the air bubbles. So if they are in a room with air conditioning than it gets hot that type of thing causes the bubbles..
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    I have a hallmark Disney snowglobe, and doesn't have an air bubble in it. And it is going on 4 years old.

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    I have some that are older and don't and I have some that are new and do. I don't know I can not figure it out.
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