Starbucks Opens at Disney World: What Would Walt Say?

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  1. amberpi

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    Your last sentence - a thousand times yes! Why doesn't this exist?
     
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  3. godolphin123

    godolphin123 Earning My Ears

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    Ben & Jerry's No Fat Coffee Fudge Frozen Yogurt
    1 cup
    85
    Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream, assorted varieties
    1 cup
    40-60
    Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream
    1 cup
    58
    Haagen-Dazs Fat Free Coffee Frozen Yogurt
    1 cup
    40
    Haagen-Dazs Low Fat Coffee Fudge Ice Cream
    1 cup
    30
    the numbers refer to milligrams of caffeine. and then anything with espresso bean
     
  4. beer dave

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    Awesome--- Now I need to look up how many mg in a shot of espresso---
     
  5. beer dave

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    seems to be about 80-- thats 160 mg every morning in my double latte.
    nice.
     
  6. CuteAsMinnie

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    4. Starbucks would not agree to it anywhere else in MK.
     
  7. paradesintherain

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    Hmm, I have no clue what Walt would say-- I never met him! :upsidedow
     
  8. godolphin123

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    it looks like ben and jerry's coffee heath bar crunch has about 80 mg in a serving so that could just take the place of that morning shot of espresso lol :)
     
  9. PTSMickey

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    First of all, I do not like that Starbucks is in either MK or Epcot, for that matter. However, in the discussion between Casey's Corner, Plaza Ice Cream and Starbucks---I realize that Casey's and Plaza are SPONSORED by outside corporate vendors, but it is not "in your face" sponsorship meaning that the signs are still advertising Casey's and/or Plaza while the sign for the bake shop is in big letters advertising Starbucks. Sponsorship is one thing, advertising is another. We were there for the soft opening and it looks nice and all, but still probably will eat breakfast at resort and avoid Starbucks altogether. My opinion is that their coffee is rot gut anyway!!! ::yes::
     
  10. Yellowstonetim

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    But in one sense, Starbucks is both a brand and a product. The name is advertised because it will cause my daughter to head for the sign each and every day in the park. :) She loves and will want Starbucks coffee. So will many others, so it makes sense to tell people you can buy Starbucks here.
     
  11. godolphin123

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    "rot gut" that cracked me up...alot of my coffee loving friends(and me too on occasion) just refer to it as charbucks.
     
  12. Castle2Castle

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    At least from the pictures online, it doesn't seem that Main Street Bakery is throwing Starbucks any more "in your face" than the other two. Casey's and Plaza seems to be more prominent actually with the advertisers presented right alongside the main signs rather than below it on the windows or a separate, smaller sign.

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  13. MEG&MINNIE

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    Sad ,Sad, Sad to see a Starbucks in The Main st. Bakery. :(

    A Bakery is a Bakery ...NOT a coffee shop. I will definitely miss going in to have a piece of WDW Chocolate cake, Carrot cake or any dessert for that matter. It was a treat ...as I don't usually treat myself to big slices of cake and goodies usually...it was my treat at WDW...now it's gone.

    Starbucks is known for it's coffee...NOT it's bakery items . Their baked goods consists of bland looking pound cake and cinnamon sliced cake. NOT what I'm looking for at all in a bakery :(

    I think Walt Disney himself would be SAD !
     
  14. Yellowstonetim

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    I don't think this is going to be a normal Star Bucks. It is going to be the bakery and it will serve Star Bucks. I think the bakery will carry some of the same items it did before. Maybe someone can confirm... Will the bakery still carry many of its old bake goods?

    Like your tag line, btw. ;)
     
  15. MEG&MINNIE

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    From the photos released it lookes like Starbucks bakery products ...with a few WDW cupcakes on the bottom self...:(

    Sad...if they wanted a Starbucks @ WDW ...they should have opened up "a little kiosk" type thing and just serve their coffee products. They should have left the Bakery and the Baked Goods alone. :confused3

    BTW...Glad you like my tag line <3
     
  16. amberpi

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    It definitely carried far more than just Starbucks pastries when I was there mid June. They had a large number of the on property treats.
     
  17. DJRosko

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    This makes me angry-I am a huge Norman Rockwell fan and old time "Americana" aficionado as well as a "cup of joe" (Dunkin/Krispy Kreme etc) type guy... This is an absolute travesty-IMHOthe only way it would please us purists(I'm not the only one) is IF they kept the ENTIRE Main St Bakery Menu and supplemented that with Starbucks drinks... The Starbucks "bakery" items are lackluster at best and their cinnamon roll holds nary a drop of wax to the original MSB cinn roll... Walt Disney would be losing his proverbial marbles and perhaps spouting off like Donald Duck... He would've figured out a way to balance the sponsorship with the creativity of the bakers and make it all work and preserve the intent of Main Street.

    (Perhaps I should expound upon this and email Mr. Staggs??)
     
  18. DJRosko

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    Amen to this(as my post states)
     
  19. DJRosko

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    Great post-I agree about change and whatnot-however-as I stated in a previous post-Walt always made the sponsorships take a backseat(while remaining visible) to the authenticity of the period/theme... If only they had kept the bakery items instead of Starbucks' lackluster items...
     
  20. WisconsinDad

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    Agreed! Starbucks is a strong brand that is marketable; that's why they did this. It is no different than them adding Johnny Depp to POTC as a PP brought up. Younger generations automatically associate Depp with Jack Sparrow just like they know Starbucks as a a coffee shop with baked goods.

    For those of you that think this is a huge mistake, rest assured that if it doesn't work they will promptly change it again and drop the partnership. WDW has done this many times in the past.
     
  21. Q-man

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    I believe the small town coffee shop was far more common than the bakery during the Victorian age.
     

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