It’s been a crazy start of the year for Disney when it comes to popcorn.
Back in January, it would have been hard to miss the theme park frenzy surrounding the Figment Popcorn Bucket.
As part of EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts, celebrating the worlds of art, performance, and cuisine, Walt Disney World started selling a new $25 Figment Popcorn Bucket with rainbow popcorn that sold out within days.
With shocking lines of up to 5 hours for a little purple dragon bucket, it seemed there were more fans than we’d ever imagined for the Journey Into Imagination With Figment attraction starring Eric Idle.
But with this wild fact about the delicious snack at the Walt Disney Word Resort in Florida, it makes a little bit more sense why the popcorn bucket was ultimately so popular.
We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the queue for the Figment Popcorn Bucket earlier this year.
Thousands of Disney Guests lined up at EPCOT for a chance to get their hands on one of these infamous pieces of merchandise, with Disney then restocking the little beauties on Valentine’s Day on the Mobile Order feature on the My Disney Experience app.
Of course, resellers were one key reason for the long wait times. Disney strictly enforced a limit of two Figment Popcorn Buckets per person, but many Guests were irate at seeing some families getting two buckets each and ended up often with eight or ten buckets per group.
But with how much popcorn Disney World sells each year at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, it seems more reasonable why the bucket was so popular.
Did you know that Disney World Guests eat so much popcorn every year it could fill The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror?
That’s right, that massive 13-story Tower of Terror attraction could be filled to the brim with how much popcorn is sold at Disney World every year.
Crazy! That equates to 1.5 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
So, it’s no wonder the Figment Popcorn Bucket sold out both times it was available. The Festival ran through February 21, 2022 with Figment’s character featured prominently throughout.
The popcorn bucket allows Guests to refill it with more popcorn for just $2.25, which is about the best snack value at Walt Disney World.
With that cheap refill option, as well as the decorative nature of the bucket, it’s no surprise the Figment souvenir sold out with how much popcorn Disney sells!
Nothing makes for a more perfect memory (and Instagrammable moment!) than snacking on some popcorn in front of an iconic Disney castle like Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World or Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and Disneyland Paris Resorts.
And did you know that each of these Resorts has their own set of unique popcorn flavors? That’s right! If you travel to Disney’s Parks and Resorts across the globe, you’ll find tons of different types of popcorn in almost every Park.
So, next time you’re on the Tower of Terror, just imagine being surrounded by the Disney treat and trying to fathom what that much popcorn would look like!