Popcorn buckets are definitely some of the most sought-after souvenirs from the Disney World parks.
They are sold at select popcorn carts throughout the parks, and they have a tendency to sell out fast. We can totally understand why. They’re so versatile. They hold your popcorn, make for a great accessory, can act as a purse once washed out, and can even make for some pretty magical shelf decor. Disney has released multiple popcorn buckets in 2023, so let’s have a look at them all!
We’re sharing all the popcorn buckets released in the Disney Parks so far in 2023 — according to the AllEars team. These are in no particular order — we love them all too much to rank them. Without further ado, let’s talk about it!
We did see this bucket in 2022 for the Festival of the Arts, and the waits to get it are the stuff of legend now. In fact, it was so popular that Disney had to bring it back, and this time it had a new strap for EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary!
This newer version of the popcorn bucket debuted in January with a new way to get it — Mobile Order. No more waiting in long lines this year, but we did see it sell out from time to time. Disney definitely was better prepared for the demand this time around, however, because it was still available at the end of the festival.
In February, the 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Company made its way over to the East Coast in popcorn form. We saw the first 100th Anniversary Popcorn Bucket pop up across the parks, featuring Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, and Tinker Bell in their shiny purple and platinum attire.
Earlier in the year, a similar version of this bucket debuted in Disneyland with Sleeping Beauty Castle, but the one in Disney World represented the East Coast with a silhouette of Cinderella Castle alongside our favorite dapper characters.
In April, Disney celebrated the upcoming release of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 with the new Guardians of the Galaxy Skyliner Popcorn Bucket in EPCOT. It featured Peter Quill, Gamora, Groot, Rocket, Yondu, and Cosmo –just like on the real Skyliner car you can ride in Disney World.
Previously, Disney released a 50th Anniversary version of this Skyliner Popcorn Bucket, but the newer version is perfect for Marvel fans looking to snack in style on their way to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
This one goes out to all the Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway fans! This Picnic Basket Popcorn Bucket is inspired by the ride and looks just like Mickey’s glove holding a picnic basket.
Our favorite part about this bucket is the little ants that you can see on the outside of the basket. Disney doesn’t miss those tiny little details! This popcorn bucket debuted in Disney’s Hollywood Studios back in May of 2023.
Shortly after the Mickey Mouse Picnic Basket Popcorn Bucket debuted in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a similar one made its way over to EPCOT.
The Food and Wine Festival Mickey Mouse Picnic Basket Popcorn Bucket had the same Mickey hand holding the basket, but this time it had a strap showcasing the 2023 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival logo!
The Droid Parts Popcorn Bucket arrived in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in July, after previously debuting in Disneyland for their May the 4th celebrations.
We found this guy at Kat Saka’s Kettle, where you could fill him up with the popcorn flavor of your choice!
In honor of the 100th Anniversary Celebration, Disney released this popcorn bucket that looks like Cinderella’s Carriage!
We saw LONG lines in Magic Kingdom the day that this debuted in May of 2023, and it sold out seemingly just as fast as it showed up. What can we say? This is a stunning popcorn bucket! We’ve seen this one before with a different color scheme, but we’re here for the Disney100 Platinum.
In honor of Donald Duck’s birthday, Tokyo Disneyland celebrated by releasing a collapsible Donald Duck popcorn bucket!
Listen, we’re all about saving space. Saving space while having popcorn? It’s a win! Plus, it’s just adorable. The fact that Chip and Dale are on the strap of the bucket make it almost unbearably cute!
This Pride popcorn bucket became available on June 1st only at Disneyland.
We love that this bucket is both rainbow AND shiny. Like, what more could we ask for in a popcorn bucket? Oh yeah, and it’s shaped like Mickey.
In honor of Animal Kingdom’s 25th Anniversary in April of 2023, Disney released the Pumbaa popcorn bucket to celebrate!
This bucket looks exactly like a smiling Pumbaa. We know that many The Lion King fans were very excited about this one — ourselves included!
In honor of Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration, Disney released this 100th Anniversary Mickey Balloon Popcorn Bucket!
We found this bad boy in EPCOT at one of the popcorn kiosks near the Imagination Pavilion. It’s bright, shiny, and shaped like our favorite Disney character — what more could we possibly ask for?
On July 26th, Disney released a brand NEW 100th Anniversary popcorn bucket at Disneyland Park themed to the Disneyland Railroad and featuring Conductor Mickey!
It truly has it all. The holding strap has the logo for the Disneyland Railroad with some awesome train designs. Conductor Mickey sits on the train, waving right at you (just look at his adorable face and outfit!). And it gets better. If you pull off part of the train (near the front) you can actually use it as a WHISTLE.
Tokyo Disneyland released a new popcorn bucket for the Halloween season, and it’s ADORABLE! If only we could buy this is Disney World, too…
The popcorn bucket itself is an orange glowing (yep, it lights up, too!) jack-o-lantern with a cute ghost wearing a Mickey hat hanging out on the back. It also comes with a Halloween lanyard to make carrying easier.
Next up, we’ve got a Halloween popcorn bucket that would be perfect for dancing down Main Street, U.S.A. on your way to get all the Halloween treats (while you’re eating popcorn, of course). It’s Mickey Mouse dressed up as a skeleton!
He’s so adorable in his Halloween costume. He was found at select popcorn carts throughout the Magic Kingdom and in Disneyland.
Up next is the Nightmare Before Christmas Mayor’s Car bucket.
You can see the Mayor from the film driving a car full of spooky characters and the other side of the vehicle and the attachable strap has the Nightmare Before Christmas logo.
We’ve got the new Mickey Toy Solider Popcorn Bucket! This was previously announced for Disneyland, but we’re glad it is also available on the East Coast too!
The new bucket launched at the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on November 9th at popcorn carts throughout Magic Kingdom.
Next, we’ve got the Gold Musical Rotating Tin! This popcorn bucket came in red last year, but it’s got a new look for 2023.
It became available on November 11th at popcorn carts throughout Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, AND Disney Springs.
A Valentino popcorn bucket is at Disneyland and coming soon to Disney World! And seriously, the look on Valentino’s face alone has convinced us to buy this bucket.
It became available in Disneyland on November 22nd — the release date of Disney’s Wish movie, which stars this adorable goat. It has also made its way to Disney World!
Over at Disneyland, the holiday season is in full swing! Park decorations are up, and the Festival of Holidays is officially underway. New souvenirs are available, including a new specialty popcorn bucket. Let us introduce to you the HOLIDAY TOW MATER POPCORN BUCKET.
Mater is feeling holly and jolly with a Santa hat as well as a dusting of snow. Ain’t he just darlin’? You can grab him from a variety of popcorn buckets around Disneyland while supplies last. Believe us, we expect these bad boys to go REALLLLL QUICK.
Disney Cruise Line is celebrating its Silver Anniversary at Sea this year and as part of the Silver Anniversary at Sea, Disney made a number of sweet treats, drinks, and souvenirs available for Disney cruises that set sail from May through September.
One of those new items was the Silver Anniversary at Sea Popcorn Bucket! It was available for purchase and celebrated 25 years of Disney Ships from the Magic to the Wish.
Well, folks, there you have it! Those are the popcorn buckets that have been released so far in 2023. Make sure to follow along so that you don’t miss out when Disney releases new ones!
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