Starbucks Been There Disney Magic Kingdom 2 mug

Been There Disney – Magic Kingdom 2

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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. Here’s the list:

1. Disney Train – one of four vintage trains that make a 20-minute loop around Magic Kingdom park. It is a part of the railroad, that is both an attraction and a convenient means of transportation.
2. The Diamond Horseshoe is a nice place to enjoy the meal as if you traveled back in time and found yourself in an Old West music hall. It used to have live music, sing-along songs, and a can-can welcome with Slue Foot Sue, but not anymore, unfortunately.
3. Ear Hat or Mickey Mouse hat is the most popular item in Disney parks
4. Beast’s Bell Jar from the “Beauty and the Beast”.
5. Jungle Cruise Hippo from Jungle Cruise, which is one of the oldest attractions of the park (opened in 1971). It takes you on a 10-minute tour of four continents.
6. Sonny Eclipse is an audio-animatronic performer from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. The show where he mixes songs and cheesy jokes lasts for about half an hour.
7. Pirates of the Caribbean is a dark ride that can be found in all Disney Parks locations. Did you know, that the famous film series of the same name was actually inspired by this attraction? Interestingly enough, many recent changes that were introduced to the ride, come from the movie!
8. The Haunted Mansion is a dark ride that guides visitors through a haunted manor with “999 happy haunts”.
9. Big Thunder Mountain is a mine train roller coaster along the landscape that is designed to resemble Monument Valley, allowing visitors to dive into the gold rush days. Twenty animatronic figures like chickens, possums, and donkeys, the antique mining equipment, and even the smell of sulfur add authenticity to the ride.
10. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is one of Disney’s classic dark rides. It was closed in Magic Kingdom in 1998 but is still open in Disneyland.
11. The Sword in the Stone is an attraction inspired by the myths of young King Arthur that encourages visitors to test their physical strength by pulling Excalibur (sword) from the boulder.
12. Space Mountain is an outer space-themed dark ride located indoors. Its dome became one of the landmarks of the park.
13. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – Nautilus was a submarine from a ride through a lagoon filled with sea life and mermaids. It was closed in 1994, so I am not 100% sure why was it included in this new design of the mug.
14. Dumbo from the Dumbo the Flying Elephant, an aerial carousel-style ride needs no introduction. It’s a must-try iconic ride of the park.
15. “it’s a small world” is a water-based dark ride that features over 300 Audio-Animatronics dolls in traditional costumes from cultures around the world. This is a must-visit attraction.
16. Tron: Lightcyle seems to be an actual typo here and it should be “Tron: Lightcycle” instead. It comes from Tron Lightcycle Power Run, which is a steel motorbike roller coaster attraction being constructed in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. The way I see it, Starbucks will soon fix the issue by having proper spelling on the newly printed box covers. It is the first time that the error is found not on the mug, but on the box cover. One thing is certain – it is easier to fix.
17. Tangled Lanterns are from the rest area based on the “At Last I See the Light” scene from Tangled
18. Tinker Bell is a fictional character from Peter Pan. You can meet her at Town Square Theater, Main Street, U.S.A
19. Cinderella Castle is a 189 feet high iconic symbol of the park, that became worldwide recognized, even among people who have never been to the park. The castle looks especially amazing at night with all its glorious illumination.
20. Tiki Bird – animatronic bird from a short show featuring musical characters (songbirds) and catchy tunes
21. Tron: Identity Disc is used to record everything seen, heard, or otherwise experienced according to the Tron movie. This element seems to be related to the Tron Lightcycle Power Run attraction that is being constructed in Tomorrowland.
22. Citrus Swirl is a frozen orange juice slushy and vanilla soft-serve ice cream mix. It has been off the Sunshine Tree Terrace cafe’s menu, because of the “50th Anniversary” celebrations. Rumor has it that it will be back, due to the guests’ demand.
23. Tomorrowland Trashcan refers to “Push the Talking Trash Can”, which is a radio-controlled robot. It is puppeteered by a single operator hiding in the crowd nearby. It is worth mentioning, that while it is still in operation in other Disney parks, the robot made its last appearance in Magic Kingdom back in 2014. So it’s either designers are paying homage to the robot or they didn’t do their research properly.
24. Tangled Tower is actually Rapunzel’s Tower, according to Disney. Again, it seems that designers took some liberty with the interpretation of Magic Kingdom’s icons.
25. Walt Disney World Monorail is one of the most famous and well-known monorails in the world. This public transportation system includes three lines and twelve Mark VI monorail trains.

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