When the Festival of the Arts kicked off earlier this year, all eyes were on the Figment Popcorn Bucket. This small but mighty souvenir drew a line that topped six hours(!!) on the first day of the festival. The popcorn bucket saga got truly wild, with buckets reselling for HUNDREDS of dollars online. There was even a drawing of the must-have item that got a ton of hype!
WOW, we have a lot to discuss in Disney World! From health and safety updates to new character cavalcades, there is almost always something new to check out in the parks. Today, though, we’re focusing on just one park: the iconic, the timeless, the innovative…EPCOT!
We’re taking a quick trip around EPCOT to see what’s new — come with us!
The bucket is part of EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts celebration and was available at the Pop Eats! booth when the festival first started, but sold out after a few days due to his incredible popularity. In fact, the bucket was so popular that it was selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. But, you don’t have to pay $300 for him on eBay anymore because he’s BACK at the festival and there’s an easier way to get him now!
But the festival isn’t the only thing happening in this park right now. We recently stopped by to check out all the updates, and we can tell you right now that there is a LOT going on. Let’s dive in to see what’s new with construction, snacks, merchandise, character meet and greets, and more. [Read more…]
Thought the Figment popcorn bucket saga was over? THINK AGAIN!
A quick recap if you aren’t aware of this purple dragon’s quest for world domination: as part of the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, a Figment popcorn bucket was released which drew in MULTI-HOUR waits. The lines continued in the days that followed, until our purple dragon SOLD OUT (for the moment anyway). He inspired an epic cake creation and a “bad artwork sketch” with proceeds going to charity. Now, he’s coming to you in the form of more merchandise meant to do good!
Popcorn buckets are a big deal in Disney World!
We’ve seen such fun versions of them, too, like special ones for Halloween, buckets shaped like Christmas trees, and those that look like your favorite characters. They’re a pretty good deal if you’re staying in Disney World for a while — after paying the initial price of the popcorn bucket (which includes popcorn), you can get refills for just $2.25! So, let’s take a look at ALL of the popcorn buckets you can get in Disney World right now!
UPDATE: As of January 17th in the afternoon there were no more Figment popcorn buckets available at Pop Eats! When we spoke with a Cast Member they indicated that they were not sure if or when they would obtain more Figment popcorn buckets. We’ll continue to look for updates.
Super popular items tend to sell out quickly in Disney World.
That’s why we were a bit shocked to see that the ridiculously popular Figment popcorn bucket didn’t sell out right away at EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts! There were lines wrapped through the park, hours long waits for multiple days, and even people selling the bucket online to the highest bidder. But, we think Figment’s time may have finally come to an end.
The Figment popcorn bucket, love it or hate it, has become a viral hit!
On the first day of EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts, the bucket had a 6.5 hour long line (!!!). The next day, LOTS of EPCOT guests still rope dropped the Pop Eats booth! Not only is the bucket a hot resale item, but “bad artwork” of the bucket went completely viral online! It’s been a WILD few days to say the least, but today the story of the purple dragon takes a very delicious turn!
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?).