It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for… if you LOVE grabbing lots and lots of POPCORN at Disney World, that is!
A Refillable Popcorn Bucket is now available at Disney World parks!
As for the main four parks, each has its own themed popcorn bucket like the one from Epcot you see above. However, Cast Members at Popcorn Stands at different parks should have access to a printout showing what each park’s bucket looks like so they know it’s one of the refill buckets. This allows guests to purchase a bucket at Epcot, for instance, then hop on over to, say, Animal Kingdom and get refills for $1.50 a POP at any location that sells hot and freshly popped popcorn. [Editor’s Update: Please note, the refill price increased to $1.75 in March 2018.]
There have been some conflicting reports, though, about the full scoop regarding the availability of refills.
The Cast Member we spoke with said that refills were available at any park at any time for as long as the refill price exists on the menu and you are using the current design of the refillable popcorn bucket. However, Disney has since confirmed that the refills are for the day of purchase only.
That said — our team member recently got a popcorn bucket at Magic Kingdom (where the sign clearly states that refills are good for day of purchase only), and refilled it the next day at Hollywood Studios. She asked the cast member about refills, and was told that she can refill the bucket at any park for $1.50 until the promo ends in September. So…yeah…your mileage may vary!
The Refillable Popcorn Program will only be available through September 1st. So get poppin’ — umm, I mean hoppin’ — to a Disney World Popcorn Cart as soon as you can to grab yours!
Will you be purchasing a Refillable Popcorn Bucket this summer? Please let us know with a comment!