Video Shows Disney Fans Running to Buy Popcorn Buckets

  • Some Disney fans waited hours in line on Friday to buy limited-edition popcorn buckets at Epcot.
  • One of those fans, vlogger Jason Martin, recorded the moment people rushed into the theme park.
  • He ended up joining them and purchasing two buckets, including one to give away to a stranger.

Some die-hard Disney World fans waited hours in line on Friday to purchase popcorn buckets shaped like Epcot’s mascot Figment. But as it turns out, simply getting in line was just as chaotic for those at the theme park.

Florida-based Disney World fan and content creator Jason Martin, who goes by @tattoodisneydad online, was at Epcot on Friday when crowds gathered before the park officially opened.

While some were there on vacation to visit attractions, others waited for the first day of Epcot’s Festival of the Arts, where they could buy specialty foods and limited-edition merchandise — like the bucket.

He recorded the park’s “rope drop” — the moment when hundreds of fans were let into the theme park — and later shared the clip on TikTok. His video has been viewed more than 712,000 times so far.

Speaking with Insider, Martin said he arrived one hour before Epcot opened because he knew those staying at Disney resorts had early access to the parks and would have already formed a line inside. 

“I was with my friend up at the front,” he said. “We looked at each other and basically said, ‘We don’t know where the line ends at this point,’ and agreed to split and go two different ways.”

He found the line first and quickly joined it. The line, however, was so long by the time his friend found the end that she decided not to wait.

From there, he spent another three hours in line to purchase two of the buckets — the limit Disney had instated. He kept one for his mom, who is a big Figment fan, and gave another to a person waiting at the back of the line.

“I’m 6-foot-3 and I’m pretty fast, but I didn’t run,” he said. “If you watch the video, you see people running, but I really tried to follow Disney rules, so I was walking quickly.”

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