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No Discounts, Including Annual Passholder, Will Be Offered On New 50th Anniversary Vault Collection Merchandise Due to ‘Guest Abuse’

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In what seems to be the latest move in a continued effort to dissuade resellers, Walt Disney World will not be allowing guests to use any discounts on the new First Anniversary Vault Collection of merchandise.

This 50th anniversary collection is starting to hit shelves this week. Like the original Vault Collection, it will be calling back to the 70s with a series of retro merchandise, this time inspired by the first anniversary of Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1972.

Unfortunately, no discounts, including Annual Pass, will be usable on this collection, according to a manager we spoke to at Magic Kingdom.

Disney also instated a purchase limit on most merchandise earlier this year.

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  1. This is just “guest abuse” inflicted by Disney. Thanks for the lowest common denominator approach applied to all guests… Look out, we are on a slippery slope with this kind of ruling now. Would be so nice to see them start deducting more value from the AP by eliminating discounts on the most desirable merch.

  2. Really? sounds to me like just another excuse to screw fans out of more money. The resellers will just buy at regular price and still charge 20% more and people out of the area will pay it.

  3. If you have a purchase limit why so you need to revoke AP discounts? Because it’s easy profits and they have an excuse.

    This is Chapek’s Disney.

  4. So…the resellers that jack up the prices will now only jack up the prices even more. Not sure how this change is a deterrent. I took a look at the AP fine print. Maybe the Vault items will apply to “select speciality items”, but it just seems like another take away.

    1Passholders are eligible to receive 20% off select merchandise purchases at Walt Disney World Resort-owned-and-operated merchandise locations. Discount does not apply to Walt Disney World Resort Operating Participant locations, including but not limited to: China, Japan and Morocco Pavilions at World Showcase in Epcot®, Arribas Brothers, Basin, Basin White, Curl® by Sammy Duvall, Ghirardelli® Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, House of Blues®, The LEGO® Store, Orlando Harley-Davidson®, Pop Gallery, Rainforest Cafe®, Rubio Balloon Arts, Sosa Family Cigars, Splitsville Luxury Lanes™, Sunglass Icon®, Surrey bike rentals, T-REX™, Wyland Galleries, The Disney Store, Disney’s Character Premiere, Disney’s Character Warehouse, Cast Connection and any other locations or kiosks that are not owned and operated by the owners of Walt Disney World Resort. Discount is not valid on certain items, including but not limited to, previous purchases, ticket media, Disney Gift Cards, Park admission, arcades, tobacco, alcohol, outdoor vending (e.g., in-Park balloon vendors, glow vendors),Add-a-Dollar (Wildlife Conservation Fund), postage stamps, rentals (e.g., strollers, ECV), personalization, Memory Maker, Memory Maker One Day, select print packages, and any online purchases from Disney PhotoPass®, Disney Store Online, Artist Sketch Program (original art), live auction artwork, original or consignment art, newspapers/ periodicals, videos, DVDs, CDs, sundries, pantry/prepared foods, kitchen products, digital/video/disposable cameras, film, consumer electronics, national-branded fragrances, treatments and cosmetics, Lladró, Swarovski® Crystal, Tiffany & Co.® Jewelry, Bvlgari, select collectible originals, select specialized toys, select specialty items, handmade items, special orders, purchase-with-purchase offers, select reusable shopping bags, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers, and Droid Depot packages, shipping or taxes, or on phone, email, online or mail order purchases. Each Guest must present a valid Annual Pass card and government-issued photo ID at time of purchase to receive the discount. Discount may not be combined with any other discount, offer or promotion. Discount is for personal use only and may not be used to purchase merchandise with the intent to resell the merchandise. Discount is subject to change without notice.

  5. I’m all for them putting limits on things like this to dissuade re-sellers but to call it “guest abuse.” Should terms like that be reserved for the people who took away fast pass? or the group that decided the pricing for the Star Wars Hotel? Or whoever decided that on the day of the 50th Anniversary to let so many people in at gate drop, cram them in up against the castle stage only to disappoint everyone with no show, nothing special, that the only thing going on was that day was the opportunity to buy dated merchandise, much of which was sold in for 3 days straight.

  6. No surprise if bob paycheck gets his way there will be no discounts on anything the bean counter would charge for air if he could fire bob chapek change.org 84k signatures and counting might be hard for Disney to ignore not if but when it hits 100k

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