Disney CEO Bob Iger Called Out to Make Major Change

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A woman wearing a blue Snow-white inspired shirt, a red hair bow, and a yellow skirt.

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Every Guest wants to bring home the perfect Disney Parks souvenir. It can be heart-wrenching when every shop at Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort is sold out of your size in your dream tee shirt or hoodie!

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Unfortunately, this is all too common for Guests that wear larger sizes. In addition to the fact that shopDisney makes less merchandise in plus sizes, they typically stock fewer extended sizes even when they are manufactured. For months, Guests have spoken out about the need for more plus-size Disney merchandise.

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This week, Disney Park fans took to Reddit to beg newly returned Disney CEO Bob Iger for more plus-size merchandise options and explain how it feels to have so few choices. u/TreceTreceTrece wrote:

in case iger lurks here…

can we please get a larger supply of larger sizes at the stores? im a big guy and would like to get xxl but i always to special order and it makes me feel like a whale…(and not the one that’s going to win an oscar).

figment spirit jersey
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Many Disney fans supported the post and commented on similar experiences. The lack of merchandise is certainly not due to a lack of demand. According to u/AskingOrb5626, size 2XL Spirit Jerseys sell out the quickest and are the most popular of any size.

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“I regularly see up through 3x for both men’s and women’s clothes but it seems like they go quickly,” u/tora76 wrote.

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“Yes! Last time we were there I checked every shop looking for a specific shirt for my husband in a 2x, finally a Cast Member at one of the shops told me they don’t carry it in the parks in a 2x at all,” u/Jadecassidycat recalled. “Like what? Why exclude so many people.”

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If you’re looking for a specific item, World of Disney at Downtown Disney or Disney Springs typically has the most diverse options and extensive sizing. And be sure to ask a Disney Cast Member for help if you need it!

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