PHOTO - First look inside the new Trolley Car Cafe Starbucks at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Jan 30, 2015 in "The Trolley Car Café Starbucks"

Posted: Friday January 30, 2015 4:04pm EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

The new Starbucks Trolley Car Cafe at Disney's Hollywood Studios soft opened earlier today with invited guests.

As with the previous Starbucks openings at Walt Disney World, guests have been invited to take part in a test with a complimentary menu item. The official opening is expected to take place next week, with more soft openings before then. We'll have complete coverage once it officially opens.

Thanks to @swelchipedia for grabbing the photo from today's test.

Located on Hollywood Blvd, just before Sunset Blvd, the new Starbucks takes over a location that was previously used as retail space.

Trolley Car Cafe becomes the third in-park location at Walt Disney World after the original Starbucks at Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom, and the Fountain View at Epcot. A fourth is currently under construction at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Starbucks also operates two locations at Downtown Disney.

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jensenrickFeb 14, 2015

A beautiful addition!

TomHendricksFeb 13, 2015

I was able to visit for the first time yesterday. What a truly beautiful job they did with this. What I love about it is, it doesn't scream Starbucks. We past it several times before my wife realized it was the Starbucks location. The inside is themed perfectly, my 6 year old son is a train/trolley nut and he absolutely loved it.

NeXuS1000Feb 12, 2015

I'd argue with the amount of people traffic and the little amount of space, adding seating would simply not work there. Here, however, there's plenty of room for seating in an area where few people walk.

note2001Feb 12, 2015

Those old cars used to get moved around all the time. I have a pic around here someplace from when they first opened, they had cars out on Hollywood Blvd.If I can find it I'll share. If it's on wheels it's meant to be moved. It'll pop up somewhere else. It is quite news worthy when Disney ADDS seating though, isn't it? LOL Wish they had the room to do so over on Main Street near the converted Bakery. I miss the ability to sit back and relax there first thing in the morning. I suppose there was only so much they could do with the space.

NeXuS1000Feb 12, 2015

I knew it! :)

mm52200Feb 11, 2015

Oh hmmmm I'm torn. I love the addition of the seating but I hate the removal of the classic car that was there.

flyerjabFeb 11, 2015

That improves this location even more. The addition of places to sit! Something else they didn't have to add but did.

wdwmagicFeb 11, 2015

Outdoor seating is now available.

SnarkyMonkeyFeb 08, 2015

Not sure what happened to my post but I also said that i just heard that they added outdoor seating. Can anyone confirm?

DougKFeb 08, 2015

You are forgetting this is the new Disney World, you should have planned what you are going to do for the rest of the day 2 - 6 months ago.

SnarkyMonkeyFeb 08, 2015

I heard yesterday that they had added outdoor seating. Can anyone confirm? I think the confusion is that yesterday Trolley Car starting serving the Starring Rolls cupcakes.

BLYFeb 08, 2015

I actually like Starbucks but will be extremely disappointed if Starring rolls closes. Their cakes are the best and family tradition to go there after riding Toy Story to have a coffee & cake and plan what we are going to do for the rest of the day.

wdwmagicFeb 07, 2015

No it is operating as normal as I know.

note2001Feb 07, 2015

Is starring rolls closed now? There's a twitter pic out there from yesterday saying it's been replaced by starbucks.