Starbucks Opens at Disney World: What Would Walt Say?

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  1. godolphin123

    godolphin123 Earning My Ears

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    A piece of Main Street themeing bites the dust. Gimme a bakery over a coffee house any day. Starbucks is ok in a pinch but for those of us who like it straight up strong and black it's a mediocre cup.
     
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  3. disneyworld1977

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    Yeah its fine line. Look at the video of the new location. Disney management is sitting there saying..."ching,ching".

    I don't think the theme was totally done away with, although I didn't really go in there before. So if the outside looks the same, its all the same to me. I don't drink coffee so who cares what coffee it is. I understand the sponsorship deal. Anyone remember how Six Flags was doing it? They had the sponsor plastered all over the ride vehicles. Stupid! If Disney started having the train plastered with moving advertising than I would be in an uproar. But yeah, the monorail has stuff on it sometimes from movie advertisements, I go either way on those.

    The only thing I was a having an uproar is how I saw it stated about "a starbucks opening up on Main Street" and not that the Main Street Bakery will be serving Starbucks coffee.

    For example, on your Johnny Depp on POTC. I didn't have a problem with it. That's just me. I can't answer why it doesn't. I just seems part of the ride. Of course, I didn't realize they had done that until right before we went one time so I guess I didn't have to ponder it or hear the announcement for it and get in an uproar. I just look at it with the ride influencing the movie and vice versa. The attraction is still great to me and still has the classic feel!

    Now somethings I do wish were done differently but do live with it, trying to see WHY they may have done something and certain way.

    One thing I don't get is how did the Laugh Floor end up in Tomorrowland? What is futuristic or spacey about that? I enjoy the attraction but is place wrong.

    My 2 cents for now............;)
     
  4. Castle2Castle

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    Well, it would be futuristic if we could power our cities with laughter. . .:laughing::rolleyes:
     
  5. John Paul

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    I always wondered why COFFEE wasn't a priority before at Disney. It is tough to find a good cup of Joe save for Kona Café with the French Press. I am for this change :thumbsup2
     
  6. Polydweller

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    These discussions about Starbucks are interesting because people either don't know or forget the history of MKs Main Street Bakery. For those of us who were there, we remember that it used to sponsored by Sara Lee in the 1980's. And it was not a good shop. Sponsoring of the place is not new at all.

    Then there is the history on fan boards of people hating the coffee. That's been going on since Nescafé appeared. In both cases, the new sponsor and new coffee are a definite step up.

    And, besides, all the discussion is meaningless now. The crowds in the shop are proving that it is popular and will be staying. The majority is speaking with feet and wallets. All the discussion in the world isn't going to get rid of it now. May as well accept it, get over it, and stop making ourselves unhappy about change.
     
  7. BayouDiz66

    BayouDiz66 Earning My Ears

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    don't love the idea of more corporate representation in the MK or DW in general. When I walk down Main STreet I want to be transported to a different time and place, not reminded of every other street in the nation. I vote NO. Where will this type of takeover end?
     
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    Starbucks Opens at Disney World: What Would Walt Say?

    "What the Hell is is a venti double mocha, half caf, low carb, soy milk macchiato? I want a &$%~ing COFFEE!!!!!"
     
  9. brea

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    Considering the topic of the post...

    Walt would say "Please let me sleep. I've been enjoying myself" or... "I think we need a location in Texas" :rotfl2:
     
  10. Castle2Castle

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    It's a bit ironic that you'd not want to be reminded of every other street when Main Street U.S.A. was supposed to look like any old Main Street in the nation. The irony aside, from what I've gathered, it still looks the part of Main Street U.S.A. on the outside, so walking down the street it should still transport visitors to a different time and place.
     
  11. mickeysbestfriend

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    "can you slip some scotch in that....but do it discretely...
     
  12. theelfqueen

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    And Walt would say "This is about money, ask Roy."
     
  13. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    Considering Walt allowed someone to sell women's bras on main street I think he'd be ok with a coffee joint
     
  14. Q-man

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    Having lived in a town of 1,500 the coffee shop was the center of socializing and discussing the events of the day. We had to drive 20 miles to a town large enough for a bakery and then we went to the coffee shop to have a cup of coffee with it.

    Starbucks is light years ahead of Nescafe instant that has had the WDW coffee concession for ~40 years. I can't wait to have a decent cup of coffee in the World.

    Corporate tie-ins? Coca-Cola, Edy's, Kodak, McDonald's(at one time), etc. Heck most of it is a tie-in to Disney movies and merchandise.

    Walt would have made it an Irish coffee.
     
  15. snarlingcoyote

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    :rotfl: :thumbsup2 Where's the spirit of Walt when you need him!
     
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    This is all well and good, but I don't see the majority of people saying they're disappointed that a bakery was replaced with a coffee shop (though certainly those folks can be found). Mostly I'm seeing complaints that Disney is selling out by bringing a corporate brand to Main Street, USA. To those people I say:

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  19. anthony2k7

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    McDonalds is the big one I was thinking of as well... I'm surprised that comparison isn't mentioned more often.

    The interesting thing about McDonalds though is that it shows that its not a one way street with Disney and out sourcing. When it no longer suits Disney they're happy to go it alone again like they did with McDonalds.
     
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    Not sure what their general corporate reputation is like in America these days, but here in Britain they're generally seen as prime example of big bad corps for their shameless capitalism and pushing the legalities of our tax laws.

    Avoiding to pay any corporation tax since 2009 despite sales of £400mil per year has done their reputation no favours at all.
     
  21. Cafeen

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    Here in the states, especially with people from where I'm currently living... that is celebrated rather than criticized...

    And to tie this in with WDW in general... When WDW was being built and developed, Disney itself negotiated many one-sided things with the local government providing benefits without Disney needing to return any. New highway interchanges, special land use stuff, all that jazz. In fact, Disney is likely no better than Starbucks, Walmart, Exxon/Mobile, GE, BP, etc in this regard.
     

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