Epcot Themed Starbucks Mug Gets Pulled from Shelves, Wednesday


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Recently, we reported that the Starbucks locations in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom were getting park themed mugs. Well, as of yesterday, the Epcot themed ones sold at the Fountain View Starbucks was taken off the shelves. Here’s the explanation according to the Orlando Sentinel~

The design of the recently introduced mug included a purple-striped monorail, a color that was retired after a fatal accident involving two monorail trains.

In July 2009, the pink monorail backed into the purple monorail, killing 21-year-old cast member Austin Wuennenberg, who was piloting the purple vehicle.

The Epcot mug is part of Starbucks’ “You Are Here” series. It features key elements of the theme park, such as Spaceship Earth and World Showcase pavilions. The general color scheme of the mug’s graphics are in grays, blues and purples.

Disney and Starbucks had also introduced a Magic Kingdom mug in blues and yellows. There are plans for products themed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks. A new version of the mug that does not include the purple monorail train will be available eventually, a Disney spokesman said Wednesday.

We will let you know when the new designs become available! ~M

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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