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Now YOU Can Get Your Very Own Figment Popcorn Bucket, But There’s a Catch

epcot imagination pavilion popcorn bucket
Credit: Becky Burkett/Mercari/Canva

So you really want one of those Figment popcorn buckets, huh? You know–the ones that are selling like hotcakes at EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts event? But your boss just stopped by your office to tell you that you’ve been awarded the company’s most lucrative account, and between now and the end of February, you have about 46 different deadlines.

Related: Figment Popcorn Bucket Selling for $10,000!!

imagination pavilion popcorn bucket

Credit: eBay

Add to that the fact that the kids are all in school, and since three of them got COVID just before Halloween, and one of them had COVID during the Christmas holidays, you simply can’t risk taking them out of school for a quick trip cross-country to Orlando in the name of grabbing up one of those new-fangled popcorn buckets.

No problem! Actually, there might be a problem . . . depending on the hoops through which you’re willing to jump to obtain one of the coveted Disney World limited-edition popcorn buckets.

Frenzy Over a . . . Popcorn Bucket???

The frenzy over popcorn buckets sold at EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts is not a new thing. In 2022, guests at EPCOT were shocked to find themselves waiting in lines with wait times that exceeded five hours, just for the chance to purchase a Figment-inspired popcorn buckets.

Disney World Figment popcorn bucket

Credit: Disney

Several guests were even more shocked as they witnessed the behavior of others in the parks when it came to securing the coveted Figment bucket. Then again, one woman who joined the four-hour line to buy one of the adorable buckets got the shock of her life when a total stranger randomly chose her to receive one of the buckets he had purchased.

man with figment popcorn bucket

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The supposed limit on popcorn bucket purchases was two at the time, and the man explained that he only wanted one for his mom, and he wanted to gift the other one to someone in line.

Suffice it to say that we saw some of the best and some of the worst guest behavior in the first several days of the Figment popcorn bucket craze in January 2022.

Wasting No Time

During the craze, it also become glaringly obvious that many guests were simply buying up the popcorn buckets to sell online–and for a price equal to several times the price at Disney World. Because of this, many guests did not adhere to purchase limits set by the parks, and eventually, buckets ran in low supply.

The Figment popcorn bucket returned in 2023, and now, in 2024, a Figment-themed popcorn bucket is all the rage at EPCOT’s annual Arts Festival, which kicked off on Friday morning.

Spaceship Earth EPCOT

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The new bucket is inspired by the structure found at EPCOT’s Imagination pavilion, which houses the Journey Into Imagination attraction.

imagination pavilion popcorn bucket

Credit: eBay/Canva

But it didn’t take long for guests in the parks to start buying up the new buckets and reselling them online. EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts kicked off Friday morning, and by early Friday afternoon, sites like eBay and Mercari were already chock full of the new buckets.

At EPCOT, guests can mobile order the new bucket and pick it up in the Odyssey building afterward. The price is $30. But on eBay, the buckets are being listed for as much as $149 each. Talk about profiteering!

imagination pavilion popcorn bucket

Credit: Mercari

On Mercari, the buckets are going for as much as $105 apiece, meaning it’s entirely possible for anyone who can’t get to EPCOT to still get one of the famed popcorn buckets–as long as they’re willing to fork out the big bucks for one.

EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts continues through February 19, 2024.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

3 comments

  1. I don’t get it. What’s the catch??? How do I get myself a figment bucket with out going to the park?

  2. Why don’t they just offer it online? They sell everything else. I can’t go to Epcot and I can’t afford over a hundred. Figments been one of my favorite characters as long as I can remember. It would cut out the people reselling them if they’d just sell directly and let people pay shipping.

  3. I agree that Disney should be proactive in cracking down on resellers as it ruins it for the rest of us who just want these for our own enjoyment. When the Figment Bucket came out last year, the line was over 8 hours long and I saw people with 4 or more hanging around their necks leaving the park exclaiming how much of a profit they were going to make. I checked E-Bay and saw that resellers were already posting for hundreds of dollars. I did report this to Guest Services but they said that they really could not do anything about it. Needless to say, I did not stand in line but luckily I was able to get my daughter her Figment popcorn bucket when they restocked in March with no waiting in line. Not sure if she wants this version but she will be on her own to procure it.

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