It’s difficult to believe that the very first East Coast Disney Park Starbucks location opened a few years ago in the Magic Kingdom. Despite the controversy surrounding its replacing the Main Street Bakery, guests have welcomed the cafe as noted by busy crowds at all hours of the day. Now, Disney and Starbucks are launching a new line of mugs to celebrate the additions of locations throughout both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
The new mugs will be the latest additions to the “You are Here” collection that celebrates traveling around the globe…and visiting Starbucks cafes along the way. The line began a few years back and now includes mugs for such locations as Washington, D.C., Calgary, San Diego, New Orleans, Toronto, and more. There’s even one for Pike Place Market where the original Starbucks opened in 1971. Patrons have enjoyed collecting them and some even have dedicated websites showing off their collections.
The Disney additions to the collection will include one ceramic mug for each park including those in California. Mugs are only able to be purchased in their respective park and feature icons from it (notice the lack of the Sorcerer’s Hat in the mug for Disney’s Hollywood Studios). If you want to grab the Epcot one, for instance, head that way. Those looking for one at Walt’s original park, need to visit Disneyland. I love the soft colors and designs; these will definitely be fun to collect.
In addition to the mug series, guests will also find two large tumblers. One is meant for iced beverages while the other is for those that are hot. You can find the same ones in your local cafe, but these are branded with the Disney Parks logo complete with Mickey confetti.
The mugs and tumblers will be sold at the following locations beginning later this month:
- Market House – Disneyland
- Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café – Disney California Adventure
- Main Street Bakery – Magic Kingdom
- Fountain View – Epcot
- TBA – Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Note that there will be a limit of five purchasable items per visit.
UPDATE: The mugs and tumblers are out in stores as of 1/20/15.
UPDATE #2: All Epcot versions of the mugs have been pulled off of the shelves as of 1/28/15. This version features a monorail with a purple stripe – the same monorail that was involved in a fatal crash in 2009. A new version of the mug will be designed and sold in the future.
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