World’s Biggest Starbucks Opening In Phoenix AZ: Roller Coaster, Underground Water Slide & Robot Baristas

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Biggest Starbucks in the world coming to Phoenix Arizona
The world's biggest Starbucks, seen here is set to open in Phoenix, Arizona. (AP Photo / Dennis System)

PHOENIX, A.Z. (AP) — In less than two months, the world’s biggest Starbucks will be opening in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The new Starbucks will also be the largest coffee shop in the world, seating up to 2,155 patrons, vastly surpassing the Al Masaa Café in Saudi Arabia which can seat up to 1,050 customers at one time.

“This new Starbucks will be the best place to be on the planet!” Paul Horner, a spokesman for Starbucks told CNN. “It’s gonna have it all! Rides, games, robot baristas and every type of coffee imaginable. This will not be your average coffee shop to get a cup of joe, this will be a life changing experience. If you’re not here, you’re not anywhere.”

The three story, 51,000 square foot building, appropriately dubbed “Magnum” (Magnum means ‘big’ in Latin), will be host to numerous games, rides and more coffee than humanly imaginable.

On the Starbucks information page for Magnum, the company says the establishment will include the following:

    • Robot baristas
    • Shooting gallery
    • Roller coaster
    • Above and below-ground water slide
    • 560 different flavors of coffee
    • Restaurant
    • Starbucks coffee & dining section for children
    • Pendulum ride
    • Ping pong
    • Coffee bean bounce house
    • Train ride
    • Carousel

Starbuck's indoor carousel

    • TV entertainment & media center room
    • Bumper boats
    • Roller rink
    • Log flume
    • Bumper cars
    • Slot machines
    • Blackjack tables
    • Regular arcade & penny arcade
    • Coffee bean roulette
    • Dolphin tank & exhibit
    • Lazy river

Starbuck's Lazy River

    • Ball pit
    • Chairlift
    • Dance hall/disco & techno room
    • VIP & valet parking
    • Indoor skatepark
    • Batting cages
    • Indoor basketball court
    • Men’s & women’s fitness center
    • Anti-masturbation room
    • Caffeine sauna
    • Stand-up comedy room
    • Ferris wheel

Starbuck's indoor ferris wheel

  • Chill zone
  • Gravitron
  • Movie theater
  • Arts & crafts room
  • Gyro tower
  • Break dance room
  • Tapioca pudding fountain
  • Concert hall
  • Haunted house
  • Disco/dance room
  • Pirate ship ride
  • Petting zoo
  • Free Wifi

“I’m so happy that more commercialized coffee franchises like Starbucks are moving into the area. Spots like Jobot, Lola and Songbird are just frequented by too many free-thinkers,” says 39-year-old local Phoenix resident Phil Freedom. “I’m also relieved that the Children’s Hospital that was planned for this location is now permanently put on hold; what an eyesore that would have been.”

“Biggest Starbucks ever headed to Phoenix,” the company said in a tweet today. Also released today in a video on the company website from Starbuck’s president Tom Downey claiming, “Magnum Starbucks will be the Willy Wonka of coffee.”

Sarah Bradley, a spokeswoman for Sock It Forward, a local charity that provides the Valley’s homeless and those less fortunate with brand new socks, spoke with ABC News about the new Starbucks.

“We need more homeless shelters and places to help those in need, not more corporate establishments. So much artwork and beauty is being lost to these monstrosities it’s ridiculous. We need to support local businesses and keep these corporate giants out.” Bradley continued, “Also, thank you to everyone that has supported our cause in giving new socks to the homeless, it means so much. Please, give what you can.”

A Grand Opening is planned for Magnum with the folks from Guinness World Records in attendance should any coffee related records be broken. EMT’s and defibrillators will be on hand in case any caffeine related emergencies occur. Prizes include a trip to the Bahamas and a brand new 2016 Honda Civic. Planned events for possible world records include:

  • Fastest drinking of coffee
  • Longest time balancing a cup of coffee on top of various objects
  • Most coffee snorted
  • Most coffee beans eaten
  • Staying up contest without seeing shadow people
  • Most coffee enemas

The new Starbucks will be located at the corner of 7th Avenue and Roosevelt in the trendy downtown art’s district of Phoenix. Magnum‘s Grand Opening is scheduled for December 20th. Celebrities making an appearance at the Grand Opening are Bill Murray, Quentin Tarantino, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lawrence.

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