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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  • LadyNimrodelle

    Thanks for the update…I agree that Jolly Holiday would be a much better location for the new Sbux…I wonder what that is about?

    • ayalexander

      Disney probably wants to retain the original look and purpose of those two shops… the Plaza Pavilion used to be a cafe and has returned to that purpose… the Market House has always been a coffee shop… and you can’t compete Disney’s cruddy columbian coffee with starbucks’ (seemingly delicious coffee illusion). It can’t be done.

  • beldoe34

    Great update! I sure wish I could see a Candlelight performance someday. Definitely on my Disney bucket list.

  • neemarita

    Thanks for another great update! Went to the parks last week for the first time in a long time. Too bad we couldn’t see Candlelight like we wanted but maybe next week.

  • Bat Stanchion

    Great update. Christmas time at the park can’t be missed!

  • scarymouse

    Very sad to see Kodak go, but that is the sign of the times. With all the I-phones out there how about a apple photo spot. The loss of the photo spots would be extremely sad, thats one thing you don’t have to think about for those iconic photo ops. Nice update!

  • bigfry

    Thanks for sharing!

  • AstateEditor

    Great update as usual! Thanks!

  • garyman

    We were there last Thursday through Saturday, Saturday was the most crowded..

    Indiana opened on Friday afternoon.

    The rolling ball at the end of the ride was not working when we were there.

    The line was 100 minues long at some point.
    Big Thunder, Pirates and Indiana all went down around the same time for an hour or so.
    We had lots of fun.

  • martinjbell1986

    Great update as always!

  • Chasoneering

    The posts make Monday tolerable. Thank you so much Andy et al! Here is to another five years of Dateline Disneyland (and beyond!).

    Now, about that contest… PICKMEPICKMEPICKMEPLEASE! :)

  • FlubberZorro

    No Kodak picture spots? They should leave those no matter what.

  • Pan

    Great read! Great update as always! Makes me really miss my AP…

  • rhaws2

    I miss the golden gate bridge.

  • Timekeeper

    Wonderful update! I am glad that the special effects on IJA are fixed. I have a guess that the Disneyana Store might move to where the current camera shop is located, there’s enough room there to display everything, or if they close a section or just close the Disneyana store, there’s still the Disney Gallery next the Main Street Opera House for the Disney-Fans who collect art. On a past reconciliation, I miss some certain elements from DCA 1.0, like the golden gate bridge; I wish it, the Statue of Liberty and a surfer crab were included in the America room at IASW. (There are on a post card as we exit the Good-Bye Room.)


  • Kateyandstitch

    Starbucks!! Im excited to get my fix!! Can you tell I’m from Seattle?