Ok so with all the Christmas Wishlist "stress" I did not get to post this story. But since I know DuffyD needs a laugh, I am going to give him one at my expense.
So, we all know the outcome of the last "great hunt for the mystical Duffy Elf costume". No one died and dd and I had an "adventure". Yeah....
So then I was asked to do the impossible..... again..... and find another Elf. How hard could it be?
This time I started with a plan! I called Disney merchandise. The department that know all things Mickey. (They may know Mickey, but they don't know Duffy)
I called, and spoke to a very sweet girl who assured me the Duffy Elf was READILY (her word not mine) on property. It was available at World of Disney, and The Christmas shop and Once Upon a toy. Coollll I don't have to go to a park and I can get my free birthday sandwich from Earl of Sandwich.
Soooo we sent off early in the morning to get to DTD before the tourists. (Tourist in rental cars combined with all the construction make Epcot during weekend Food and Wine look fun). Found a wonderful parking space in an almost empty lot (side benefit on being local=knowing the good parking spots) and high tail it to World of Disney.
Now, as a general rule I avoid World of Disney. It is two big with too many people who have no idea what they want. They just have to be in your way. Sooo, I head to the Duffy room (logical right?). For reasons I do not understand Bibbity Boppity Boutigue is located right next to the Duffy room. So what that means is you have 7 million moms standing around everywhere taking pictures of their child. (Note: Nothing against taking picture or moms, I take pic of my kid too- I just don't get in other peoples way to do it). And the moms are not alone, they have the huge SUV strollers blocking the entrance to the Duffy area.
After finally making it thru the crowd, we land in the room of Duffy. Ummmm, where are the Elf costumes? Not on the shelf, not even a space on the shelf. The sweet girl on the phone could not have lied to me. Let's go to the information booth. They can help us.
First CM at the info booth "Can I help you?" Me: yes, can you tell me where I can find the Duffy Elf costume in this store, please?. Her: We don't sell Duffy.. Me: Actually, you have a room full of Duffy Bears not a hundred feet from where we are standing. Her: Did you look there? hmmmm wish I had thought of that. Me: I called Disney merchandise and they said you have the costume. Her: Did they say where? Enter second CM. First CM to second CM-do we have Duffy Christmas costumes? 2nd CM if we do they are in a box somewhere until we reset on the 31st. No one has them yet. (Ok I know this game)
I explain to 2nd CM we have bought them on property before. 2nd CM says "let me call someone"..................