My name is Bill Deal and I’m originally a native of Orlando Florida. My father brought our family to Orlando in 1972 when he was assigned to his last duty station in the US Air Force before retiring after 20 years of service. He was the last Flight Operations Commander at McCoy Air Force Base and helped close the base down before handing the property over to the City of Orlando, which later became Orlando International Airport (MCO - standing for McCoy). After leaving the Air Force, our family moved to suburbs of Seminole County where I grew up and attended Sabal Point ES, Rock Lake MS and Lake Mary HS. In the summer of 1997 I moved to Northern Virginia for work, eventually met my wife, married and started a family of my own. Over the years, I have enjoyed bringing family and friends back to Orlando and sharing the Disney experience with them.
Walt Disney Company: DO NOT replace the Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom with Starbucks
I'm a faithful consumer of all things Disney including merchandise, movies, music and most importantly a regular visitor of the Walt Disney theme parks. I am also a VERY regular customer of Starbucks and fully support the service of Starbucks products at Disney theme parks. However, the Walt Disney Company has announced plans to REPLACE the Main Street Bakery at the Magic Kingdom with a Starbucks storefront. This is an unimaginable travesty that will only detract from the warm, comforting and fully immersive experience of Main Street USA. We ask that the Walt Disney Company either find another location in the Magic Kingdom for Starbucks OR another means in which to serve their products.