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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  • esmith

    Thank you for another amazing update!!!

  • tystock

    Great update…we were there this week and surprised how mild the crowds were still, especially in the morning.

  • Jay Allen

    Can’t believe the Fantasy Land extension will be done so fast. Are they planning on removing the Frontier Land structures in the background when BTMRR goes under for maintenance?

  • dLite

    Great Update!! Thanks.

  • disneyseeker

    Excellent Update. Glad that Indy is back up and running. Your photos are amazing BTW!

  • marcomboy

    Agree with others. Purely speculating on my part. I bet the Disneyana shop ceases to exist in it’s current spot. It will replace the current “Disney Gallery” and Starbucks will take up the entire area. They are probably keeping it on the down-low to not upset the traditionalists. Assuming they will only have coffee there and not all the extras because Jolly Holiday is just down the way. But who knows.

  • fitztwg

    Great update!

  • ShorelineDLer

    The “old” pictures of DCA shops and restaurants make you really appreciate the new DCA even more.

  • ah92us

    Amazing what they can do in a year.

  • LarrySubs

    Really nice photo’s in the update!!

  • KiMcHeEfOrLiFe

    Never was much of a coffee drinker so Starbucks moving into Disneyland won’t really impact me. Anyways, thanks for the update as usual!

  • Tiki AA

    Another wonderful update!


  • tcsnwhite

    I know this is blasphemous to the purists/traditionalists…but there is really no need for a camera shop anymore. Most peoples’ cameras are point and shoots, or in their phones now…and serious photographers are obviously going to get their serious supplies before hand anyway. The camera shop really serves no purpose anymore…esp. if Kodak is leaving.
    And is the Disney Photopass service now all accessible online (and you can order your photos with customization online from home)? Again, no need for it in the park. And if they are desperate for that revenue (and I never see a line in there anymore)…move to a much smaller location elsewhere.
    The photo shop is valuable space that the Disneyana shop could easily fill.
    (And not all of Disneyana’s offerings are going to fit in the already tiny Disney Gallery. The shop there is too small, and the gallery space is for art exhibitions…while Disneyana’s fine art is for purchase. Two different exhibition purposes.
    The camera shop seems like a natural fit.
    The Market House is going to need all that space for Starbucks.

  • yoyoflamingo

    I hope we get to head back to Disneyland for Christmas to see the Candlelight Processional some day.

    Great article, as always!

  • dolewhipdude

    Thanks for the update on Starbucks and Kodak. Seems like the end of an era.

    Great article to start the week off right!