Universal Studios Hollywood Refillable Popcorn Bucket – The Complete Guide

Have you ever wondered if the refillable popcorn buckets at Universal Studios Hollywood are worth it?

Depending on the design, a refillable popcorn bucket from Universal Studios Hollywood costs $24.99 to $39.99.

You can then refill these popcorn buckets for free unlimited times at eligible locations.

Meanwhile, a standard bag of popcorn at Universal Studios Hollywood costs $5.99.

This means that if you buy the cheapest refillable popcorn bucket, you would need to refill it at least five times to break even. Meanwhile, you’d need at least seven refills to break even with the most expensive refillable popcorn bucket.

Unless you share the popcorn, you’ll unlikely get five refills in one day. However, there are two reasons why I still think a Universal Studios refillable popcorn bucket might be worthwhile:

  1. You want one of the popcorn buckets as a souvenir
  2. You visit Universal Studios Hollywood regularly

The first reason is pretty self-explanatory. With two or three refills in a day, you’ve reduced the cost of a cool popcorn bucket from $24.99 – $34.99 to $9.99 – $24.99.

The second applies to those who visit Universal Studios Hollywood often, such as annual pass holders. If you bring your refillable popcorn bucket with you to Universal Studios Hollywood in the future, you can get refills for $3. That’s half the price of the standard $5.99 popcorn.

Refillable Popcorn Bucket Refills at Universal Studios Hollywood

You will be given a slip of paper with a barcode when you buy your refillable popcorn bucket at Universal Studios Hollywood. Do not lose this slip of paper.

You’ll need to scan the barcode on this piece of paper every time you want a popcorn refill. Then, you’ll be given your popcorn not in your bucket but in a clear bag, which you can then pour into your bucket. I think this has something to do with food hygiene, but I’m not really sure.

You can bring your popcorn bucket back to Universal Hollywood on future trips. However, this time, the barcode on the slip of paper will no longer be valid. So, simply ask for a refill, and you’ll be charged $3 for the bag of popcorn instead of the standard $5.99.

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