Disney cancels partnership with Coca-Cola, signs agreement with Pepsi.

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Thank you everyone for being good sports and participating in our April Fool’s Joke for 2015! 

 

The Coca-Cola Company is a longtime sponsor and drink supplier at the Disney World and Disneyland theme parks. It has been present since Disneyland’s opening day of July 17, 1955. Today we have received word that Disney will be cancelling that partnership and instead offering Pepsi products at all Disney theme parks starting July 4th, 2015, to coincide with the 50th Birthday of Pepsi!

Frito-Lay which is owned by Pepsi is available at all Disney theme parks and it makes logical sense to extend their previous contract agreement with Pepsi to include soft drinks as well.

We have only been given limited details on the changes coming to the parks over the next few months but I am sure there will be an official release posted today April 1st.

Here are some of the changes happening:

Club Cool at Walt Disney World will be changing from Coke flavors from around the world to Mountain Dew’s Refreshment Corner. Here you will have the opportunity to try all the flavors of Mountain Dew including:

  • Code Red
  • Live Wire
  • Voltage
  • Throwback
  • White Out
  • Johnson City Gold
  • Game Fuel Citrus Cherry
  • Game Fuel Lemonade
  • Baja Blast
  • and Solar Flare

Refreshment Corner at Disneyland will be changed to Club Cold sponsored by Pepsi. Here you can take a break on the shaded patio and listen to the tinkling ivories of Disney’s ragtime piano player. Enjoy crowd-pleasing American classics like hot dogs, sourdough chili bowls, soft pretzels, desserts and Pepsi fountain drinks.

Over the next few months Disney Addicts will see Coke signs coming down from all theme parks and replaced with Pepsi signage. As we get more details we will post them.

Are you excited to see the change? Let us know in the comment box below!

Thank you for participating in our April Fools joke for 2015 but the above news story is untrue. 


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153 thoughts on “Disney cancels partnership with Coca-Cola, signs agreement with Pepsi.

  1. It’s about time. I hate coke products. I like it way back in the day before they changed it. Now it just tastes flat. People worried about hyper kids…They should be drinking water not soda anyway and us adults need all the caffeine we can get to keep up with the little buggers.

  2. I feel the same way about coke products. I have been bring my own mt dew into the park for ever and just getting ice at the parks and resorts

  3. This is a ridiculous joke! First of all Mr. Walt Disney was a huge Coca Cola lover and would not agree with Pepsi in his park. My Grandfather dealt with Mr. Disney himself as a sales representative for Coke, and both would be turning in their grave with anger. This is a horrible Joke! Saying there’s no more Coke at Disneyland is like saying MIckey and Donald have been replaced as well..Stupid Joke!!! I would rather not drink anything than drink PIss Pepsi.

  4. Lol….I don’t care because I drink ice water any way! I’m a nurse and anybody who gives their child soda on a regular basis should be slapped. Bring water bottles and request ice and water. You will save money and hundreds of calories as well.

  5. Did I say that soda wasn’t bad for your teeth? No, if you had the ability to read, you would see that I said Dentist”s say Mountain Dew is the worst soda for your teeth. Who is the tard now? You should go see a dentist and get educated!!!

  6. I will agree that the coffee in the past has been awful. The current Joffrey’s offering is a vast improvement. But I will never waste incredible amounts of money on Starbucks coffee, which is so bitter it needs extra-extra sugar to even choke it down. I sometimes think people only drink it to be ‘current’….but to each his own. And how old does one have to be, to be invested in Disney? Because I am not in my 50s!

  7. I guess we all have our preferences. I am one of the ones who is very happy to hear about the Pepsi change. I prefer Pepsi over Coke, however, if I am thirsty enough, anything will do!

  8. Good point but try relaying it without the sarcasm please. You will win more hearts and minds to logic that way. It is frustrating beating something like this through years of misunderstanding but we must try.

  9. Thank you for participating in our April Fools joke for 2015 but the above news story is untrue.

    This is the last line of the story. Do most of you folks read all the way through or just look at the headlines and head straight to the comments?

  10. I don’t drink too much soda. Occasionally an orange Fanta. Pepsi does have Brisk raspberry tea wich is good. Usually I just get a free cup of ice water. And Mark stop being a troll.

  11. I am not a Mountain Dew fan, so this doesn’t thrill me at all. but Disney is going to do what Disney is going to do, no matter what I think. I will still love Disney, just have to bring my own Coke to the parks.

  12. No more refillable cups for me!!! I can’t stand the taste of Pepsi and I don’t drink water. This stinks!!!

  13. This better be an April Fools joke! Pepsi is horrible, how could they do this!! Well I guess I will be bringing in my own bottles of Coke now!

  14. It’s a joke…the article points to that -> Pepsi has been around far longer than 50 years, and Pepsi was actually the partner of Disneyland when it opened, not Coca Cola.

  15. My goodness – My family definitely has a strong opinion about this (while we don’t drink a ton of soda, when you’re at Disney World, you are on VACATION! The perfect time for a treat!) – but I won’t say my opinion because there are so many ornery people attacking people who are just sharing their opinion! Be nice, folks! Normally people don’t get nasty on this website. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many comments to one of the articles on Chip and Co – LOL!

