A New Mug and Popcorn Bucket Come Out to Play at Animal Kingdom — and They’re Beautiful!

We’ve run into some adorable new arctic friends on our recent trips to check out the winter decor at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, in the form of beautiful and creative life-sized puppets. Now you can bring some of that winter magic home with new reusable mugs and popcorn buckets!

Animal Kingdom Popcorn Bucket

The new designs are inspired by the Merry Menagerie of holiday puppets that have been frolicking through Discovery Island over the past few weeks. Learn more about them here!

Animal Kingdom Puppets

The new holiday performances are adorable, and it’s exciting to see new merchandise featuring these characters! (Maybe this means we can get some plushes soon? One can hope!)

Check out the gorgeous designs, which include artwork reminiscent of the concept art Disney used to announce the winter celebrations at Animal Kingdom!

Animal Kingdom Reusuable Mug

The mugs are reusable, but you won’t be able to refill them IN the Park (unless you want to purchase a drink and pour it in yourself). But the mug is available for $7, and includes your choice of beverage at time of purchase (including, we were told, frozen lemonade if it’s sold where you buy your mug!!).

Animal Kingdom Reusable Mug

The popcorn bucket features the same styling but on a larger scale, of course.

Animal Kingdom Popcorn Bucket

The new popcorn bucket is available for $11.29 at Animal Kingdom and comes filled with that classic Disney popcorn. This can be refilled for about $2 (or a snack credit if you’ve got some to burn).

What do you think of these beautiful new additions to the park? Are you hoping to see more merchandise featuring our arctic friends? Share your thoughts in the comments!

And click here to take a photo tour of the brand new holiday decor at Animal Kingdom!

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Austin Lang is an Orlando local with a love of Disney, puns, and Disney puns. He's been a contributing writer for AllEars since 2019, and has been sharing his quirky view of Disney life ever since.

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