PHOTOS: New Temporary Starbucks Opening at EPCOT Delayed; Will Be Named “Traveler’s Cafe”

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The opening of the temporary Starbucks located in EPCOT on the newly-expanded Rose Walk has been delayed. It was originally announced to open December 20, but construction continues. The new opening date is unknown, but we now know one very important detail: the temporary Starbucks will be named Traveler’s Café.

Here’s how construction is coming along at Traveler’s Café.

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This morning, we got a peek at what the front of the temporary Starbucks will look like. It is located at the gateway to the World Showcase.

At least from the outside, the building’s structure seems to be in advanced stages of construction. As we previously shared, the paneling on the side follows Starbucks’ current aesthetic and design language for new stores.

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The location’s design is very earthy and fits in well with the trees that surround the building. Are we at EPCOT or in front of a modern California villa?

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The temporary location is small, because it will only offer walkup service. With the popularity of Starbucks at other parks like the Magic Kingdom, we hope there’s enough space to accommodate the long lines of guests looking for their caffeine fix.

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This is a view of the Starbucks from the recently-opened World Showcase Promenade restrooms. We wonder if what’s behind the yellow sheathing will be a shortcut somewhere or equipment for cast members.

Are you as antsy as we are to see Starbucks’ unveiling?

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Elise Dwight

At Walt Disney World, you can catch Elise perusing the Minnie Mouse ear selection or drinking a lapu lapu at the Poly. She has a lifelong fascination with all modes of Disney transport and is looking forward to trying her luck as a Disney bus driver when she retires in 2050. Contact Elise at [email protected]

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