Been There – Orlando 2

Been There – Orlando v2 is another revised version of the existing mug. I’d rather Starbucks issue mugs for the new locations, be it cities or parks, but I’ll take v2 as well!
As you can see from the comparison collage below, even though the change is somewhat obvious, being on the front of the mug, it’s not as big, when compared with this recent release, as an example. Specifically, the “Theme Park Capital of the World” nickname is gone now.… Read more

Been There – Nevada 2

The moment I saw Been There – Nevada v2 mug photo I thought it was just some issue with its color balance. The mug was not supposed to be blue, but rather red and orange. Just to be sure, I’ve compared this photo with the pictures of the Nevada mug from this post. Well, what do you know, it turned out to be the new, v2 version! Check out the comparison picture below. The first thing we see on the front of the mug is that the bird has changed.… Read more

Been There Disney – Epcot 2

And last but not least from the recent Disney releases, is Been There Disney – Epcot v2 mug. The list below is what Starbucks designers have used as inspiration for the mug. Please note, that some of the symbols that can be seen on the mug, are not a part of the park anymore. The way I understand it, they are included to pay homage to the park’s discontinued attractions and as a part of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration

1.… Read more

Been There – Arizona State University

Yet another mug from Campus Collection, Been There – Arizona State University has been released this week. It seems that apart from Starbucks stores inside the university campuses, you can buy this mug around the city as well. ASU is a public research university located in Phoenix, one of the largest by enrollment in the U.S. It was founded in 1885 as Territorial Normal School.
The front of the mug shows the Future Sun Devil Welcome Center which is a mixed-use facility that also serves as the ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and the Sun Devil Marketplace.… Read more

Been There Disney – Magic Kingdom 2

I am finally reviewing the Been There Disney – Magic Kingdom v2 mug that was delayed for some reason. All four new mugs for the Walt Disney World have the “50th Anniversary” theme in their design however it is only Magic Kingdom that was opened 50 years ago, on October 1, 1971. The second park, Epcot, was only opened 11 years later!
Similar to other recent Disney mugs, this one has a legend on the cover with a list of all the elements from the mug’s design.… Read more

Been There – Rutgers

Starbucks Been There – Rutgers was not on the list of the mugs I expected for the Campus Collection. Well, like I always say, the more the better

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a public land-grant research university based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Chartered in 1766, Rutgers was originally called Queen’s College. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States.
“The Birthplace of College Football” phrase can be seen on the front of the mug. It is the reference to Rutgers being the place for the first intercollegiate football game between Rutgers and Princeton on November 6, 1869.… Read more

Been There – San Diego State

Starbucks Been There – San Diego State University mug is the second out of four that were planned so far as a part of “Campus Collection” (sub-set of Been There Series).
SDSU is a public research university founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School and is now accepting around 25k students per year. The front of the mug is featuring Hepner Hall, the iconic academic building in the center of SDSU’s campus. The same building can also be seen on the University’s official logo.… Read more

Been There Disney – California Adventure 2

Been There Disney – California Adventure v2 follows Disneyland v2 that we’ve seen earlier. I am happy to see both Disney parks from California receiving the revision, and not just World Disney World parks (for 50th Anniversary).
I really like the new design for its bright colors and the fact that all the elements are listed in the legend on the cover of the box. Here are they:
(1) Popcorn is a popular snack in any of the Disney parks. Here’s a hint: using the refillable popcorn bucket might save you some bucks during your visit.… Read more

Been There – Florida International University

Been There – Florida International University is the first out of at least four “University Mugs” that I’ve heard are coming out soon. It seems that Starbucks is expanding the list of Been There mugs by adding new types of locations and we’ve seen the trend with Star Wars and Yosemite mugs. It adds variety and attracts new collectors on one hand, but also can blow your budget on the other hand (in case you decide to collect the whole series).… Read more

Been There Disney – Disneyland 2

Here’s Been There Disney – Disneyland v2 that continues the second wave of the Disney releases. Similar to Hollywood Studios v2 and Animal Kingdom v2, it’s more than just the new design of the mug that we see, the box has some changes as well:
– the top of the cover has “Disneyland Resort” logo instead of Disney Parks as seen on the previous version
– there is a legend of all the elements from the mug on the side of the cover of the box.… Read more

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