2014 Disneyland Candy Cane Dates Announced!

Tis the season! As the holiday decor goes up around the parks and resorts, the Disneyland bakeries are busy mixing up traditional recipes! The highly-anticipated Hand-Crafted Candy Canes from the Disneyland Resort can soon be yours! That’s right; we’ve got the dates.

Haven’t heard about the candy canes? Check out this post that showcases our awesome Disneyland candy cane adventure.

Hand Made Candy Canes from The Candy Palace

Just like last year, Candy Cane making will alternate between Candy Palace on Main Street USA in Disneyland and Trolley Treats over on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure.

HOW IT WORKS

Technically you are not supposed to line up before park opening, but guess what people do? We recommend arriving 30-45 minutes prior to park opening and your best bet is likely to line up for a morning extra magic hour.

Wristbands may be picked up at park opening.

During the 2012 and 2013 holidays, there were 40 wristbands per batch and three batches per day. This means that 120 wristbands were given out at park opening.

The earlier you are there, the earlier your batch. PLEASE NOTE that your wristband will get you ONE candy cane. If you have people with you, you HAVE to be together as a group. They will not hand you wristbands for anyone who is not with you. Lines start at whichever candy kitchen is producing candy canes for the day. SO walk REALLY fast to either Candy Palace or Trolley Treats upon entering the park. Cast members will be there to guide you. It can be serious business!

Your wristband will have the date and batch time on it. You may pick up your candy cane any time after your batch time, but prior to 4PM. If you don’t pick up your cane by 4PM, it will be sold to someone in the stand-by line.

The 2013 cost per candy cane was $12.99 (no discounts accepted).

THE DATES

Please note that these dates are subject to change. Additional dates may be added.

Candy Palace at Disneyland
Friday, November 28 (8:00am park opening)
Tuesday, December 2 (9:00am park opening) *Extra Magic Hour this day 8-9am
Friday, December 5 (8:00am park opening)
Tuesday, December 9 (9:00am park opening) *Extra Magic Hour this day 8-9am
Friday, December 12 (8:00am park opening)
Tuesday, December 16 (8:00am park opening)*Extra Magic Hour this day 7-8am
Friday, December 19 (8:00am park opening)
Sunday, December 21 (8:00am park opening)
Tuesday, December 23 (8:00am park opening)*Extra Magic Hour this day 7-8am
Wednesday, December 24 (8:00am park opening)

Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure
Saturday, November 29 (8:00am park opening)
Monday, December 1 (9:00am park opening) *Extra Magic Hour this day 8-9am
Saturday, December 6 (8:00am park opening)
Monday, December 8 (9:00am park opening) *Extra Magic Hour this day 8-9am
Saturday, December 13 (8:00am park opening)
Monday, December 15 (8:00am park opening) *Extra Magic Hour this day 7-8am
Saturday, December 20 (8:00am park opening)
Monday, December 22 (8:00am park opening) *Extra Magic Hour this day 7-8am
Wednesday, December 25 (8:00am park opening) *Extra Magic Hour this day 7-8am

For more information or if you want to confirm weekly dates before you go, check Disneyland’s Candy Kitchen Hotline at 714-781-0112.

Want to know more about the wonderful world of candy canes? Check out the fun facts below!

Just know that these handmade, fresh candy canes are some of the best we’ve ever tasted. It’s worth getting that wristband if you can!

Will you get one of the coveted candy canes this year? Did you get one last year? Let us know in the comments below!

Comments

  1. Essie says

    These canes look so beautiful, perfect and special. I’m really surprised that this treasured tradition has not spread to WDW, but I guess that that’s one thing that makes them so special….only in Disneyland!

  2. venetia atherton says

    My husband and I got one each last year at DCA, and we found that Mickey “slipped us a mickey”. One of the canes we were given when we picked them up at our designated time was not one of the hand made ones, but on of the mass produced that they sell in the candy stores. And it wasn’t until we got home that we realized the difference in the Candy Canes. We did take it back on our next visit, but of course we were unable to get a replacement, so we were given a refund on a gift type card.
    So buyer beware, check your Candy Canes before you leave. They give them out already bubble wrapped so unwrap and check.

    We will be going back this year, cause the hand made ones are the best we have ever had.

  3. Kim says

    Essie – so true!

    Renee — lucky you!!

    Venetia — thanks for the tip!

    Lizzie April — Line up at the the candy kitchen that will be dispensing the candy canes later in the day.

  4. says

    I’m one of the last artisan candymakers in Florida. I’ve always dreamed of making candy canes at WDW. How does one even get that gig? Is there a candy cane imagineer job? lol

  5. Christal says

    We are going for the first time to Disneyland for Christmas, and this is all my 12 year old son wants. Best part my kids don’t know we are going yet :), So we will be there bright and early standing in line and briskly walking to the shop just to get the wrist band. I’m so excited to see the park and all the fun holiday events.

  6. Erin says

    We are at Disneyland right now and I had forgotten all about it until I saw the crowd watching the candy makers. We got so lucky, though, because the rain kept people away early and they still had bands!

  7. Dawna says

    There is also a place in Ontario, CA that makes candy canes and they have been doing it since 1933. It is called Logan’s Candy, so if you do not get one of these ones, try driving there to get them. They make them from 6″ to 6′ tall. Yes that is feet in four different flavors. I just ran across this and I am having a friend get me some and ship them to me.

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