We’ve eaten all kinds of snacks at the Festival of Holidays, shared details about the “it’s a small world” holiday edition, and even attended their new Merriest Nites holiday after hours events. But today we got to experience a truly time-honored tradition at Disneyland — the iconic (and giant) hand-crafted candy canes!
And we’ve been enjoying the Festival of the Holidays at Disney California Adventure, as well as munching on all the yummy holiday treats at both California Adventure AND Disneyland. But if it’s candy you’re looking for, Disney just released its guide to holiday candy at Disneyland Resort. And we are so ready for some sweets!
One of the most beloved parts of the holiday at Disneyland Resort is the famous handmade candy canes! These 18-inch peppermint treats have been around for over 50 years, and this year, that tradition continues.
Since these classic treats are so popular, there are a few things you’ll need to know in order to get one! So, here’s where and when you can get Disneyland’s famous candy canes.
If you are planning a trip to Disney World this holiday season, or if you just want to add to your festive wardrobe, there’s a NEW spirit jersey that you may wanna check out!
Visions of sugarplums may or may not dance in your head when you adorn this scrumptious snack-themed spirit jersey this holiday season.
Are visions of Disneyland Candy Canes dancing in your head?? I hope so… because we’ve got the scoop on the famous Hand-Pulled Candy Canes returning SOON for the holiday season in Disneyland Resort! Keep reading for all the WHENS and WHERES for 2018!
If you’re not familiar with this Disneyland tradition, you can learn all about the Disneyland Candy Canes by clicking here!
It’s about that time of the year! The Christmas decor is being put up around the resort and seasonal treats are starting to surface! Are you craving Hand Made Candy Canes from the Disneyland Resort yet? Yes? Good! ‘Cause we’ve got the dates!
Not sure what we’re talking about? Check out this post that showcases our first candy cane adventure.
HOW IT WORKS
Technically you are not supposed to line up before park opening, but guess what people do? When I went for the first time, I was lucky and got there just 30 minutes before park opening. But I talked to someone who was there by 4:00am, which to me is nuts. So basically, it’s your call. Last year, the crush wasn’t quite so bad, but you never know what’s going to happen this year.
Wristbands may be picked up at park opening.
I HAVE NOT confirmed this info, but this is how it went down last year:
There will be 40 wristbands per batch and three batches per day. This means that 120 wristbands will be given out at park opening.
The earlier you are there, the earlier your batch. I HAVE CONFIRMED that [Read more…]
The Candy Palace is always one of my favorite stops when visiting Main Street USA at Disneyland.
On a recent walk through, I noticed an exciting new addition to the check out counter; Candy Sticks!
I immediately gravitated toward them because they reminded me of a very special holiday treat. Yep, Disneyland’s famous handmade candy canes. Same width, same patterns, and same packaging, but less than 1/2 the price!
New for Summer, the candy sticks are made in the Candy Palace kitchen using the same process as the Disneyland candy canes. Each stick is generous in size, basically one of the giant candy canes minus the hook!
They are $4.99 each, and come in three flavors: orange, lemon lime, and cinnamon. Unfortunately, because they are handmade, you may not use your annual pass for a discount on these puppies. There is however no limit on how many you can buy.
Of course I had to buy one of each flavor and take them home for experimental research! When I got them out of their packages, I noticed that they had the same light and airy feel to them as the holiday Candy Canes.
Because they are handmade, you will notice that [Read more…]
Guess what everyone!?! TODAY marks the first day to get your hands on The Handmade Candy Cane: Disneyland’s hottest holiday commodity.
For those of you who aren’t aware of Disneyland’s Handmade Candy Cane tradition, you can read all about the Race for Handmade Candy Canes here.
Things are a little different this year!
The biggest news of the season is that Candy Canes will be made in BOTH Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. This means twice the candy cane fun.
Candy Cane making will be alternating between the two parks, as often 4 days a week.
How it Works:
Technically you are not supposed to line up before park opening, but guess what people do. When I went for the first time, I was lucky and got there just 30 minutes before park opening. But I talked to someone who was there by 4:00am, which to me is nuts. So basically, it’s your call.
Wristbands may be picked up at park opening. There will be 40 wristbands per batch and three batches per day. This means that 120 wristbands will be given out at park opening.
The earlier you are there, the earlier your batch. 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 wrist bands for anyone who is not with you.
Your wrist band will have the date and batch time on it. You may pick up your candy cane any time after your batch time. Your wrist band guarantees you your cane, but you must pick it up by 4:00 or it will be sold to someone in the stand by line.
Last year candy canes were going for $12.95; I am not aware if there has been a price increase or not.
2012 Candy Cane Dates:
ANNNND. Something I found very interesting when I went and checked each day’s park hours… No taking advantage of Early Admission Hours. The Disneyland Resort has purposely left out Early Admission Hours. So basically, the days the Candy Canes are being made at Disneyland, there are zero that have early admission hours. It’s the same over at Disney California Adventure.
Disneyland’s Candy Palace Dates: [Read more…]
Disney food-lovers have lots to be excited about during the holiday season at Walt Disney World and Disneyland!
From life-size Gingerbread houses to Candy Cane Fudge, the parks and resorts celebrate with sweet treats and special dining experiences!
You may have noticed a new little holiday icon on our sidebar!
That links to a page where we’ll be compiling all of our Disney World and Disneyland Holiday information, so if there’s anything you need to know — check there!
We’re covering all the news about holiday-themed eats and we’ve already seen some fun and decorative treats this year. They almost look too pretty to eat! 😉
The Gingerbread Displays are beginning to appear, too. All our favorites have returned at the Contemporary, Boardwalk Beach Club, and Grand Floridian resorts. We’ll tour them in the coming weeks!
In Disneyland, the annual Candy Cane frenzy has begun. Dates can be found here! Also, sign up now to work on your holiday construction skills. Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen will be holding gingerbread house workshops!
From gift ideas to information on Holiday events, we’ll keep you up-to-date on our 2011 Holiday Dining Page.
What’s your favorite WDW or Disneyland holiday experience? Let us know in the comments section!
And if you’re in a Disney park or resort this holiday season and find something yummy, let us know and send over a pic!
She gave you the dates of the 2010 Disneyland candy canes, and now she’s back…with the real thing!! Heather Sievers, our Dining in Disneyland guru, reports on the mad rush for canes at Disneyland’s Candy Palace!
After hearing about Disneyland’s hand made candy canes, I put it on my bucket list. Something I’d have to do at least once in my lifetime. So, why not take care of it now and share it here on the Disney Food Blog?
Let me start by saying that [Read more…]