Family grabbing snacks from cart
  • On Sep 3, 2023
    Tamela from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a way to find out what popcorn bucket will be available at magic kingdom and Epcot before you go? If we’re going in January how far in advance can we find that out? Just curious. Thank you!

    Hey there, Tamela! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for stopping by with such a great question!

    You sound like someone after my own Disney heart, Tamela. Savory snacks are the name of my game, and popcorn just tastes so scrumptious at Walt Disney World Resort. It's so fluffy, crunchy, buttery, salty and delicious ... I'm convinced it's covered in pixie dust! Purchasing a refillable popcorn bucket on my first theme park day is my favorite snack hack. Then, my whole family can enjoy discounted refills at all four theme parks for our entire length of stay. A yummy salty snack, a discount and an adorable souvenir?! Yes, please!

    Unfortunately, there really isn't a way to know what refillable popcorn buckets will be available at the theme parks before you arrive. Sometimes, Disney Parks Blog releases an article or a Disney Eats: Foodie Guide that announces the release of a new popcorn bucket or sipper, but usually, the available popcorn buckets are a magical surprise when you arrive at The Most Magical Place on Earth. I do recommend keeping a close eye on the Disney Parks Blog for official Disney news (including news on new must-have popcorn buckets) as soon as it drops.

    While you may not know what popcorn buckets will be available on your vacation, sometimes, you can get a little sneak peek at what special sippers are available! Just log into your My Disney Experience app, tap the plus sign at the bottom of the screen, and tap "Order Food" to access Mobile Order. I usually look for any sippers available for Mobile Order at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in Magic Kingdom Park and Connections Eatery in EPCOT. Right now, they are offering a glow-in-the-dark Donald-Duck-in-a-candy-corn-costume sipper for Halloween, and he is absolutely adorable. I can't wait to see what special buckets and sippers you have on your vacation, Tamela!

    I hope this was helpful, Tamela, and I hope you have the sweetest (and saltiest!) vacation. Please feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a (foodie) friend in me!

    See ya real soon,


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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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