PHOTOS - Creature Comforts Starbucks opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Jun 18, 2015 in "Creature Comforts Starbucks"

Creature Comforts Starbucks overview
Posted: Thursday June 18, 2015 9:15am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The sixth and final Starbucks at Walt Disney World opened this morning at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Discovery Island.

Taking the space of the former Creature Comforts gift shop, the space has been completely transformed into a Starbucks location, offering the full range of coffees, Starbucks pastries, and Disney speciality cupcakes.

The building has had an extensive makeover, both inside and other, giving it an all new look. The layout works very well, with a common central queue line leading to the baked goods.

From there, the line breaks into two ordering areas, and two pickup areas. The format follows the same successful formula used at the other in park locations.

Like all of the recent openings at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the theming work and detail is first class, staying very true to the parks identity. Even following the conservation theme, a portion of the proceeds from "Flat White Lattes" are going to saving the Cotton Top Tamarins in Colombia.

You'll find the new Starbucks on the walkway from the park entrance to Africa, just past Pizzafari. Its location on the way to the Safari should ensure it is extremely popular, particular in the mornings. Creature Comforts is open from park opening to park close daily.

Click the gallery for more photos of the new Animal Kingdom Starbucks.

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note2001Jun 19, 2015

Critical hat: I like the result and I'm sure I'll love it in person, however, I think the sketches looked better. Small differences, like the shields over the lights in the pic come together at the bottom, in reality they're open. There is no AC duct in the art (or, it's painted dark brown), but of course it is part of the structure that could not be eliminated. The wall paint colors are different. Just little things, however usually Disney surpasses the expectations set forth in the drawings. And, as a last opinion, the outside needs a touch more color ;)

MagicHappens1971Jun 19, 2015

Best themed Starbucks on property

prfctlyximprctJun 18, 2015

I don't like Starbucks, but I can convert! OH DISNEY. This is absolutely beautiful. The DETAIL. I LOVE IT. Can I justify standing in Starbucks for a good amount of time on a Disney trip? NOW I CAN. Animal Kingdom, you continue to amaze me.. and give me hope that Disney still know what they are doing. Now following Joe Rohde on instagram.. I'm in love. Animal Kingdom is my favorite park. I'm drooling.

DisneyDebRobJun 18, 2015

Not a Starbucks fan at all. In fact I would do without my morning coffee if they were the only thing available. BUT, this looks fantastic in a park that has been getting fantastic updates! Enjoy the coffee people but save me one or two of those mugs for me.:) Oh and one of those Tree of Life cupcakes also. Thank you.

asianwayJun 18, 2015

Jason just posted the info in the spirit thread

note2001Jun 18, 2015

Is Starbucks now sponsored by the letter "C" ? I'm not embarrassed to say "I'm lost on this discussion" ... nor do I really want to understand. :bored:

asianwayJun 18, 2015

So a 4th "C" for the lifestylers to get lathered up about Cupcakes Citrus Cornbread -banned word- Idiocy

71jasonJun 18, 2015

Multiple reports on Twitter say they are not.

Katie GJun 18, 2015

They have the Zebra cake! And I want to try the gigantic Tree of Life cupcake... looks so awesome!

asianwayJun 18, 2015

Poop cupcakes? This has to be made up

anchorman314Jun 18, 2015

I hope that they eventually sell miniature versions of those. It would look really nice on my desk.

SeanWM48Jun 18, 2015

agreed they're a must

jt04Jun 18, 2015

Even the duct work has a 'coolness' factor (no pun intended). Really impressed with Disney's committment to this increasingly amazing park.

flyerjabJun 18, 2015

I love the Creature Comforts sign with the monkeys drinking cups of coffee. We will be there in about 4 weeks, hopefully the Starbucks DAK mug is still on stock. That is a must have on my list.