This Is the Hottest Souvenir at Disney Parks This Christmas
Get it before it's doggone.
Disney Parks are known for their over-the-top Christmas celebrations, but this year it's not the sky-high trees or snow on Sunset Boulevard that has everyone talking.
It's the reusable plastic popcorn bucket.
Modeled after Disney's beloved bloodhound Pluto, this specialty popcorn bucket comes filled with both a handy snack and the Christmas spirit. At just $13.50, the delightful keepsake has already become the hottest item of seasonal merchandise at Walt Disney World, making a perfect holiday present for any Disney superfan.
First spotted by Disney Food Blog at Disney's Hollywood Studios last week, the wintertime popcorn bucket depicts Mickey's much-adored pup decked in an ugly Christmas sweater and delightfully sweet doggy Santa hat. The food opening isn't on top, but through the back, keeping its design intact and sold with a handy carrying strap that includes small designs of dog bones printed throughout.
This yuletide souvenir comes hot on the heels of Disney's massively successful Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket, which was introduced to parks on both coasts in celebration of Halloween. Featuring the pinnacle villain of Tim Burton's cult classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas," the Halloween best-seller caused crazy lines with movie fans clamouring to get one of their own.
If you're wondering if that "Disney Parks" strap means it will be sold at both parks, you're in luck. The new character-shaped bucket arrived at Disneyland Resort during the kickoff of their Festival of Holidays events, and the Anaheim park's weekend crowds snapped up plenty of the souvenirs in stock.
If you want to give this holiday season an added dose of Disney magic, now's the time. Oogie Boogie buckets sold out at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland over two weeks before Halloween, and resale prices skyrocketed on third-party websites like eBay quickly after word got out. Christmas may be six weeks away, but don't wait that long to tuck this treat underneath your tree.