Sneak Peek: Trolley Car Cafe Starbucks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It’s heeeeeere! Yep, Trolley Car Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been holding soft openings for the past few days, with a grand opening rumored for Tuesday!

Trolley Car Cafe sign

Trolley Car Cafe sign

The newest Starbucks in Disney World features a Golden Age of Hollywood theme (natch), but this takes a little turn from what you might expect…

Trolley Car Cafe doors

Trolley Car Cafe doors

Inside, there aren’t glamorous regency fixtures and photos of starlets. Instead, it’s pretty

industrial, featuring open metal beams, brickwork, exposed pipes…

Trolley Car Cafe Inside

Trolley Car Cafe Inside

Yep — it’s a Trolley Car Station!

Starbucks products are served here.

Starbucks products are served here.

DFB reader Anna took some time to snap these pics when she was invited into the Cafe by a Cast Member. For the past few days, getting into the Cafe has been by invitation only.

Lines at Trolley Car Cafe

Lines at Trolley Car Cafe

She mentioned that the big promotion currently is Starbucks new “Flat White,” which is steamed milk poured over ristretto shots of espresso and finished with a Starbucks signature dot.

Flat White

Flat White

As is the case with other Starbucks locations in Walt Disney World, this one will serve Starbucks’ drinks and La Boulange food line, along with a few Disney parks items.

We’ll be back after Tuesday’s opening with many more pics and some food reviews for ya!

Keep an eye out for these guys, too…

Hollywood Studios "You Are Here" Mug

Hollywood Studios “You Are Here” Mug

Hollywood Studios has, arguably, the most competition when it comes to good java and baked goods joints (Starring Rolls and Writer’s Stop are both in this park, after all). Will you head to these other locations, or are you going Starbucks all the way?

Which Disney’s Hollywood Studios coffee and baked goods shop will you frequent? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. Joel Johnson says

    Our family loves The Writer’s Stop, and we will be sad to see it eventually go. Disney World used to be a place where we could escape the harsh realities of real life, but adding places like Starbucks is changing that feeling. I don’t think Walt would have agreed to sell out this way. He was too much of an original… Like, The Writer’s Stop is. We will buy our Starbucks at home, and visit The Writer’s Stop the next time we are at Disney World.

  2. Lynne says

    I get that it’s supposed to be a trolley car garage or whatever, but I guess I was expecting…a little more, somehow.

    I also see once again, not a seat or a chair to be found. Inside or out.

  3. Kimberly H. says

    I’m thrilled for this addition. I’m hoping it will take some of the morning congestion off of Starring Rolls. We waited in a very long (but fast) line at SR in October and it seemed like most people were just looking to get a cup of coffee.

  4. Hannah says

    Joel….I’m with you. I go to Disney World for experiences I can’t get anywhere else. Starbucks will not be my go to place….as long as the other choices can hold out.

  5. Matt says

    Just curious, do the new Starbucks’ mugs for Hollywood Studios have the Sorcerer’s Hat or did they leave that off?

  6. Galloping Gourmond says

    I’m glad to see better coffee selections available in WDW and also happy that they are themeing the walls and the lighting. However, and this is nit-picky, the counter, menu boards, and display are standard Starbucks. I just wish they had gone done little extra to theme those as well.

  7. Keith says

    Sure is a lot of whining on here…until Disney added Starbucks, the coffee in the parks was worthless crap. Thanks for the article

  8. Lynne says

    Ummm people writers stop and starring rolls are still there!!! I will grab my caramel latte grande and walk my butt over to writers stop to grab my carrot cake cookie and hang there to enjoy my morning snack!!

  9. says

    I’m sure the reason Disney has brought in Starbucks, as well as other name brands like Lego at DTD and Rainforest Café (a national chain), as well as some others is to offset the huge expense it costs to run the WDW parks. Disney gets a cut of the proceeds from all those brands. Ticket costs alone probably doesn’t pay for all the employees’ salaries, insurance, landscapers, maintenance workers, accounting, lawyers, food costs, costumes, utilities and tons of other stuff. I don’t see anything wrong with it, as it’s just another choice.

  10. Karin Hanger says

    In our family we are fans of Staring Rolls Cafe. As much as I love Starbucks, we will continue to visit Staring Rolls Cafe. We enjoy the pastries, desserts and sandwiches. There is something for everyone in our family, like the location, and it has become a must do each trip.

  11. Pat Carson says

    Where is the new Starbucks located? I’ll go there for the mug and a cuppa Joe, just to check it out, but my heart belongs to Writer’s Stop and Starring Rolls. I can get Starbucks at home.

  12. Cammy says

    I must say that I have always complained about the coffee at WDW, it is like water with food coloring. I live in Florida, 3 hours from WDW and in the parks often. I was so happy when the first Starbuck’s opened and now each park has one. I do wish they had chairs or stools inside because I enjoy the egg & bacon sandwich with coffee and it would be nice to sit and relax. Why WDW decided not to put seats in Starbuck’s is beyond me. I have been to Writer’s Stop, I liked sitting inside (when I could get a seat) but wasn’t a fan of the coffee.
    At least now we have more choices.

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