Because that popcorn bucket debuted yesterday with the festival, and guests were standing in a LONG line waiting HOURS to get their hands on a little Figgy of their own. HOURS, folks. And that doesn’t even count the people who were just in line trying to get a grilled cheese (seriously, why did Disney decide to put the popcorn bucket at a food booth?).
There was SO much drama over the Figment Popcorn Bucket yesterday that eBay listings turned up online selling it for HUNDREDS of dollars. And one Disney fan put up a bad sketch of the popcorn bucket on eBay to raise money for charity (and people bid BIG bucks to help out Habitat for Humanity). It was WILD, y’all.
Well, today, the Figment hype train continues. Because when we got to EPCOT this morning, there was a massive crowd of people at rope drop waiting for — you guessed it — to get in line for the Figment Popcorn Bucket. LOOK at this crowd headed towards Pop Eats!
That is a LOT of people wanting to get their hands on Figment. We’ll have to say that the Early Theme Park Entry folks have a jump on the popcorn bucket, though, since they did get to enter the park 30 minutes before everyone else. So here’s a tip — if you want to get a better shot at grabbing the bucket with shorter lines, you’ll want to stay at a Disney World hotel.
Most interesting, though, is that the Pop Eats! booth, where Figment is being sold, is currently out of the rainbow popcorn he comes with. So if you actually wanted the popcorn, too, you’re out of luck. But we don’t think these guests are standing in line for popcorn anyway — they just want to get their hands on Figgy!
We’ll continue to keep an eye on the Figment Popcorn Bucket situation at EPCOT, so stay tuned for updates!
Would you stand in line for HOURS for a Figment Popcorn Bucket? Have you? Let us know in the comments!