DISNEY is experiencing a Figment popcorn bucket frenzy as fans lined up for seven hours to purchase $25 containers that are now selling for $200 on eBay.
The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts began on Friday and Disney fans were so excited for the new limited-edition Figment popcorn buckets that they arrived hours before the park opened.
Figment popcorn buckets were available for purchase on Friday[/caption]
Footage taken at the park showed dozens of people waiting in line[/caption]
The buckets, which resemble Figment, were only being sold at one part of the park.
Figment is the mascot of the Imagination! Pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort’s Epcot theme park.
He’s a small purple dragon who is occasionally spotted wearing a yellow sweater and appears on a number of Epcot merchandise.
Figment has appeared in a series of Epcot Educational Media short videos for schools, as well as two Marvel Comics’ Disney Kingdoms brand comic book series.
Disneygoers lined up on Friday at the Pop Eats booth located near the entrance of Epcot’s World Showcase, Insider reports.
Shocking footage from Blog Mickey revealed the seemingly never-ending line before the park opened.
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Alongside the footage of enthusiastic fans, shared to Twitter, Blog Mickey tweeted: “In case you’re wondering how the Figment Popcorn Bucket situation is going, here’s a look at the line during EARLY ENTRY (aka, before EPCOT officially opens).”
Another video, shared by WDW News Today, showed what looks like hundreds of people waiting in line.
“The line for the Figment popcorn bucket has a quoted 6.5-7 hour wait, and stretches from Pop Eats, to World Showcase Promenade, to Test Track, then to the EPCOT Experience,” WDW News Today tweeted.
Disney fan Ashley Ebey, who purposely stayed at the Polynesian Villiage Resort to have a quick commute to the Pop Eats stand, told Insider: “Because we stayed on Disney property, it gave us a 30-minute head start.
“The line was instantly massive, but once it started moving, we only waited about 45 minutes for it.”
Another fan, Samantha Kristiansen, told the news outlet: “It’s cute, and this is my first time going to the Festival of the Arts, so it’s a great souvenir.”
She waited slightly over two hours to get the cute dragon filled with rainbow popcorn.
A maximum of two buckets were allowed to be purchased per guest.
The Sun reached out to Disney for comment but did not receive an immediate response.
And now, the popcorn buckets are being sold for around $200 on eBay.
At least 50 buckets, dubbed “Disney Parks 2022 Epcot Festival Of The Arts Figment Popcorn Bucket New” on the e-commerce website, were being sold for prices ranging as low as $90.
Most prices were set within the $150 to $200 range.