Thank the Lord! I remember when we used to be able to get watches, nicer pins, more adult clothes, the HUGE Disney plushes were almost always there, and the Disney stores were ALOT nicer!
I personally was OK with the new store design, but when i saw that the store in Myrtle beach was the exact same as the store here, i wasn't very happy. Even though the stores were kinda similar before, they were never this generic! Sure, the big sorcerer mickey and princess section is cool, but i really think they need to bring back more of the old stores with characters all around, and alot "cooler" things like i remember how they used to have this scafolding (sp?) with disney chrarcters hanging from there. I also miss the Big round displays with the pins and little toys. now you have the buckets around mickey with a selection of... maybe 8 different toys? The old stores had alot more creative displays and it was more like a DISNEY store, not a regular store. like i said, i enjoyed the big mickey and the lights on the ceiling, and the winnie the pooh section with the screen was cute, but that shouldn't be the generic store. They closed a Disney Store (old one) within 5 miles of me, and the closed it when TCP bought DS. I was told by the cast there that that was one of the biggest stores around! There were always disney characters all moving around, and peaking out from everywhere lining the ceiling (not Meet and greet characters LOL) and you just felt almost like you were in DTD!
Oh well i guess we need to hope for the best