Disney pulls Epcot Starbucks mugs

Last week, Disney released “You Are Here” Starbucks mugs for Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. However, Walt Disney World has just announced that it has pulled its Epcot Starbucks mugs from Fountain View.

Epcot Starbucks mug

Epcot Starbucks mug has been pulled

The exclusive Starbucks mug sold at Epcot is being pulled because the design contains the monorail with a purple stripe. In 2009, Monorail Purple was involved in a deadly crash with Monorail pink, killing its pilot – Austin Wuennenberg. Monorail Purple and Pink where retired after the accident and replaced with Monorail Tea and Peach.

The “You Are Here” series of Starbucks mugs are found in cities around the world. They use a few colors and feature scenes and landmarks from the featured city. The Epcot mug uses shades of purple, blue and gray, and features Spaceship Earth, Soarin’, several countries from around the World Showcase and fireworks.

Speaking of Starbucks, there is still no word yet on where or when the Animal Kingdom location will open. If everything is still on track, we should see the Disney’s Hollywood Studios location opening sometime next month.

Where you able to pick up the Epcot mug before it was pulled? Do you think Disney made the right call? We’d love to hear what you think!

2 Thoughts on “Disney pulls Epcot Starbucks mugs

  1. Kathryn on 28 January, 2015 at 8:37 pm said:

    I think they did the right thing. I would love to have a whole set of these mugs!

  2. I do believe they made the right call in honoring Austin. I’m surprised they didn’t catch it before the mugs went on the shelves. The mugs are a great idea. I know I would love to have them all at some point.

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