Starbucks: The Disney Version

Starbuck’s Disneyland Store is Surprisingly Classy!

Starbucks and Disney have partnered to bring the Seattle coffee chain onto Disney’s worldwide properties. For its new Disneyland outpost, Starbucks had every opportunity to trot out gimmicks. Just imagine: a store facade made to look like a castle, teacups instead of coffee cups, and Mickey as your barista.

Starbuck’s designer skipped the tricks, opting instead to cater to a more mature clientele: parents who need a break. “We’re in California, and were inspired by that California patio and al fresco dining experience,” says Bill Sleeth, a Starbucks VP of design. “What we were really trying to create was a respite for out customers. It’s shaded, it’s more serene.”

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