Complete Guide to the 2022 Disney Refillable Popcorn Bucket

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Complete Guide to the 2022 Disney Refillable Popcorn Bucket

Do you want the inside scoop on one of the most popular snacks in Walt Disney World? 2022 Disney refillable popcorn buckets are a hot commodity among die hard Disney fans and can be a huge money saver if used the right way! A few of the main reasons these Disney popcorn buckets are so popular is they are different at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, they are refillable as many times as you want for a small fee, and they make for a great souvenir!

So it doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a Star Wars popcorn bucket at Hollywood Studios, or a spooky Mickey Mummy popcorn bucket. The Disney parks popcorn buckets have always been intricately designed and one of the best souvenirs for all fans. Disney World has a refillable popcorn bucket for every Disney lover in your family.

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If you’re ready to learn more here is the complete guide to the 2022 refillable popcorn buckets at Disney World! 

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What is the 2022 Refillable Popcorn Bucket Disney?

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So what is the 2022 refillable popcorn bucket in Disney World? These unique popcorn buckets can be purchased and refilled as many times as you would like for the duration of your trip. It doesn’t matter what year you plan to visit Walt Disney World, there will always be a Disney refillable popcorn bucket in the shape of a character you’ll love! The reason being Disney World refillable popcorn buckets vary in design and price depending on which theme park you buy from.

What is the newest Disney Popcorn bucket for 2022?

The newest buckets we’ve seen are the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary popcorn buckets, which include the iridescent balloons and Mickey in his 50th Anniversary outfit! The iridescent balloon buckets are very hard to find and typically disappear within the day of a new color being released. The 50th Mickey popcorn bucket has been seen throughout all four parks and is still available as of right now! You can even get a matching 50th Minnie Mouse sipper!

As we come into the holiday season, we have seen that the newest Disney parks popcorn buckets coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort are incredible! Right now you can purchase the Mickey and Friends Disney popcorn bucket in most of the Disney parks. Already released in Disneyland and Walt Disney World is the Mickey Mummy popcorn bucket for Halloween and a Disney Christmas tree bucket for Christmas at Disney!

You can also find the exclusive Annual Passholder Jack Skellington Disney popcorn bucket in Disney Springs. If you’re not an Annual Passholder, you can purchase the glow in the dark Mickey and Friends bucket instead!

Star War fans can still enjoy a millennium falcon popcorn bucket at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

We unfortunately haven’t been able to find the Simba or Skyliner Disney parks popcorn buckets in a while. We are hoping that Disney releases a ton of designs for the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Disney has been a bit lacking when it comes to current Disney popcorn buckets. 

Where Can You Buy Disney World Popcorn Buckets?

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So, where can you buy the 2022 Disney popcorn buckets? Disney World popcorn buckets can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Magic Kingdom
  • Hollywood Studios
  • EPCOT
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Disney Springs

How Much Does a 2022 Refillable Popcorn Bucket in Disney World Cost?

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The short answer is 2022 Disney World Refillable Popcorn buckets will cost:

  • Low side: $10.00
  • High side: $25.00

2022 Disney parks popcorn buckets will vary in price depending on which one you decide to purchase. However most Disney World refillable popcorn buckets will cost between $10.00 to $25.00. As we discussed the unique thing about the refillable popcorn buckets are you can refill them as many times as you would like during the entire stay of your trip for $2.00 per refill.

This can be a huge money saver if your family has a big appetite as the cost of a regular popcorn snack is  around $5.00.

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Is a Disney Refillable Popcorn Bucket Part of the Disney Dining Plan?

As of the time we are writing this guide the Disney dining plan is temporarily on hold, however based on years past the 2021 Disney World Refillable popcorn bucket will not be part Disney dining. It’s important to note that the regular $5.00 popcorn snack we discussed above and the $2.00 refills are considered a snack credit as part of the Disney Dining Plan. However there are so many better options and better values to use this snack credit on then to refill your refillable Disney popcorn bucket.

Where Can I Buy a Disney Refillable Popcorn Bucket in 2022?

Disney refillable popcorn buckets can only be purchased in the Disney theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs. Unfortunately buckets for popcorn refills at Disney World cannot be purchased at any of the Disney World on-site hotels.

Where Can I Refill my Disney Popcorn Bucket?

Very simply, bring your Disney refillable popcorn bucket to any of the participating refillable popcorn cart locations located in The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, both water parks and Disney Springs.

The good news regarding 2022 Disney refillable popcorn buckets is once you are in one of the four main theme parks, water parks, and Disney springs there are a bunch of popcorn carts around the parks to purchase Disney popcorn. Here are the following locations to purchase refillable popcorn buckets in Disney World.

What are the Magic Kingdom Refillable Popcorn Bucket Locations?

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The Magic Kingdom refillable popcorn bucket locations are:

  • Castle Plaza Refillable Popcorn Cart – Right outside on the left side of Tomorrowland, and to the right of Cinderellas castle
  • Main Street Refillable Popcorn Cart – Located directly to the left of guest relations
  • Tomorrowland Popcorn Cart – This refillable popcorn cart in Disney World is located to the left of Space Mountain
  • Fantasyland Storybook Circus refillable popcorn cart – Located in the storybook area of Fantasyland
  • Fantasyland Maurice’s refillable popcorn cart – Located between Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and Gaston’s Tavern
  • Liberty Square refillable popcorn cart – Located next to Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Big Thunder Mountain refillable popcorn cart – Located outside of the Big Thunder Mountain ride
  • Westward Ho Refreshments refillable popcorn cart – Located outside of Westward Ho refreshments
  • Adventureland refillable popcorn snack cart – Located in the middle of Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean

The 2022 Magic Kingdom refillable popcorn bucket designs:

  • Mickey and Friends Bucket
  • Yellow Mickey Mouse Balloon
  • Steam Boat Willie Mickey
  • Steam Boat Minnie
  • Mickey Christmas Tree

The 2022 Magic Kingdom refillable popcorn buckets are usually some of the most popular and quickest to sell out. One of the main reasons is the Magic Kingdom Disney refillable popcorn buckets tend to be limited edition holiday buckets. The Magic Kingdom also has a lot of Disney refillable buckets themed after classic Disney characters such as Mickey & Minnie holiday popcorn buckets, Steamboat Willie popcorn bucket, Pluto Popcorn bucket to name a few!

