Starbucks Is Coming to Disneyland

Cafes will open in California, Florida theme parks
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 23, 2012 1:54 PM CDT
Starbucks Is Coming to Disneyland
In a Sunday, July 17, 2005 file photo provided by The Walt Disney Company, the actual 50th anniversary of Disneyland in California is celebrated, in Anaheim, Calif.   (SCOTT BRINEGAR)

Starbucks is about to perk up "the happiest place on Earth." The Seattle-based coffee chain is today announcing a partnership to open a store inside each of the six Disney properties in California and Florida. The first will open this summer at Disneyland California Adventure in Anaheim. The other locations will be at the nearby Disneyland Park and at the parks in Orlando, Fla.: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot. Starbucks opened a store in Disney Village at Disneyland Paris in June 2009, but this is the first time the coffee chain will have a store inside the theme park.

Each of the Starbucks stores at Disney will be designed to blend in with the property, and passersby might have to look twice to notice that it's a Starbucks. At California Adventure, for example, the store will be called the Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Cafe, after the characters in the Three Little Pigs. The Starbucks logo will not be posted outside, although the name will be printed vertically on posts on either side of the entry way. The interior of the cafe will be decorated to match the section of the park in which it is located, and baristas will wear aprons matching that decor, rather than the forest green aprons employees wear at other Starbucks. The cups will also be co-branded. In addition to the full Starbucks menu, the coffee chain said its stores may offer a "Mickey Mouse cookie or two." (More Starbucks stories.)

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