How to get the Fan-Favorite Candy Canes in Disneyland!
The holiday season is almost here and guests will be excited to know the fan-favorite candy canes are returning to the Disneyland Resort! Let’s go over all we know about the traditional, hand-made candy canes and how you can get one this year.
Each year, Disneyland’s skilled confectioners undertake the meticulous task of handcrafting thousands of flawless candy canes. The process begins as a cast member delicately pulls a glob of delicate yellow sugar mixture on an old-fashioned candy-pulling hook, with a second cast member carefully infusing peppermint oil into the batch. This candy-pulling step introduces air bubbles into the mixture, transforming it into the classic white candy base.
Once perfected, this candy is combined with long ropes of dyed sugar, creating the iconic red and green stripes that gracefully encircle the cane. With great care and precision, the candy mound is shaped into slender tubes. To conclude, two cast members collaborate to cut, weigh, and mold the canes before they are packaged. This entire labor-intensive process spans approximately 40 minutes for a single batch.
This demanding and time-consuming procedure results in a minty candy cane of unparalleled smoothness and freshness. While many modern factories churn out mass-produced, mediocre canes during the holiday season, there are still a few places in the world, such as Disneyland, where the tradition of crafting these exceptional candy canes endures.
Each candy cane measures about 18 inches long and weighs 5 ounces. Because of their size and quality, they cost more than your average candy cane. Last year they were $19.99 each.
The candy canes are extremely popular and Disneyland only sells them on select days. Last year guests were able to join a mobile wait list once they entered the park. Still, not everyone on the list will get a candy cane. They are limited to one per guest and there are only about 135 available each day.
There are two locations where the candy canes are sold and the alternate days for selling the treats. Candy Palace in Disneyland and Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure sell the candy canes. We don’t know the 2023 sale dates yet but last year there were a total of 14 dates (7 in each park) and they were all in December.
Keep an eye out for when those dates are announced if you want a chance at getting your hands on a Disneyland candy cane!
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