Date: August 9, 2013
Mickey's of Glendale was the worst shopping experience at the 2011 D23 Expo, but it was also the one that gave Mik his story he tells over and over about him thinking the Sorcerer Grumpy pin was for me and I did not get one for him. He knew he might not find anything this time, but at least we went in knowing it could be crazy and leave with nothing (well, actually we knew we would get at least one pin, as there is always something Sorcerer at least for me!).
The line to get into Mickey's of Glendale moved much slower than the Dream Store and then you end up in another line to get the pins, but we found the experience so much better than last time. Sure, I think we spent more time getting to the pins than last time, but it was not stressful, as it was an organized line that wound through most of the store. Now if you did not want pins you could wander the store and those people had to cut through the line at times, but for us it worked great as you still got to see the other stuff and could pick it up along the way if you wanted.
Mik was particularly happy to find a new Grumpy pin for his collection, especially since I really think the last one he got was at the last Expo. They had ones representing the images on the construction walls around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride being built at the Magic Kingdom. He almost got the one with all the dwarfs, but I found him the one where Grumpy is with Doc painting the roses red and he liked that one better since Grumpy was more prominent in it and it is funny. Of course, we also ended up with some Sorcerer Pins including a special one for the Expo.
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Ave