Discussion in 'Walt Disney World' started by Disfan, Aug 18, 2008.
Which is the largest walmart close to disney now? thanks
Largest? Not really sure of that, but the one closest is the newest one on Palm Parkway just a very short distance from DTD.
There's one down a ways on SR535 that is huge. It makes our super store look small! I think it's in Kissimmee. Not the newer one closer to WDW, this is one of the old ones that reminds me of a Quonset hut from the front.
Those directions sound like "down the road a piece," don't they? I have no idea of the distance. I'm thinking it was 30 minutes or so after leaving Hotel Drive.
The one on US27 North of the junction with US192 is also quite a large store.
That's a bit of a newer one too, Slowhand. Kind of a good mix between visitors and locals for products. They have a pretty good British food section too. Not a huge selection mind, but some products that you might not find elsewhere.
Where's the best "classic" Walmart. Not one that caters to the tourist. Just a Walmart. One that typifies the image of Walmart.
I reckon they are all much of the same really. It`s just that as Tink said, the one I mentioned has a "British food" section, although it`s only a very small affair....maybe 15ft. of one aisle from memory.
THANKYOU Dawn! exactly
All these walmarts make my head hurt What I want as a silly UK person is to go at silly time in the middle of the night when I cant sleep and see a HUGE US centric walmart.
I dont care if it has tourist stuff because thats not really what I'm about, I dont want to buy UK chocolate at 20*the price, I can live without it till I get back home
I want a store so American, and so Huge and so full of people in blue "can I help you?" shirts who only speak Spanish, that I literally stop when I walk in the door and say WOW
Someone once told me about a time they went to Walmart and there was a lady on an ecv fast asleep in the middle of an aisle using a pack of toilet rolls as a pillow. That's the sort of Walmart I want to visit.
See there we go, we're on the same page.
Stick a large "Walmart - No Unions allowed" sign above her head and I've got my "what walmart means to me" photo all sorted for the holiday album
Guess you'd better head to the old one on 192 then. It's a 24 hour Walmart. (Not sure if they all are)?
The closest "non touristy" Walmart to WDW would be the one further north (than the one Slowhand mentioned) on 27 in Clermont.
Cool! Will there be people sleeping in the aisles and will they be selling jars of pickled pigs feet?
I need to set aside at least 3 Walmart days next trip.
Thanks Tink! Is that the one next to medieval times? (the 192 one)?
If it is going to happen anywhere, it'll be happening there. I've not been in years but have heard it's turned into quite the rubbishy Walmart.
Seriously Dawn? What's up with wanting to visit a Walmart all of a sudden? You aren't missing much of anything.
I've never been to a Walmart.
Been to a Meijer. Are they similar? Got lost in Meijer. Seriously lost.
I always get lost in Ikea.
How is that possible? They have a yellow line on the floor that you follow round.
I'm guessing the one I'm thinking about is on 192. I have no concept of where these highways begin and end. It just felt as though it was the end of the earth!
Okay, Keith. You need to visit the WalMart in Grants Pass, Oregon. That was the first WalMart I ever visited--we didn't have them at the time. I was teaching and taking some textile classes (one paid for the other!) and all if ys were so wired that we went shopping at 1:00 a.m.! They had a huge fabric department at that time, and apparently were just stocking some Pendleton Mills overruns at $1 per yard. Most of those ladies bought 30 to 50 yards! I was a bit more conservative and bought six yards--we don't wear wool very often in the low desert!
Not sure if they still carry Pendleton blankets in Frontierland at WDW. I was introduced to them at Frontierland in Disneyland. Always wanted one and never could afford it when I was young!
Yes Keith, that's the one.
Pendleton. They had (may still) a lovely Pendleton shop in Portland, Maine. I still have a Pendleton blazer. Can't bear to part with that one last piece. I've not worn it in, ohhhhhhhh 8 years! Never gets cold enough here.
That's my problem, too, Tink! Typically we have two or three weeks that are cold enough to wear wool. I usually just add a jacket over my 12-month wardrobe!
Love the Pendleton fabrics, though! And $1 per yard was an incredible bargain. At that time it usually was $25+ per yard!
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