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Every Day Is Popcorn Day at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on January 17th, 2014 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

This January 19 is National Popcorn Day, a perfect reason to “pop” by one of the Walt Disney World popcorn wagons for a box of old-fashioned, fluffy deliciousness. The epitome of easy street food, we like to pick up a box in front of City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A, and nosh as we stroll through the park. This all-American snack has been part of Disney since Disneyland Resort opened in 1955.


An astonishing 5.2 million boxes are sold every year at Walt Disney World Resort – that’s up about a half-a-million boxes from the year prior. In all, park-goers consume about 845,000 pounds of exploding kernels of corn with a splash of buttery flavor and a dash of salt. Vegan and gluten free, it’s pretty simple stuff, popped in a combo of coconut, corn and canola oil. We can always find a good reason to buy a warm box when we smell it popping – especially when it’s National Popcorn Day!

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Marsha from NC on January 17th, 2014 at 4:15 pm



Kristy on January 17th, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Disney World has the BEST POPCORN IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!


Stefani on January 17th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

MMMMMM I just had popcorn at MK today, but this is making me want more!!!!


Michelle on January 19th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Thanks for reminding us that it’s vegan! Love it. Who has creative ideas on how to use the souvenir popcorn buckets?