PHOTOS - Detailed look at the new Trolley Car Cafe Starbucks at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Feb 02, 2015 in "The Trolley Car Café Starbucks"

Walt Disney World’s third in-park Starbucks location soft opened to guests this past weekend bringing guests of Disney’s Hollywood Studios a new option for breakfast and a place to get a coffee fix.

The Trolley Car Cafe is located on the right hand side of Hollywood Blvd just inside the main entrance to the park, which ensures that every guest will walk by the store on the way to any attraction in the park.

If you have been to either the Epcot Fountain View, or the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Bakery, you will be very familiar with the interior layout. Disney has gone with the same tried and tested setup of two lines, separated by a baked goods case in the center. A grab and go case is also located between the two lines. Any items collected here are carried through the line and paid for with any drink order at the register.

Each of the two lines has its own dedicated beverage ordering point with the registers, along with a pickup area and condiment bar. The Trolley Car Cafe, just like the other two in-park Starbucks locations, is designed for high throughput, and there is no inside or outside seating, although there are benches in the area on Hollywood and Sunset Blvd. 

The building itself was previously the L.A. Prop Shop, which sold a range of Disney merchandise. During the conversion, the interior has been remodelled into what looks like a trolley car engineering shop, complete with storage boxes, switch diagrams and vintage trolley car photos. New costumes have been created, along with a soundtrack that really helps integrate the cafe into Hollywood Blvd and the rest of the park.

The exterior has received a great looking refresh, complete with new signage and a well integrated Starbucks logo.

The menu is exactly the same as at the other Walt Disney World Starbucks - including the full range of beverages, and the Starbucks baked goods selection. A very limited range of Disney baked goods are also on offer. 

Besides appealing to the Starbucks coffee drinkers, the Trolley Car Cafe also adds an additional breakfast offering to the Studios, with a range of breakfast sandwiches for around $5.

Although currently in limited soft opening, the Trolley Car Cafe is expected to open to guests on Wednesday February 4 2015, and will operate from park opening to park close.

The Trolley Car Cafe joins two other Disney operated franchised Starbucks locations - the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom and Fountain View at Epcot, with a fourth currently under construction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Downtown Disney, soon to become Disney Springs, has two Starbucks company operated stores, one on the Marketplace and one on the West Side.

Click the gallery for more photos of The Trolley Car Cafe.

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Article Posted: Feb 02, 2015 / 8:21am EST