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  • [Question] When is an Apple Store coming to the Disneyland resort ? Preferred DTD!

    What do you think? I think its a win win for Disney and apple !

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    Seeing as Disney and Apple are good buddies (Steve Jobs bought PIXAR originally) I could definitely see that happening.

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    • #3
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      We already have something similar called Innoventions.

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        Originally posted by Quarar44 View Post
        We already have something similar called Innoventions.
        But I had heard it was being sold to STARK INDUSTRIES . :whistling


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        • #5
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          I'm honestly surprised there isn't an Apple Store in Downtown Disney.
          Merrily on our way to nowhere at all.











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          • #6
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            No Apple store but you can buy Apple products from the Best buy kiosk right next to the World of Disney store.

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              Originally posted by Spence View Post
              Seeing as Disney and Apple are good buddies (Steve Jobs bought PIXAR originally) I could definitely see that happening.
              And Bob Iger is on the apple board
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              • #8
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                It should be a one of a kind Apple store featuring exclusive Disney themed items you wouldn't find in your normal Apple store featuring interactive Disney experiences and whatnot. That's the only way I can see Apple in DTD actually being worth it.

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                • #9
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                  hopefully never
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                  • #10
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                    It would be cool but i just don't see apple doing well in dtd to be honest, first they would have to add a few more restaurants and trendy clothing stores. IMHO

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                      Disclaimer: In My Opinion....

                      The resort is a TERRIBLE place to put an Apple store because:

                      - You've got lots and lots of tourists that will have the convenience of replacing any broken Apple-phanelia but that alone is a big cost to the company. The store needs to profit.

                      - Apple merchandise is expensive! $400 bucks spent buying an ipad mini is money less spent on Disney merch and services. One could argue that the locals will keep the cash flowing there but ask most OC people where their favorite Apple store is and they'll usually mention Mission V.

                      - Even if Iger is on the board that's not to say that the lawyers aren't going to have their political fights over everything from waiving rent fees to putting a commission percentage on a per unit basis. In fact I bet that behind closed doors this has already happened in the past.

                      - DTD has been a black hole for quite a few 3rd party merchants in the past. Disney owned stores have also had their turnover woes too. It's easy to imagine that DTD is an easy money grab for these businesses but in reality if you don't keep up with the fast pace of Disney's trends (Ridemakers & Build-a-Bear do this like pros) you'll be out of business in no time. What could Apple really do to keep itself fresh year in and year out beside change their window displays? You gotta make limited edition Wreck It Ralph ipad covers is what you need to do man!
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                        DLR is already expensive, why bring in more overpriced products?
                        Last edited by Mojave; 10-23-2012, 10:30 PM.

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                          As much as I like Apple, I don't want to see Downtown Disney become the mall I can go to anywhere else in SoCal. I'd like it to stay true to its original goal of serving as a venue for unique and sometimes premium shops and restaurants. But that's sort of where it's headed with the closing of several businesses. As it is, they already have Sephora, LEGO Store, and the incoming Earl of Sandwich (the latter is not common in the area, but when I lived in Texas, we had them there). And of course, there's the movie theater. Why would I want to go to Disney to watch a movie or buy makeup? It's true that people like what they're familiar with, but if Downtown Disney can strive to continue providing unique offerings that have good value, even if they're a bit more expensive, then I don't think they can really lose.

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                            Originally posted by Mojave View Post
                            DLR is already expensive, why bring in more overpriced products?
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                              I don't think apple would want to pay the rent. Especially when they can put a store elsewhere and keep more of their profit.
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                              • #16
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                                Really, I don't think one is needed there. I would rather wait an hour for a ride rather than for a rep at the genius bar.
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                                  So would there be a market for Apple products that would probably cost 2 to 3 times as much as they do outside the park? Sure they could plaster Mickey Mouse on them, but would anyone really be willing to pay an outrageous price for that? And then there is the other little problem... people are on a vacation, do those people want to lug an expensive computer back home with them? I don't see this as being a viable business... Even if you located it to Downtown Disney you still have the same issues... rents there are very high which means the store would have to charge higher prices to break even, or choose to operate at a loss... and then you have to look at who is going there, is it mostly locals or tourists... the tourist will have the same issue with lugging something back home in there luggage so you end up with the a lot of the same issues that selling them in a resort would have.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: When is an Apple Store coming to the Disneyland resort ? Preferred DTD!

                                    Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
                                    Really, I don't think one is needed there. I would rather wait an hour for a ride rather than for a rep at the genius bar.

                                    i feel there should not be a store either.. i think that having the disney themed iphone cases is enough.. and hello?? there is Best Buy electronics Kiosks all throughout downtown Disney with Apple products..DTD does not need a APPLE store.. maybe at Gardenwalk, but not DTD



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                                      Re: When is an Apple Store coming to the Disneyland resort ? Preferred DTD!

                                      This was brought up a while back here and I am going to post what I did in that thread (what I can remember, anyway)

                                      In my opinion, I think Downtown Disney needs more big name stores and restaurants. I feel like they really missed (and continue to miss) the mark when it comes to leasing their stores and kiosks out. There are some great places like the House of Blues, the Lego store, Quiksilver and the few Disney-themed stores like Wonderground and D Street. Other than the small handful of places the rest kinda blows. The restaurants are pretty sub par as is the shopping selection and I think that if it wasn't smack dab in the middle of the Resort it would have flopped by now for sure.

                                      The kiosks at Downtown Disney are a joke. They are selling crappy dog puppets and fake Affliction brand shirts, all while your eardrums are beaten to death by the dude playing "Hotel California" on the Spanish guitar over and over. While this is common in terms of malls and other dining/entertainment places, I feel like Disney could step up the game a little bit in terms of companies they lease out there, and I think an Apple Store could work, but first they also need to bring in some actual restaurant brands as well.

                                      I often compare it to City Walk, which IMO has a pretty decent selection of restaurants, as well as entertainment. I'm not saying City Walk is better than Downtown Disney but they do offer a wider selection of places that you recognize. I think Disney should follow in that path.


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                                        *derisive snort* "Resort." *smh*

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