At the beginning or end of long day at one of Walt Disney World’s theme parks — and trust us, there are few days at a WDW park that wouldn’t be described as long — a good cup of coffee can be a lifesaver.
While there are plenty of spots to get a good “Cup of Joe” across the complex, there are fewer where guests can get authentic Starbucks Coffee on property. This is EVERY Starbucks location at Walt Disney World.
The Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks location is probably the best known and likely busiest on a given day at Walt Disney World. It’s located within the Main Street Bakery on — you guessed it — Main Street. This location is heavily themed to its in-park location, with everything from the brown version of the iconic Starbucks logo to the in-store decorations reminiscent of the area’s start of the 20th century setting.
EPCOT’s Starbucks location can be found in the World Celebration (AKA the former Future World) area of the park, behind and to the left of Spaceship Earth. While this spot will certainly satisfy a guest’s desire for Starbucks food & drink, it’s arguably the least-themed in-park WDW Starbucks, as there’s currently little “futuristic” – or “celebratory” for that matter – about it.
From Walt Disney World’s least-themed Starbucks location to arguably its heaviest, we have Hollywood Studios’ Trolley Car Cafe. Located on the corner of the park’s recreations of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, the location is themed to the depot that launches the trolley cars that traveled up and down Sunset Boulevard. The interior design is replete with machinery, maps, and other equipment that would keep the trolleys running, making it arguably the most interesting WDW Starbucks to wait for one’s Frappuccino.
If you’re jonesing for Starbucks at Animal Kingdom, head towards Creature Comforts, which can be found on the path between the park’s Discovery Island and Africa lands.
Each of these park’s locations features a Starbucks drink menu — including most popular seasonal beverages, as well as a food menu that combines some (but not all items) from a typical Starbucks with some trademark Walt Disney World treats, including seasonal items like specialty cupcakes. They also sell a range of merchandise, including Disney World and park-specific variants of the company’s famous “You Are Here” mugs.
However, there are several notable differences between these in-park locations and typical Starbucks locations. For starters, while purchases at these locations can earn Starbucks Star Points, these points can’t be redeemed for free drinks or other promotions. In addition, mobile order — both through the Starbucks and My Disney Experience apps — is not available at the locations. If you’r looking for a more traditional Starbucks experience, you do have on-property options though.
There are two Starbucks locations at Disney Springs — one at the West Side area near the Characters in Flight balloon experience and the other between the World of Disney and Lego stores. These locations look and feel like a typical Starbucks.
Where is you’re favorite Starbucks location at Walt Disney World? Do you prefer the more heavily-themed in-park locations or the more typical Disney Springs Starbucks outposts? Let us know in the comments below.
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