Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > The DIS Unplugged Podcast
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-10-2012, 01:49 AM   #16
WaltD4Me
PS...I tried asking for water cups once
I am actually a princess
 
WaltD4Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 9,729

I've complained about Disney coffee a million times, but I'd go back to drinking the crappy stuff with a SMILE and promise to never complain about it again if it meant NOT closing Main Street Bakery!!!!!!!! (and possibly Starring Rolls and Kusifari which I also love!)

This is a classic case of "be careful what you wish for."
__________________
Lisa 1980 Poly, 92' Grand Floridian, Oct 98 Teddy & Doll Convention, Dec 2004 POFQ, May 05 40th Birthday!, May 06 OKW 41st Birthday! May 07 OKW 42nd Birthday! Feb 08 Pirate & Princess Party! Oct. 08 at OKW! 1st Solo Trip May 09! / November 2010 at OKW, 2013 at WDW and Crusing on the Dream

Last edited by WaltD4Me; 11-10-2012 at 02:07 AM.
WaltD4Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 02:39 AM   #17
cherokeemamma
DIS Veteran
 
cherokeemamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: GA just a bit too far from the Mouse
Posts: 1,126

I agree with you all! I am so sad and very, very disappointed in this decision. My family absolutely loves the Main Street Bakery...we always go at least 2 or 3 times each trip and has become a tradition on our last night to pick up cinnamon rolls or chocolate croissants to take home with us. Once we are home we have our bakery treats for our first breakfast. It makes being away from our favorite place just a little bit less sad.
Like previous posters have said, I thought they were just going to be pouring Starbucks regular coffees instead of Nescafe'. I was excited about that but I am so very sad and (although it may sound crazy) angry about this decision.
I do not want nor will I purchase Starbucks pastries. I live in a small town of about 4000 and we have 2 Starbucks locations. I can get those any day of the week. I want the Main Street Bakery to remain the Main Street Bakery and I want Disney World pastries and treats!
I am really disgusted at the direction this seems to be headed. Maybe if we all rant loud and long enough they will rethink this very obvious poorly thought out decision. Someone needs to get fired!
__________________
Cherokeemamma
Me DH DD15 DS19

Check out my first trip report: The Hill Family's Surprise Vacation(w/ a ton of pics):
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1234215
cherokeemamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 03:07 AM   #18
Kristina
DIS Veteran
 
Kristina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: I'm an American living in Sweden
Posts: 2,151

Never never never in a million years would I ever have thought this would happen, not to Main Street Bakery! Still it feels like a bad dream, impossible. People are talking of protesting but I'm sure the deal is done and now Starbucks is like a cancer that we will be stuck with for many years to come. I wouldn't have had a problem with it if they stuck one in the back somewhere in New Fantasyland. A totally newly imagined place, but Main Street Bakery? And now I read that most likely our favorite baked items might not be offered as well? Screw that. I hadn't even thought of Starring Rolls or the Boardwalk Bakery going...and with this next gen crap on the way as well?

They are ruining it. The experience I loved so much I fear is slowly fading away and I'm not happy!
__________________

Kristina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 04:53 AM   #19
pal-mickey
DIS Veteran
 
pal-mickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bushkill,PA
Posts: 708

There is a post about this on the Disney blog website. There is also a section to comment on the story. It might not help, but everyone should post a comment to show their displeasure.
__________________
Phyllis
pal-mickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 05:26 AM   #20
Joshua_me
Today's Sustainable Fish
 
Joshua_me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 1,864

Quote:
Originally Posted by WaltD4Me View Post
I've complained about Disney coffee a million times, but I'd go back to drinking the crappy stuff with a SMILE and promise to never complain about it again if it meant NOT closing Main Street Bakery!!!!!!!! (and possibly Starring Rolls and Kusifari which I also love!)
^ We agree 100 PERCENT !!!

Like most folks reading this, we wanted Starbucks IN ADDITION TO the bakeries that already existed.

As much as I enjoy a giant Starbucks in the AM, *nothing* is worth giving up something iconic as the Main Street Bakery !

It must be a condition in Starbucks contract- Our coffee, our bakery goods.

What a revolting development THIS is...
__________________

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-Eleanor Roosevelt
Joshua_me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 06:45 AM   #21
WaltD4Me
PS...I tried asking for water cups once
I am actually a princess
 
WaltD4Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: N.E. Ohio
Posts: 9,729

Does Disney not know they have a huge waste of space that they could put Starbucks in? .....

__________________
Lisa 1980 Poly, 92' Grand Floridian, Oct 98 Teddy & Doll Convention, Dec 2004 POFQ, May 05 40th Birthday!, May 06 OKW 41st Birthday! May 07 OKW 42nd Birthday! Feb 08 Pirate & Princess Party! Oct. 08 at OKW! 1st Solo Trip May 09! / November 2010 at OKW, 2013 at WDW and Crusing on the Dream
WaltD4Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 07:26 AM   #22
DeltaDiamond001
DISaholic
I thought getting a new box of crayons and a pad of paper was cool...
 
DeltaDiamond001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 368

Ridiculous!

Starbucks coffee in lieu of Nescrapè would be awesome, but what are these guys smoking?!

Disney used to be special. It still holds a special place in my heart, but after the recent string of further homogenization, I can't say that I'll put it ahead of any other vacation destination.

You can get Starbucks anywhere. Why can't Disney be an exception to the rule for once?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by WaltD4Me View Post
Does Disney not know they have a huge waste of space that they could put Starbucks in? .....

