The question on the minds of many Disney fans this year is certainly, “Will Disneyland be selling its famous hand-pulled candy canes this year?” The reopening of California Adventure for dining and shopping certainly brought hope to the hearts of those who look forward to this annual tradition. Read on for yet another way in which 2020 has stolen some of our favorite traditions.
Disneyland Candy Canes 2020 Update
We have some sad news to share with you, friends. Unfortunately, even though Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street has reopened, Disneyland will not be making and selling their hand-pulled candy canes this year.
Take a stroll down memory lane for what it’s like to enjoy a candy cane in a non-pandemic year!
Forget Black Friday shopping and get in line early at the Candy Palace located on Main Street inside Disneyland for quite possibly the best candy cane you’ll ever taste. Trust me, I thought it was all hype until last year when I got two Disneyland candy canes and my mind was blown.
Typically candy canes are sold at Candy Palace on Main Street AND at Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street inside California Adventure Park on alternating days.
Yes, it’s true. I had heard about these incredible Disneyland candy canes but had never seen one in real life. I was lucky enough to get one last year. Read my experience here.
If you’re a planner, here is some information you want before trying to score a candy cane.
How many candy canes are typically made in one day?
The park makes a very limited number of candy canes per day. Once they are gone, they are gone. Some say you’ll want to get to the park at least an hour before the ropes drop and run to the Candy Palace or Trolley Treats to get in line. I personally think this creates unnecessary hype. But, you do you. I was able to get to the park at opening (on the very first day candy canes were available!) and get in line. Yes, it was long and yes I was worried I wouldn’t get a wristband but alas I did and I didn’t have to run anyone over in the process.
How long is the wait to get a Disneyland candy cane?
You’ll stand in a very long line just to get a wristband. You must come back at your designated time to pick up and pay for your candy cane. Just like using Fast Pass, you must came back during that time frame otherwise no candy cane for you. They will be sold to those waiting in a standby line.
No matter how long the line is, wait and see. My particular line was indeed long and I tried asking a nearby Cast Member about my chances. I didn’t get much of an answer but I still ended up with two wristbands.
Do all members of my party need to be present to get a candy cane?
All members of your party should be with you. It’s one wristband per person. And they can be very strict about letting family and friends cut in line. I will say they do try to keep things pretty fair for all.
How much do Disneyland Candy Canes cost?
Candy canes were $12.99 when we were last able to pick one up in person, but rumor has it that the price has risen to $15. But, they are pretty generous. I say get one and share with your friends.
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