UPDATE: Thanks to our buddy Linda, we’ve learned that vouchers are still handed out at Candy Palace. You will receive a wrist band and a reminder paper about what time to pick up your Candy Cane.UPDATE #2: More thanks to DFB friend, Corinne for the following info: I was lucky enough to get a candy cane on my first try!
We took advantage of the Magic Morning early entry: we were at security by 7:15, at the turnstiles by 7:30, and then the mad dash to the Candy Palace. Here’s our experience: Many people had no idea why there was a line at the candy palace! When the park opened at 8, I sent my husband ahead to get a place in line–that was a minor mistake…all of your party must be there to get in line, they will not allow people to join others already in line, so stay together. We received a wrist band a few minutes after 8, it had the date and “batch” time on it so we could return anytime after 9:30 am up until 4 pm. We went about our day at Disney, and returned in the afternoon to watch them make the candy. When we went in to purchase them, a cast member cut off the wrist band and kept it in a plastic bag so there was no potential to pass them around, I suppose. I did talk her into cutting just the date and time from my wrist band so I could put it in the scrapbook! We immediately took the candy canes back to our resort to avoid breakage. Thanks to your blog I was able to do my homework and increase my chances to get a candy cane!
For the past week I’ve been calling Disneyland EVERY SINGLE DAY to try and get the scoop on this year’s candy cane making schedule. I even visited twice to ask in person to no avail.
I am excited to announce that I finally made some progress and that we are the FIRST to deliver the schedule and “rules” to you, our awesome DFB readers!
For those of you who don’t know about Disneyland’s hand made candy cane tradition, you can read all about the famous Disneyland Candy Canes here.
This year things are a bit different:
Disneyland Candy Cane Tickets/Vouchers
Tickets/Vouchers will be handed out at the entrance turnstiles at park opening; you no longer have to make the dash to the Candy Palace to get your ticket. This INCLUDES magic mornings, so if you are staying at the hotel and want candy canes on one of the scheduled dates listed below, you will have access to a voucher one hour before the general public.
Once given a voucher, you will be entitled to purchase ONE candy cane at The Candy Palace on Main Street in Disneyland (last year it was two per person and they were $9.95 each). The Cast Member I spoke with did not have any pricing information for this year.
Although technically you aren’t supposed to line up early, people do, seriously early… You will have to wait at the security entrance prior to letting you near the main entrance gates. As soon as you get through security, run like the wind!
Disneyland Candy Cane Dates
Candy Cane making dates are currently scheduled for:
Wednesday, November 30th (9:00 park opening)
Friday, December 2nd (8:00am park opening)
Tuesday, December 6th (9:00am park opening, BUT Magic Morning hours at 8:00am)
Friday, December 9th (8:00am park opening)
Monday, December 12th (8:00am park opening)
Friday, December 16th (8:00am park opening) &
Wednesday, December 21st (8:00am park opening)
PLEASE NOTE that these dates are subject to change, additional dates may be added as well. I heard a rumor from a Marceline’s cast member that candy canes were also being made on Friday, November 25th (8:00am park opening), the day after Thanksgiving…
Here’s a little more info about this great tradition!
Are you planning on doing the “Great Candy Cane Race” this year?