At Disney, we love to celebrate special moments – to feel the energy of new beginnings and great things to come! That was the atmosphere at the new Walt Disney World Store in Terminal C at the Orlando Airport earlier this week, where cast members came together for a grand opening celebration.
With smiles on their faces and eagerness to welcome the first guests into the store, the opening cast participated in the traditional ribbon-cutting moment – the culmination of many months of hard work. “I can’t wait to see all the amazing and magical things our cast are going to make happen in this beautiful new space,” said Rachel Swears, GM of Merchandise.
In its first phase, the recently inaugurated state-of-the-art Terminal C will primarily host international flights. “This terminal represents international guests coming back to Walt Disney World and this location is the perfect spot to welcome them back to our Central Florida community and the Disney magic,” said Matt Simon, VP of Disney Springs.
The first thing guests will notice as they walk through the terminal is a stunning 3D display in front of the Walt Disney World Store that will showcase their favorite Disney characters and attractions. As they walk inside, they will be welcomed by a gorgeous, sculpted castle in the center atrium, with the four park icons adorning the upper ceiling. Magical walls that light up the store provide the perfect stage for guests to shop commemorative souvenirs, including items that celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World.
“You are going to be the cast members that our guests are going to see for the very first or last time on their vacation,” said Walt Disney World Ambassador Ali Manion to the opening cast. “I want to thank you for the magic you make every day and hope that you never underestimate the impact you have.”
Our cast is ready! A stop at the Walt Disney World Store in Terminal C is the perfect preface or ending to a Central Florida visit and we can’t wait for you to be our guest!