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.