UPDATE: Reactive FAQ given to CM’s now state that “Existing partnerships will be honored” meaning that the kiosks in Epcot and around Walt Disney World that sell 3rd party coffee (Joffrey/Joeffreys [sp?]) will continue in addition to Starbucks additions.
We have absolutely nothing more on this other than “because Disney said so” to back this up – but.. Epcot is getting a Starbucks! Oh, well, and Disney put out this blog blurb about California Adventure and June.. but really, who gives a crap about that? Epcot is getting a Starbucks!
In June, the first of six planned Starbucks locations is scheduled to open at Disney California Adventure park. And more locations are planned at Disneyland park and Walt Disney World Resort (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom).
The Starbucks locations inside our parks will be designed to fit the theme of their surroundings. At Disney California Adventure park, Starbucks will be located in the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café on Buena Vista Street, a place that transports guests to 1920s Los Angeles, when Walt Disney arrived in California and a cup of coffee was the perfect way to jumpstart a busy day. The store’s location plays off the Spanish/Mexican architecture of the period, and baristas will wear 1920s-inspired attire.
The café will serve Starbucks items, including coffee and espresso beverages, Frappuccino® blended beverages, and signature breakfast sandwiches and pastries. Guests also will have their choice of Disney favorites, including signature sandwiches and other items, as well as delicious desserts and sweet treats.