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Growing Disney Springs expands Holiday Celebration

With new parking, new dining, and new shopping, Disney Springs offers a lot more for visitors this Holiday season. From the Westside, The Landing, Marketplace, and the newest addition – Town Center, there are festive decorations, special events, and new entertainment for the whole family.… Read More »Growing Disney Springs expands Holiday Celebration

Disney Springs updates Westside Store Signage

While Marketplace and Town Center got the lion share of improvements and expansion in the new Disney Springs, there have been a few subtle touches added to the Westside to help it tie-in closer to the 1950’s era World’s Fair story line for the area.… Read More »Disney Springs updates Westside Store Signage

D-Street at Disney Springs converts to Star Wars store

Although the merchandise mix at D-Street had been turned over exclusively to Star Wars last week, just a few days before “The Force Awakens” opened in gala style at Disney Springs the store itself changed names to Star Wars Galactic Outpost. Along with the name… Read More »D-Street at Disney Springs converts to Star Wars store

Super Hero Headquarters opens at Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney welcomed a new store focused on Disney’s Marvel Super Heroes this week. It’s located on the Westside next to D-Street and right across from Exposition Park, home to all the new food trucks. There are a ton of Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., and character profiles… Read More »Super Hero Headquarters opens at Downtown Disney

Starbucks opens First Company Owned Store at Walt Disney World

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The Seattle based coffee house chain Starbucks has made it to Downtown Disney Orlando in a big way. In the last few weeks, it has opened two locations in the shopping and entertainment district to go with the two locations already inside Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. Fans of the dark brew will be able to get their cup of joe on the go nearly anytime they want.

In addition to the usual Starbucks location items, the Westside location includes a wide selection of food and baked goods plus their reserve coffees which are brewed in the new Clover system.

The store itself is nearly 4,000 square feet and features indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor patio features a moss wall with the iconic Starbucks logo mermaid and a nice view of the water. Inside there is a magical portal that connects the Anaheim Downtown Disney location with the Orlando one with a chalkboard like interactive interface.

There’s more green in the store than just the moss wall. The location is also the 500th Starbucks store to have a LEED designation.

I’m also a little excited about the odd structure out there in the courtyard between the new Starbucks and the Harley Davidson location. It’s the first part of Disney Springs new vision for the Westside to be constructed. Eventually there will be a longer area of ‘highline’ to dance and dine on above Westside. It looks good so far, and the scale definitely seems right.

Heading out to Walt Disney World to pick up a cup of Starbucks? Be sure to refill your Starbucks Card online before you go.

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