The hand made candy canes at the Disneyland Resort are an incredibly popular holiday offering each year during the holidays. Candy cane making is a tradition at the Disneyland Resort that dates back to 1968. Made entirely from scratch, these are hand-pulled candy canes that measure 18 inches long when finished. The candy makers mix pulled peppermint extra at exacting (very hot) temperatures to keep the candy pliable while it is being created. Even the room is kept quite warm (near 100 degrees) to keep the environment conducive to making the candy canes. Stop by during the candy cane making process and the candy makers can be seen pulling and twisting the sugar into its traditional shape. The process to make the candy canes takes around two hours.

There will be two locations where the candy canes will be made at the Disneyland Resort, one in Disneyland and one in Disney California Adventure. For Disneyland, the candy canes are made at Candy Palace on Main Street, USA. Over at Disney California Adventure, candy canes are made and sold at Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street. They are not made daily, however. They come out on specific days and there is a process for getting them that is delinated below. For each location, candy canes are made on seven specific days. Check out the dates below.

Candy Palace on Main Street, USA Candy Cane Dates

  • December 3
  • December 5
  • December 10
  • December 12
  • December 17
  • December 19
  • December 24

Trolly Treats on Buena Vista Street Candy Cane Dates

  • December 4
  • December 6
  • December 11
  • December 13
  • December 18
  • December 20
  • December 25

Guests will need to have a reservation and valid park admission for the park on the day the candy canes are being made. A mobile waitlist will be utilized on each of the above dates. Once the mobile waitlist has been activated, guests will be able to add their names and phone numbers at the location to receive a text back with a return time for the opportunity to purchase a candy cane. This will be subject to availability. It should also be noted that candy canes are not available through mobile ordering.

There will only be a limited amount of candy canes made and available for each release date. They will only be available while supplies last. The limit this year is 1 candy cane per guest and in-person purchase is required. Things can change at any time so bring your patience and Christmas cheer to the parks when attempting to get a candy cane. Also, there are no exchanges or refunds for the candy canes.

Here are the specifics for how to purchase a candy cane at one of the locations at the Disneyland Resort this year:

Photo courtesy of friend of Daps Magic, Spencer.

For a chance. topurchase one of the candy canes this year, a mobile waitlist system will be used, as quantities are very limited. Once the mobile waitlist is activated, you can add your name and phone number at the location to receive a text back with a time to return to the location for the opportunity to purchase your candy cane, subject to availability.

**Candy canes are not available through mobile order.

** A very limited number of candy canes will be available for each release date, while supplies last. In-person purchase required. Limit 1 per guest per day. Subject to restritions without change without notice, including but not limited to, change of release dates and prices. No discounts apply. No exchanges or refunds. If mobile waitlist is used, data and message rates and other restrictions apply.

Have you purchased and had the candy canes from either of these two locations at the Disneyland Resort? What did you think of them? Do you have any tips for anyone who wants to purchase them? Share your thoughts, opinions, and experiences in the comments below! Happy Holidays!


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