Walmarts?

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  1. disney1sttimer

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    we're hoping to stay onsite but will want to try walmart. Is there a list of which ones are closest and which ones are biggest? thanks
     
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    Yes, I'm sure if you do a google search you will come up with the addresses and locations of a number of the nearby Walmarts.

    I'll warn you away from one though. The newest one on Turkey Lake Road in the Dr. Phillips area is terrible (in my humble opinion of course!). It's messy, overpriced and very shoddy merchandise.

    The one at Sand Lake and John Young has been around for years, but seems to be a better choice. Wider variety and better prices. Also, if you have that hire car and want to drive just a tiny bit (not far at all from AKL area) you can go to the one on north 27. :yes: It's new (ish) clean and has a small but nice selection of UK food products. :yes: It has a nice section of WDW licensed merchandise too.

    Since it caters to both locals and visitors the prices are more fair than at other Walmarts closer to Disney that cater more specifically to visitors. :yes:

    Did that help in the least bit, or was it just so much natter? :eek:
     
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    Did someone mention WALMART?

    I just love that name.:p015:
     
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    I've never been to a Walmart. :sigh;
     
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    That makes two of us :yes:
     
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    It helped me!

    Good to know this one is ok 'cos it's the one we'll be using in oh, 80 days :207:
    :p015:

    Jodie
     
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    Cool! I expect a full merchandise report please. :D
     
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    There's one not far from WDW on SR535. Smaller than the one on John Young at Sand Lake, and not as well stocked, from what I remember. I didn't do a supply run on my March 2007 visit and I wasn't part of the supply run last December. It was too hard to load everyone and the baby in the car--and I really didn't want to go shopping, anyway! :lol:

    Tink, feel free to correct my location or chime in if it's one of the locations you mentioned. My knowledge is very touristy--I can get there, but my directions stink! :)
     
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    Will do, Will do, I'm also gonna take my camera phone in and take pics when no staff are looking!

    :)

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    I have been to the Walmart next to medieval times. It was good and big. :D
     
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    Yes, BouncyTigger. That's the only Walmart I ever liked to go in, but I haven't been there in years.

    Taja, you are right about the location and the summation.

    I'm not a huge fan of Walmart. I know that makes me in the minority, but just felt I should be open about it. :eek:

    "Hello, my name is Tink and I don't do Walmart." Suppose there's a 12 step for me? :D
     
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    Well I know there's all sorts of ethical issues with Walmart but I have to go once just to say I've been to a Walmart and seen the jars of pickled pigs feet.
     
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    Not so sure you can't see those in other shops? My Grandfather used to eat them. Eeeeeeeeewwwww! Nastay!
     
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    I just need to say I've been to Walmart.

    I've been to Meijer. I got lost in one once. :eek:
     
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    I get lost in IKEA nearly every time I've been. :sigh; :confused:
     
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    That's the one we have always gone to but when we went last year (on an evening) I didn't feel very comfortable at all - we parked right near the doors but tbh all I wanted to do was get out of there :(First time I have ever felt like that and not sure if it's because it was nighttime or that area has gone downhill or I'm just getting to be a scaredy cat as I'm getting older:(
     
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    No, Lisaw. That area is going downhill. Part of the reason I've not been "down there" in several years. :(

    If you like to shop at Walmart, your best bet is to choose another one. :yes:
     
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    I don't particularly like Walmart at all, just tend to go because we know it, always feels a bit like a jumble sale to me. Are Target any better and do they stock the same sort of stuff (I tend to buy sports stuff for DS, greetings cards etc and also groceries) :)
     
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    Target is a much nicer store. It is far cleaner with a better grade of merchandise.

    Having said that, I'm not a fan of their food products (but I won't buy food products at Walmart either). They are ok (and they have a wonderful brand of unsweetened flavored water!) but not a huge selection.

    Target is well worth checking out for the most part though! :yes:
     
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    Thanks Tink I will do that :)
     

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