There’s nothing better than a Walt Disney World Resort souvenir. Wearing my Disney gear or drinking my morning coffee from a mug that reminds me of the parks. I have a favorite Mary Poppins coffee cup purchased from EPCOT back in 2018. My children know to handle it carefully when unloading the dishwasher because it’s mom’s favorite.
We also love getting our monorail track set out at Christmas time to set up around our tree. Even as the kids get older, they still love playing with it each year. But there’s one Disney souvenir that’s been gaining popularity in the newest merchandise trends in recent years: The cookie jar.
What is the EPCOT Cookie Jar?
The EPCOT Cookie Jar is a ceramic canister shaped like the iconic Spaceship Earth. The metallic geodesic sphere rests atop three legs, just the real Spaceship Earth attraction at EPCOT. The top of the shiny sphere comes off to reveal the hollow compartment inside where cookies or other treats can be stored. And if you can get your hands on one, the Spaceship Earth ceramic cookie jar canister is sure to be a wonderful addition to your theme park cookie jar collection.
This isn’t the first cookie jar themed after a beloved Disney character or attraction. Another fan favorite in recent years was the Cinderella’s Castle Cookie Jar. There was also a Sleeping Beauty Castle Cookie Jar for Disneyland folks on the West Coast. These limited-edition merchandise products tend to be very popular. As a result, they go in and out of stock.
Are EPCOT Cookie Jars available online?
Yes, the EPCOT Cookie Jar is available online. But you might have to pay a premium if you purchase outside of the actual parks. At the time of this writing, you can buy the jar at a premium from resellers on Amazon, Walmart and eBay with prices ranging from $89-$110. And we suspect, prices will only increase for these resells over time.
You see, while the limited availability of these cookie jars in-park can be frustrating, it also increases their appeal. Other popular limited-edition cookie jars, although no longer in production, can still be found on resale websites like eBay or Mercari – again, at a premium.
The Jungle Cruise Cookie Jar followed a similar pattern. This ceramic vessel was shaped like its namesake ride’s riverboats, complete with a cheeky skipper on the side. It was originally available exclusively at the Magic Kingdom. You could find it at the gift shop outside the Pirates of the Caribbean (Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar). When the new “Jungle Cruise” movie starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson came out a few years ago, the Walt Disney Company made the Jungle Cruise Cookie Jar available for purchase online.
ShopDisney.com has a selection of cookie jars available for purchase online. There’s a Zero Cookie Jar for fans of Tim Burton’s “The Night Before Christmas”. There’s a Stitch Cookie Jar from the animated classic “Lilo & Stitch”. There are Chef Mickey and Steamboat Willy Cookie Jars. And there’s a whimsically floral Winnie the Pooh Cookie Jar. They range in price from $49.99-$79.99. Plus, you can often find a special offer for free shipping with a minimum purchase. Of course, that makes it super convenient.
Other popular Disney cookie jars over the years have included the colorful “UP!” Cookie Jar. This ceramic canister featured Carl & Ellie’s beloved yellow Victorian-style house complete with an enormous cluster of colorful balloons. Goofy has had a cookie jar, and so has Sorcerer Mickey.
How much is the EPCOT Cookie Jar?
Inside the park, at the time of this writing, the EPCOT Cookie Jar sells for $55, although prices are subject to change. However, certain Disney fans may be eligible for a discount. Disney VISA cardholders can get 10% off most merchandise purchases in the parks. Annual Passholders can get 20% off merchandise in most stores in the parks.
Where can you find the EPCOT Cookie Jar?
The EPCOT Cookie Jar is currently available in the Creations Shop at Epcot. This massive gift shop replaced Mouse Gear as part of the ongoing transformation of Future World to World Celebration. The EPCOT Cookie Jar is also available at Disney Springs in the World of Disney Store. However, this product is very popular and frequently goes out of stock.
I love the idea of the iconic Spaceship Earth Cookie Jar. Of course, it makes sense because Walt Disney World Dining is known for its different cookies. Disney World experts know that each of the theme parks has specialty cookies. Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been known for their famous Carrot Cake Cookies for years. More recently, the Wookiee Cookie has become a galactic favorite among Star Wars fans. EPCOT Cookie Jar for another reason. All Walt Disney World theme parks have some awesome and unique cookies.
The EPCOT Holiday Cookie Stroll
But EPCOT in particular has produced some truly spectacular cookies over the years. During the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, you can find holiday cookies throughout the World Showcase. There’s even a Holiday Cookie Stroll, where guests are invited to sample tasty treats as they visit each holiday kitchen.
This is probably the most cookie-rich experience available on Disney property. It’s one of my family’s favorite things to do as part of the EPCOT festival of the holidays. The cookie selection is different each year. However, it’s pretty common to see the return of very popular cookies. Each time you purchase a cookie at a holiday kitchen, a cast member will place a special stamp on your festival passport.
If you purchase five of the official holiday cookies on your stroll, you can present your stamped passport and receive a sixth exclusive specialty cookie for free. So if you complete the cookie stroll, you’ll spend less than $20 for a total of 6-holiday cookies. Remember that you get the sixth “completer cookie” for free after collecting five cookie stamps. Other memorable holiday cookies from recent years include a Black & White cookie, gingerbread man and peppermint pinwheel cookie.
I love the Linzer cookies at the Bavaria Holiday Kitchen near the Germany pavilion. These sandwich cookies have a sandy shortbread texture and are traditionally made with part almond flour. They’re filled with raspberry or strawberry jam and dusted with powdered sugar. Linzer cookies usually have a shape cut out of the center of the top cookie. Sometimes it’s a circle or star. Years ago, I made some with tiny Christmas tree cut-outs. Last year, Disney’s Linzer cookies had a delicate snowflake design.
Do you have a favorite EPCOT Cookie Jar? Let us know in the comments!