19 March 2012

Dole Whip T-Shirts

 I thought when I saw the Turkey Leg Shirts in Frontierland this past January on our trip to the Happy Place, that that was awesome. But, now a Dole Whip shirt too. I think Disney has definitely seen the light and realizes that people love their snacks and they have become a big part of what people look forward to when they come to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. I know my family loves the Mickey Ice Cream bars and we have bets on who can eat the most. We dream of finding them right in our local food store in the freezer section but, no luck. We will have to eat as many as possible to get use through till we get there again, lol.

And the same can be said for the Mighty Dole Whip. When we first tasted it, wow!! is all I can say.. Cool and refreshing and I loved all the tropical flavors. I think my favorite was the Pineapple but, I change my mind often when it comes to snacks at Disney. The Turkey Leg too is another favorite. The lines for all these treats are always one sign that they are loved by many.

Check out the Shirts Below....

The Dole Whip and Churro Shirts at Disney Parks

I’ve had a long time obsession with the Dole Whip. I’ve enjoyed many of them while visiting Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort. I know I’m not the only one who loves a Dole Whip (or pineapple float or the amazing citrus swirl). I spoke with Disney Design Group artist Casey Jones about a newly released shirt featuring this heavenly treat.
“I think everyone I know loves a Dole Whip including me,” exclaimed Casey. “That is probably why I’m excited to see the release of [the Dole Whip] shirt. We used the success of the turkey leg shirt released last year as inspiration for a new collection of retro-style shirts.”
Besides the awesome Dole Whip, the softlines team also created a shirt based on another Disney Parks favorite – churros. Casey enlisted the help of the talented artist Richard Terpstra to design both shirts.
“Richard has a great eye for retro design,” said Casey. “I let him run with both the Dole Whip and churros designs. He actually created a few different versions of Dole Whip shirts including one that had a tiki drummer. The design for the churros shirt was based off a poster from the Casa de Fritos restaurant that opened in 1955 at Disneyland park. I love how Richard captured a cool retro vibe!”

Retro-Style T-Shirts at Disney Parks
Two other shirts were inspired by 1960s newspaper advertisements for Disneyland. These shirts feature specially designed characters that were inspired by the four theme parks found at Walt Disney World Resort and the various themed lands found in Disneyland park. I think my new favorite word is “friendlyable.” Disney Design Group Artist Doug Strayer and Richard Terpstra assisted with the designs.
Turkey Leg T-Shirt at Disney Parks
Casey told me that a video shown at the D23 Expo last September inspired a new turkey leg shirt.
“There was a video shown at the D23 Expo featuring Tom Staggs, the chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts,” said Casey. “In the video, Tom worked as a cast member in many different roles including someone who sold turkey legs. As he presented the camera with a turkey leg, he said, ‘Nice and juicy.’ We immediately knew we found our tagline.”
Tiki Room ‘Glee Club’ T-Shirt at Disney Parks

 Info courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog @http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/03/finally-the-dole-whip-shirt-has-arrived-at-disney-parks/

What's your Favorite Disney Treat? 
And would you wear the T-Shirt to show It??

Have a Awesome Magical Monday !!!!!

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