/ Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Earlier today, the Disney Park Blog officially announced plans to bring Starbucks drinks and food items to all of their theme parks at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

In June, the first of six planned Starbucks locations is scheduled to open at Disney California Adventure park, with more locations planned for Disneyland park and Walt Disney World Resort (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom).

The Starbucks locations inside the parks will be themed to their surroundings. For example, at Disney California Adventure park, Starbucks will be located in the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café on Buena Vista Street, a place that transports guests to 1920s Los Angeles, when Walt Disney arrived in California and a cup of coffee was the perfect way to jumpstart a busy day. The store’s location plays off the Spanish/Mexican architecture of the period, and baristas will wear 1920s-inspired attire.

The café will serve Starbucks items, including coffee and espresso beverages, Frappuccino® blended beverages, and signature breakfast sandwiches and pastries. Guests also will have their choice of Disney favorites, including signature sandwiches and other items, as well as delicious desserts and sweet treats.

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18 thoughts on “Themed Starbucks Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland”

  1. StaceyB says:

    Love me some Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, but still happy about Starbucks arrival.

  2. howie says:

    Disney parks will almost have “good” coffee. Starbucks is better than nothing. The DCA location will have the “20s” atmosphere, hope the fancy coffee equipment back stage. It would be a shame to put a NEW latte machine on “stage”.
    I wonder if a location in WDW will be open end of August for my visit to celebrate two BDay’s, my son’s and mine. (Three if you count my wife’s at beginning of August)

  3. Happy says:

    My wife will be THRILLED to hear that she’ll be able to get her “Starbucks Fix” while at Walt Disney World…(she may even stop to get one towards the end of the 2013 Disney World Marathon)…

  4. Emma G says:

    I actually like the Nescafé coffee…. but I LOVE Starbucks!! 14 days of my favourite coffee in my favourite place = bliss 🙂

  5. Josh says:

    Not thrilled another corporate place is entering the parks. Wish they would keep them outside the parks. DTD and the like would be acceptable.

  6. Robo says:

    I wonder if that means that Starbucks will be brewed at all spots within WDW, even outside of the 6 locations that are “stores”?

  7. Matt Turk says:

    “Disney Runs on Dunkin” would sound a whole lot better to me …

  8. Delighted! Absolutely fabulous news. Just hoping that it’s in situ for my August trip 🙂

  9. Lazydazy8 says:

    Only thing that would make me more excited is if they said that it was replacing the Nescafe completely! Miss having real coffee readily available at WDW. (Starbuck’s new blonde blends is my favorite morning brew!)

  10. Dreadful idea. How can Disney remain ‘magical’ if a trip to the park is just like a trip to the mall?

    Why can’t they develop their own blend and a Disney-branded “chain” of coffee shops within the parks?

  11. J Moody says:

    LOVE the idea

  12. Mara295 says:

    I won’t actually miss Nescafe, but there wasn’t a choice for, “Starbucks is VILE”. Disney would be better off straining the water from Bay Lake through old sweat socks and serving that. They don’t need more commercial brand names in the park, they just need better coffee.

  13. Rich T says:

    As long as the locations are appropriately themed, I see more positives than negatives here. It’s interesting that the DCA shop (Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe) will apparently only be a full-service Starbucks in the morning, switching to a Disney-menu cafe with only Starbucks Espressos later in the day.

  14. Heather says:

    Okay…Starbucks, yeah, great, better than Nescafe.

    But, seriously… Tim Horton’s + Canada pavilion = DREAM COME TRUE!!!!!!!!!! 😀 #needstohappen #onlythingimisswhenimatdisney

  15. Aileen WB says:

    I’m not a daily Starbucks gal but I do love a fancy coffe drink while traveling and cannot stand the Nescafe swill so I am looking forward to it. It didn’t have to be Starbucks but I am glad there’s “real” coffee on the horizon!

  16. Chloe says:

    Walt Disney World & Starbucks. My worlds are colliding and it feels so good.

  17. Erin S says:

    I love you Lou BUT I was hoping you would have included the option
    “Hate the whole idea (Keep the original Main Street Bakery) on your survey. There has been alot of chatter on Disney discussion boards and most people hate the idea (contrary to your skewed answers of your survey). In my opinion, we all go to Disney to get away from everyday life. Step back in time and appreciate the simplicity and innocence of the Main Street USA era. There is a Starbucks in every corner in EVERY town and city in America. Clearly this is an issue off Disney partnering up with a big obnoxious corporation and downgrading the simplicity and magic of Main street USA. I like Starbucks and sure is there room for it at Downtown Disney, sure! But please this is all just a money making scheme. I find this news very disappointing. As dedicated visitors we pay 1000’s of dollars year after year to visit WDW. We go because it is our escape from reality. Don’t be fooled by the “dressed to the era” attire the employees will be wearing. It would be the equivalent of next seeing Casey’s (base of main street) turn into a McDonalds. Would you like fries with that?

  18. CupODisney says:

    I’m very sad. ):
    I’ve been SO excited that Starbucks is coming to Disney, after all it’s the happiest place on Earth, right?
    But after reading all the negative comments on here and in other places, it’s kinda….a let down.
    I get that not everyone likes theBucks for their roast, but Nescafé is also a corporate brand of coffee that is sold in Malls and is even a bigger name outside the US.
    To roast your own brand isn’t an easy task- especially for the large amount of guests that frequent the Parks on a regular basis. But what if its not as vile as everyone is making it out to be? What if Starbucks and Disney could work together to roast something like a “Main Street Roast” that could be served daily?
    And I know there is fear about the Bakery part, but Disney doesn’t look like they’re doing away with those…. and Starbucks pastries are baked and shipped locally, so wouldn’t it stand to reason that the treats will be also made by Disney?
    And then, what’s exciting, is that the Baristas are trained to match the best treats with the best roast. It’s like wine….different foods bring out different tastes of the coffee….so what if they will serve the roast that goes with a cinnamon roll or Mickey Krispy?
    If they are clearly keeping the theming, the costumes, and will have minimal signage, how can that be anymore distracting that the construction that was going on forever? I don’t think we’re really going to be able to tell (no bright green awnings, aprons, or logos).
    If the Baristas are trained properly, then it should be a quick, efficient, friendly staff (just like before) but now serving a different type of coffee, with knowledge about how each roast pairs w each pastry.