Starbucks Coming to the Parks

In relation to Disney Parks but not specific to a single resort

Moderator: Moderators

Len90
Submarine Voyage Captain
Submarine Voyage Captain
Posts: 6727
Joined: Mar Sat 29, 2008 8:04 pm
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Len90 » Apr Mon 23, 2012 11:20 am

It was just announced on the Parks Blog that Starbucks locations wil start opening up in both DLR and WDW starting in June. It states the locations will match the themed areas, but to me it seems like a repeat of the McDonalds. I just don't like the commercializing of the parks and think it's a bad idea.

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2 ... ney-parks/
- Len90
"If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse."
"Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy"

mindflipper
Submarine Voyage Captain
Submarine Voyage Captain
Posts: 10954
Joined: Sep Sun 06, 2009 8:53 am
Location: 76 Totters Lane

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by mindflipper » Apr Mon 23, 2012 11:29 am

Yeh, it will match the themed areas, I'm sure. As there's a Starbucks almost on every corner, it wouldn't be surprising to find a Starbucks just outside Belle's cottage or just outside Mt. Everest...

Wizzard419
Pirates of the Caribbean Buccaneer
Pirates of the Caribbean Buccaneer
Posts: 5531
Joined: Sep Sat 04, 2010 1:44 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Wizzard419 » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:16 pm

Is it any worse than all the other sponsored establishments? From the start there have been food service places owned by outside interests, such as the Aunt Jemima pancake house, McDonalds, Dole, etc.

Mousekedude
Haunted Mansion Butler
Haunted Mansion Butler
Posts: 3696
Joined: Jul Sun 06, 2008 7:23 pm
Location: At Serenity Bay, on Castaway Cay again... I wish... :(

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Mousekedude » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:22 pm

Hard to say how I feel about this. I'm kinda with Len on the commercialization aspect of the whole thing... but at the same time, I do appreciate a good cup of Starbucks Joe, and appreciate being able to get it inside the parks. I can see it now: arrive at Epcot, get a cup of coffee or a Latte to warm up and get going, later go to La Cava Del Tequila for a Jalapeno Margarita to cool down, then later when the afternoon nap attack strikes, another cup of Joe to wake up again, then later back to La Cava....
:shock:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Amy
Submarine Voyage Captain
Submarine Voyage Captain
Posts: 18491
Joined: Dec Wed 12, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: the flooded, flooded mitten

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Amy » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:25 pm

I'm not a big fan of Starbucks. I don't drink coffee but I'm not fond of something that big encroaching in the parks I suppose. I think they will be wildly popular though...

dstrawn9889
Snow White's Adventures Gem Miner
Snow White's Adventures Gem Miner
Posts: 839
Joined: Oct Wed 26, 2011 10:00 am
Location: Brava Centauri

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by dstrawn9889 » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:28 pm

as long as everyone is waiting in line for their double venti mocha latte --thing... and i can get to SM faster, IDGAD(I Dont Give A Donald). as long as the wh--starbucks logo stays off the mouse... then i am cool, and closer to the front of the line in the morning
Last edited by dstrawn9889 on Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image

Amy
Submarine Voyage Captain
Submarine Voyage Captain
Posts: 18491
Joined: Dec Wed 12, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: the flooded, flooded mitten

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Amy » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:28 pm

dstrawn9889 wrote:as long as everyone is waiting in line for their double venti mocha latte --thing... and i can get to SM faster, IDGAD. as long as the wh--starbucks logo stays off the mouse... then i am cool, and closer to the front of the line in the morning
Good point! Yeah, I would be sad to see the Starbucks logo start taking over things too :(

elizabethswann
Pirates of the Caribbean Buccaneer
Pirates of the Caribbean Buccaneer
Posts: 5834
Joined: Feb Mon 26, 2007 2:31 am
Location: The land of Fantasy
Contact:

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by elizabethswann » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:29 pm

Why bother? Isn't the park's own coffee good enough?

Amy
Submarine Voyage Captain
Submarine Voyage Captain
Posts: 18491
Joined: Dec Wed 12, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: the flooded, flooded mitten

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Amy » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:33 pm

elizabethswann wrote:Why bother? Isn't the park's own coffee good enough?
My Mom certainly likes the coffee at WDW. I don't know that she will pay extra to get a Starbucks coffee either...

Mousekedude
Haunted Mansion Butler
Haunted Mansion Butler
Posts: 3696
Joined: Jul Sun 06, 2008 7:23 pm
Location: At Serenity Bay, on Castaway Cay again... I wish... :(

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Mousekedude » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:36 pm

elizabethswann wrote:Why bother? Isn't the park's own coffee good enough?
Three words: Pumpkin... Spice... Latte.
:wink:

Wizzard419
Pirates of the Caribbean Buccaneer
Pirates of the Caribbean Buccaneer
Posts: 5531
Joined: Sep Sat 04, 2010 1:44 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Wizzard419 » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:53 pm

elizabethswann wrote:Why bother? Isn't the park's own coffee good enough?
It's not very good, but I think the main reason they have the deal is for the milkshakes aka Frappucinos. Starbucks has a very tight grip on them.

Amy
Submarine Voyage Captain
Submarine Voyage Captain
Posts: 18491
Joined: Dec Wed 12, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: the flooded, flooded mitten

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Amy » Apr Mon 23, 2012 12:57 pm

Wizzard419 wrote:
elizabethswann wrote:Why bother? Isn't the park's own coffee good enough?
It's not very good, but I think the main reason they have the deal is for the milkshakes aka Frappucinos. Starbucks has a very tight grip on them.
But I've heard from lots of people that Starbucks' coffee tastes "burnt"...

Wizzard419
Pirates of the Caribbean Buccaneer
Pirates of the Caribbean Buccaneer
Posts: 5531
Joined: Sep Sat 04, 2010 1:44 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Wizzard419 » Apr Mon 23, 2012 1:04 pm

Starbuck's isn't that much better, but it's better than Brothers (I think they use them).

dstrawn9889
Snow White's Adventures Gem Miner
Snow White's Adventures Gem Miner
Posts: 839
Joined: Oct Wed 26, 2011 10:00 am
Location: Brava Centauri

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by dstrawn9889 » Apr Mon 23, 2012 2:03 pm

lord look at the caffiene content of these drinks.... they ADD caffiene to them to get you addicted

http://www.energyfiend.com/caffeine-con ... all-coffee -->260mg
http://www.energyfiend.com/caffeine-con ... la-classic -->34mg
http://www.energyfiend.com/caffeine-con ... fee-brewed -->107mg
Image

Mousekedude
Haunted Mansion Butler
Haunted Mansion Butler
Posts: 3696
Joined: Jul Sun 06, 2008 7:23 pm
Location: At Serenity Bay, on Castaway Cay again... I wish... :(

Re: Starbucks Coming to the Parks

Post by Mousekedude » Apr Mon 23, 2012 2:21 pm

Amy wrote: But I've heard from lots of people that Starbucks' coffee tastes "burnt"...
That's true, sometimes it does. But if you like your coffee strong enough to fight back, then you don't mind it. :wink:
Of course, when it DOESN'T taste burnt, it's divine! :goofy_bounce:

Post Reply