Spotted! New Disney Princess Mugs… and a few Villains, too!

Okay, Disney Princess fans, this one’s for you (oh, and you Villains fans haven’t been forgotten, either)!

I always love to check out the mugs in the big merchandise shops around Disney World – places like Magic Kingdom’s Emporium, Epcot’s Mouse Gears, and Downtown Disney’s World of Disney.

Main Street Emporium

Main Street Emporium

Why, I don’t know, because I have way more mugs than I have people to pour coffee for… plus, I’m pretty sure they multiply themselves (I mean, I couldn’t have purchased all of those, could I?). But still, I’ve always liked the idea of a souvenir that you can use in your daily life — and use often, at that.

Well, my most recent visit to the Emporium was rewarded with my first look at these: the new line of Princess mugs!

Princess Mug Display

Princess Mug Display

Much like the popular ear hat ornaments, these mugs incorporate distinctive elements of a particular character’s design and story (in fact, Disney Merchandising has stated that this line was inspired by the ear hat ornaments).

First, for those who might be unfamiliar with the ear hat ornaments, here’s an example.

Ariel Ear Hat Ornament

Ariel Ear Hat Ornament

Now on to the mugs! I have to start with Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), because I love how the clever design showcases both her pink dress as well as her blue one. I’m also pretty impressed with the way the “gems” are painted in such a way that they almost look real.

Both sides of the Princess Aurora Mug

Both sides of the Princess Aurora Mug

Princess Aurora Mug down the middle

Princess Aurora Mug down the middle

Snow White’s mug is certainly eye-catching, due to her bold primary colors as well as the sparkling apple.

Snow White Mug

Snow White Mug

By the way, the sparkling apple is what makes this one unfit for the microwave – I did not find that to be the case with the other mugs when I peeked at the bottom (though I should note that Cinderella’s mug wasn’t yet on the shelves the day I saw them, so I’ll need to check. I can’t wait to see that one!).

Sparkling Apple

Sparkling Apple

You gotta love that so many of our Princesses have iconic hair-dos, and those have been incorporated into each mug handle as well. Arguably, the most famous locks belong to Rapunzel

Rapunzel Mug

Rapunzel Mug

Though many are partial to Ariel’s red hair.

Ariel Mug

Ariel Mug

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Disney Foodie Friday: Holiday Gift Ideas Part 4

We’re on our final week of Disney Foodie gifts! That’s right, Christmas is only one week away and, Disney fans, if you’re like me and have procrastinated this far…well…it’s time to step it up! ;-) Suck it up, pay for the fast shipping, and order some cool Disney foodie gifts for your friends!

plates


Movie Night Disney Snack Plates — Set of 4 I have seen these at WDW several times and almost bought them. They’re ON SALE now, which is very cool. Come to think of it, everything seems to be on sale now. I really AM late to the game!














villains candy dish


Disney Villains Candy Dish This thing is snazzy. It’s perfect for those who prefer villains to princesses, and they can leave it out year-round. According to Amazon, there are only two left…














princess tiana cooking set


The Princess and the Frog Princess Tiana Cooking Set This looks like so much fun, and it’s perfect for your little princess who just abandoned Cinderella for her new favorite — Tiana! ;-) I love the little plastic veggies.














holiday snack tray


Disney Mickey Mouse Deluxe Snack Tray This is the thing you want to buy if you have to send something to a client and you haven’t gotten around to it yet. FYI. You can have it shipped directly to them. Seriously.














Mickey Waffle Maker


Disney Mickey & Gang 5 in 1 Tasty Baker Waffle Maker They’ve discontinued so many of the old Mickey Waffle Maker versions, so this is one of the few options left. It makes all kinds of baked goods, and also includes spots for the other Fabulous Five friends.

Mickey waffles for breakfast the day after Christmas sounds just about right…if you want to know how to make ‘em at home, check out this post with the secret ingredients for Mickey Waffles.




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