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What are the 2022 Disney Hollywood Studios Popcorn Bucket Locations?

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The Disney Hollywood Studios popcorn bucket locations are:

  • Hub refillable popcorn cart – Located next to the Hyperion Theater
  • Hollywood Studios Hot and Fresh refillable popcorn cart – Located right past the Starbucks building
  • Hollywood Hills Amphitheater – Located directly outside of the nighttime show Fantasmic
  • Animation Courtyard refillable popcorn cart – Located inside of the animation courtyard

The Disney Hollywood Studios popcorn bucket types:

  • Millennium Falcon popcorn bucket

Hollywood Studios has some of the most popular refillable popcorn buckets in all of Walt Disney World. We are excited to see what the 2022 refillable Disney World popcorn buckets will look like, but in the past we have seen AT AT popcorn buckets, green Martian popcorn bucket, millennium falcon popcorn bucket, and so many more!

What are the 2022 EPCOT Popcorn Bucket Locations?

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The EPCOT popcorn bucket locations are:

  • Future World refillable popcorn cart – Located directly outside of the EPCOT pin trading station
  • Refillable popcorn cart Future World East  – Located directly outside of Test Track
  • Future World West refillable popcorn cart – Located outside of the Imagination Pavilion
  • Fife and Drum Tavern refillable popcorn cart – Located on the right side of the American Pavilion
  • Canada Pavilion refillable popcorn cart – Located inside of Canada

One of the coolest parts about an EPCOT popcorn bucket is that many of the locations have flavored popcorn refills. This can be a different change of pace for your taste buds. The best location to bring your EPCOT popcorn bucket if you are looking for flavored popcorn is the Future World West refillable popcorn cart and the Canada refillable popcorn cart for maple flavored popcorn.

What are the 2022 Popcorn Bucket Animal Kingdom Locations?

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The refillable popcorn buckets in Animal Kingdom are:

  • The Feeding Ground refillable popcorn cart – Located in Discovery Island
  • The Corn-Ivore refillable popcorn cart – Located inside of Dinoland
  • Harambe Market refillable popcorn cart – Located inside of Africa
  • Mahindi Snack refillable popcorn cart – Located inside of Africa
  • Thirsty River Bar and Trek refillable popcorn cart – Located outside of Expedition Everest

The refillable popcorn bucket types:

  • 50th Mickey Anniversary bucket
  • Mickey and Friends bucket

Animal Kingdom has a huge following of devoted Disney fans who love the unique theme of the park. Disney has done a great job of releasing some very cool 2022 special edition popcorn buckets in Disney World. A few of the most popular popcorn buckets we have seen are the Simba popcorn bucket, Stitch popcorn bucket , and many more!

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2022 Disney Refillable Popcorn Bucket Tips and Tricks

  • Remember it doesn’t matter which park you purchase your Disney refillable popcorn bucket you can purchase a refill at any of the four Disney theme parks, two water parks and Disney Springs!
  • Don’t leave your Disney Popcorn bucket behind and make sure to take them home as souvenir. You never know when you’re going to be able to use them! One year, I used my Pluto popcorn bucket as a Christmas tree topper. True Story!
  • Ask for your $2.00 refill to be in a regular Disney popcorn box. This way you can pour half into your themed Disney refillable popcorn bucket and share the box if you have a large group.
  • Ask for a Disney parks shopping bag to wrap your Disney refillable bucket for the trip home! However this will allow you to keep your bag completely clean even if there is some popcorn left over in the bucket.

2022 Disney Refillable Popcorn Buckets Q&A

Q: How Much Does a Disney Refillable Popcorn Bucket Cost to Refill?

It cost just $2:00 to refill your Disney popcorn bucket!

Q: Do Disney popcorn buckets expire?

Yes, Disney popcorn buckets are valid for the length of your trip. You can of course take your popcorn bucket home as a souvenir!

Q: How Long Can I refill my Disney Refillable Popcorn Bucket?

A: Disney popcorn buckets can be refilled through the length of your stay!

Q: Does the Disney Refillable Popcorn bucket come with different flavors?

A: Yes, the most popular locations for various flavors are in EPCOT where guests can enjoy Maple flavored popcorn in Canada, and Sour Cream & Chive, Cheddar, and Buffalo Bleu Cheese outside of Journey into Imagination.

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Michael Belmont is the owner and chief editor at Theparkprodigy.com, an authorized Disney and Universal travel agent. He specializes in Disney and Universal theme park tickets and vacation packages, as well as daily park plans to help optimize vacation time. Michael and The Park Prodigy have been featured on ABC’s Florida affiliate, WTFV, as well as over 10 Disney focused blogs. As owner, Michael manages The Park Prodigy blog and social media, a Disney themed podcast, and a Disney and Universal focused YouTube channel. Prior to starting The Park Prodigy, Michael was a long time Disney and Universal enthusiast, frequent visitor of the parks, and even served as a Walt Disney World Cast Member in Orlando, Florida!