I noticed this a lot when I was in Disney during Christmas week! I’ve NEVER seen this in all the times I’ve been. 40 - 50% off items in the stores. :huh:
The actual little tear off tags were ripped off and everything had been repriced to a reduced rate . . . the park was BUSY, but people weren’t buying. (It was kinda like the mall!):laugh:
See this article: Orlando Sentinel - Sale prices at Disney by
[B]Sale prices at Disney
posted by Matt Palm on Dec 30, 2008 3:42:02 PM[/B]
[I]There’s something disconcerting about seeing sale signs at Disney World… I mean, we expect to pay $8 for a hot dog. Why would they lower prices?
All I can say is when Disney discounts T-shirts 40 percent, you know the economy is in dire straits.
And that is the current discount on shirts at shops within the Disney World theme parks. All hats and mugs are also discounted 40 percent. Christmas ornaments (and tree skirts, the signs tell us) are marked down 50 percent.
The signs are fairly discreet and tasteful. It’s not like Mickey is screaming, “We’re selling out to the bare walls!” with Donald squawking “Our prices are cra-a-a-zy!”
Still, it’s a disquieting sign of the times.
By the way, I picked up a cool Haunted Mansion tee for about $12. Just doing my part as a patriotic American to get the economy moving again!