At Passport to Dreams Old and New, FoxxFur documents the now-defunct FountainView café in Epcot’s Future World:
As a Disney historian, I saw little worth saving in the Main Street Bakery, which closed six months ago to howls of protest and reopened this month as the first of four Starbucks Coffee locations in Walt Disney World. Since the interior had already been gutted and reworked in the 90s following the end of the Sara Lee era, I saw little reason to document what was there. It turns out that maybe I should’ve, even if the Internet in general stepped up and did an admirable job anyway. The fact remains that the average minor event at Walt Disney World is better documented than the whole of the first twenty years put together.
I did, however, feel the need to make sure that FountainView Bakery, at Epcot but not really part of 2013, had a good send-off, and spent a few hours there in March recording what I could.
The video is a nice tribute, although I have to admit I’ve always liked the idea of FountainView more than I liked FountainView itself. Unlike a lot of Disney nerds, I’ll be visiting the place more once it becomes a Starbucks.