Starbucks Coming to Walt Disney World

Written by Kandace Sparkles. Posted in Disney News, Features, Mice Munchies, Walt Disney World

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Published on November 10, 2012 at 5:03 am with 21 Comments

Fellow Mice Munchers, we’ve known for a while that Starbucks is coming to Walt Disney World, but we’ve never had a firm date or location. Until now!

Two locations at Walt Disney World will see the addition of Starbucks: the Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom and Fountain View Espresso at Epcot.

The Main Street Bakery will close for a refurbishment in January 2013 and will reopen in May 2013 with Starbucks service.

At Epcot, Fountain View Ice Cream will go under a refurbishment from March 2013 to July 2013. When both locations open, the cast members will wear costumes that reflect their location. At the Main Street Bakery, the cast members will be wearing costumes that reflect an early 20th Century Main Street. At Fountain View, we can expect something that ties into futuristic themes.

Both locations are expected to follow the DCA model with a mix of Starbucks and Disney treats. So don’t assume that all your favorite treats will be gone for good. It is very likely that you’ll still find many of them available.

The Starbucks on Buena Vista Street  at California Adventure has been a wild success. What do you think of Starbucks coming to Walt Disney World? Is this news sweet or does it leave a bitter taste in your mouth?

About Kandace Sparkles

Kandace "Kandy" Sparkles is more than just a Disney World fan, she's an expert and an insider. She also has a great love for the food and beverage of the resort and authors the Mice Munchies column on MiceChat.

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  • brettb

    I liked the Starbucks in California Adventure.

    I have no problem with a Starbucks in any of the parks. I have no problem with serving Starbucks products in the Main Street Bakery.

    But I’d really like to see them keep the Main Street Bakery name, the Tollhouse Cookies and Snickerdoodles, and the cookie-scent-pump. Oh, and bottles of milk. Just so long as I can jump on a boat or monorail from an MK resort for a late night milk-and-cookie run.

    (And don’t tell me I can get the same cookies and milk at a quick service restaurant at the hotels; that’s not the point!)