Celebrating Collaboration: The Sweet Life of Mars Wrigley at Disney Parks

Disney Parks Blog Author Chelsea Burnett

by , Alliance Manager, Disney Corporate Alliances

With Halloween just a few days away, I think there is no better time to talk about one of the sweetest collaborations we have in Disney Parks. A family-owned business for over 100 years, Mars Wrigley helps make Disney memories choc-full of fun and magic.

Fans of our fantastically delicious after-hours, separately ticketed events have likely already had some sweet treats made in joint effort with our friends at Mars Wrigley. Attendees of Disney After Hours Boo Bash at Magic Kingdom Park for example, can enjoy the tasty Foolish Mortals Funnel Cake made with orange, purple, and green M&M’S as well as the delectable Ginger Apple Dale Frozen Drink with chopped TWIX Bars. As a Signature Sponsor of this evening of happy haunts – as well as Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park, Mars Wrigley provides candy for the event, including M&M’S, SNICKERS Bars, SKITTLES Original Bite Size Candies, STARBURST Fruit Chews, and so much more.   

For those already pulling out their holiday sweaters, don’t worry, the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth will soon be returning! This year, two of the six cookies in the fan-favorite Holiday Cookie Stroll have been made by our Disney Chefs in collaboration with the culinary experts at Mars Wrigley. Be sure to check out the SNICKERS-Doodle Cookie with chopped SNICKERS Bar pieces and Chocolate Crinkle Cookie with chopped DOVE Dark Chocolate topped with a DOVE Promise. Want to learn even more about all the yuletide offerings? Check out what Jeremy recently shared

Did you know you can enjoy Mars Wrigley offerings all year-round at the M&M’S Store at Disney Springs, which spans 10,000 square feet and offers guests an interactive M&M’S brand experience and Disney co-branded exclusive merchandise? Or you can check out the newly reimagined Main Street Confectionery at Magic Kingdom Park! Now hosted by Mars Wrigley, guests can satisfy their sweet tooths and customize their confections in this turn-of-the-century candy shop that boasts a colorful M&M’S candy wall and more than 30 different treats at the candy kitchen like fudge, cookies, character-inspired candy applies, cake pops and more. My favorites (so far!) are the Peanut Butter Cookie Pie made with M&M’S Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies and Chocolate Frosting as well as the Rainbow Fruit Flavored Fudge made with SKITTLES Original Bite Size Candies. Yum!

Looking for sweet treats to celebrate the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary? The Main Street Confectionery has tasty festive fun finds for the celebration, including cookies, caramel apples, Mickey crisped rice cereal treats and more. And I’m excited to share that for a limited time, guests can find Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Ear Hats that include special Castle 50th M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies!

If you’re in the mood for something savory and sweet, you’ll love the personalized experience in our Popcorn Kitchen. Select from three popcorn flavors – caramel, buttery, or cheddar – and then top it all off with a selection of M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies or SKITTLES Original Bite Size Candies, and perhaps even with some chocolate drizzle for an extra sweet treat. With so many options, you’ll be able to try different combinations every time you visit!

Every time I visit Main Street Confectionery, I’m inspired to create delicious treat combinations at home – because nothing pairs better with a movie night than some Mars candy! Whether you’re in the mood for a mysterious marathon or just a casual Friday night in, our team has put together some flavor combination ideas based on the type of movie you plan to watch. Be sure to snap a pic and show us how you like to enjoy your treats! 

Comedy Classic: 

  • M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies
  • M&M’S Fudge Brownie Candies
  • TWIX Cookies and Crème Bar
  • Toasted Oat Cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Mickey crisped rice cereal treat with M&M’S Chocolate Candies

Spine-chilling & Suspenseful:

  • SKITTLES Original Bite Size Candies
  • STARBURST Fruit Chews 
  • Orange, purple and green M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies
  • SNICKERS Peanut Brownie Bar
  • Popcorn

Action & Adventure: 

  • M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies
  • SNICKERS Peanut Brownie Bar
  • MILKY WAY Salted Caramel Bar
  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzel rods
  • Trail mix with M&M’S