  16. I am absolutely despondent. No Coke, no Minute Maid juices, and possibly most important, no Dasani. This is an epic Fail.

  17. I am so very sorry to have offended you by using the abbreviated word for something I truly cannot stand! Oh, and by the way, I stopped drinking pepsi when I was 14 because I realized how much better Coke tastes.

  18. Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!! (The bright side is it may keep me from drinking soda while I am at Disney World…)

  19. Not a fan at all of Pepsi! I will miss seeing the original Club Cool. If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, or should I say in this case, screw it up! Bottled water please!

  20. If this is true I am not happy either. It will be flavored water for me. What where they thinking if this in indeed true to fix something that was not broken. Some of the changes are really getting me to say, What are they thinking???????

  21. That statement was made from local area prices as told to me by local restaurant owners. Many have gone to Pepsi as it is cheaper for them to serve than Coke. Also retail is often less for Pepsi than Coke. Again talking about my area only.

  22. I hope this is real! As an avid Pepsi lover, everywhere I go is Coke, Coke, Coke. I, for one, am tired of it. It’s time the lovers of Pepsi got to enjoy a theme park for once! Stand up and unite, my Pepsi brethren!
    Or, you know, it’d be nice if places had an option for their customers. That’d be okay too.

  23. Hi, it’s 2015, you can say ‘sucks’ without Satan rising up out of the ground and dragging you down to the hot place.

  24. It’s called an exclusive contract. Disney says to Coke, we will serve your products exclusively and post your logos in exchange for you paying us $$$ amount annually. Coke says, sure, it’s guaranteed sales and great publicity.

  25. Protip: The water would be way better for you, maybe you should do that anyway rather than supporting one of the main industries responsible for childhood obesity.

  26. Starbucks was the best thing that happened to Disney coffee in years. The swill they pretended was coffee was undrinkable. Starbucks might not be gourmet coffee but it beats the pants off that other garbage. You are way too invested in Disney for someone in their 50s. (Guessing based on your pic.)

  27. None of these people have ever read a book in their lives, that’s why they’re on the internet losing their minds because a theme park will serve one brand of sugar solution over the other.

  28. Just about all soda has caffeine, mommytard. Giving it to kids borders on child abuse anyway. And people wonder why their kids are fat.

  29. They recently signed a deal for Walt Disney Co’s first China resort to be supplied by PepsiCo, I see NOTHING anywhere else (other than this same rumor popping up many times over the last few decades on Snopes and other “Factfinding” sites) regarding a Global Switchover. I’d say this is an April Fools Joke.

  30. Please no!! Coke is the best! If it isn’t broke DON’T fix it!! STOP with all the change already!

  31. This is not really happening. It’s an April fool’s day joke. Not everything on the internet is true…

  32. Wish it was true! Always have to take a trip off property when I visit WDW to pick up Pepsi. Oh, well, in the meantime, this was a funny April Fool’s Day prank!

  33. PLEASE be another April fools joke!! Coke is so much better than Pepsi in every way! I too would rather bring a water bottle and refill it all day then have to drink Pepsi! Another thing is Coke has been with Disney since the beginning I think it would be pretty bady to do away with that partnership!

  34. I wish this was true but I’m sure it’s an April Fools joke. The only way I can drink Coke is with rum!

  35. I hope this ISN’T an April Fool’s joke cause Coke sucks, Pepsi rules!!!

    Actually it’s just a matter of taste and preference, but with everyone piping up with how much “Pepsi sucks” I had to say something. I personally prefer Pepsi over Coke but will drink either one.

  36. I’m sure Disney mistakenly forgot to call each of you for your opinion. Bottom line is Pepsi has a better overall portfolio than Coke. Market trends show that carbonated soft drinks are losing market share over innovative soft drinks and healthier choices. If this rumor is true, this would be a great move for Disney as they will cash in on all of the innovative products carried by Pepsi.

  37. I will drink water before I will put nasty Pepsi in my mouth. The only thing from Pepsi I like is Diet Caffeine Free Dr. Pepper. I have NEVER seen that anywhere.

  38. hmmm… since when is pepsi cheaper? or shall i say where is pepsi cheaper? where i live it is more expensive than coke. i mean, we are talking almost double the price. i had to buy coke the other day and was so upset. i used to love coke, but coke actually rots your teeth more than pepsi does. i switched from coke to pepsi like 10 yrs ago and i won’t ever switch back. i will drink a coke every once in a while but i prefer pepsi. however, the fact that a 6pk of pepsi costs $4.97 here, when a 6 pk of coke is $2.50 is a huge price difference. (prices for the 6pks of 16oz bottles).

  39. I do hope this is a Big April fools joke. Never was a fan of Pepsi. Been Coke drinker since I kid. Guess will be drinking water if I ever get back to Disney.

