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Forget Figment! Disney Releases a New LIGHT-UP Popcorn Bucket

The post-pandemic comeback is on at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, with beloved Disney Park entertainment, experiences, and shows returning across Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disneyland Park.

On April 22, Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade and fireworks spectacular Disneyland Forever will return to Disneyland Park, while World of Color will finally dazzle once again in Disney California Adventure.

And now, Disney has revealed some new merchandise that gives Disney World’s infamous Figment Popcorn Bucket a run for its money!

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During the International Festival of the Arts at EPCOT theme park in Walt Disney World, Guests would wait upward of 7 hours for the new Figment Popcorn Bucket. Back on January 19, the popular buckets sold out, disappointing many fans of the little purple dragon and his attraction Journey Into Imagination With Figment, starring Eric Idle. When Disney restocked Figment at EPCOT, Guests could use the Mobile Order feature on the My Disney Experience app to get their hands on one, but he immediately sold out once again. 

Well, move over Figment, because a new dragon-themed Popcorn Bucket is making its way to Disney Parks soon! These two new Main Street Electrical Parade commemorative pieces will be available at various locations throughout Disneyland Park during the Summer season.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary and return of the dazzling Main Street Electrical Parade, Disney had previously revealed a brand-new dining package and collection of merchandise to honor the classic nighttime parade, and now, we have some cute souvenirs heading to Disneyland Park.

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The exciting new Light-up Elliot Dragon Premium Bucket is a Main Street Electrical Parade fan’s dream piece of merchandise! It features Elliot from Disney’s Pete Dragon (1977) all lit up in his Electrical Light parade bedazzlement, featuring his famous pink wings and hair.

The Light-up Turtle Premium Sipper features the iconic glasses and comes with a strap full of cute designs. We can almost hear the musical soundtrack and see the turtle whizzing around when we look at this little turtle sipper!

Disney has yet to share pricing details, but if the popcorn bucket is anything like EPCOT’s Figment one, it should cost Guests around the $25 mark. And just like Walt Disney World’s Figment bucket, expect Elliot to sell out pretty quickly. Disney has limited sales to two per person, per transaction while supplies last, and also revealed that availability may vary throughout the season.

Disney Parks shared a fun video of the two new Main Street Electrical Parade pieces of merchandise on its official TikTok page:

Disneyland proudly presents the Light-Up Turtle Sipper and Light-Up Elliott Dragon Bucket 🐢🐲✨ (2 per guest) #Disney #DisneyParks #Disneyland #MainStreetElectricalParade #PopcornBucket #Sipper

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Disneyland proudly presents the Light-Up Turtle Sipper and Light-Up Elliott Dragon Bucket 🐢🐲✨ (2 per guest) #Disney #DisneyParks #Disneyland #MainStreetElectricalParade #PopcornBucket #Sipper

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The new popcorn bucket and sipper commemorate the Main Street Electrical Parade, a parade full of colorful floats and performers covered in over 600,000 electronically controlled LED lights.

The original parade and its classic soundtrack debuted at Disneyland in California back in 1972 and ran until 1996, while Disney California Adventure Park hosted the parade between 2001 and 2010. The Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort saw its Main Street Electrical Parade run between 1977 and 2016, with the parade inspiring numerous versions in Disney Parks around the world, including the Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights and Hong Kong Disneyland’s  Paint the Night Parade.

On April 22, Guests will see a revamped electrical parade. The “To Honor America” finale has been redesigned to be more inclusive and will now feature characters from movies such as Brave (2012), Mulan (1998), Coco (2017), Moana (2016), The Princess and the Frog (2009), Frozen (2013), Raya and the Last Dragon (2021), The Jungle Book (1967), Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992), and the popular movie Encanto (2021).

With just about one week to go before all these nighttime shows make their dazzling return, we can’t wait to get our hands on one of these Light-Up Popcorn Buckets!

About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who loves to enjoy Disney's theme parks with a Mickey Premium Bar in hand! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her Air Force pilot husband. Find her children's book at @thebearandthehug_book