So, we thought we’d give you a quick glimpse at the newest java stop in Downtown Disney… the Marketplace Starbucks is open and ready for business (with another one coming to the West Side soon). Let’s have a look!
You’ll find the location tucked in between the front entrances into the World of Disney store.
The first thing you’ll likely notice is the Starbucks Coffee signage in front of the signature green siren logo. The A frame mirrors those of the entrances to the store.
From that point, what you see is what you get! This location is walk-up only, with no seating other than the regular tables around Downtown Disney. This is a spot for grabbing your beverage and continuing your stroll.
Speaking of beverages, all the Starbucks favorites are here… as well as some of that new “Oprah Chai” you may have heard about.
One day I’m gonna order that, just to hear myself say it: “Oprah Chai me!”
Anyhoo, there is also an assortment of standard Starbucks snacks, including pastries from the new “La Boulangerie” line of treats that may have made it to your local store.
You simply walk up to one of the two ordering windows…
… then pick up your beverage on the side. After that, you’re all set to visit the rest of the shops and restaurants, with a little caffeine boost to help you along.
While that’s the basic gist, there are a few cool details to share. Only viewable from the ordering area, there is a colorful mural near the ceiling displaying the earliest stages of a coffee bean and some of the regions from which Starbucks sources their coffee.
I thought the painting of the coffee beans in their earliest red stages held some prime real estate for a Hidden Mickey. While there isn’t an obvious one, I think I might have spotted one there on the right.
Here’s a fun find… for those who collect the Starbucks state/city mugs in your travels, you can find the Orlando mug here.
While the location is all Starbucks, for sure, the staff (super pleasant, by the way) makes sure you never forget you’re at Disney World!
And with that, we wish you a magical (and caffeinated) day as well!
What do you think of the latest Starbucks stop in Downtown Disney? Please let us know with a comment!