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    What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    I was thinking about this when I made a blog post on my blog thefourparksandmore.blogspot.com. What do you guys think happened?

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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    The better question would be, what happened to The Disney Store?
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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    They never really recovered from their short-lived ownership by Children's Place. After the collapse of that deal, their product lines never really picked up again. Every time I go in, I see piles of garbage that would never have made it, though someone in Development and Marketing felt it was a good idea to create. If you ever see something you want, just wait a while and you'll probably find it on the clearance shelves soon enough. Collectibles seemed to go by the wayside, and now it's just basic generic garbage.

    And while we're on the subject, what ever happened to their HUGE announcement that they were going to be making their stores interactive and magical to visit? That kinda went away, too. I miss the NYC World of Disney store. The shop that they put up in Times Square is NOT worth the visit. Two floors of nothingness. Plus superheroes and NYC-themed tourist garb. Whatever.
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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    We never had a Disney Store near us. I guess it made those trips to World of Disney once a year that much more fun.

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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    I haven't seen pins in the Disney Store for years now!!

    They just started carrying Vinaylmations a few months ago...but I miss the pins!

    Ya, some stores are not doing as good as others and need a toal rehaul with everything. Other stores are doing ok...

    The only one I have near me with the new magical stuff is the one in downtown Chicago on State st.
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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    They've remodeled some of the stores in the Mid-Atlantic area and they look very nice, but they still haven't gone back to the old stock. Not much for adults (one CM said that it doesn't sell well!?!?) and NO pins! We've asked about it and the CMs told us that we 'guests' need to contact Disney and complain. They said that Disney will listen to us before they will listen to the CMs. So if you want pins, email and call in complaints. If enough people do it, they may bring them back. I would love to be able to get pins in the stores again.
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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    The Disney Store at the outlet mall north of here gets clearanced pins in from DLR all the time.
    And, although I wish I could comment further on MANY other things mentioned/discussed here, that is all...
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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecmickey View Post
    They've remodeled some of the stores in the Mid-Atlantic area and they look very nice, but they still haven't gone back to the old stock. Not much for adults (one CM said that it doesn't sell well!?!?) and NO pins! We've asked about it and the CMs told us that we 'guests' need to contact Disney and complain. They said that Disney will listen to us before they will listen to the CMs. So if you want pins, email and call in complaints. If enough people do it, they may bring them back. I would love to be able to get pins in the stores again.
    And you are right as is the CM. Never gave that a thought. You can rehab the walls and floors of a store all you want, but if there is nothing of value in them, why bother going in?

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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecmickey View Post
    They've remodeled some of the stores in the Mid-Atlantic area and they look very nice, but they still haven't gone back to the old stock. Not much for adults (one CM said that it doesn't sell well!?!?) and NO pins! We've asked about it and the CMs told us that we 'guests' need to contact Disney and complain. They said that Disney will listen to us before they will listen to the CMs. So if you want pins, email and call in complaints. If enough people do it, they may bring them back. I would love to be able to get pins in the stores again.
    Eh, it's cheaper for me if they DON'T carry the old stuff.
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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    Twice now I have asked in a store about trading pins, but they had none (I figured it was worth a try as the stores were in two different states). They said that you had to go online. When I mentioned that online you have to pay shipping costs for light weight little pins at a rate high enough to buy a couple more pins, the CM's gave me a ticket with a code for free shipping off of my order. If you want to get pins online and have a store near you, ask about a free shipping 'promo code offer'. Good luck!
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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    I remember a time when there was free shipping on pins on Mondays, I believe. Haven't been back on the pin site in forever, so I don't know if that is still the case.
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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    The Disney Stores now are all terrible. They used to have great shirts, collectibles, and pins. My collection would be triple the size if the Disney store near my town was still operating... The only good Disney store now is Disney's Character Premiere Shop at the Sawgrass Mills in Florida. They get shipments of older park merchandise and sell it for cheap
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    Re: What happened to Pins at the Disney Store?

    They have a similar shop at the Orlando Premium Outlet. My wife goes shopping to every other store, I check that one out and then walk slowly until I catch up with her
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