Discovery Series Ornament – Virginia

When compared to the bigger mug, the design of the Discovery Series Virginia Ornament has much fewer elements. I went through most of the symbols and landmarks here, but let me at least mention the ones that made it into the design of the ornament:

– The Virginia state bird is the Northern Cardinal, adopted in 1950 for its vibrant plumage and melodious song.

– Virginia’s state flower, the American Dogwood, was designated in 1918, celebrated for its delicate blossoms that grace the state’s landscape.… Read more

Discovery Series Ornament – New York City

These were discovered (pun intended) much faster than I expected. As you probably remember, in the case of the previous series of Starbucks collectibles, there was a six-month gap between the release of the mugs and the release of the ornaments. So I was mentally prepared to see the mini mugs from the Discovery series only closer to the end of the year. What was my amazement when I saw the photos of the brand-new Discovery Series Ornament – New York City today.… Read more

Discovery Series Disney Ornament – Disneyland Park

And last, but not least in the new collection releases batch is Discovery Series Disney Ornament – Disneyland Park. The color of the string seems to be of the pink shade. The front of the ornament showcases the Sleeping Beauty Castle which stands as an iconic symbol of magic, dreams, and enchantment. This fairy-tale fortress serves as the centerpiece of the theme park, capturing the imaginations of visitors young and old with its rich history and timeless allure.

The Sleeping Beauty Castle was inspired by the castle featured in the classic Disney animated film “Sleeping Beauty,” released in 1959.… Read more

Discovery Series Disney Ornament – Magic Kingdom

Discovery Series Disney Ornament – Magic Kingdom comes with the blue string and laconic design. The front of the mug showcases an iconic landmark of the park: Cinderella Castle. It was opened when the Magic Kingdom debuted on October 1, 1971
Here are some key facts about it:
– It is painted in grey, blue, and gold and represents the concept of a French palace-fortress.
– The base of the castle has a medieval design, while the upper level features Gothic-inspired turrets and spires.… Read more

Discovery Series Disney Ornament – Hollywood Studios

The inside color of the Discovery Series Disney Ornament – Hollywood Studios as well as its string is light green. The design matches the full-size mug, but features less details. For instance, Mickey, the guitar and the Beauty and the Beast are missing on the front and the back shows Mickey and Minnie driving the car, which I believe refers to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The latter is an innovative and captivating attraction that transports guests into the enchanting world of Mickey Mouse and his beloved companion, Minnie.… Read more

Discovery Series Disney Ornament – Epcot

Discovery Series Disney Ornament – Epcot is one of the four WDW ornaments released recently. The color of the string is purple. The design of the ornament contains way less elements, when compared to the bigger mug. For instance, the back only shows the mouse named Remy from the animated film “Ratatouille”. As you might know there is an attraction in Epcot related to this movie, which is called “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure”. It is located in the France Pavilion of the World Showcase.… Read more

Discovery Series Disney Ornament – California Adventure

Discovery Series Disney Ornament – California Adventure is a mini version of the bigger mug that I’ve posted earlier. When comparing these two, one thing that becomes obvious is that ornament has way less details in its design. Another interesting feature is that there is “Starbucks” written inside the ornament. The string color is very light shade of green.
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