Candlelight shines as Disneyland gets ready to welcome Starbucks

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Dateline Disneyland, Disneyland Resort

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Published on December 10, 2012 at 5:05 am with 173 Comments

About Andy Castro

Andy is a Southern California native, raised with Disneyland and a life-long fan of Disney theme parks and animation. Andy writes the weekly Dateline Disneyland column, which can be found every Monday on MiceChat.

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  • Trumpet

    Great Update Andy

    The looking back at the Disneyland Resort in the state it was shows how much was done during a short space of time.
    I can’t wait for Starbucks to enter Market House. But Kodak leaving will be different. In all the tims I have visited, Kodak has always been on the back of the map.

    There is a typing error in the section about ‘Starbucks leaving and Kodak leaving. Anyway, still a great update

    Thanks Again Andy


  • Carnation Dave

    Great update! The new holiday merchandise looks cool. I wish I could go back this month and make a purchase. But maybe next year.

  • mratigan

    Thanks Andy
    Sad that Kodak is leaving
    Hope they still give out maps,maybe we will get huge wall maps……

  • pose2pose

    Another great update, which always succeeds in both satisfying my Disneyland craving, and making me sad I’m not there! Also, I had a dream last night I was at Disneyland, but didn’t have time to ride Indiana Jones Adventure–luckily, I was able to experience the attraction via video this morning on your update!!


  • Malin

    Surely Jolly Holiday Cafe would be a much more suitable location for StarBucks. And already sells a lot of the same products that the DCA location sells. You have to wonder if using the Market House is being done on purpose so that Disneyland will have an excuse to add another Starbucks location to Disneyland in the future.

  • Terrytiger

    I love the Christmas decorations in Carsland. I’m sorry that I’m not gonna make it out this year to see them. I haven’t seen much reported this year on ToonTown and the Christmas decorations there. It used to be my favorite place with the wacky decorations and garlands, are they all still in place or have they been toned down and replaced with more generic decorations?

  • crmwed

    It’s amazing to really look at just how much better Buena Vista Street is compared to the original shops. It really is a gigantic upgrade!

  • MrGoat

    Great update! Last time I was there, all of BVS was under construction, and all of the old original entry-area stuff was gone, too. I didn’t realize how LITTLE I really missed that, until I saw these pictures. Wow! Now I *really* can’t wait to see Buena Vista Street! Not to mention CarsLand…

  • Ashphan

    Amazing update as usual!

  • rstar

    Great update Andy!
    I bet the Disneyana shop looses space, and maybe some backstage area gets used to expand for Star BUCKS. ;) Is it possible for them to add a small patio outside, I wonder?

    • ayalexander

      I’d have to say there isn’t any space backstage unfortunately… the backside of the building is still in its original 1950′s form and preserved that way with its old fashioned push out windows and metal awnings… also… the locker room building is located only 5 feet away from the backside of the Market House building anyway (I know that the building appears to be at least 15 feet away, but if you go backstage the building juts outward toward the market house building creating a bottle-necked space kept open for emergency use)… there’s no backstage room. Something tells me however that they will re-purpose the Disneyana shop to fit to the starbucks but preserve the old shape of the shop (such as the round area originally built for the former coffee shop)

  • rrbars

    Great update!

  • ravencroft

    Love your writing and photos. Thanks for keeping us in the loop at DLR!

  • indianajack

    Great update as always, thank!

    I always felt the Kodak photo spots were tacky and took me away from the Disney storytelling. I don’t need to be told where to take a great photo. I won’t be sorry to see them go.

  • Leviathan

    Great update I love the photos!


    Thanks for another fantastic update! :)