Disney’s Hollywood Studios Busts Out New Popcorn Bucket

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Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a popular attraction that debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World in March 2020. However, its history traces back to the beloved Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts and the Imagineering team’s desire to bring the characters to life in an immersive experience.

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Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

The concept for the ride began in 2013, with Walt Disney World Imagineers envisioning a 2D cartoon world where Guests could step into Mickey and Minnie’s adventures. Much to the dismay of some theme Park fans, the attraction was planned to replace The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway

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Nevertheless, its immersive storytelling combines physical sets, vibrant visuals, and catchy musical numbers. Its success at Disney’s Hollywood Studios led to the announcement of other versions of the ride being developed for other Disney Parks.

The New Themed Popcorn Bucket

Walt Disney World is introducing The Perfect Picnic Basket Popcorn Bucket to celebrate the ride’s success. For those unfamiliar with the ride, The Perfect Picnic Basket is the animated short Guests enter on the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction.

Popcorn Bucket Perfect Picnic Mickey

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The new refillable popcorn bucket is available starting May 15, 2023. Disney World has yet to release the exact locations where it can be purchased, but it’s safe to assume it would be somewhere near Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The refillable popcorn bucket resembles a classic picnic basket, with a red checked blanket peeking out and a Mickey Mouse glove holding the handle. It includes a light blue strap featuring items from Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.


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This refillable popcorn bucket debuted at Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park before being brought to Orlando. There is usually a lot of buzz around Disney popcorn buckets. Some garner a significant response from Disney Park fans and memorabilia collectors, such as the Figment Popcorn Bucket, while others come and go with little fanfare. It’ll be curious to see if this Disney popcorn bucket becomes another fan favorite.

Figment Popcorn Bucket and Popcorn

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)