Our on the spot reporter Jose Castillo was at the grand opening of the new Disney Design-a-Tee store in Downtown Disney Marketplace. Here are a selection of his photos from the event:
The store getting set up for the grand opening.
Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories is next store to Design-a-Tee, and features Create Your Own Ear Hat.
Jose, representing WDWNT as a member of the press got to go in the store before regular guests. You might notice some other site’s webmasters in this and other photos.
One of the tee designing stations.
These screens are to tell guests whose shirt is being made next.
A tee being processed at the cash register.
You insert your mini shirt after check out here for it to be made into your shirt.
Decor around the store.
Now on to the grand opening of the store.
In case you didn’t see the usual blatantly obvious signs, Hanes sponsors Disney Design-a-Tee.
A decent sized crowd for the grand opening.
Walt Disney World Ambassador Vanessa Rosas.
The VP of Downtown Disney Kevin Lansberry.
Then there was a special appearance by Mickey Mouse!
A Hanes spokeswoman then came out and spoke.
Confetti blasted and the store was officially open!
Obviously, the store then got a whole lot more crowded!
There’s a humongous variety of T-Shirt designs.
What a nice cake.
Your shirt gets put in this bag.
You can visit Jose’s Flickr page for many more shots from the opening of this great store. And be sure to stay tuned later this week to WDW News Today for many more photos from Jose’s adventures around Walt Disney World!