Disneyland is close to opening their first in-park Starbucks location on the iconic Main Street U.S.A. Ever since the original April 2012 announcement, some Disney fans have been filled with doubt and have questioned just how Disney could fit the coffee chain into a space that was clearly themed to turn-of-the-century small town America. However, to help put minds at ease, Disney recently released concept art which shows the original Market House theme of a “General Store” was to be maintained. Amid some Starbucks logos and modern coffee machines, the Cast Member costumes, and the woodworking detail was going to reflect the Market House that Disneyland fans have come to love.
It is important to think of the new Starbucks as an expansion of the Market House, which now serves Starbucks Coffee. Much how Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café does on Disney California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street.
Here is a small glance inside the near completed Disneyland Market House. Below, you can clearly see the detailed woodworking behind the expansive counter, which stretches the length of the back wall. Some coffee machinery is already in place, and a few Cast Members, in costume, are visible. Also visible are the “1890 Party Line” telephones near the front door. A keen eye will also notice a small opening in the back of the store with a room containing dark wood book shelves and warm drop pendent lighting. This is a small area for guests to sit and enjoy their food and beverage and will become known as the “The Book Rest”.
It is extremely important to remember the Market House Starbucks is not yet completed. There are no merchandise racks, which will hopefully resemble the the general store style of the old Market House. Also not visible, is the pot belly stove, which Disney has made very clear, will return.