Starbucks To Open Shops In Disney Parks

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Starbucks Coffee Company announced today they're joining forces and plan to open Starbucks stores in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

At this time, six Starbucks on Disney property are planned, with the first set to open in Disney's California Adventure this summer. Starbucks then plans to have locations within all four Florida-based Walt Disney World Parks.

Guests can expect the Disney Starbucks to sell "an array" of that company's beverages, including the popular Frappucino drinks. Guests can also expect to fork over a good sum for getting a caffeine fix; a Venti Coffee Frappucino will cost somewhere around $4.50.

Disney, who's known more for its lackluster brew, has listened to and taken into account suggestions on partnering with Starbucks. Said Maribeth Bisienere, vice president of food and beverage for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in a statement:

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.


Gabriella wrote on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 03:42:

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I have mixed feelings about this because I love Starbucks at work but when I'm in WDW, I like to escape the real world and have Disney food and beverages. Besides, it's fun searching for a good cup of coffee in Disney World like at the Poly, mmmm Kona!!

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 11:57:

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I couldn't be happier about this, when I want a cup of coffee I want a cup of coffee and I don't want to have to head back to the hotel to get one. I have faith that Disney has strong enough control over it's to integrate things well, after all there have been corporate sponsors in the parks since the beginning.

robertcraig wrote on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:49:

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will be able to get decent coffee

salejune wrote on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 17:28:

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I couldn't be more happier about this. I love Starbucks and I think it will be a huge asset to WDW! I will hunt down the Starbucks when we go this fall! Thank you WDW and Starbucks for this joint venture!

Larry K wrote on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 06:40:

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OH NO! There goes are food budget the next time we go down there. My wife loves Frappuccinos, so I am sure we will be hitting the Starbucks locations frequently. I kind of like them too!!

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