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Here's how to get Disneyland's hard-to-get handmade candy canes

November 19, 2018, 3:10 PM · 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.

Disney candy canes

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.

Have you gotten a Disney candy cane before? Tell us in the comments if you think they are worth the hype.

Replies (4)

November 19, 2018 at 4:31 PM

People are so sad, I swear.. Disney could open a new restroom and people will wait to use it. Disney could sell a “special edition paper plate” at quick serve restaurants, and guess what? People will line up and wipe the inventory dry

November 20, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Wow. This is exactly why Disney can charge whatever they want. They have to distribute WRISTBANDS for CANDY CANES! I'm sure the people that will get these wristbands are the same people that make sure they are in line bright and early to pick up a new fancy popcorn bucket. Disney doesn't even have to try anymore. They could start selling half eaten sandwiches and people would pay $50 for it.

November 21, 2018 at 1:50 PM

There is a limited edition turd in the fantasy land restrooms...hurry before it's flushed!

November 24, 2018 at 8:23 PM

Ya’ll are awful! You don’t want one. Don’t buy one. I’m getting real tired of people that hate on Disney and lovers of Disney.

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