The only thing I really knew about Tokyo Disney Land before heading over there was that they had a pretty nice variety of popcorn and popcorn flavors. Once I got there, I was able to sample some of those treats and see what the popcorn craze is all about.
First, you can buy refillable popcorn buckets. They come in two varieties: the smaller, plastic ones that hold a regular bag. The second, and admittedly more fun, variety is the collectible bucket. These are large, plastic buckets molded like characters and boxes that can differ based on the popcorn vendor you buy from and the time of the year.
Popcorn prices, as of summer 2017, are 2,300 Yen for a collectible bucket filled with popcorn, 530 Yen for a refill of your collectible bucket, and 310 Yen for a regular bag. I might be 100 Yen off on some of those, but you get the idea. If you’re going once, a collectible bucket is nice, but the price incentive and how much you need to buy to start saving money is around 20 buckets of popcorn. If you just want to try a variety, the regular size gives you a good amount of popcorn without breaking the bank.
I managed to try four flavors while there. There are more than what I was able to try, but I am one man and can only eat so much popcorn.
Found on the outskirts of the Venetian area at Disney Sea, Herb Tomato is a delightful savory treat. The tomato flavor, mixed with the Italian herbs, gives it a wonderful pizza flavor while not being overseasoned. This was easily my favorite flavor!
A good standard for popcorn, caramel has mixed reactions from people. Thankfully, many of the concerns associated with caramel corn are resolved at Tokyo Disney Land. Found at multiple locations (I got mine outside of Star Tours in Tomorrowland), it gives you just enough drizzle of caramel to keep the popcorn that delightful, freshly-popped texture without destroying your jaw with a hard shell of caramel on the outside. Great if you love the sweeter side of popcorn!
If you love honey, head over to Poo’s Hunny Hunt to grab some popcorn. It’s exactly what you think: popcorn covered in honey. If you love honey, you’ll love the flavor. If you’re not a big fan or on the fence about honey, I don’t think this popcorn will change your mind. Much sweeter than the caramel popcorn, in my opinion. I wasn’t a huge fan of this one, but I can see its appeal for others.
Head down to Frontierland and just outside where you board the Mark Twain River Boat you can get some barbecue popcorn. Dusted with what tastes like a dry rub, you get a subtle hint of barbecue spices in each bite. Much more mildly flavored than the Herb Tomato, but still an enjoyable snack.
There are many others, like Soy Sauce and Butter, White Chocolate, Curry, and Milk Chocolate, so if I’m ever back that way, I’ll be sure to try them out.
What are your favorite flavors of popcorn at Tokyo Disney (or anywhere else)? Let me know in the comments!