For the second month in a row, Disney fans eagerly waited the release of new merchandise in the Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction line.
And for the second month in a row, they were sorely disappointed with how shopDisney handled the traffic.
The long and short of it is… it didn’t.
Once again, the shopDisney site crashed hard within seconds of the new Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction release, leading angry Disney fans to take shopDisney to task on Twitter.
Many complained about the site resetting their login information or shopping carts. Some complained they couldn’t get through at all. Several mentioned that this exact same scenario happened last month, and Disney has done nothing in the interim to shore up its servers.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions below. This just from casual search for “shopDisney” a few minutes after the Minnie Mouse line launched at 10 a.m. EST.
The Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction collection focuses on Minnie Mouse “Disneybounding” as a specific Disney attraction each month. There are matching mouse ears, Disney pins and a plushie planned for each month in 2020. This month it was Small World.
The line was supposed to be available in the Disney Parks and physical Disney Stores, but since both are shut down indefinitely, Disney fans have been slamming the shopDisney.com website. Knowing this would happen, you’d think Disney would be prepared… but they clearly are not.
Many on Twitter are blaming scalpers, who are buying several of the items with the intention of flipping them for many times their retail price on eBay. And a lot of the auctions are from China. How is that a thing? Is the manufacturer selling them out the back door or something?
Maybe Disney will do better next month?
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