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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In Disney California Adventure...Starbucks Works

You see them in almost every city, every town, every neighborhood. In one of the great American success stories, Starbucks Coffee shops can be found practically anywhere at the drop of a hat...even in Disney California Adventure Park. I had misgivings when Disney and Starbucks formed their alliance which would bring a Starbucks Coffee establishment to every U.S. Disney theme park. People go to a Disney Park for a unique experience. Starbucks is hardly unique, but they do make a fine product with their beverages and selected food item.

So Starbucks has settled into the Fiddler, Fifer, & Practical Cafe found on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park. And I for one can now say I'm glad they did. First of all, the building - the interior or exterior - does not scream Starbucks. What lives inside the FF&P Cafe is more subtle, cavernous inside but nicely themed to the period. Mrs. DisneylandTraveler and I began two of the mornings on our trip with a visit to the DCA Starbucks. Yes it can get crowded and the line can move a bit slowly, but the reward is typical Starbucks quality both with their coffee beverages and Starbucks breakfast sandwiches which are also quite tasty (and reasonably priced by Disney standards). And even though the place can line customers up to the doorway, there always seems to be empty tables. Nice.

Starbucks works in DCA and now we turn our attention to Main Street Disneyland where Starbucks is now under construction in the historic Market House. From what Disney did with Starbucks in DCA, I am a little more comforted in knowing that they will probably do the same tasteful job with Disneyland. The only problem with building a Starbucks in Disneyland, is the fact that I also have become quite fond of the Jolly Holiday Bakery which is practically across the street. Along with the Carnation Cafe, no one should ever have to venture off Main Street for a Disneyland breakfast again.

Starbucks New Home In Disneyland in 2013. The Market House

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