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(Disney)   The very definition of fail. Disney has a one day Star Wars event with limited edition tshirts and has three cashiers to ring up sales   (disneyparks.disney.go.com) divider line 57
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2013-05-04 10:34:05 AM
I've been in line for just over an hour and have another hour to go.

You'd think they were Walmart with the number of registers open.
 
2013-05-04 10:40:13 AM
I guess I should have used the headline "May the fail be with you"
 
2013-05-04 10:46:39 AM
It looks like Disney is going to finish what George Lucas started.
 
2013-05-04 11:02:31 AM
my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...
 
2013-05-04 11:04:05 AM

plmyfngr: my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...


Never been married, have you?
 
2013-05-04 11:08:09 AM

labman: plmyfngr: my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...

Never been married, have you?


son....I got three ex wives...5 kids....10 grandkids...and two great grandkids...and I never stood in line for two hours for a t-shirt...
 
2013-05-04 11:29:14 AM

labman: plmyfngr: my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...

Never been married, have you?


My wife would flip out if I stood in line for two hours for a t-shirt. Can't say I'd blame her since that would consign her to watching three small kids at Disney World by herself.
 
2013-05-04 12:27:33 PM

NutWrench: It looks like Disney is going to finish what George Lucas started.


Hurricane George way overachieved on his first effort and averaged back to his mean over time. Disney is just pouring syrup all over it and hoping we'll think it tastes like pancakes.
 
2013-05-04 12:36:59 PM

wejash: NutWrench: It looks like Disney is going to finish what George Lucas started.

Hurricane George way overachieved on his first effort and averaged back to his mean over time. Disney is just pouring syrup all over it and hoping we'll think it tastes like pancakes.


THIS

And May the 4th be with you.
 
2013-05-04 04:37:54 PM
Bigger fail is waiting in line for star wars shirts..
 
2013-05-04 04:43:27 PM
Jesus tapdancing Christ... it looks like they did a raid on Deviantart and printed up a bunch of merch.

I'm just happy I'm old enough to have grown up on the original trilogy. This is just sad.
 
2013-05-04 04:52:22 PM
They do an entire 2-3 months of star wars weekends. Maybe these shirts/pins are only available for one day but shockingly that's how special release merchandise can happen everywhere.

The fail is Revenge of the Fifth instead of Revenge of the Sixth
 
2013-05-04 05:03:50 PM

labman: plmyfngr: my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...

Never been married, have you?


I can sympathize, Ms Buzzcut v 1.0 would have demanded something similar. Loved both Disney, Star Wars, and making me do shiat like stand in line for hours.

Ms Buzzcut v 2.0 wouldn't be caught dead at Disney, so I have that going for me, which is nice.
 
2013-05-04 05:05:25 PM
Oh. And a good bit of the queue line was in the rain, so the 2.5 hour wait was about 45 minutes of standing in the rain.
 
2013-05-04 05:07:58 PM
We came to Epcot instead today. Would have loved a shirt , but not with that wait time and two small kids.
 
2013-05-04 05:08:22 PM
I would never wait that long in line for a t-shirt.

I sure as hell wouldn't wait that long in line for a t-shirt that looks that bad.
 
2013-05-04 05:11:50 PM
Disney World. Where you can stand in line for hours to get into a longer line for a few more hours, in hopes of enjoying a twenty minute ride.

Who knew that they would heinously cut corners for pure profit?

Disney is a French name (D'Isnay, from a small village in Normandy). They have all the folksy charm and deviousness of a Norman peasant. Trust me, I've got a lot of those in my family tree. You can't keep them out. They're like Irishmen. They'll ooze through a crack the size of a quarter dollar, especially if there is a quarter dollar on the other side. Climb the highest mountain and you will find a Frenchman, a Scot, an Irishman and a Guru playing cribbage. PUNCH LINE COSTS EXTRA.

When they are not fencing in the world's public domaine culture and slapping their name and copyright all over it for the next thousand years, they are busy devising scientific ways to part you from the maximum amount of money for the minimum amount of expenditure and effort on their part.

Your favourite childhood movies aren't the only thing they are chucking into the vault. They would take the shirts off your back if you were actually wearing shirts, yah sweaty schmucks.
 
2013-05-04 05:14:08 PM

brantgoose: Disney World. Where you can stand in line for hours to get into a longer line for a few more hours, in hopes of enjoying a twenty minute ride.

Who knew that they would heinously cut corners for pure profit?

