Walt Disney World has announced that there will be a number of relocations and closures related the the re-imagineering of Epcot’s Future World. If you are heading to Walt Disney World this fall or winter be aware of the information listed below.
Disney has confirmed the following….
Closing on September 8th, 2019 –
Art of Disney – eventually moving to Heritage Manor (American Adventure)
Fountain of Nations
Innoventions East – Colortopia and Nanooze Break
Epcot’s Character Spot (Innoventions East) –
- Mickey and Goofy will be moving to Imageworks
- Minnie will be moving to the World Showcase Gazebo
- Daisy Duck will be moving to The American Adventure
- Joy, Sadness & Baymax will be moving to a location yet to be announced
Closing Late Fall 2019 –
- Fountain View (Starbucks)
- Club Cool
- Pin Central will operate temporarily from a new location while refurbishment is underway
- Camera Center will close to become a new home for Pin Central.
Closing Winter 2019 –
- MouseGear to be Re-Imagineered (will be relocated to a temporary location)
- Electric Umbrella (new dining location coming later)
A second Starbucks location is coming to Downtown Disney Districtat the Disneyland Resort in 2016!
The new Starbucks will be located next to Disney Vacation Club on the west end of Downtown Disney District, near the Disneyland Hotel.
Walt Disney World’s final in-park Starbucks will be opening on June 18 2015.
The new Starbucks will be located at the former Creature Comforts gift shop on Discovery Island. The new Starbucks will offer all the beverages, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches served by the other three in-park locations.
The new Starbucks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will become the sixth at Walt Disney World. The other locations are Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom, Fountain View at Epcot, Trolley Car Cafe at the Studios, and the two locations at Downtown Disney.
As an update to Disney’s previously announced plans to bring Starbucks locations to the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, the newest location this week officially opened – The Trolley Car Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
As shared earlier, the Trolley Car Café is themed to a classic trolley car station and gives guests a sense of atmosphere from early 20th century Hollywood. We have some of the first photos to share from this week’s opening.
Creature Comforts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is expected to be closing on January 5th next year.
Even though it has not been officially announced, it is expected that the shop will become the home of the fourth and final Walt Disney World in-park Starbucks location. The location is located in the center of the park, on the walkway that leads to the Africa section of the park, so from a location stand point it is ideal for a Starbucks.
The closure is expected to last through to mid-June 2015, which is a similar length of time to the previous three Starbucks conversions. The store currently carries a range of plush and toys, and also provides MyMagic+ assistance.
Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be able to enjoy a new Starbucks location inside the park beginning in February of 2015. The new store, The Trolley Car Café, will be themed to a classic trolley car station along Hollywood Boulevard and offer a unique experience for coffee lovers visiting the park.
There will also be Disney baked goods and Starbucks La Boulange™ pastry items at the store.
The Trolley Car Café will be the third in-park Disney operated location at Walt Disney World, joining the Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom, and the Fountain View at Epcot. There are also two Starbucks operated locations at Downtown Disney.
The Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom and Fountain View at Epcot will soon be adding ‘La Boulange’ baked goods to their menus.
La Boulange is a San Francisco bakery and café serving artisanal pastries, and has partnered with Starbucks to offer them in locations across the country. Many of the items are served warm, and include goodies such as Criossants, Sticky Buns, Brownies, and Cookies.
Many guests are a fans of the Starbucks coffees being served in the parks, but the lack of baked goods that used to be served in the Main Street Bakery is viewed as a loss by quite a few guests. The addition of ‘La Boulange’ products may go some way to giving those guests better quality baked goods.