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Starbucks is Going to Disneyland!
The Happiest Place on Earth is getting caffeinated, thanks to the impending arrival of global cafe behemoth Starbucks. The Seattle-based chain revealed Monday they are opening a location in each of Disney's six theme parks in California and Florida.
First up, reports the Associated Press, will be here in Anaheim at Disneyland California Adventure.
But, a word of caution if you show up at the gate before your morning coffee and think you're going to zero in on the ubiquitous green mermaid logo: The Starbucks locations will be styled to blend in with the park and the Disney narrative. So, for example, when you get to California Adventure, look for something called the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cafe (named for the characters in the Three Little Pigs). You'll be ordering up your venti non-fat, extra-hot, 2 Splenda, no foam latte inside a shop that simply states "Starbucks" on vertical posts on either side of the entrance.
The opening of the Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Cafe (oh, whatever--the Starbucks) at the entrance of California Adventure this summer coincides with a large-scale renovation at the property that is turning the space into something that resembles the Hollywood and Los Angeles of yesteryear that Walt Disney knew. (That's where the replica of the Carthay Circle Theatre comes in.) So the Starbucks will fall into that 20s and 30s motif of vintage L.A.: "The inside of the cafe will be decorated with Spanish tiles, stained glass and dark wood paneling to fit that theme."
Too bad it's not going to be one of those Starbucks that sells booze...