Disneyland is about to start making candy canes again, so that means the return of the annual scrum of visitors trying to get their hands on one of these sought-after holiday treats.
These are no "normal" candy canes. They are 18-inch handmade canes, twisted into shaped in Disneyland's Candy Palace and Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure. Okay... other than that novelty, they're just boiled and flavored sugar like any other candy. But these are made in limited batches, so they are relatively rare and therefore desirable in the Disney fan universe. That means you won't find them on display in the parks. Disney sells them on a first-come, first-served basis, and once they come off the cooling table, they're pretty much gone.
So how do you get one? Wristbands. On days when Disney is selling its candy canes, it will distribute wristbands at park opening to visitors who want to buy one. Once the wristbands are gone, you're out of luck. It's one candy cane per person with a wristband, too. That means you had better be there well before park opening, ready to get a wristband ASAP when the park opens, because they go quickly.
Disney also sells the candy canes in only one park per day during the holiday season, alternating between Disneyland's Candy Palace and Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure. Here is this year's candy cane schedule:
Candy Palace: November 23, 26, 28, 30, and December 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24
Trolley Treats: November 24, 27, 29, and December 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25
And, yes, my beloved detail-obsessed readers who noticed the gaps there, they do take Sundays off.
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