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Maurice's Popcorn machine at Magic Kingdom's New FantasylandWalt Disney World ® has spared no expense when it comes to the detail at the new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom ®. Around every corner are intricate touches further immersing guests into their favorite Disney ® movie and/or fairytale. One such detail is the unique Maurice’s Popping Machine, the food cart located near Bonjour Gifts in the back of Fantasyland.

He’s done it again. Crazy old Maurice has built yet another contraption, but this time it actually works! In the Disney ® film, Beauty and the Beast, Belle’s father Maurice is the crazy inventor whose creations never quite go as planned. And whenever one of his inventions doesn’t work out the way he intended instead of throwing the entire machine away he reuses the parts for other creations. Such is the case with Maurice’s Popping Machine. Re-designed to become a popcorn maker, the Popping Machine is now one successful contraption, popping out sweet and savory snacks for hungry Magic Kingdom ® guests.

Snacks at Maurice’s Popping Machine including:

Mickey Mouse Premium Ice Cream Bar

Edy’s Dibs

Mickey’s Cokies ‘N Cream Ice Cream Sandwich

Edy’s Strawberry Fruit Bar

Nestle Delicious Pineapple Fruit Bar

Nestle Triple Blast Ice Pop

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana covered in nuts

No Sugar Added Strawberry Bar

Assortment of beverages

And of course popcorn, regular and in a souvenir bucket

If you want something a little heartier than popcorn or something to pair with your Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar, continue the Beauty and the Beast adventure and head over to Gaston’s Tavern for the pub’s popular pork shank and then wash it all down with LeFou’s Brew, a no-sugar added frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow. Just like Maurice’s Popping Machine, Gaston’s Tavern has been designed to fit the egocentric character’s personality to a T. The pub looks like you stepped right into the animated tavern from the Disney ® movie with faux animal skins draped on wood furniture, a gigantic painting of Gaston hanging above the brick fireplace, antler chandeliers, dart boards and deer heads galore. You can hear Gaston laughing. No, really you can. The muscular man can be heard quoting many of the same lines he says in the movie as he greets guests walking by his tavern in this special meet-and-greet.

To check out Maurice’s latest invention and the savory and sweet treats it pops out and to chat with Gaston look for discounted Walt Disney World ® tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.