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Doors to D-Street to Officially Open

posted on April 9th, 2010 by Dara Trujillo, Manager, Merchandise Synergy, Events, and Communication

D-Street -- Walt Disney World's Vinylmation Headquarters
After months of anticipation it’s almost here! The official Grand Opening of D-Street at the Downtown Disney WestSide in Florida is happening on Friday, April 16 beginning at 9:45 a.m.!

We are beyond excited to officially open the doors of D-Street. Since this location isn’t your ordinary merchandise shop, we are pulling out all the stops and celebrating with a grand Disney-Style Opening that you won’t want to miss!

For those of you unfamiliar with D-Street, it’s the newest addition to the Downtown Disney WestSide in Florida. It includes an eclectic mix of cutting-edge apparel, pop culture novelties and, of course, Vinylmation. It is the premiere location for all things Vinylmation –- 3” and 9” figures, apparel, accessories, and a brand new Create-Your-Own-Vinylmation Experience, the “Vinylmation Creation Station.”
D-Street -- Walt Disney World's Vinylmation Headquarters
A rockin’ performance artist will kick off the Grand Opening by turning a blank canvas into an impressive work of art right before your eyes! I’ve been lucky enough to see what our special guest can do and believe me –- one word, “WOW!” To keep that artistic energy going, we’ll have a Dee-Jay spinning tracks all day at D-Street.

Of course Mickey Mouse wouldn’t miss out on this celebration (come on –- the current Vinylmation form was inspired by him)! So be on the lookout for Mickey to make a very special appearance at D-Street that morning.
D-Street -- Walt Disney World's Vinylmation Headquarters
After the Grand Opening ceremony has concluded, the celebration continues inside D-Street. Throughout the day, select artists from Disney Design Group will be at the “Vinylmation Creation Station” providing inspiration, motivation, tricks and tips to help Guests add some personality to their Create-Your-Own-Vinylmation Figures. Keep in mind that space at the “Vinylmation Creation Station” is limited, so the DDG Artists will be helping Guests on a first come first, served basis.

Several Disney Artists will also be at Downtown Disney WestSide on the “Bongo Grass” (It’s the large grassy area next to Bongos Cuban Café — fun name huh?) signing Vinylmation Figures from past and present for Guests. They have even created several one-of-a-kind figures that will be released that day.

As you can see, it’s going to be a busy day with so much in store. We even have a few more surprises at the opening planned so you won’t want to miss this big event! Mark your calendars – Friday, April 16 at 9:45 a.m. You’re all invited to the party, and if anyone asks, tell them Dara said it is the place to be!

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matt on April 9th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

cool 1st


DebraLynn from TN on April 9th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I wish I could be there. That is my birthday!


Darlene from GA on April 9th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Sounds great. My “I need a Disney fix” fever is growing. Too bad I am in GA and not at WDW/DTD. Will definitely check it out on my next trip.


Vickie from OH on April 9th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

This sounds so cool! I, too, am getting Disney fix fever. My daughter and son-in-law are coming in July to celebrate their first anniversary. I will make sure they check it out! That won’t be a problem, though. I trained my Mickey-maniac well. :-)


Christopher on April 9th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Dara, do you have a full list of Disney Artists that will attend? Im hoping that Randy Noble will be there so he could receive his artist of the year trophy.


Dara Trujillo on April 12th, 2010 at 11:53 am

Hi Christopher – The artists will be signing from 2pm-4pm on Friday, April 16. Here’s the full list of all the artists that will be there: Thomas Scott, Lisa Badeen , Eric Caszatt, Randy Noble, Tyler Dumas, Monty Maldovan, Quynh Kimball, Dan Howard, Maria Clapsis, and Adrianne Draude. See you Friday!


Julianne on April 9th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Yes! We’ll be arriving that day and it sounds like a wonderful way to spend some time on our anniversary before our room at Pop Century is ready!


Dana on April 10th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

We can’t wait! We LOVE the Vinylmation craze and glad to be part of it!!!! We have seen the store and it is AMAZING :) Counting down to the Grand Opening. Looking forward to it :)


Gregory from PA on April 10th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Loving that Vinylmation light fixture!


Alexander on April 12th, 2010 at 12:14 am

This looks pretty cool. Are their any plans for one in California or is their already one?


Dara Trujillo on April 12th, 2010 at 11:54 am

Hey Alexander – You’re in luck! There’s a D Street in Disneyland in the Downtown Disney District! It’s located between Fossil and Island Charter, across from the House of Blues.