In case you haven't heard, Disney is opening two Starbucks locations in 2013. The first will be located in Magic Kingdom's Main Street Bakery, the prime location for baked goods and snacks. The bakery will close in January for refurbishment (Nooooo!!!! I'm going in February and have been looking forward to eating here.) and reopen by summer. The second location is Fountain View, in Epcot's FutureWorld, it will close in March and reopen as a Starbucks in midsummer.
It is reported that the location theming will remain with cast members in the Main Street Bakery wearing 20th century costumes and Fountain View cast members garbed in futuristic wear. Main Street will also continue to serve some of your Disney favorites like cookies, brownies and seasonal cupcakes in addition to the full-line of Starbucks signature beverages and baked goods. Once this closure happens, Main Street's famous cinnamon rolls will be available for purchase at Gaston's Tavern in the New Fantasyland (or you can make them at home following this recipe). Their enormous ice cream cookie sandwiches will be found next door at the Plaza Ice Cream parlor on Main Street.
Honestly, I'm not looking forward to these changes. I love the old time feeling that walking down Main Street always gives me and I hope there won't be some kind of huge Starbucks sign jutting out to take away from that. I am especially not happy that the coffee giant is taking my favorite stop in the mornings hostage during the time of my visit. :(
What do you think about this merge? And how do you feel about the upcoming changes to these two locations? Let us know in the comments below.