Disneyland Resort’s Famous Hand-Pulled Candy Canes WILL NOT Be On Offer In 2020
One of the biggest holiday traditions at Disneyland each year is waking up at the crack of dawn and getting in line to secure of Disneyland’s famous hand-pulled candy canes made directly onsite. That’s why we’re sad to share the news that the candy canes won’t be happening this year.
THis is according to Disney officials and was reported in the Orange County Register this evening.
In years past these $15 candy canes were hand-pulled by cast members at Disneyland’s Candy Palace and frequently sold out at Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. Excitement grew after Disney announced earlier this Autumn that they would be opening up Buena Vista Street for Christmas shopping. With Buena Vista Street opening, many were hoping that the candy canes might still be on offer.
However, with the majority of Disneyland and California Adventure closed until future notice and Disney having scaled down operations in the interim it’s not surprising that Disney is passing on this confectionary until next year.
Disney also advised that the production of the hand-pulled candy canes was also put on hold due to health and safety guidelines including social distancing measures.
Historically, as the OC Register tells us, these 5 oz, 18-inch long candy canes are handmade each holiday season from pulled sugar and peppermint extract. Park visitors crowd outside the two shops where they are sold to watch Disney’s incredible candy makers pool and mold the ooey gooey candy treat! These treats are a more gourmet version of their supermarket cousins with a more airy and flaky texture.
In order to make the treats, the candy kitchens are kept steam hot to make sure the sugar is pliability. Disneyland resort concept and development pastry chef Beau Bailey has regularly said the work is hard and the kitchens hot but its worth it.
“It’s taxing on your body,” Bailey told the Orange County Register in 2019. “I think the first year I did it I lost 20 pounds.”
In years past, hard-core candy cane fans have arrived before dawn to stand in line outside Disneyland or DCA — with sales alternating between parks during the holiday season. After securing a wristband, you would then return later in the day to claim a coveted candy cane.
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Source: Orange County Register