Vote of the week: Would more flavors encourage you to spend more money on Disney popcorn?
Published: December 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM
But for as fans at Disneyland and Walt Disney World like the snack, popcorn is an obsession at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Visitors there pay up to $40 for souvenir buckets they wear around their necks, paying about $6.50 a shot for refills of the various flavors offered at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.
In addition to the traditional salt-sprinkled or caramel popcorn, Tokyo Disney also offers chocolate, strawberry, honey, milk tea, soy sauce, black pepper and curry flavors. And cranberry, too, during the holidays.
That's right: Duffy popcorn buckets, with milk tea popcorn, at Tokyo DisneySea.
Don't dismiss the unusual (to Americans) popcorn flavors. The curry popcorn, for example, was awesome - far tastier than the bland salted popcorn served in America. Hey, if we can have countless flavors of tortilla and potato chips, why shouldn't we get more flavors of popcorn, too?
But Disney's not going to serve anything if people won't buy it. Some of the people who've been following our daily looks at the various lands around Tokyo Disneyland have expressed their wish that Disney offer some of those extra flavors here in the United States. But is that an accurate sample of theme park fans? Would money people spend more money on popcorn if they had more flavors from which to choose?
Let's put it to a vote.
Please tell us in the comments what you think about popcorn in the Disney parks, and what options you'd like to see. And thanks again, as always, for reading Theme Park Insider. Tokyo Disneyland week wraps up tomorrow, with Universal Studios Singapore week starting Sunday, and Tokyo DisneySea week starting Dec. 26.