Disney Pulls Epcot Starbucks Mug Featuring Purple Monorail

sbux mug2The recently-introduced “You Are Here” Starbucks coffee mugs at Epcot have been pulled from the shelves by Disney.

The Epcot mugs are part of the “You Are Here” series from Starbucks and featured Epcot icons in shades of blue, gray, and purple. The mug also featured the Monorail – with a purple stripe.

That color of Monorail was retired in 2009 after the pink Monorail backed into the purple Monorail, killing 21-year-old Disney cast member Austin Wuennenberg.

The Epcot coffee mug will be replaced with one that doesn’t include the purple Monorail, according to Disney.

Guests can also find “You Are Here” mugs at the Magic Kingdom featuring shades of blue and yellow. Once the Starbucks locations open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests will also find special “You Are Here” series mugs in those parks.

Many thanks to the Disney Food Blog for use of their photo.


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