We’re poppin’ in with a couple of updates for you regarding the Refillable Popcorn Bucket program in Disney World!
In case you missed the original buzz, Refillable Popcorn Buckets hit the scene in late June. Guests could purchase a souvenir Popcorn Bucket at select Popcorn Carts around Disney World for $10.00 and have it refilled at any Popcorn Cart on property (no matter where the original Bucket was purchased) for $1.50 for the remainder of the day. [Editor’s Update: Please note, the refill price increased to $1.75 in March 2018.]
The program was originally scheduled to run through September 1st. However, September 1st has come and gone… and the Refillable Popcorn Buckets are still up for grabs! At Magic Kingdom, they’ve even received a spooky little makeover in honor of the arrival of Halloween.
(Yep, I know we’re not even halfway done with September, but Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is already in full swing at Magic Kingdom on select evenings through October 31st!)
But wait… there’s more!! As stated earlier, on previous menus the Refillable Popcorn Buckets were noted as being “Valid for day of purchase,” as on the sign you see below.
However, one of our DFB Team Member’s JUST found THIS sign at Mahindi, the Popcorn Stand in Animal Kingdom’s Africa:
See the difference? It now reads “Valid for Length of Stay.” (!!!)
Though we don’t know the new anticipated end date for the program, according to orlandoparksnews.com it has been extended through October 31st… at this point. Remember, though, this is Disney. They can change their mind whenever they want ;), so we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Buckets available for longer. Here’s hoping!
Did you grab a Refillable Popcorn Bucket this summer? Please let us know with a comment!