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Old 11-15-2012, 08:02 AM   #46
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I cannot stand Starbucks coffee It taste Burnt. Not mellow and rich.
OK, I'm not the biggest fan of Starbucks coffee, either.

That being said: The coffee Disney has been using for YEARS is terrible. And while, as I said, I'm not Starbucks biggest fan...it is miles better than what I've been served on Disney property in recent years.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #47
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Does anyone know how long it will be closed? I'm very disappointed it is turning into a starbucks. Hopefully all the bake goods tha we all have memories of, will still be offered when it re-opens again.
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From what has been published so far it will close in January and reopen in "early summer"
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:40 AM   #49
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Bad times! Commercialism gone mad!! So sad :0(
agree 1000%....we pay all that $$$ for Disney- not freakin starbucks....

that said according to this thread the Bakery is suppose to remain the same but serve that crap strabucks calls coffee (posts #153 & #155)

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....019513&page=11

btw- any reason you can't see the results of the poll stuck at the top of the page on the switch to starbucks???
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:43 AM   #50
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Does anyone know how long it will be closed? I'm very disappointed it is turning into a starbucks. Hopefully all the bake goods tha we all have memories of, will still be offered when it re-opens again.
its not just the baked goods; its the whole look and feel of the place...the smells and the atmosphere....if its truly going to be changed to a starbucks versus remaining the same but sponsored by starbucks, its going from something uniquely Disney to a not so special something you only need to walk down the street to buy....
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:46 PM   #51
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I really wish it would be one of those locations where MSB "Proudly Serves Starbucks Coffee," but their original menu stays the same. Better coffee, but with the unique authenticity of what guests know and love about MSB.

My school's coffee shop does that - they use all the coffee and teas that Starbucks does, but they make their own baked goods, sandwiches, etc. on site. None of the standard Starbucks fare.

I've been to the Starbucks location in DCA, and while others have mentioned that it does a good job blending in, there's no question that it's a Starbucks! Not to mention that it's not in Disneyland - DCA seems to be a little all over the place in terms of theming anyways (IMO), so it's not as hard making it work as it is on Main Street. As others have suggested, this would be much more appropriate in DHS, or even a less central, traditional location in MK.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:38 PM   #52
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This is another case of the Sky is Falling on these forums. People take just a small part of the story and get all upset.

Disney World and Disneyland has for years had corporate sponsors, it is how they remain open.

They will serve Starbucks coffee. I don't like coffee but I do like their hot apple cider and I sure many like the hot chocolate. I personally like their pastries, especially the scones. Seems I have seen many threads on this forum about how horrible the coffee is at the parks, I guess they listened.

The Disney blog, which by the way would be a much better place to get official info than here, has stated that many of the favorites including those artery clogging cinnamon rolls are not leaving the park. They will be offered in Gaston's Tavern.

So calm down and carry on.
Regardless of what's true\not...I'd prefer to see Main Street remain non-commercial simply b\c it would ruin the intent of Main Street where it emulates Walt's childhood. I understand and condone corporate sponsorship (think of GM and test Track or Kodak and Figment) but it's not appropriate on Main Street.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:41 PM   #53
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Regardless of what's true\not...I'd prefer to see Main Street remain non-commercial simply b\c it would ruin the intent of Main Street where it emulates Walt's childhood. I understand and condone corporate sponsorship (think of GM and test Track or Kodak and Figment) but it's not appropriate on Main Street.
what do you mean "remain"? main street is nowhere close to non-commercial. and, in fact, when it looked the way walt originally designed, the corporate sponsorship ON MAIN STREET was even more prominent than it is now.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:51 PM   #54
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I'm going to be in WDW from January 14-18 and I just wanted to know if it's going to be closed by that time, or if it's closing toward the end of January? I'm going to dearly miss their ham egg and cheese croissants! YUM. I could eat like five of those.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:28 AM   #55
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what do you mean "remain"? main street is nowhere close to non-commercial. and, in fact, when it looked the way walt originally designed, the corporate sponsorship ON MAIN STREET was even more prominent than it is now.
Exactly what I was going to say. When Disneyland first opened (completely under Walt's direction) the stores/restaurants on Main Street were not operated by Disney, they were leased to independent vendors. Price wars between businesses sprung up and Walt didn't like it so he stopped renewing leases.

I think a lot of people use "Walt wouldn't like this" far too freely. I doubt he would have a problem with this switch. I also doubt that Disney will do anything to ruin the theming of the Main Street Bakery. DCA's Starbucks/bakery was very well handled and I expect nothing less from this transition. Perhaps we should just wait and see what really happens before getting so worked up about possibilities that may never come to pass.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:30 PM   #56
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The online refurbishment schedule has it as closed for refurb jan 6 - may 17
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #57
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I read today that on May 16th the new Starbucks will open at Magic Kingdom.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:53 PM   #58
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Does anyone know if they are still going to be pumping in the delicious smells of fresh baked goodies down main street?

When I worked there, they would actually use smells of fresh baked goods and pump it down main street to entice people to buy and give it that real old world feel.

I wonder if they are still going to do that with the bakery closed?
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I love the idea and feel of the Main Street Bakery so if they keep the feel of it, I'm okay with it. If they turn it into a usual Starbucks you find in any city, I won't be too happy. I will say that Disney needed some good coffee though- NesCafe was less than stellar!
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #60
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Just was at Main Street bakery tonight and the employees said it will be closing on Jan 12th. Just a heads up
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