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Review: Main Street Bakery Starbucks in Walt Disney World

We shared a few inaugural images of the newly opened Disney World Starbucks in the Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom with you on Saturday. But I always LOVE seeing as many pics as I can of new Disney World spots, so I wanted to share a few more today!! (Don’t worry — we’ll have another great non-Starbucks food review this afternoon!)

Disney World Starbucks Window Display

Upon walking up to the shop, you’ll see both the familiar and the new. Starbucks coffee bean bags have joined the standard window display now, and Starbucks signage is prominent outside of the bakery.

Starbucks Signage is Prominent

Starbucks Window Signage Features the Older Starbucks Logo

But this newly refurbished facade still indicates the turn-of-the-century charm that we expect to see on Main Street USA.

Main Street Bakery Starbucks facade

Atmosphere

Inside the bakery, you’ll find that the dark woods and Victorian decor continues — reminiscent of the former incarnation of Main Street Bakery.

Cast members are still clad in Victorian costume, and chandeliers remain turn-of-the-century true.

Starbucks!

Main Street Bakery Starbucks ledge for coffee and new decor

Of course, there have been some changes. Example #1: the dishware has gotten a makeover!

Disney Parks Starbucks Cups

And the set-up has changed to offer better flow for a typical coffee shop…minus the indoor seating.

Main Street Bakery Starbucks

The menu features Starbucks coffees and drinks…note the Disney Dining Plan snack credit options!

Main Street Bakery Starbucks Menu -- click for larger image

When you get to the front of the line and are ready to make your selections, Cast Members dressed in Victorian costumes are ready and willing to take your order.

Main Street Bakery Starbucks

Baked goods here are now primarily Starbucks “brand,” but you will find a few Disney-made options, too.

Main Street Bakery Starbucks

Main Street Bakery Starbucks

Once you choose your eats and coffee, you’ll have the option to pick up some fresh fruit, grab-and-go items, or drinks from a refrigerated section.

Main Street Bakery Starbucks

Since the cinnamon rolls were not available, we chose another favorite classic Main Street Bakery treat — the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake!

Main Street Bakery Starbucks

Since seating is all outdoors now (and there’s not too much of it to go around, so plan accordingly), we took a seat outside to watch the goings-on of Main Street.

Main Street Bakery Starbucks

The cupcake hit the spot and we’re hoping it will continue to stick around! It really is one of my favorite Main Street Bakery treats!

Main Street Bakery Starbucks

I’m eagerly awaiting the official opening of the Bakery on June 18th! I’m sure there will be some changes in the first few weeks and months, so please drop us a line with your perceptions and experiences!

Will you frequent Main Street Bakery for coffee on your way to grab fastpasses? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks Dave Manning for photos!

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116 Comments

  1. Derek says:

    This is one of the worst decisions ever by Disney. It was a feature of so many people’s vacations; sitting watching the crowds go by while enjoying fresh baked tempting goodies (and if you had the specials) very nice coffee. Now its nothing but a Starbucks outlet (and even high street Starbucks have seats and tables).

    I am not exaggerating or overreacting but this may actually influence whether we continue to have two weeks every year in future. I think we’ll be cutting down.

    Bad bad move Disney.

  2. Paul says:

    I would like to know the reasoning behind the decision to remove seating from both the Starbucks at the MK and EPCOT. Is is especially troubling for me at the Fountain View at EPCOT where we enjoyed watching and listening to the music while enjoying the food/desserts/ice cream. :( After all, there has always been seating at Starbucks except for perhaps their kiosk locations.

  3. Spartangirl says:

    Oh my – where to begin! Seating is definitely an important issue for true coffee aficionados (including me), and to make things worse, Starbucks food has a very poor reputation (certainly far below WDW standards). Add to this the fact people either love or hate SB coffee (an acquired taste for many) I think we have a losing proposition. I’ve crossed MS Bakery off my stops during my next visit to the MK.

  4. Lynn says:

    Very sad as there is no imagineering even though it replaced an icon. My local Starbucks are much more themed-but Starbucks is Starbucks and has a commercial look. Starbucks baked goods are not good and the food is below Disney quality. All I did when I was there is take a picture to show how plain and un-imaginative it is. No charm, no goodies that I want even though I love coffee. I can get that at home.

  5. Nanci says:

    I miss the indoor seating has messed up one of our favorite traditions

  6. Lynn Chevalier says:

    Having been there, it is less imaginative than my local Starbucks. There is no Disney magic in the atmosphere and it is hard to believe this passed the Disney standards to replace a beloved Main Street institution.

  7. Adam Squarepants says:

    This is the best move that they ever made. I was there December of 2011 and couldn’t find a decent cup of coffee anywhere. Now I’m psyched for some quality java while I’m there. Thanks!

  8. Debbie says:

    I think this is fantastic! I’m very happy Starbucks is finally at Disney World! Can’t wait to get there next month!!

  9. Lynn Chevalier says:

    I’ve been there a few times now and if you care about coffee but not imagineering then it is the place to be. I understand wanting good coffee too but would have thought whoever took it over would have been required by Disney to maintain the Main Street charm. It is much less charming than the Starbucks in my own neighborhood.

  10. Cindy Edwards says:

    I agree that something is surely missing from the Starbucks/Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom. What used to feel warm and inviting is now quite empty and plain. It’s missing the “Disney” touch and specialness that it used to hold

  11. Mike says:

    The Disney charm is lost in the Starbucks on Main Street USA. Huge mistake by Disney corporate wannabes! All the baked goods that lured you in are gone. When I’m in there which was only once and my last time, I felt like I was in any Starbucks in any huge city……Disney failed this time!

  12. Derek says:

    Have now been and seen the damage in person (November ’13) . Its a good deal no doubt – a large cup of specialist coffee for one Dining Plan snack credit. BUT, where is the charm, where are the tempting freshly baked pastries and, most important, where are the seats! We have a Starbucks not 1/2 a mile from where I live. Why would I want to travel 5000 miles to go to one which is more soulless than the one down the road?

    Disney could have done this AND kept charm, good food and seating but unfortunately, more and more, Disney is just run by accountants. Maximise income at all costs. Trouble is its all short termism and sooner or later the bubble will burst.

    An institution has been removed.

  13. Lynne says:

    Why were the cinnamon rolls not available? Are they no longer served there?

  14. AJ says:

    Lynne — The cinnamon rolls are now served at Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland.

  15. Mark says:

    We are at WDW now-I can’t begin to say how disappointed we are that The Main Street Bakery has been turned in to a Starbucks.. I agree witH some other folks they could have put the Starbucks anywhere in Disney. But to remove a Disney icon is just wrong..

  16. Anonymouse says:

    I am so disappointed! I’m suspicious of any large chain moving into a DW park, but I truly thought that Disney would make it worth the compromise by imagineering the heck out of Starbucks. I was expecting more than just Disney-themed cups. I actually thought that this location wouldn’t even be recognizable as a “Starbucks.” I was hoping for Disney-themed drinks, real MS Bakery food, strategic ambient noise…basically, a Disney experience. Way to cheap out, Disney. And really – no tables or chairs? If they wanted a Starbucks with 0 seating, why couldn’t they have left MS Bakery alone and put the Starbucks in a kiosk somewhere outside? Ah, well. At least now we have a place to ditch that annoying family member who hates Disney and needs a ‘break’ from all the magic!

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