Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10 a.m.
If you're an avid Disnerd like yours truly, chances are you've enjoyed both a Dole Whip outside Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, and a warm cinnamon and sugar-covered churro from a snack cart during a visit to the park.
Well, guess what? You can now wear your love for both of these tasty Disneyland treats across your chest! (Or across your man boobs if you've enjoyed one too many.)
Check out Disney's new t-shirt designs after the jump.
What says Disneyland more than a Dole Whip and a churro? Okay, a lot of things. Still, over time, these two sweet treats have become pretty synonymous with the Happiest Place on Earth, so much in fact that Disney did a bit of smart marketing (also known as "smarketing") when they commissioned artist Richard Terpstra to design a new t-shirt for each snack.
Check out the new designs below:
Clearly, both designs were inspired by retro t-shirts of the past, but the churro shirt was also based off a poster from the Casa de Fritos restaurant that debuted in Disneyland when the park opened in 1955.
Disney came up with the idea for the new snack-based t-shirts when last year's turkey leg t-shirt sold well in the parks:
I actually own that one!
And while we're on the subject of turkey legs, Disney took another swipe at the turkey leg with this new t-shirt design:
Nice and juicy! Indeed!
Four more "retro" shirts will be released with this batch. Inspired by 1960s newspaper advertisements for Disneyland, this set of t-shirts feature characters inspired by the four theme parks of Walt Disney World Resort and the various themed lands of Disneyland.
So friendlyable! If these shirts prove anything, they prove that making up words (be it the "friendlyables" of the 1960s or the "smarketings" of the 2010s) is just as cool today as it was way back then!
Look for the new t-shirts in the parks... right now!