  40. Can’t stand Pepsi, thinking about not renewing my annual passes. I am over Frozen too!

  41. Ugh I’m hoping it’s a joke too. Pepsi never tasted good to me. And I have been told emphatically by many cast members thru the years “Mickey Mouse doesn’t drink Pepsi!!” First we’re saddled with Starbucks, now Pepsi…..I’m afraid of what might be next!!

  42. Pepsi is a lot better than coke. Coke even knew that when they tried changing their product revealing “new coke” but in reality it’s only an opinion. Nothing is black and white, why can’t they just offer both like most major chains?

  43. Pepsi is awful. I really hope this is not true. I need to drink caffeine free products and there caffeine free products suck Will end up drinking bottled water for sure. Will not need to buy a rapid fill mug next trip.

  44. “I’ll have a Coke”
    “Is Pepsi okay”
    “Is Monopoly money okay? No? Then I will have water”

    ^true story

  45. If I want cola, and find out a place only has pepsi, I’ll go thirsty instead of drinking anything.

  46. Please say this isn’t so. HATE, HATE, HATE pepsi. With the money Disney makes they can afford Coke. Pepsi is cheaper for a reason, it is HORRIBLE,

  47. If this isn’t an April’s fool day joke I’d be in seventh heave! Mountain Dew is my favorite drink! I’ve always hated cokes sronghold on everything.

  48. I try not to drink it too often, but I am a lifetime Pepsi fan, so I would love to see the change.

  49. Well since Pepsi is over 100 years old that alone is a giant clue that this is a April Fools Prank!

  50. No, I am NOT excited about this. Pepsi sucks. Coke is the best. Disney really screwed this up. Well, maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. I’ll think about all the money I’ll be saving not buying soda and it will be better health wise too.

  51. Pepsi, Can you say thank you Frito Lay for being the number one snack food in the World so that you can get some business like this from major corporations.

  52. PEPIS RULES THis is the best news EVER THank you very much Disney. Mom and I are both BIG Pepis Fans. Can’t wait to go back and have a DEW

  53. I am 66 years old and a lifetime Pepsi addict. I have zero health problems and my insides are still not rotten. Where do come up with your facts?

  54. This is really mean, it totally made my day for all of 13 seconds until I realized it’s April Fool’s. lol I would LOVE to see Pepsi come to the World.

  55. I’M very disappointed! I hate Pepsi. and alltheir products. Mountain Dew is loaded with caffeine. There will be a lot of hyper kids running around if they drink it.

  56. Really hope this is an April Fool’s joke. I will bring my own soda if I can only get pepsi. Keep the coke.

  57. I am praying that this is NOT an April Fool’s joke! I hate Coke! It is about time Coke loses a giant contract to Pepsi. So sick of seeing Coke every where Bring on the PEPSI!!!!

  58. Pepsi tastes better. Coke just knows how to better market their product. Sodas used to be a splurge for me, but now I stay away from the stuff.

  59. Wow this deeply scares me how you take this so seriously haha. These drinks are rotting peoples teeth, bones, stomach lining! And do people care!? No why should they?? They’ve been brainwashed by the companies who say it’s good for you and your kids!! Drink up 🙂

  60. Read a book. Don’t drink any of this crap!!! Do people not care it’s rotting their insides!? Drink all you want…the worst thing in the world when I see adults give go kids without a flinch…

  61. Please tell me this is an April Fool’s Day Joke. I will just about die. Coke is superior to Pepsi. I mean if I have to have pepsi products; id probably go to Mountain Dew. Regular Pepsi doesn’t taste as good as Coke.

  62. Absolutely great news! As Annual Passholders, we visit WDW many times a year. We always preferred Pepsi products over Coke products. This change will be a nice addition to our visits, not to have to be forced to drink Coke anymore.

  63. It doesn’t really matter to me if it is Coke or Pepsi products…I haven’t had any pop for 15 years but when I did drink it, I drank Pepsi…and yes I did pass the Coke/Pepsi challenge test! Most of my family prefers Coke products though…no accounting for bad taste…lol

  64. I hope this is an April Fool’s joke too because I hate Pepsi!! There will be no need for a refillable mug for my group if this is true!!

  65. I sure hope this isn’t true!! Not just because I hate Pepsi products, but Mountain Dew is considered to be the worst soda for your teeth per quite a few dentists I know. It also contains more sugar than any other soda. This would be a bad move in my opinion!!!

  66. I hate Pepsi. Everything from the ads to the products is horrid. I sincerely hope this is not really happening. Pepsi is not a good pairing. If It is true, I will not go into the refreshment centers mentioned. Please be a prank!

  67. So hope too that it’s an April fools joke love come nor Pepsi although I am the only one in my family that does

  68. The worst part about seeing this prank is that I could totally see it happening since shanghai disney does have a contract with pepsi. (According to a Reuters article that I’m pretty sure wasn’t a prank.)

  69. I got super excited for a minute there. I would get a lot more use out of my Rapid Fill mug, that’s for sure!

  70. It is funny how taste is…. I HATE PEPSI… while others hate Coke…. I sure hope this is April fools cause this news sux

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