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Starbucks to Open in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

If you’ve ever lamented the lack of good coffee on Disney property, your prayers have been answered: Disney just announced that six Starbucks locations will open in  Disneyland and Walt Disney World starting in June with the opening of a store in Disney’s California Adventure.  No word on when we can expect stores to open on the East coast side of things, but we do know that there are plans for one in each of the four Disney World parks. 

Park purists will be happy to hear that Starbucks locations in the parks will be themed to match their surroundings and that the Starbucks signage and brand will be kept to a glorious minimum. I generally don’t welcome the addition of non-Disney owned businesses in the parks, but I think in this case, years of bad Disney coffee has shown us that they’re right in turning it over to a company who–mostly–gets it right. 

Any guesses on where they’ll open up in Disney World? I think the Writer’s Stop in Hollywood Studios is a natural fit, but I guess we’ll just have to wait a little bit longer to see.  Meanwhile, java junkies can rejoice in knowing that soon, they’ll no longer have to satisfy their cravings with pallid cups of Cafe Valet.

8 Comments

  1. Somewhere near Columbia Harbour House or the Little Mermaid ride in the Fantasyland expansion seem like good locations for the Magic Kingdom.

  2. Good point. Also, I like the idea of near Winnie the Pooh. That counter service never seems to do much business.

  3. Any chance they’ll just take over those existing spots outside Epcot and at the TTC and whatnot?

  4. This is horrible. Why don’t we open a Target on Main Street next?

  5. @Idylatoo – Word on the (Main) Streets is that all current contracts are going to be honored. So, the Joffrey’s locations in the parks will stay for now. I do believe the ones at the TTC and outside Epcot are run by Joffrey’s–but I am not 100% sure.

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  7. I dont think I am liking this idea (sorry starbucks fans)I love coffee as much as the next but on top of my expensive family vacation now lets throw more expense to it with tempting expensive coffee. Ughh besides darn starbucks is everywhere now I have to go the most magical place on earth and have it there too??

  8. Sherry Strawn

    May 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I like the idea! When I am at home ,a cup of Starbucks will remind me of being at the most magical place on earth.It is all in how you look at it!

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