TODAY Cafe

AlexanderMBush

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Nov 23, 2013
16,907
Arizona
The Today Show just doesn't make sense. It's shot in NYC and not even remotely food oriented. Central Perk would work except NYC oriented again. If they are turning Shrek into DreamWorks Theater, I could see it becoming Mr. Ping's Noodle House.
Funny enough, I was thinking of Ping's Noodle House as-well. Especially if DWT comes sooner than later, with Kung Fu Panda from Hollywood headlining it at the start; it could make sense to bring it and pair it with a Mr. Ping meet & greet.

...that said, who's to say this couldn't be just a "NBC" Cafe, with using the NBC branding more than what The Today Show is?
 

Alicia

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Jul 17, 2014
9,471
Orlando
The Boulangerie makes a lot of its money from coffee and breakfast items when people first arrive to the park. Playing up the morning coffee/breakfast baked goods theme, Today Show Cafe fits just fine.
 
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Nick

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Sep 22, 2011
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Orlando
The Boulangerie makes a lot of its money from coffee and breakfast items when people first arrive to the park. Playing up the morning coffee/breakfast baked goods theme, Today Show Cafe fits just fine.
It fits the cafe, but is way out of theme given the cafes location in the park.
 

Alicia

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Jul 17, 2014
9,471
Orlando
It fits the cafe, but is way out of theme given the cafes location in the park.
I don’t think it matters. Just branding a restaurant like NBC Sports Grill & Brew. It’s a recognizable name, and it’s near the front of the park enough for me not to care about land integrity. It’s got the Hello Kitty store and Studio Store around it. Not exactly realistic theming until you cross the street by Brown Derby.
 

Mad Dog

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Jan 30, 2013
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Pittsburgh area
I don’t think it matters. Just branding a restaurant like NBC Sports Grill & Brew. It’s a recognizable name, and it’s near the front of the park enough for me not to care about land integrity. It’s got the Hello Kitty store and Studio Store around it. Not exactly realistic theming until you cross the street by Brown Derby.
Yes, I agree with you. That area really has no theme integrity. It's close enough to Production Central that it easily could be considered part of that thematic hodgepodge.
 

Scott W.

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Feb 26, 2014
12,244
Glasgow
Too niche, and -- sorry guys -- way way too smart for a theme park property.
So? The people who’d get it would love it and everybody else would see a generic cafe like it is now except they can throw an IP and some merchandise inside.
 

RevFreako

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Mar 30, 2015
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So? The people who’d get it would love it and everybody else would see a generic cafe like it is now except they can throw an IP and some merchandise inside.
My money says they do something like the Today cafe for the wine moms who don't care about Harry Potter.
 
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