This is the final post coming out of this morning’s grand opening of the D-Street at Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney. We previously brought you Disney’s official video tour of the new store, but wanted to dive a little deeper into what makes D-Street the unique store that it is.
We spoke with Walt Disney World manager of merchandise synergy Dara Trujillo about the various products that D-Street offers, including urban apparel and the uber-popular Vinylmation craze – and asked her to point out a few of the recognizable elements from the gone-but-not-forgotten Adventurers Club from Pleasure Island. Here’s what she had to say on grand opening day:
While Adventurers Club fans are not happy about the idea of their favorite nighttime hangout being disassembled, at least a visit to Downtown Disney can still bring back a few fond memories via D-Street.
The store certainly features an odd mix of items. As Trujillo mentioned in the video above, the merchandise sold at D-Street is evenly split between apparel and Vinylmation. The entire right half of the store is devoted to the little vinyl Mickey characters. You can buy a huge variety of predesigned ones or sit down to design one yourself. Exclusive Vinylmation releases are on the way to D-Street as well. The left half of the store offers a mix of urban Disney-inspired T-shirts (that often feature Mickey Mouse) along with many other pieces of apparel from Disney-related properties including Star Wars, Alice in Wonderland, and The Nightmare Before Christmas – most of which you can find at several other Downtown Disney stores.
Personally, I won’t be making too many trips to D-Street in the near future since I’m not into the whole Vinylmation thing (I already collect enough Disney trading pins) and generally don’t purchase “hip” clothing (80stees.com is my #1 source for new T-shirts). But for Vinylmation fans, D-Street is now the ultimate stop when heading to Walt Disney World.
Photos from the D-Street grand opening: