It’s long been said that Disney is in the details. One of my favorite Disney details is the container for children’s meals at some of the counter service restaurants at Walt Disney World. What is this magical container? The sand bucket!
There are restaurants located near the pools or sandy areas at Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, the Yacht & Beach Clubs, and the Caribbean Beach Resort that serve their kids’ meals either in, or with, a new, clean, green sand bucket, complete with an attached little yellow shovel. (Editor’s Note: I’ve also seen ‘em at Restaurantosaurus in Animal Kingdom?!)
The bucket makes me happy on many levels:
- You get a meal AND a toy for about the same price as kids’ meals in other areas of the parks.
- You don’t take up valuable suitcase room packing bulky toys from home.
- Your kids are immediately entertained for hours by building castles, allowing mom and dad to sit nearby enjoying a frosty beverage.
- When you’re done with the bucket, you can leave it at the pool, and feel confident in knowing that other children will make good use of it.
It’s win for the whole family. So, thank you Disney. Thank you for the little green bucket. You’ve made my world a better place to be.
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