• On Aug 12, 2019
    Felix from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are visiting Disney World the week of Sept.8th 2019 and We would like to know what popcorn buckets will be available then and can anyone buy them? We are not annual pass holders and have heard some buckets are only available to pass holders.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Felix!

    You’re less than 30 days away from your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! I know how exciting it is when your arrival date is so close that you begin thinking about all of the amazingly delicious snacks you’ll encounter on your trip. From Dole Whips to Mickey Pretzels, I’m hard pressed to think of a Walt Disney World Resort snack I don’t love, but there is something extra special about the popcorn! My family and I have an embarrassingly huge collection of souvenir popcorn buckets. As Annual Passholders, we visit Walt Disney World Resort often, and we tend to bring home a new bucket with every visit.

    Unfortunately, there isn’t a pre-published schedule of the popcorn buckets you’ll find when you visit Walt Disney World Resort next month. I would recommend following the Disney Parks Blog or checking out other Walt Disney World Resort social media accounts or fan sites to see what’s available during the first week of September. They do change frequently, though (and some souvenir buckets sell out quickly), so there isn’t really a guarantee that you’ll find what you’ve seen online in the Parks during your visit.

    There was an exclusive Annual Passholder Steamboat Willie popcorn bucket that made its debut at Disneyland Resort in California earlier this year, but it sold out on its first day. Although it wasn’t an exclusive when it appeared at Walt Disney World Resort earlier this summer, it also sold out quickly there. I was heartbroken not to be able to purchase one of those buckets myself, and although I hope it might be reintroduced later (as happened with the red Mickey-shaped balloon bucket), we really don’t know if or when that will happen.

    No matter what, though, a souvenir popcorn bucket is an excellent item to pick up on your first day at Walt Disney World Resort and continue to refill during your visit. If you’re on one of the Disney Dining Plans, the bucket itself isn’t covered, but refills count as a snack. My family and I always make sure we refill on our way out of the Parks on our last day and snack on the deliciousness on the 7-hour drive home.

    Best of luck, Felix! I hope you have a Magical vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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