^^ YES! Please, build a 5,000 square foot, three story Starbucks. Pack it full of bored dads and diva wannabe moms (the ones that stomp around the parks in 8" heels) but don't take away an iconic location just to say you have it. The Noodle Station is FARRR from iconic... well, iconic for anything good, that is.
__________________
~Simon
DIS'er since May 2007
4,251 posts on my previous username...

"If you can dream it, you can do it." ~Walt Disney
DeltaDiamond001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 07:41 AM   #23
kcb1dizbksfan
Mouseketeer
 
kcb1dizbksfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 197

Another change in the MK like serving alcohol I am not happy about ... At all.
When I photograph Main Street I will just have to frame my images to exclude one location.

DR NYKCB (Ken)
kcb1dizbksfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 07:49 AM   #24
OKW Lover

Yes, we love Old Key West
Connoisseur of the fine things in life, and has the time to enjoy them (Just ask his wife)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 2 miles north of the Castle!
Posts: 21,710

Contrarian here...

First let me say that I'm not a Starbucks fan. I drink my coffee black, and its usually decaf. I find that Starbuck's tastes "burnt" to me.

Now on to my contrarian opinion. Its not the end of the world!

I can't tell you the last time I was in MSB, but its been a few years. It just hasn't attracted me for a while. I used to love going first thing in the morning and getting one of their wonderful cinnamon rolls. I'd sit at one of the tables at the end of Main Street having my coffee and cinnamon roll while watching the crowd charging towards their first attraction. Wonderful time.

Well, those cinnamon rolls are long gone. Replaced by the bland, corporate cinnamon roll. And the coffee? Yup, replaced by bland, corporate coffee.

I've been to the Starbucks in DCA and was not offended. Its nicely themed and there are lots of good choices. I have no doubt that the replacement for MSB will be equally well themed.

Now if they would just serve Dunkin Donuts Coffee...
__________________
OKW Lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #25
Halloweenqueen
Whenever Candle Lights Flicker...
 
Halloweenqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 4,314

Like previous posters have stated, the Starbucks locations at Disneyland are very well themed and don't scream Starbucks. WDW's coffee vender should have been changed years ago! I'm sure Disney will introduce Starbucks in the same manner as they did at DL with fantastic results!
__________________
dh me ds 16 dd 15 ds 15 dd 14 dd 10
Halloweenqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #26
disneym2m
I am only allowed to visit Disney World once every five years... darn husband. Co-host of the Virginia Dis Meet 2011.
 
disneym2m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: North Chesterfield, Virginia
Posts: 683

Oh Geez!!!

It seems like outside businesses will be taking over Disney all together eventually. Which is really, really sad.

I don't mind the outside businesses being a part of Disney. But that is it; being a part of NOT taking over. So I don't mind Starbucks Coffee being a part of the Main Street Bakery NOT having a store of their own.

This is destroying what makes Main Street so special and it takes away the magic to it. Gee I guess Wal-mart or Target will be coming in soon. Some of the Main Street stores are large enough.

What Disney address can I write to??? Seriously.

Walt would not be happy; not happy AT ALL!!!!!
disneym2m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #27
OKW Lover

Yes, we love Old Key West
Connoisseur of the fine things in life, and has the time to enjoy them (Just ask his wife)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 2 miles north of the Castle!
Posts: 21,710

This change is really just getting Disney back to its roots. When DL originally opened many of the stores on Main Street were sponsored by other companies. So all Disney is doing now is returning to Walt's original plan.
__________________
OKW Lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #28
AndyPok1
Back in MCO!
To answer the other question, getting along is boring
I like tacos
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 320

I'm with Jeff. The entire appeal of the bakery to me is the smells that float into onto Main Street, and I'm sure that will be preserved.

With that said, I was unaware of the giant appeal it apparently has for lots of people, so seems like it could be an odd decision.

However, I believe everyone is overreacting. Sure, some of the items will go away, but I'd care to bet that many of the more 'famous' items will stick around. The only comparison we have is to FF&P at DCA. And that wasn't replacing something that already existed, so it's an invalid comparison.

The Disney fan community can often be an echo chamber where a small tidbit of news comes out, and then things just go insane from there. The entire blog, and this thread, and the blog update... are all based off of a 5 paragraph blog by Disney Parks. And by and large, everyone is ignoring the statement the poster made in reply to the first commenter, "...yes there will be a selection of Disney favorites that youve enjoyed at the bakery over the years." Sure, maybe that means a Mickey-shaped cookie like in DCA and that's it. But we have no idea, since this has literally not been done before. Everything is simply a guess at this point, so starting a sensationalistic firestorm is probably not the greatest idea.
AndyPok1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 01:04 PM   #29
jcb
always emerging from hibernation
 
jcb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: In view of the Smoky Mountains
Posts: 3,711

First alcohol, now Starbucks, the World is ending.

I have to agree with Jeff (and Andy).

It has been a while since I went to MSB but if the food there was the quality of the food at Starring Rolls, Starbucks will be an improvement. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed stopping at Starring Rolls, but it was more because they had brewed coffee than for the food. I'm for anything that improves the food - and serves decent coffee.
__________________
Jack
jcb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 02:17 PM   #30
Claudia Kellenberger
DIS Veteran
 
Claudia Kellenberger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Schenectady, NY USA
Posts: 2,468

This is an absolutely terrible decision. The Main Street Bakery is the very last possible place to be made over to modern times. they are making such a bad decision. If the place stayed the same, but just included Starbucks coffee on the menu there is no problem - but to close down the bakery to remodel to a SB is just sinful.

The only possible place that I feel they could get away with that kind of commercialism is possibly the Launching Pad in Tomorrowland.
__________________
<BR>Claudia K
Claudia Kellenberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bakery, main street, starbucks



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.