When I looked at this photo of the Market House at Disneyland I was shocked by how little has changed in this space in the last 10 years when so much of the rest of Main Street has seen upgrades. Now its time is up and Market House will expand to accommodate the much-anticipated addition of Starbucks into the park.
Alas, for fans of Disneyana, that means it will be evicted from Main Street and forced to join its spiritual twin on Main Street in the Disney Gallery, which now occupies the former space of the Bank of Main Street. That’s such a beautiful space on Main Street, I’ll be sad to see it close. But I am happy it’s not being replaced by a wall of plush.
The new, combined location will continue to showcase Disney art on a rotating basis, including your favorite concept art from Walt Disney Imagineering along with pieces from local artists. Disney also shared that the next exhibit will feature art inspired by Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer.
Disney plans to reopen Market House this fall. It will retain its theme of a turn-of-the-century general store, serve Starbucks products and a selection of specialty Disney pastries.
I will miss the free coffee refills you used to be able to get at Market House. But I’m definitely looking forward to the new choice and selection that comes with Starbucks coffee. How about you?