Today was the big day! Starbucks opened in the Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The world didn’t come to an end, Walt didn’t turn over in his grave and life goes on here in Florida.
I got to the park about 9:15. There is a queue line outside the Main Street Bakery but I walked right in. The first thing I noticed is there are two separate queues as you enter. You can go to the right or left.
There was a greeter in the line asking if you had any questions. She also was handing out menus if you needed one. You can not redeem My Starbucks Rewards at the Main Street Bakery, but your total will count towards My Starbucks Rewards. It is also important to note that these are Disney Cast Members, not Starbucks employees.
When you get to the baked goods there are cast members behind the counter serving the food to you. This is also where you order your breakfast sandwiches. Sadly the cinnamon roll is gone from this location, but they are telling people to go to Gaston’s Tavern to get one there.
You turn the corner and there were 4 cash registers where you could place your coffee order. It’s the same as every Starbucks where they ask what you would like, they put your name on the cup and then you pay for it. You wait at the end of the counter for your drink to be delivered.
I thought the change to Main Street Bakery was done well. The cast members are still in their period costumes and they are still very helpful. I thought the coffee was good. It certainly was much better than the coffee previously served here. There is no longer a seating area inside. As much as I miss the seating it is nice that the bakery will be able to handle the crowds better than it did before. I think Walt Disney would be happy to see what they did with this location. It hasn’t changed that feeling that you get when you are walking down Main Street USA! I am happy I can now get a better cup of coffee in the Magic Kingdom. What do you think? See you in the parks.
Category: Disney World