With the recent news of Starbucks coming to Disney Parks stateside, the Disney Fan Community now has something new to complain about. As I tweeted earlier, I have no problem with Starbucks coming to WDW. In fact any coffee drinker would agree that the coffee currently available in WDW is wretched. In addition to that someone else tweeted outside companies are a part of Disney, its something you have to deal with. I mean come on folks, how can we forget that DOLE is a major corporation. In fact they are the world’s largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now we wouldn’t have our precious Dole Whip if not for the Dole company. I don’t see or hear anyone calling for Dole to be terminated from Disney Parks. Now I bet if Starbucks announced they were bringing back Horizons everyone would change their tune. : )
Since SOTMK seems to be a hot button issues among Disney Fans, they are now comparing SOTMK to Starbucks which I find utterly ridiculous. If you read my Twitter feed you’ll see this tweet from @captainbraddock “To all people who think sotmk is less intrusive than Starbucks, keep in mind you can avoid Starbucks but you can’t avoid sotmk. ” Really Captain? Who is forcing you to play SOTMK? I simply asked him via Twitter “Care to elaborate” This is his response “sotmk is loud and all over the park as Starbucks will be one spot per park and quiet enough so you won’t hear it all over mk”. Impressive for 140 Characters I know. I did previously say that some of the portals can be loud, and I stand by that. However they not too loud in that they are ruining the atmosphere of the park. That argument is over the top. With that said since everyone seems to be whining about how loud SOTMK is I ask you this, how quiet was MK before that? Personally I don’t see how the atmosphere of the park is compromised. Maybe that’s because I am too used to hearing all the noise that stems from the following:
- Trolley Show
- Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It
- Background Music
- Screaming/Crying Kids
- Day Parade
- Night Parade
- Dapper Dans
- Frontierland Hoedown
- Main Street Philharmonic
- Captain Jack’s Pirate Tutorial
- Dream Along With Mickey
- Tour Groups Singing/Cheering
So yeah, I guess you guys are right. The Magic Kingdom was like a library before Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom made its debut.
Also, no one is forcing you to play SOTMK. If you don’t like it don’t participate. It’s that simple.