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Let’s talk Starbucks at Disney World – PREP166

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Let’s talk Starbucks at Disney World – PREP166

Starbucks at Disney World is a little different than you might expect, so today I have 5 things you should know about Starbucks at Disney World so you can plan ahead for your trip.

I also have a quick tip that should come in handy if you’re not sure if your child will be interested in certain rides.


These are notes from this episode. There’s much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

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Quick tip of the day

Listener Christine emailed this tip:
“I had a quick listener tip inspired by Kim’s trip report. My kids are similar age to hers (2-year-old son and almost 6-year-old daughter), so we also wondered if our daughter would be into some of the bigger rides or not. We also knew we would have access to Rider Switch for any ride that offers it, as our son would be too little to ride any of those rides.

What we decided was to have dad book a FastPass+ for the Rider Switch rides (like Seven Dwarfs), and I (with or without my daughter depending on how she is feeling) would then ride it with the Rider Switch pass. My daughter and I booked FastPass+ for character meet and greets paired up with each of the “big rides” dad booked. This way our daughter gets the most out of her FastPass+, and she can make the call at the time if she wants to join me on the child swap or not.

Of note, a drawback is that dad may not be with us for the character meeting that only we have FastPass+ for (I’m not sure if cast members would let him come through the FP+ line with us or not), so for any character meetings he really wanted to be there for (like talking Mickey), he booked a FastPass+ as well to not leave it to chance. For us I think this will allow everyone in our family get the most out of our FastPass+ allocations.”

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Shannon Albert


Monday 22nd of January 2018

Great tip about buying each mug at each park. I wanted the collection and thought I would just get the set at Disney Springs. After discovering my mistake, I was only able to get two mugs because we did not get park hoppers for this trip and already hit the other two parks. I go again in April and can’t wait to complete the set.

Buffi R.

Thursday 18th of January 2018

Shannon you said your favorite place to watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade is under the train station at the front of the park. I thought that area got taken over by VIP's in the past year. Did that change? Hope so because I love that viewing area too and don't plan to be a VIP any time soon!

Shannon Albert

Thursday 18th of January 2018

Good question! As far as I know, the top of the train station is used for VIP, but the bottom level is still an option for everybody else.

Lindsay Gabbard

Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Thank you for the shout out, Shannon! Kids are thrilled!