Whenever I’m at Tokyo Disneyland, or Tokyo DisneySea, one of my favourite snacks is popcorn. Now, when I say popcorn at Tokyo Disneyland I mean flavours like honey, black pepper, or curry. The parks here in Japan are famous for their flavours!
When “The Big Pop” opened in Tomorrowland, I got super excited. You’re probably wondering why. Well, “The Big Pop” is a specialized popcorn shop with new flavours and even carries a ton of popcorn buckets!
I went and tried all the new flavours for you to tell you which one was my favourite and which one I liked the least.
The Big Pop at Tokyo Disneyland
Right beside “The Happy Ride with Baymax” is “The Big Pop” where you’re able to choose from three different popcorn flavours. The shop also carries pretty much all the popcorn buckets available throughout the Park (how convenient). Including the popular Beauty and the Beast popcorn bucket.
You’re able to choose any of the three flavours for ¥500 a box (about US$5.00) or get a popcorn bucket and they’ll fill it up for you (2 boxes worth). OK, but, what are the flavours and how do they taste?
Strawberry Milk Popcorn
Years ago, Tokyo DisneySea had the strawberry popcorn but that’s now a part of history. Now, we have the Strawberry Milk popcorn, which if memory serves me correctly, tastes about the same. Except with a bit of a milky taste and salt mixed in.
The fake strawberry flavouring is quite sweet and strong, so there’s no mistaking that this indeed is strawberry. If you’re wanting super sweet popcorn. This is it.
On a side note, I miss the Milk Tea popcorn so much.
Cookie Cream Popcorn
As you’re able to guess from the name, this is another sweet popcorn flavour. To me, it tastes like salty Oreos with popcorn kernels. The flavour wasn’t as strong as I was expecting it to be.
Overall, this was my least favourite flavour of the three.
Cheese and Caramel Popcorn
“Caramel and Cheese” is a perfect mix of savoury cheese and sweet caramel. Better known as “Chicago Mix” or “Garret Mix” in the US, this is what the perfect popcorn flavour looks like.
I’m a huge fan of anything with cheese, so this is right up my alley. Mixed in with the not-overly-sweet caramel, you have the perfect blend of flavours. I’m salivating just thinking about it!
As you can guess, this was my favourite of the three. No contest.
Popcorn at Tokyo Disneyland is no joke
At first glance, you’d think the popcorn at The Big Pop came premade. The answer is, no! If you look inside the shop to the right, you’ll see into the kitchen area where they make it all fresh.
Oh, and don’t forget to look at the popcorn buckets when you’re in the queue too. Before you go, there are a few things you need to know about this popcorn shop and a few of my tips!
The Big Pop Tips
The biggest thing is you need an advance reservation for this location (at the time of this writing). You’re able to do that through the official Tokyo Disney Resort website.
Here are a few more tips for you:
- Bring ziplock plastic bags if you plan to savour the popcorn over the course of a few days (don’t judge me) and it’ll help keep your backpack or bag clean
- If you buy a popcorn bucket, you can ask to have the popcorn come in 2 separate boxes (that way your bucket stays clean)
- You’re not able to mix flavours (not really a tip but more of an FYI)
What flavour do you think you’d like to try? Let me know in the comments!
More Things to Do in Tokyo
My recommendations for things to do in and around Tokyo! Plan a day at the Hello Kitty theme park, Sanrio Puroland, and an afternoon at the popular TeamLab Planets TOKYO. Take a tour around Tokyo with the convenient hop-on and-off bus. Spend a rainy afternoon inside Japan’s largest indoor theme park, Tokyo Joyoplis, near Tokyo Disney!
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