You may have already seen the new Starbucks Ceramic Hot Drink Tumblers hitting the shelves at Disney World park Starbucks locations like Epcot’s Fountain View, Animal Kingdom’s Creature Comforts, and The Trolley Car Cafe in Hollywood Studios.
At the time of the transition from the original Main Street Bakery, it was a pretty major, high-profile change. These days, though, it’s no longer unusual to spot the signature Starbucks green Siren logo around both Disney World AND Disneyland, and guests have become rather accustomed to getting their favorite Frappucino or Pumpkin Spice Latte on their Disney vacation.
As far as food goes, primarily you’ll find similar (if not the exact same) options that you’ll be familiar with if you tend to frequent Starbucks in your hometown — pastries and treats like the popular Iced Lemon Loaf, or small meals like Breakfast Sandwiches.
But you’ll still find a few unique-to-Disney items in the case at Main Street Bakery. The same is true of the other in-park Starbucks locations: Epcot’s Fountain View, Animal Kingdom’s Creature Comforts, and The Trolley Car Cafe in Hollywood Studios.
Today we’re going to look at a mix of both at the Main Street Bakery — one Starbucks item, and two unique-to-Disney items. In fact, we’ll mix it up even further by making one of those Disney items a seasonal offering. After all, ’tis the season for creepies and crawlies…
… like the current Spider Cupcake! [Read more…]
Remember when it was a SUPER HUGE BIG DEAL that Starbucks was coming to the Disney Parks?
These days, we’re all pretty accustomed to seeing the familiar green mermaid in both Disneyland and Disney World at locations like Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe and Market House on the west coast, and Epcot’s Fountain View and Animal Kingdom’s Creature Comforts out east, among others. But in 2013 Starbucks made its Disney World debut at arguably one of the most controversial locations (as an already-beloved snack stop): Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Bakery.
Clearly the biggest change was the focus of fare: COFFEE became the star attraction at Main Street Bakery, with guests now able to grab their Starbucks favorites from home right in the park. But it remained the Main Street BAKERY (at least in name), with the promise that the in-park Starbucks would continue to serve some Disney-exclusive snacks alongside Starbucks treats. So we were curious to find out what would become of some of our Main Street Bakery favorites, like the old Peanut Butter Cupcake.
Well, you can find this cupcake once again at Main Street Bakery… sort of. And I happened upon it during my last trip.
Now, before we dig in, let’s take a peek at the previous version, which I last enjoyed in 2012 before the Main Street Bakery transformed into Starbucks. [Read more…]
Time to ‘fess up: I’d never tried one of the breakfast sandwiches at Main Street Bakery… or at any of the other Disney Starbucks locations.
It’s not so much that the options aren’t appealing, but I could get the same thing three minutes away from my own home at the Starbucks down the street. And about three minutes down the road from there at the next one. And about four minutes from… well, you get the idea ;).
But, no matter what your thoughts are on the availability of Starbucks at the parks, it’s here to stay. And as such, Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches are a part of the Disney dining scene, so it’s time we grab one for review here on the DFB.
Participants on the Disney Dining Plan might be especially interested to know that the Breakfast Sandwiches are available on the plan as part of one Quick Service meal entitlement, which also includes your choice of beverage.
While I picked up my breakfast sandwich at Main Street Bakery (Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks location), the same offerings are available at the other in-park Starbucks as well: The Trolley Car Cafe at Hollywood Studios, and Epcot’s Fountain View.
Choices include a Ham and Swiss Croissant, a Bacon and Gouda Sandwich, a Sausage and Cheddar Biscuit, and a Spinach, Feta, and Cage-free Egg White Wrap.
I went with the Bacon and Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich because … well, ‘cuz, bacon. Also, the roll looked most appetizing to me of the bread choices.
Since there is no [Read more…]
After much speculation, we now know where the first two Disney World Starbucks locations will be!
In Summer 2013, guests will be able to get their “sbux” at Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom, and Fountain View Cafe in Epcot!
Disney Food News
Interesting food news this week. Read on!
- The first two Disney World Starbucks locations have been announced — Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom, and Fountain View Cafe in Epcot.
- New fudge at Walt Disney World and Disneyland!
- Hurry! There’s a sale at DisneyStore.com! Time to get shopping!
- Earl of Sandwich opened in Downtown Disney Anaheim at the Disneyland Resort!
- If you plan to be in London through the holidays, be sure to visit Disney at Harrods and Disney Cafe by Harrods, two new experiences opened at the famed department store in the United Kingdom! (Oh, and take me with you!)
- This is the LAST WEEKEND of the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Catch our updates and reviews here!
We’ve got additional food news (including Via Napoli Pizza Window opened in Epcot, restaurant closure updates, and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board!
DFB Reader Finds
If you find a fun new food in or from Disney, share a photo with us so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds!
Suzannah DiMarzio from Zannaland shared a unique find – limited edition cupcakes from the Festival of the Masters art festival in Downtown Disney this weekend.
Brett Young sent us this delicious photo collage of eats from Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival!
Abby Millsaps tweeted this pictures of a holiday dessert she found at Disneyland’s French Quarter. Abby says it has the “texture of a zebra Dome”! Yum!
On to the Round-Up
Walt Disney World for Grown Ups
hangs out at the Trout Pass Pool Bar outside the Wilderness Lodge.
Daveland visits Disney California Adventure and heads to Flo’s V-8 Cafe.
Eating (and Drinking) Around the World visits the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
Main Street Gazette shares the recipe for Pumpkin Mousse Trifle from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
The Disney Post interviews a Disney Food Scientist!
Disney by Mark shares Disney Aulani’s Food and Wine Festival details in Hawaii!
Disney Parks Blog makes a pit stop at the Cozy Cone Motel at Disney California Adventure.