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Old 05-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Boycott Starbucks in Magic Kingdom

I really think having a chain coffee provider in the park is an insult to the memories of all the faithful Disney park fans. I have nothing against Starbucks coffee but I do take issue with the way they have been welcomed inside the park. I think it would have--should have been stipulated that their products NOT their brand be implemented inside the park. That said I think we should all boycott the new Starbucks located at the Magic Kingdom.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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Good luck with that. If it makes you feel better, I don't drink coffee at all so there isn't any reason for me to patronize the store since they don't have the pastries i used to get there anymore.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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They had McDonalds French Fries stand in DL when I went there years ago. I have never heard anyone complain about them. I was much more disappointed with McDonalds being in the park then Starbucks. But I understand wanting to get something in the parks that you can't get on every other corner.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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They had McDonalds French Fries stand in DL when I went there years ago. I have never heard anyone complain about them. I was much more disappointed with McDonalds being in the park then Starbucks. But I understand wanting to get something in the parks that you can't get on every other corner.
Like Coke and Edy's?
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Like Coke and Edy's?
LOL. Yes. However I don't drink soda and the only ice cream I would eat at WDW would be a Dole Whip or Ghiradelli.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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Give me a break. Starbucks is just the latest in a long ling of corporate sponsors that Disney has been partnering with since Day 1 at Disneyland.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #7
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Doesn't bother me, and the sign is up now and yes, I've seen it, and no, I don't consider it an insult. I think the building looks good with its new paint, actually. I won't be boycotting, but I don't drink coffee so I won't be in there much anyway. And I figure Disney has been welcoming companies into the parks for years and even putting up their logos, so apparently the issue is with this particular company.

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make it a Disney themed coffee shop *featuring* Starbucks coffee
Apparently that is what it's going to be...the concept art is still floating around the web. The employees will be Disney cast members, not Starbuck's employees. They did NOT take the Main Street Bakery away. It's still there. It'll just be improved on the inside (I can't bring myself to be sentimental about the old line and payment setup and the small area to sit - it wasn't pretty.)
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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Ironically the first Starbucks I ever went to was as a kid with my parents at Universal Orlando. Then when I got older, I'd go to Starbucks while they rode the roller coasters (win win!). I may not drink the fattening sugary venti drinks I once loved, but I'd be thrilled to get decent coffee at WDW whenever I'm next there!
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:54 PM   #9
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I am a complete and total coffee junkie, and my particular favorite is Starbucks. I absolutely cannot WAIT to sit in the hub with my venti two pump caramel non-fat extra hot latte. I imagine it's a lot like heaven will be.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:44 PM   #10
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Doesn't bother me, and the sign is up now and yes, I've seen it, and no, I don't consider it an insult. I think the building looks good with its new paint, actually. I won't be boycotting, but I don't drink coffee so I won't be in there much anyway. And I figure Disney has been welcoming companies into the parks for years and even putting up their logos, so apparently the issue is with this particular company.



Apparently that is what it's going to be...the concept art is still floating around the web. The employees will be Disney cast members, not Starbuck's employees. They did NOT take the Main Street Bakery away. It's still there. It'll just be improved on the inside (I can't bring myself to be sentimental about the old line and payment setup and the small area to sit - it wasn't pretty.)
Me too...sure the cinnamon rolls were good but that place was a pain to navigate.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:47 PM   #11
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Conservative Hippie: The girl in the Starbucks logo is supposed to be nude. Please fix it before you get sued. KTHXBYE.
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i have to be honest, i am shocked at how this thread turned out. i so thought i was going to be the only one HAPPy that i will be able to start my day off with a good cup of coffee and no longer need to carry my VIA packs around. Disney has always been about being able to enjoy the best that is being offered, it's about time they got on board with coffee.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #13
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[QUOTE=myhouseofmouse;48524916]i have to be honest, i am shocked at how this thread turned out. i so thought i was going to be the only one HAPPy that i will be able to start my day off with a good cup of coffee and no longer need to carry my VIA packs around. Disney has always been about being able to enjoy the best that is being offered, it's about time they got on board with coffee.[/QUOTE

How many years has guests been complaining about coffee humm??? Then Minnie dose somthing about it and the guests are still complianing. There must be some unhappy people who come to Disney. i used live near two starbucks and i miss it dearly. I love starbucks and i love that my two great loves have joined up. IF YOU DON'T LIKE STARBUCKS DON'T DRINK IT. That smiple.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #14
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Good luck with that. If it makes you feel better, I don't drink coffee at all so there isn't any reason for me to patronize the store since they don't have the pastries i used to get there anymore.
I'm oretty sure that the popular pastries will be there still. Nescafe coffee is blah! I would rather have coffee I like than that crude!
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #15
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I really think having a chain coffee provider in the park is an insult to the memories of all the faithful Disney park fans. I have nothing against Starbucks coffee but I do take issue with the way they have been welcomed inside the park. I think it would have--should have been stipulated that their products NOT their brand be implemented inside the park. That said I think we should all boycott the new Starbucks located at the Magic Kingdom.
Yeah, bring back Nescafe. No brands in the Parks!!! Oh wait...
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