Disney is a French name (D'Isnay, from a small village in Normandy). They have all the folksy charm and deviousness of a Norman peasant. Trust me, I've got a lot of those in my family tree. You can't keep them out. They're like Irishmen. They'll ooze through a crack the size of a quarter dollar, especially if there is a quarter dollar on the other side. Climb the highest mountain and you will find a Frenchman, a Scot, an Irishman and a Guru playing cribbage. PUNCH LINE COSTS EXTRA.

When they are not fencing in the world's public domaine culture and slapping their name and copyright all over it for the next thousand years, they are busy devising scientific ways to part you from the maximum amount of money for the minimum amount of expenditure and effort on their part.

Your favourite childhood movies aren't the only thing they are chucking into the vault. They would take the shirts off your back if you were actually wearing shirts, yah sweaty schmucks.


20 minute ride? The fark? Other than a few of the old edutainment rides at Epcot, try 60 seconds.
 
2013-05-04 05:22:34 PM

almandot: They do an entire 2-3 months of star wars weekends. Maybe these shirts/pins are only available for one day but shockingly that's how special release merchandise can happen everywhere.

The fail is Revenge of the Fifth instead of Revenge of the Sixth


I think they were constrained by the weekend dates of the 4th and 5th.
 
2013-05-04 05:29:29 PM
Wow,  if that is the representatives of the merch, they're selling a steaming load. Only diehard Disney fans would buy this stuff.
 
2013-05-04 05:46:31 PM

plmyfngr: labman: plmyfngr: my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...

Never been married, have you?

son....I got three ex wives...5 kids....10 grandkids...and two great grandkids...and I never stood in line for two hours for a t-shirt...


Well, I guess we all know why he has three ex-wives...
 
2013-05-04 05:47:58 PM
That's the most embarrassing crap I've ever seen on t-shirts, and  I subscribe to tshirthell's newsletter.
 
2013-05-04 06:04:36 PM
very poor planning and one would hope they called in more cashiers once it became obvious more were needed but somehow i doubt it.
 
2013-05-04 06:06:05 PM

NeoCortex42: I would never wait that long in line for a t-shirt.

I sure as hell wouldn't wait that long in line for a t-shirt that looks that bad.


I'd never wait in long for a t-shirt either. Unless it's available in 2XLT or 3XLT, 'cuz I won't buy any more short shirts.

almandot: They do an entire 2-3 months of star wars weekends. Maybe these shirts/pins are only available for one day but shockingly that's how special release merchandise can happen everywhere.

The fail is Revenge of the Fifth instead of Revenge of the Sixth


Revenge of the Fifth will be Monday after I drink the whole bottle of gold tequila at a Cinco de Mayo party.
 
2013-05-04 06:14:57 PM
wejash: It looks like Disney is going to finish what George Lucas started.

Hurricane George way overachieved on his first effort and averaged back to his mean over time. Disney is just pouring syrup all over it and hoping we'll think it tastes like pancakes.


Oh, I dunno - I wouldn't call 'THX-1138' "way overachieved".  'American Graffiti', *maybe*.  Lots of people now forget that in '77, when 'Star Wars' came out, there were a lot of critics who shot it down.  Harlan Ellison, for one, did a review titled 'Luke Skywalker is a Nerd and Darth Vader Sucks Runny Eggs'.

For my part, I saw the cracks in the foundation (*so* much stuff that was way bollixed up, that could have been fixed easily in the typewriter without hurting the story), but it was just so much gosh darn FUN, I was willing to be charitable and overlook them.  Little did I know that things were destined to go drastically downhill from there...

brantgoose: Disney is a French name (D'Isnay, from a small village in Normandy).

Agreed.  But if I'm not mistaken, it was spelled "D'Isgney".

/I miss Walt.  For all his faults, he really did do a lot of cool stuff.
 
2013-05-04 06:50:23 PM

plmyfngr: labman: plmyfngr: my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...

Never been married, have you?

son....I got three ex wives...5 kids....10 grandkids...and two great grandkids...and I never stood in line for two hours for a t-shirt...


Maybe that explains why you have three ex-wives.
 
2013-05-04 07:28:59 PM

NutWrench: It looks like Disney is going to finish what George Lucas started.


Yep. Nice to see Disney already Force-choking the wallets and imaginations of Star Wars fans.
 
2013-05-04 07:37:00 PM

almandot: They do an entire 2-3 months of star wars weekends. Maybe these shirts/pins are only available for one day but shockingly that's how special release merchandise can happen everywhere.

