As a die-hard Disney theme parks fan, I can honestly say that every time I visit one of the parks, I wish there was a way to capture that magic, drink it in and take it home with me. Well, thanks to a new partnership with Starbucks, the countless Disney nerds like myself out there can experience a little bit of park pixie dust with their daily cup of coffee!
Last week, Disney and Starbucks released a series of six retro-style mugs that capture the magic of the six Disney theme parks in America: Florida’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, along with California’s Disneyland and California’s Adventure.
Disney fans on Instagram couldn’t wait to share the debut of the Disney Starbucks “Been There” Collection. Mugs of Disney, an Instagrammer who specializes in collecting these special souvenirs, posted the entire collection for fans to drool over.
The challenge of the “Been There” Disney mug collection is each mug is only available at its respective park or the official Shop unless you want to pay highly inflated prices from possibly less-than-reputable online sellers. The mugs cost $19.99 each and can be picked up at the Starbucks location in each Disney theme park.
Each mug highlights a park’s iconic attractions in a colorful, fun style. Let’s take a closer look at each one!
The Magic Kingdom “Been There” Mug features Cinderella Castle, Tinkerbell, Mickey Ears and bits of It’s a Small World as just a few of the whimsical decorations, as seen here, courtesy of Instagram user @thisisliana.
The Epcot mug brings together Future World and World Showcase in its collector design. Spaceship Earth looms large in the center with the Eiffel Tower and monorail splashed alongside as part of the retr0-Epcot motif. Instagrammer @livingthetheme couldn’t get enough of the newest addition to her mug collection.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
This mug has Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life as its focal point. And, as the park’s main icon, it’s no wonder why. But what kind of Animal Kingdom souvenir would it be without having a virtual safari displayed around the mug? Disney blog Allears.Net shared a preview of the park mug on its site and it’s a wonder!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This park is undergoing a major transformation, but the “Been There” series mug reminds fans of the classic movie days of Hollywood Studios. The Tower of Terror attraction looms large in the artistic design and even some of the newest “Toy Story” attractions take center stage! Walt Disney World News Today showcased the mug right in front of the Tower of Terror for Instagram!
Each of the two California parks has its own “Been There” mug and each one is worth picking up if you’re in the area.
The Disneyland mug is worthy of the park that started it all. Our Happiest Adventure told Instagram followers that the mug is “worth every penny” because it is packed full of park favorites!
Disney’s California Adventure
Finally, California Adventure’s mug has the Incredicoaster, Pixar Pals and even the Grizzly River Run featured prominently! Instagrammer @collectiblethemparkitems posted some amazing pictures of the mug, giving a good view of both sides!
Which one is your favorite?