Just returned from an 8 day WDW vacation. Will get you guys a quick trip report later.
One GREAT thing I noticed at our resort (Polynesian) was that the Nescafe coffee is GONE! Went down to Captain Cooks the first day (June 9) and it was Nescafe (yuck!). But the next morning, the Nescafe dispensers were gone and were replaced by generic coffee dispensers. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS coffee! Not Starbucks, I believe. Some independent coffee guy was there making sure the transition was going smoothly. I used my refill mug (free) instead of buying coffee at the coffee stand on the 2nd floor by Kona Cafe. Was excited not to have to use a meal plan snack credit for my morning coffee.
I’m assuming this will roll out to all resorts? Hope so as I know a lot of folks HATE Nescafe. Lousy coffee has always been my only gripe about WDW!
Maybe this is one perk to having Starbucks at the parks now.
BTW, I too saw the soft opening of Starbucks on Main Street on Saturday. I thought the signage outside the bakery was tasteful. Saw the VIPs holding their Starbucks cups. They looked like regular Starbucks cups but with some colorful Mickeys on them. Of course, I wasn’t VIP so I didn’t get inside the bakery.
I am probably in the minority, but I’m not upset about Starbucks being in the parks. I look at it as being similar to the Coca-Cola sponsorship of the cooling stations. And, heck, I saw Chiquita banana signs at Typhoon Lagoon Crushin Gusher ride.
Guess I’m just excited to get a decent cup of coffee at the resorts now!