When did it quit becoming available and why? I have used the shopper's pass in the past and so I'm curious as to how you have come to know that it has been discontinued.
For those of you who want to know what it is/was: You could go to guest services and give them your credit card to swipe and they would let you go into the park for one hour, not one minute more or else your credit card would get swiped equal to one days admission. It was a great thing if you just wanted to go in and purhase a few items. As long as you returned to guest services in less than one hour your credit card would not be swiped, sometimes they would ask you how much you spent but they never asked to see our receipts.
Last edited by pratt55; 09-29-2008 at 10:09 AM.
Reason: added to explain what the pass was.
Maybe the realized all the merch is generic and can be bought at World of Disney.
At world of disney they don't write the names on the back on the ears you have to go in the park for that. Also some of the collectors items in the stores are very limited and they don't have them at world of disney.
I used to get these before I got an AP so this is sad to hear, if indeed it's true.
There are quite a few limited edition pins that only get released at specific store locations. I'm sure it's the same way for other collectible merchandise as well and so WOD in DTD isn't always an option. Delivears isn't always an option either, as with the limited pins, you have to wait a month before you're able to order them and by then, they might be sold out already.
When you return with the shopper's pass to Guest Services, they always have you estimate the amount that you spent. It might be that the numbers weren't to the liking of upper management and so they decided to do away with it.
If there is something specific you are looking for and have an idea of where it is in the park, you can go to World Of Disney and tell them and they will call into the park and have it sent up to you at World of Disney. I know this because they have done this for me in the past...on days when my AP was blocked and i didn't want to hassle with the shopping pass.
Knowing they are willing to do this, i was wondering when they'd get rid of the need to offer the shopping pass.