Disneyland’s ‘Toy Story’ popcorn bucket is causing really long lines


Anyone who goes to Disneyland knows to expect some long lines when they get there. It comes with the territory since it’s one of the most popular theme parks in the world. Lines can get up to hours long at some of Disneyland’s most popular attractions. So, when you arrive there, it’s not unusual to see people queued up for something like Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean or the Matterhorn.

But, what about waiting for popcorn? Recently, many Disneyland guests waited hours in line for that old-fashioned snack. OK, well, it wasn’t the actual popcorn that drew the crowds — it was the brand new, limited-edition bucket the popcorn came in.

Say hello to the “Toy Story” alien souvenir bucket:


This annual passholder souvenir exclusive drove people into a frenzy. As you can see, representatives from Disney Food Blog on Instagram said these adorable green guys had people waiting three hours in line!

Christine Nguyen, known as dorkdujour on Instagram, showed off her prize and gave some wise advice to others looking to get their hands on these elusive aliens: arrive early and look for shade!


The popcorn buckets are part of Disneyland’s celebration of the new Pixar Fest which includes a new fireworks spectacular, attractions, restaurants and more!

According to Disney Food Blog, people with a Disneyland annual pass can purchase the “Toy Story” alien refillable buckets for $20 at a variety of popcorn carts around Disneyland. Then, they can get $1 refills through June 21. Not a bad deal!


And, if you just HAVE to have one, but aren’t a Disneyland annual passholder, don’t worry because you can easily find them for sale online at various auction sites. We were able to find one for $58 on Mercari and several on eBay, starting at $40 (not including shipping).

What’s the longest line you’ve ever stood in at a theme park?

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Marie is a freelance writer and content creator with more than 20 years of experience in journalism. She lives in southwest Ohio with her husband and is almost a full-fledged empty nest mom of two daughters. She loves music, reading, word games, and Walt Disney World.

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