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LP Lotion: Inside the new Disney's Design-A-Tee Shop
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Posted January 9, 2009

Disney's Design-A-Tee presented by Hanes official opened on January 9th at Downtown Disney Marketplace. It's the first store you encounter if you take a bus to Downtown Disney taking over some of the space from the Wonderful World of Memories shop. The sole purpose of the location is for guests to be able to make custom t-shirts that are printed while you wait. Soft openings began in early December and according to everyone I talked to, the response has been much greater than they expected.

Below are some facts on the new shop:

  • Sizes range from infant to up to 5X in certain styles
  • Prices range from $18 to $31. The price is based only on the style, size and color of the shirt. Not the design
  • There are 8 design kiosks separated into 4 stations of 2 each. Cast members are always on hand to help out.
  • There are over 100 artwork choices, but there are currently no theme park images among them
  • Text can be customized with a variety of type faces and colors. Plus you can choose straight-line or curved text.
  • The ink used is water-based and environmentally friendly
  • All printing is done backstage. You can't watch.
  • The wait time for your shirt to be made can range from a few minutes to a few hours when the store is very busy.
  • The store is operated by Disney. Hanes is a sponsor, not an operating participant.

For video and pictures from the grand opening on January 9th including video interviews with Hanes' Sidney Falken and Downtown Disney Vice President Kevin Lansberry, see this this article.


The entrance to the shop
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Inside Disney's Design a Tee
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Decor inside the shop
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Decor inside the shop
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