Themed Starbucks coffee locations announced for all Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks

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To help wake everyone up this Monday morning, Disney has announced that all six of their United States theme parks will soon be getting Starbucks locations, serving familiar drinks and food at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Each location will be themed to match the park that it’s in, with the first opening in June at Disney California Adventure. That shop will open on Buena Vista Street (which opens June 15, 2012) inside the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café and will stick to the 1920s theme of the rest of the new park area. This Starbucks location will have a Spanish/Mexican flair with baristas donning 1920s-inspired costumes. The location itself won’t be instantly recognizable as a Starbucks, themed to fit in with its environment, though the Starbucks name will be featured at the entrance.

“We know food and beverage offerings are an important part of the memories our guests make at Disney Parks and now they will be able to enjoy their favorite Starbucks beverage as part of their experience,” said Maribeth Bisienere, vice president, food and beverage line of business for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Many of our guests have shared their passion for Starbucks with us, and we look forward to making their feedback a reality as we debut the first location at Disney California Adventure.”

The other five Starbucks locations haven’t been specifically announced, but there will be one in each of the other Disney parks: Disneyland park, Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Menu items will include coffee, espresso, Frappuccino, breakfast and other sandwiches, pastries, and desserts. Cups will feature both Disney and Starbucks logos.

“Starbucks and Disney have many things in common,” said Arthur Rubinfeld, president, Global Development, for Starbucks. “We share a passion for providing excellent customer service, delivering high quality in everything we do, and ensuring that every experience with our brand exceeds our customers’ expectations. This is something our customers and partners (employees) have asked for through MyStarbucksIdea.com since the site launched more than four years ago, so we are pleased to bring this idea to life.”

And though Starbucks will be new to Disney Parks in the United States, it’s not a new concept worldwide, as the Disney Village at Disneyland Paris opened a popular Starbucks location in June 2009.

But the real question is: What does Ariel think about Starbucks’ famous mermaid logo?
(Yes, we doctored up the one above, but wouldn’t it be fun to see that in the parks?)

14 Comments

  1. frostysnowman

    This is a pretty big deal. I wonder if they are taking over any of the bakery spaces currently occupied by Nestle? (Can Starbuck’s also sponsor the Wonders of Life pavillion so we can reopen Cranium Command?!)

  2. Bryan Irrera

    Don’t know about Animal Kingdom, but I think that in Hollywood Studios they should be placed in the “Streets of America” area, in Magic Kingdom AND Disneyland they should be in Tomorrowland (so they can play with “STAR”bucks as part of the theming) and in Epcot, they should either replace the Fountainview in Future World or add them to the Liberty Inn in American Adventure…

    1. Brian

      I agree on it being in Tomorrowland. They could call it Jett Jitter’s Java-port. As for DAK, it would probably fit best in the Oasis or Harambe. Some African countries grow coffee and a tea-like bush called Rooibos (pronounced Roy-bose), and that would fit into the theming if they served rooibos there as well. It would also fit in Anandapur near Expedition Everest. They could serve chai lattés.

      Oh boy, look at me rambling on.

  3. Nick

    I think it would be pretty cool if they worked Starbucks into Belle’s village in Fantasyland :)
    I love the new Starbucks logo 😉

  4. Clay Matthews

    As a coffee addict (well: dependent, not addicted) – that goodness for this. It always struck me as strange that as genuinely outstanding as the WDW experience is, one cannot find decent coffee outside of Morocco. (Kina wish I was there right now…)

    If that really became the new in-parks logo for Starbucks it I would be buying yet another coffee cup souvenir. I think it’s fantastic!

  5. Sydney

    I instantly imagined a starbucks being Gastons Tavern. Time will only tell.

  6. Mark

    Finally! This is great news. These locations can’t open soon enough. Can’t believe it took this long!

  7. Jeff Lynch

    I just want to caution people who casually use the word “addict”. If you say you’re “addicted to coffee” you’re misusing the word. What you mean to say is that you are “caffeine-dependent”. My brother is an addict and put our family through a nightmare with his drug abuse. Someone who really loves coffee and feels they must have it every day is not an addict…though caffeine dependency is a real thing.

    1. Clay Matthews

      Jeff,
      Excellent point – and addiction is, sadly, part of my family history as well. That’s why I clarified my post. Well said.

  8. billy

    This is awesome finally good coffee for my addiction!!! Before you couldn’t get a decent cup anywhere. Well played Disney!!!!

  9. Sandra

    The starbucks logo is not a mermaid is a melusine!!! So I don’t think Ariel has nothing to say!:P

    1. Ricky Brigante

      Eh… details… 😉

  10. Angie

    I am holding out for them to come to the RESORTS. That is where I get my morning coffee!!! But this is definitely a step in the right direction!!!!

  11. Will

    I think that in the magic kingdom it should be in liberty square or part of the new fantasyland and in DAK I think it should bein harambe village in Epcot it should be in the world showcase and in Hollywood studios it should be in the streets of America

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