Hi everyone! I'm a great fan of scrapbooking, and I'm heading to The World in November for the first time in 2 years! Woo-hoo!
At any rate, do the contents of this thread still pretty much hold true? I was really disappointed with WDW's scrapbooking offerings when I was last there in November 2006. I was hoping they'd have jumped on the scrapbooking bandwagon since then. I thought I'd check with you guys to see if I should hold off on my scrapbooking supply purchases until I was in WDW, or if should just grab them at my leisure locally, from craft stores.
The supplies at the World is basically the same. There are a few more themes then before, but essentially the same stuff, an album and mainly kits now... a boy kit, a princess kit, etc. Some sticker packs and a couple punches. The DTD scrapbook store has closed, so your only option is now in the parks, resort or other DTD stores. I usually try to buy anything at World of Disney for the AP/Visa discounts.
Your best bet is to get stuff at local stores and the major craft chains and online, you will find cuter stuff and better prices. I would peruse the shelves at your local stores to familiarize yourself with what is available before your trip and then you will know what sort of things you will want when you are at WDW. There are some celebration or yearly elements which won't be found elsewhere, so keep that in mind too.
So, the Wonderful World of Memories has closed? When did that happen? We were there in July and it was open.
Although I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't a larger selection, I did find a few things there that I hadn't seen other places. I'm disappointed to hear that they closed. I hand't seen that on any posts.
So, did the merchandise from WWoM get moved to WWoD?
I was down in Oct. 2006 & found my scrapbooking package at the Memories Store:( But, now I that I know you get a discount at the World of Disney that will be even better. Thanks.
What the store closed? This is the first I am hearing about it. It's still listed on the Disney website.
Passporter's newsletter this week had a bit that the Scrapbooking store had closed and will reopen later this Fall as a Hanes Design Your Own Tee shop.
My wife is going to be devastated. We were just there in September and there was no sign it was shutting down
Mini-V said the otherday that they are building a bigger store on the end of the Art of Disney Store and they will have scrapbooking stuff in there. And the CM told her it would be 3-4 more weeks before it opened. I hope it is going to be a scrapbooking store and that it will be open when I'm down in the middle of November.
Thanks for your replies everyone! I had heard that they closed Wonderful World of Memories, which was a shame. I liked that store. (Do you guys remember when they used to track the countries that their customers came from on a white board behind the check-out counter?)
It'd be great if they did open a store specifically for scrapbooking - I'm sure it'd be a gold mine for them. Here's hoping that, if that's what they're building, it'll be open between November 7th and 14th!
I saw a lot of neat stuff at the Mercantile at the Wilderness Lodge. I can't wait to look around that store again.
I was so happy to see that the Wonderful World of Memories had opened while I was down there! It's a right neat shop!