Finally, a popcorn bucket for us cat people. After all, it’s the circle of snacks, and it moves us all… If you follow any overseas merchandise accounts for the Disney Parks, you’ve probably seen this adorable new Baby Simba Popcorn Bucket making its rounds, and thanks to the Hong Kong Main Street Gazette and @HKDisneylandFood, we have a closer look at the purrfect new addition.
Now, you can hoist up your very own Baby Simba over Pride Rock with this new popcorn bucket, which features the royal lion cub shrugging as he does when he’s picked up by Rafiki in “The Lion King”. Even his little feet are scrunched up, just like a kitten’s.
The bucket is currently available at Hong Kong Disneyland and comes with your choice of flavored popcorn. (They really do flavored popcorn well at Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort.) The Disney Parks branded strap (which features Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and Simba from “The Lion King”) leads us to believe that the bucket will soon be making rounds at all of the parks, including here at Walt Disney World and at Disneyland Resort.
If you’re wondering how the bucket works, the back opens up as a latch for the popcorn, where you can then slide in the paper popcorn container (to not get the insides dirty.)
We expect to see this adorable new popcorn bucket make its way to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the coming months, where it’s sure to become the main event.