Every year when the holidays begin at the Disneyland Resort, the crowds come down to the Southern California theme park to enjoy the decorations, ride layovers like Haunted Mansion Holiday and dine on delicious and festive offerings. While it is always exciting to dine on classics like stuffing macaroni and cheese and the Thanksgiving sandwich, there is one item that has a cult-like following and Guests line up hours in advance in hopes of getting their hands on — Disneyland’s homemade candy canes.
Disneyland candy canes are only available on certain days, and tickets are usually needed to be able to purchase the minty, sugary concoction. Guests who arrive early enough can even watch Disney’s professional candy makers as they stretch out and shape the candy into its signature style.
Disney Parks Blog recently shared what dates the homemade candy canes will be available and where they can be purchased.
A tradition since 1968, our infamous candy canes at Disneyland Resort are hand-crafted during the holiday season – from mixing the ingredients to hand-pulling, rolling, and twisting the candy. The result is colorful swirls of oversized sweetness – 18-inches long!
A very limited number of these impressive candy canes will be produced by our candy makers this season. They will be sold only at:
- Candy Palace and Candy Kitchen at Disneyland park: Dec. 7, 9,15, 21, 23
- Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure park: Dec. 8, 14, 16, 22
In the past, Guests needed to get to the theme Parks incredibly early in order to receive a coveted ticket in order to purchase a candy cane. However, this year, Disney is going digital and Guests will need to join a mobile waitlist to purchase the candy cane. Once the mobile list is activated, Guests will enter their name and phone number for an opportunity to purchase. They will then receive a text message when it is their turn to return to whichever location is selling candy canes that day. Disney has not said what time each day the mobile waitlist will open.
It is VERY important to note that simply getting a text to purchase the candy canes will NOT allow Guests to Park Hop. If a Guest only has access to Disneyland Park and the candy canes are being sold at Disney California Adventure, they will not be allowed into DCA to purchase the candy. If you have a Park Hopper ticket, but your turn to purchase comes up before the 1 p.m. Park Hopping start time, you will not be able to go over to the other theme park.
Disneyland’s homemade candy canes are very limited in quantity, so each Guest will only be able to purchase one candy cane. Magic Key Holders are not able to use their food and merchandise discount on the candy canes.