Like many of you, we here at the DFB are pretty big fans of the souvenir popcorn buckets that pop up all around Disney World and Disneyland, often commemorating classic or even new attractions (like the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train bucket) or promoting the latest Disney film (such as the Cinderella Coach bucket which made an appearance when the live-action Cinderella film was released).
Disney just provided a glimpse of a new souvenir popcorn bucket on the way “later this year” to Disney’s Animal Kingdom: the Light-Up Lotus Popcorn Bucket. This unique bucket will light up, turning it into a luminary.
Though no release date was given for the new bucket, it certainly seems as though it is made to complement the upcoming Rivers of Light evening spectacular, slated to debut this spring. After all, we know that lanterns will play a huge part in the show, and some of the concept art for the spectacular features lotus blossoms as a major centerpiece element.
Needless to say, we can’t wait for Rivers of Light to hit the Animal Kingdom scene! But let’s not forget another major celebration still taking place, which is Disneyland Resort’s Diamond Celebration! Disney also revealed a slightly updated look for the popular Mickey Popcorn Balloon Anniversary Buckets.
At a quick glance, they look almost identical to the original version; however, if you look closely you’ll notice that this second edition now has the Disneyland banner appearing underneath Mickey’s face. While we have to wait for the Lotus Popcorn Bucket in WDW, the updated Mickey Balloon Buckets are available on the west coast now.
Be sure to keep an eye out, collectors! We’ll be doing the same …
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