Marcus Gonzalez, Designer of Trader Sam’s Tiki Mugs, Leaving The Walt Disney Company After 32 Years

Marcus Gonzalez — the designer behind all of the Trader Sam’s tiki mugs as well as other popcorn buckets, sippers, and barware — is leaving The Walt Disney Company after 32 years.

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Gonzalez announced it was his last day in the Trader Sam’s Mug Trading Facebook Group, writing, “Hi folks! Today is my last day with The Walt Disney Company. It’s been a wonderful ride! For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been with the company for 32 years, and making popcorn buckets, sippers, mugs, glow, tiki mugs and barware for like 20+ years. I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone enjoy all the things I’ve designed and developed so much over the years, tiki mugs being some [of] my favorites.”

Gonzalez asked fans to share pictures of their favorite tiki mugs, even if he didn’t design them.

What has been your favorite tiki mug from Disney over the years? Let us know in the comments.

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1 thought on “Marcus Gonzalez, Designer of Trader Sam’s Tiki Mugs, Leaving The Walt Disney Company After 32 Years”

  1. This just in… to better align the Disney corporation with its goal of “giving less while paying more” Trader sams is Now presenting your tiki drink in a an exclusive souvenir Red Solo Cup all for an added $22 per drink (upgrade added automatically and cannot be canceled by any means)

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