I just posted this in the “new mugs” thread and felt it’s just as relevant in this thread:
[QUOTE=daveboyden;1030164]As of now the mugs are still the same as last year. They usually change them for each year sometime during early summer, as far as I know. They did start using the same mugs throughout the entire DW. It was nice when each resort had its own, but that is no longer the way. I usually keep and eye on MB and allears.net to see if anyone has posted the photos of the latest mugs, but nothing as of yet. If I see anything I will be sure to post it though.[/QUOTE]
And of course this leads to the great mug debate.
With the same design in use “worldwide”, there is no way to tell if you got the mug there, or even when. The blue and white “Celebration” mugs were in use for at least 2 and a half years before they switched to the red “Celebrate” mugs last year. In many ways, I don’t expect the mugs to change until next year. This is a bottom line issue. Inventory and costs are reduced by doing away with the resort specific mugs and use the same design everywhere. Someone had to do the math and decide that even with reuse abuse, standard mugs are much more cost effective and slippage from reuse amounts to 2 or 3 cents on the dollar, and that that was an acceptable loss, just so long as the majority of guests continue to follow the rules.