It wasn’t too long ago that Starbucks didn’t exist in the Disney Universe.
But although the coffee giant’s presence in Disney Parks has caused quite a bit of heated debate, their popularity is undeniable. And recently, the company has begun piloting a new evening menu, which is meant to appeal to those who are looking for a place to gather after 4PM. Not only does the menu include a select list of Wine and Beer, but there are also Small Plates available — perfect for sharing.
I say “piloting” because the concept is only available in about 30 stores in the US, primarily in large metropolitan areas. More locations are expected to be announced.
And if you are a Starbucks and Disney lover, then you’re in luck, because the Downtown Disney Orlando West Side location is one of the stores that offer the evening menu!
I was intrigued by the whole concept of getting a glass of wine and a snack at a spot that’s normally reserved for meeting my tea and (very rarely) coffee needs. So on a recent trip to Disney World, I decided that I had to check it out.
And there it is! Starbucks. Complete with a hole in its roof for a palm tree to grow through!
You walk into a familiar site — a rope set up for the typical queue. That queue is usually pretty full, too.
Not only is this a massive Starbucks location, but it’s also a Reserve Location, which means you can enjoy rare, small batch offerings of some of the world’s rarest beans. Definitely check it out if you’re a coffee lover. Wendy shared her experience in our full review here.
Looking for a place to sit for a spell? You have plenty of options. From communal seating, to cozy tables for two, you’re likely to find a spot, even at busy times.
Don’t you love the bench seating against this picture window? It’s one of my favorite spots.
Murals that look like chalk drawings depict coffee growing regions across the globe.
Be sure to stop by the interactive screen and check out the action at the Starbucks in Downtown Disney in Anaheim!
There are also really beautiful water views from the inside seating area and the shaded patio area.
But the outside area also has another great focal point — a “live” wall and a glassed-in fireplace.
Now that we’ve looked around a bit, let’s head back in and take a closer look at the Starbucks Evenings menu.
Wanting to sample the Evenings menu? Head to Downtown Disney West Side at 4:00PM, when service expands to include [Read more…]