So....... I saw the pic of the Elf costume and thought "why not hop in the car and grab a couple?". DD and I get ready and drive to WDW. Logic says they should sell the DUFFY Elf in Epcot in the Duffy store-so we head there.
ooops forgot it is Food and Wine. Hmm how bad could it be on a Saturday? AAA parking row 80!~ (Never knew Epcot had a row 80 but whatever). DD finally got a chance to ride the tram....... We get into the park and head to Mouse Gears-nope no Elf. We head to Duffy shop. Less than helpful CM tells me they don't have it, they have never had it. She can't call to find out who has it, but I am welcome to go stand in the hour long line at Guest Services to see if they can call. (I'll pass). Logic kicks in again-we have had really good luck finding costumes at resorts. OK lets head to Yacht and Beach club. Let's swim upstream dodging all those who have "had a few too many" and are now pushing strollers and schlep all the way to the resort. We make it to Beach club. CM in the shop says "Duffy who?" ok, let's try someone else. We go to the lobby, DD says "let's as her!" (Greeter). DD marchs up to Greeter and explains that we are looking for the Duffy Elf. Greeter says hmmm let me go ask someone. Greeter comes back a few minutes and says "why don't you have a seat" I am going to call around and see if I can find one. 30 minutes later comes back and says "The Elf is not sold on property". I explain that we know it is sold on property we just don't know where. She comes back a few minutes later with she "thinks the stores have it, but they can't sell it until the Christmas party". Well ok then, we thank her and head out. I know that does not sound right so I ask DD if she would like to try Boardwalk? We head over there (completely forgetting Swan/and Dolphin is hosting a Food an Wine event) dodging more people on bikes who probably should not be driving anything with wheels ........
ok, so we make it to BW-DD heads to the Duffy area and asked the CM if they have the Elf. Nope, never heard of it. (But DD did manage to trade for two Duffy pins she did not have). I look at DD and say-"you know that section three feet away has Christmas stuff, let's ask". I ask CM if she has the Duffy Elf (still with me?) she says "follow me" and leads us to and empty shelf.
to be continued