A Lost Art: Making Candy Canes at Disneyland

One of my favorite hidden treats at Disneyland park during the holidays is to watch the candy makers on Main Street, U.S.A. at the Candy Palace. You can watch the lost art of candy cane making, a tradition dating back to 1968. They also make other fresh holiday treats like peppermint bark and snow man caramel apples! Call the Candy Kitchen hotline at 714-781-0112 to see what treats they are making and when.


  • Does anyone by chance know if they do this for Disney World’s Magic Kingdom too? Thanks!!

  • Another reason why Disneyland is so special. These little special touches mean so much to so many people.

  • I’m glad Disneyland continues with these little things. They might appear so insignificant, yet in a world that is constantly changing and old practices are dropped and subsequently forgotten, it is nice to know that those with the means to do so, are willing to hold onto that which has sentimental value to many.

  • I enjoyed watching this. Thanks!

  • The Candy Palace is truly one of my favorite places at Disneyland! I love watching them make candy! Thanks for sharing the lost art of making candy canes by hand! Loved it!

    :0) Terri from Texas

  • Amazing video. These really highlight what is special about visiting a Disney park. Keep bringing these types of posts. Thank you. Now I want to plan a trip!

  • Mary from Santa Barbara, CA….

    WOW!!!when you think Disney has show some of their magic then you get to see these amazing Cast Members who make these delicious candy canes. But just walking in to the Candy Store at Disneyland your mouth just waters with the delicious smells! YUMMY

  • I want one! That looks awesome!

  • Wonderful memories! Makes me want to make a run to Disneyland for Candy Canes and oh a quick stop at the Walt Disney Museum.

  • That’s so cool. I wish they did this at Walt Disney World. Watching the strawberry dipping and the caramel apple-making will have to suffice!

  • i love it!! i’ve never bought a candy cane from disneyland, but maybe now i will. 🙂

  • If you could can you share more films about other candy dishes that you make such as peanut brittle and other goodies…Thank you

  • I love to watch the candy shop artists make candy,I can remeber going to the park since I was a small child.. We’ve always stopped to watch what they were working on… My favorite is the giant chocolate covered strawberries in the spring.

  • Disneyland makes the best candy. I do not like candy corn however my daughter does and when we went for Halloween she convinced me to buy her some. It was delicious. Only the magic at Disneyland could get me to eat candy corn and like it.

  • Love it!! Makes me want to come visit so I can buy one to enjoy! Merry Christmas!

  • Very cool! Loved seeing a little bit of behind-the-scenes Holiday magic at Disneyland.

  • Wow! Thats crazy! Thats a lot of work! But thank you!

  • Does anyone know if this is also done at Magic Kingdom?

  • Wow…I had no idea…thank you for sharing! And Happy Holidays to you!

  • Yumm!

  • Wonderful video, DisneyParks! Thanks for showing us such grand traditions.

  • What an interesting lost art it is! Candy canes and peppermint bark are my favorite holiday treats and this definitely made me want a hand-made candy cane! If only I could get to Disneyland from NC quickly… ºOº Thanks again for sharing another great holiday magic secret with us!

    NCDisneyDad Bob ºOº

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