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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, 09:00 PM   #3
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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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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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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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Old 05-26-2013, 09:09 PM   #6
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Yeah, bring back Nescafe. No brands in the Parks!!! Oh wait...
I wouldn't care that they had brands in the parks but make it a Disney themed coffee shop *featuring* Starbucks coffee
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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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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.
This is a silly idea Walt wanted everything sponsored look at the carousel of progress for example and look at other rides,
having American company's sponsor rides and shops is a great thing I do not like Starbucks Coffee myself but the first stop I will make on my next trip is at Starbucks I think this is a great partnership that has been a long time coming!!!
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I wouldn't care that they had brands in the parks but make it a Disney themed coffee shop *featuring* Starbucks coffee
They did.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:12 PM   #10
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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.
List of corporate sponsors at the world.
http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/l...ponsors.33241/

This is not a new thing, Walt was the master of getting companies to pay for the privilege of serving his guests at DL.

http://www.mouseinfo.com/info/index....land_Resort%29

If you want skip Starbucks, more power to you. If you want to boycott corp sponsors, you'll find you have a short "to do" list for the vacation.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #11
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As a Starbucks manager the only way I can afford to go to disney is through what I know and love which is Starbucks. I am excited to see a store that is not the "normal Starbucks experience" (I heard the stores in the parks look vastly different than normal Starbucks, baristas don't wear green aprons) I will also say that the coffee around the world does not taste the same (I will not say inferior, I don't want to begin to get into that type of conversation), but since there are 10,000 stores in the US alone our customers like our coffee. If they are like me it is nice to know we can plan our regular routine in to our day.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #12
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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 05-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #13
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I wouldn't care that they had brands in the parks but make it a Disney themed coffee shop *featuring* Starbucks coffee
As a PP said, that's basically what they're doing. The shop is still going to be called the Main Street Bakery. You will just have a sign featuring the Starbucks logo outside the store. From what I've heard there will be a couple of shelves of Starbucks brand food and other items, but there will still be many of the same Disney products that were offered there before. The inside of the store will be changed, but the original theme will still be there- this place is not going to look like your traditional Starbucks. Take a look at the DCA version:

http://www.disunplugged.com/2012/08/...nia-adventure/
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #14
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This is just another poster who is completely uninformed about how they decided to integrate Starbucks into the parks. And the no corporate sponsors argument is a joke....there are corporate sponsors everywhere.

We have had Starbucks here in DCA for a while now and it's been wonderful. It looks like....well...a Disney shop selling Starbucks coffee! Exactly what the OP wanted. So I really don't get what the problem is.

I know my dad is thrilled with the fact that on our trip in June he will be able to get an Americano every time we are at Magic Kingdom (he wants to go to MK everyday this trip! Lol)
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #15
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I find the idea that anything inside Magic Kingdom, much less something on Main Street USA, could be boycotted a bit amusing. Seriously, even if everyone on this board was inclined to boycott it, there would still be countless customers passing through that shop daily.

Me, I'm not a huge Starbucks fan but I will gladly take it over the swill they've been passing off as coffee for the decades I've been going...
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