The fail is Revenge of the Fifth instead of Revenge of the Sixth


This is separate from the other Star Wars weekend stuff.

Universal does it better. They will make it available on their website for one day only and have it in multiple stores. Lessons the wait time if you want it that day and if you don't care, they'll ship it to your house in a couple of days.
 
2013-05-04 07:37:10 PM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: For my part, I saw the cracks in the foundation (*so* much stuff that was way bollixed up, that could have been fixed easily in the typewriter without hurting the story), but it was just so much gosh darn FUN, I was willing to be charitable and overlook them.  Little did I know that things were destined to go drastically downhill from there...


The original trilogy had a campiness to it that made up for some of the shortcomings.  Episode I took itself waaaaay too seriously.  "Children, here is a bumbling fool of an alien modeled on an uneducated Caribbean black man...  Laugh at him.  LAUGH!"
 
2013-05-04 08:04:04 PM

labman: Oh. And a good bit of the queue line was in the rain, so the 2.5 hour wait was about 45 minutes of standing in the rain.


You really aren't helping shift this fail tag from yourself back onto the situation you've put yourself in.  Queue == Line.
 
2013-05-04 08:12:18 PM
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY.

Welcome to the Disney ghetto.
 
2013-05-04 08:15:47 PM
See how bright that red in on that airplane on the splash page?
That's a behavior trigger.
Suckers.
 
2013-05-04 09:12:31 PM

BumpInTheNight: labman: Oh. And a good bit of the queue line was in the rain, so the 2.5 hour wait was about 45 minutes of standing in the rain.

You really aren't helping shift this fail tag from yourself back onto the situation you've put yourself in.  Queue == Line.


Oh I don't know. Perhaps routing the line through the empty auditorium next to the store.

Adding another couple of cash registers.

My wife saw a couple of people just slowly wander off without paying. They had it just set up poorly. You had to break through the 4 layers of line to pick your merchandise then fight back through the line to get in it.

I've been a passholder for a decade and I've never seen them screw up an event that bad.

/passholder at universal, Busch gardens, six flags, too
//Legoland pass expired. Need to renew it.
 
2013-05-04 10:45:25 PM

labman: BumpInTheNight: labman: Oh. And a good bit of the queue line was in the rain, so the 2.5 hour wait was about 45 minutes of standing in the rain.

You really aren't helping shift this fail tag from yourself back onto the situation you've put yourself in.  Queue == Line.

Oh I don't know. Perhaps routing the line through the empty auditorium next to the store.

Adding another couple of cash registers.

My wife saw a couple of people just slowly wander off without paying. They had it just set up poorly. You had to break through the 4 layers of line to pick your merchandise then fight back through the line to get in it.

I've been a passholder for a decade and I've never seen them screw up an event that bad.

/passholder at universal, Busch gardens, six flags, too
//Legoland pass expired. Need to renew it.


You realize that they were just selling t-shirts, right?
 
2013-05-05 01:03:33 AM

joepainter: labman: BumpInTheNight: labman: Oh. And a good bit of the queue line was in the rain, so the 2.5 hour wait was about 45 minutes of standing in the rain.

You really aren't helping shift this fail tag from yourself back onto the situation you've put yourself in.  Queue == Line.

Oh I don't know. Perhaps routing the line through the empty auditorium next to the store.

Adding another couple of cash registers.

My wife saw a couple of people just slowly wander off without paying. They had it just set up poorly. You had to break through the 4 layers of line to pick your merchandise then fight back through the line to get in it.

I've been a passholder for a decade and I've never seen them screw up an event that bad.

/passholder at universal, Busch gardens, six flags, too
//Legoland pass expired. Need to renew it.

You realize that they were just selling t-shirts, right?


And commemorative pins, too.

I just wanted the shirts. Besides, while its irritating as hell, we go often enough that sometimes we just people watch. I'll be back at universal in June, so we may swing by Disney while we're in town.
 
2013-05-05 01:45:10 AM
On ebay in 3 .. 2 ...

Oh actually they're already on ebay.
 
2013-05-05 04:03:57 AM
No respectable Star Wars fan would be caught dead wearing those shirts.
 
2013-05-05 07:16:48 AM

SpaceBison: No respectable Star Wars fan would be caught dead wearing those shirts.


Oh get a grip. It's a movie series for eight year olds.
 
2013-05-05 07:56:38 AM

labman: plmyfngr: my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...

Never been married, have you?


Pussy whipped, are you?
 
