Candy Palace, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Penny Arcade to Re-Open May 2 at Disneyland Park

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Has your sweet tooth been aching during the refurbishment of Candy Palace and Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street, U.S.A.? If so, you’ll be glad to know that both of these Disneyland park favorites will re-open on May 2!

At the new, expanded candy kitchen inside Candy Palace, you will be able to watch our talented team of Candy Makers create some of your favorite sweet treats right before your eyes. Gourmet and caramel apples, toffee, fudge and other candy classics will line the shelves of this opulent turn-of-the-century location. Take a look at some of the new, special details guests will find at Candy Palace:

New, Special Details at the Candy Kitchen Inside Candy Palace at Disneyland Park New, Special Details at the Candy Kitchen Inside Candy Palace at Disneyland Park

Next door, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor has undergone a transformation to make your ice cream experience easier and more convenient. With more registers and scooping space, you will be able to get your ice cream fix quicker than ever before!

You can get ice cream by the scoop or one of the specialty sundaes, but what I’m most excited about are the new floats added to the menu – in addition to the traditional root beer float, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor will offer Coca-Cola floats and Fanta Orange floats.

And you Penny Arcade fans will be pleased to know that the arcade will also re-open on May 2 alongside Candy Palace and Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor.


  • D G–
    The Blue Ribbon Bakery will not be reopening. If I remember correctly, indoor seating for the Carnation Cafe is expanding into that space.
    Incidentally, the Blue Ribbon Bakery was replaced by the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe in the former Plaza Pavilion at the end of main Street.

  • Will the Blue Ribbon Bakery be reopening or is Gibson Girl expanding into that space?

  • Is there any plans on bringing back the Matterhorn Sundae? My wife & 2 of her friends split one back when they were teenagers and I’ve always wanted to try one.

  • Yes, like Elizabeth, I would also like to know if the elephant will still be in the ice cream parlor.

  • When I visit the Gibson Girl,I always think of the picture of Walt sitting next to the “ice” elephant scupture. Will the scupture remain after the remodel?

  • David,
    The Penny Arcade will be opening the same day as the Candy Palace so you don’t have to worry.

  • Oh bummer! My husband and I are going for three days, but our last day will be the 1st of May! Oh well, we will have fun anyway!

  • You can get orange, coke or sprite floats in DCA. Glad to see we’ll be able to in DL. Can’t wait until they’re open.

  • Will there be any vegan ice cream offered like there is at Disney World? 🙂

  • I wish the penny arcade would return to Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.

  • Oh my I cannot wait ! I love to watch them dip the candy in the window, so this will be awesome to watch more ! My boys & I are already choosing the floats too ! YUMMY orange!!

  • When the Carnation Café reopens, will it still offer table service for breakfast?

  • What about the Carnation Cafe? Where will I get my chicken pot pie? :[[

    • Christine – Carnation Cafe will re-open this summer. Keep checking back for updates!

  • Great news!

  • Yay! I’m so excited to see how they look! And because I miss the ice cream…..

  • These are a must visit on any Disneyland trip for me. Very happy to see them reopening. Are there going to be any major menu changes other than noted in the post? Thanks


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