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We are continuing with our Food Week with, you guessed it, another sweets post. Before you think we must just eat a bunch of junk food, let me just say, we only eat one or two meals in Disneyland, and the rest we bring our lunch and either tote it in our backpack or we use the picnic area. So on to today’s post.
Nestled in between Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Refreshment Corner is the Candy Palace. Most people have been in there, yet you won’t find it listed on the guide map (seriously, I checked write before writing this with the maps from our trip last week). You can search “Candy Palace” on Disneyland’s site and it will come back with nothing. But it is there.
While you can find many of the items in the Candy Palace in other locations on the Disneyland Resort, the Candy Palace is worth a visit. Here is why.
When you step inside the Candy Palace, you are transported back in time. You really feel like you are either in an old 1910 or 1920’s candy shop, or maybe even a penny arcade. The architecture and the colors are amazing!
As a photographer, I have dreams of having the candy shop all to myself to do photo sessions with children, engaged couples, and even pregnancy announcement pictures.
The Candy Palace also has lots of fun little old fashioned arcade items, like this dancing Pinnochio, or the viewfinders you can see behind the sucker tree in the second picture down.
And the sweets….You could spend a lot of money on candy here. That is for sure. From the wall of Jelly Beans or Taffy, to the specialty candied apples and other items, you will have a hard time choosing just a few items to take home with you.
Even with all that, one of the best parts of the Candy Palace is that you can watch cast members make candy. While we were there we saw them making Candy Apples and Peanut Brittle. During Christmas you can watch them make Candy Canes, and if you are lucky, you can even buy one (if you get there first thing in the morning before they give out all the tickets for them).
Even if you don’t like candy (who doesn’t?) or if you are on a diet (in Disneyland?) you will enjoy walking around the Candy Palace and seeing all it has to offer.
Have you stopped by the Candy Palace? What is your favorite treat from there?