2013-05-05 07:59:01 AM

labman: joepainter: labman: BumpInTheNight:

You realize that they were just selling t-shirts, right?

And commemorative pins, too.


Wow, I almost missed this gem.
 
2013-05-05 08:37:30 AM

valkore: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: For my part, I saw the cracks in the foundation (*so* much stuff that was way bollixed up, that could have been fixed easily in the typewriter without hurting the story), but it was just so much gosh darn FUN, I was willing to be charitable and overlook them.  Little did I know that things were destined to go drastically downhill from there...

The original trilogy had a campiness to it that made up for some of the shortcomings.  Episode I took itself waaaaay too seriously.  "Children, here is a bumbling fool of an alien modeled on an uneducated Caribbean black man...  Laugh at him.  LAUGH!"


"Children, you will consider the ramifications of the trade dispute and despair.  DESPAIR!!!"
 
2013-05-05 08:39:40 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: SpaceBison: No respectable Star Wars fan would be caught dead wearing those shirts.

Oh get a grip. It's a movie series for eight year olds.


I didn't realize that 8 year olds were interested in trade blockades, or seeing a man lose his limbs and be burned nearly to death.
 
2013-05-05 09:12:06 AM
IT'S A TRAP!

/really?  this long?
//I am a disney geek, and I am smart enough not to let planned disney traffic management kill a good time
///They WANT you in that line, They NEED you in that line
 
2013-05-05 09:38:27 AM

grimlock1972: one would hope they called in more cashiers once it became obvious more were needed but somehow i doubt it.


That would be bad business.  A minimum-wage cashier with no bennies would cost about $64 for an 8-hour shift, rounding up from FMW for payroll taxes and other costs.  That may seem paltry to a multi-billion-dollar empire, but here's the bean-counter logic -- if NOT hiring the extra cashier doesn't result in significant lost business, and all indications are it didn't, then why bother?

People may complain a lot, but money talks.  If you don't leave, they don't care what you think.  Mind you, I'm not defending Disney.  I hope to retire* in a culture slightly more inclined toward quality, but this is exactly how business works in America so we're stuck with it.  Don't like it?  Then don't sit in line for two farking hours to buy a goddamn t-shirt.  American businesses are not interested in rewarding patience.

*hahahahahahaa, ha ha haa, ha!
 
2013-05-05 09:54:35 AM

BumpInTheNight: labman: Oh. And a good bit of the queue line was in the rain, so the 2.5 hour wait was about 45 minutes of standing in the rain.

You really aren't helping shift this fail tag from yourself back onto the situation you've put yourself in.  Queue == Line.


How dare someone gives me an option that forces me to wait in a 2 hour line in the rain for a quickly put-together t-shirt design based on a movie that came out over 30 years ago...even though you could walk into any Target, Walmart, JCPenny, ect, to also buy a logo based on the same movie t-shirt and leave in 5 minutes.
 
2013-05-05 11:19:07 AM
It's a piece of history:

"You see, son, back in the 70s a trilogy of iconic sci-fi films was released that set the bar for future films of the genre.  Then a few decades later, the director released the same movies over again, but slathered with up-to-date special effects, endless messing around with who-shoots-who-first in a completely unimportant scene, and a musical scene in the third movie that was cringingly awful and stops the movie dead.  But that was the worst one of the three, so it didn't really matter.  Then a few years down the road he made a series of prequel films that were many,  many times worse and basically ruined it for everyone permanently.

Then, a few years later, he sold the rights of the franchise to Disney, which rode that dead hooker until the arms and legs started rotting off.  And  this T-shirt is a piece of pre-release merchandise from that halcyon era.  And I only had to stand in line for four hours for it!"
 
2013-05-05 12:40:46 PM
Ah, taking their scheduling cues from Wal-Mart, I see.
 
2013-05-05 12:42:10 PM

plmyfngr: my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...


And this.

/thread
 
2013-05-05 12:43:07 PM

labman: plmyfngr: my definition of fail is anyone who would stand in line two hours to buy a damn t-shirt...

Never been married, have you?


Dude, you're at Disney Land standing in line for a single item of clothing.  For TWO HOURS.  Try not to be so sensitive yourself, okay sparky?
 
2013-05-05 12:44:17 PM

labman: Oh. And a good bit of the queue line was in the rain, so the 2.5 hour wait was about 45 minutes of standing in the rain.


So you chose to stand in the rain for 45 minutes.  Boo hoo.

/have you ever lived in Seattle?
 
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