How to get Disneyland Candy Canes 2021

What is with these Disneyland candy canes? Every year everyone makes a huge fuss over these coveted candy canes at Disneyland.

These bad boys will set you back about $15, but it doesn’t stopped the crowds from coming. Here’s how to get Disneyland candy canes.

How to get Disneyland Candy Canes
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Will Disneyland sell candy canes in 2020? Confirmed, Disneyland candy canes will not be sold in 2020. However, there’s lots of ways to celebrate and get that peppermint flavor at Downtown Disney and Buena Vista Street.

The following information is from 2019 to help you plan for the hopeful return of Disneyland Candy Cane traditions in 2021.

Disneyland Candy Cane Dates 2021

Candy cane and Disneyland enthusiasts alike await the Candy Cane dates all year long. If you’re an Annual Passholder or frequent park visitor, you’ll may have noticed a sign displayed in the window of Candy Palace and Trolley Treats, announcing their arrival in early November . . . and of course all the buzz on social media.

What were the Disneyland Candy Cane dates 2019? Buy your candy cane at Disneyland Resort at Candy Palace (Disneyland) on Nov. 29, Dec. 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24 and at Trolley Treats (California Adventure) Nov. 30 Dec. 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 25  in 2019. 2020 Candy cane dates will be relatively the same, we will update this article with them in early November or late October 2021. 

What were the Disneyland Candy Cane dates 2020? Disneyland candy canes will not be sold in 2020 due to the extended closure of Disneyland Resort theme parks.


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How Much are Disneyland Candy Canes?

In 2021 we expect them to be about $15 for an 18 inch long hand-pulled candy cane. Yes, that’s a sticky price point but many people do not even flinch and line up early in the morning to get these prized treats. No AP discounts apply. Looking for a sweet treat that isn’t $15? I’ve covered 75 different holiday treats in this article.


Disneyland Candy Palace
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But seriously, how do they get away with charging so much for a candy cane? It’s all in the limited quantities and the hype and I expect nothing less :).

Disney says, “Note: A limited number of candy canes will be available for each release while supplies last. Wristbands will be distributed accordingly at park opening. Wristbands are limited, available while supplies last. Limit ONE (1) wristband per guest. Wristband entitles bearer to purchase ONE (1) candy cane at designated location. Wristband must be shown at time of purchase. Information subject to restrictions and change without notice, including but not limited to release dates, prices, etc. No discounts apply. No exchanges or refunds.”Book holidays

How do I get a Disneyland Candy Cane?

Okay so you’re up for the hype, you’re down to pay the cash, now how do I get a Disneyland candy cane?


Disneyland Candy Cane
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Your best chance for getting a Disneyland candy cane is to line up about an hour before the park opens. This is my normal recommendation during the holidays, whether you’re getting a candy cane or not, I urge you to be at the gates at least one hour before park opening.

Read about parking and security tips here so you’re not wasting valuable time before the candy cane lineup.

Find the candy cane line. Cast Members will be very vocal about the candy cane line. Make sure you’re in the right place and keep asking if you’re not certain. Once the park opens they’ll begin distributing wristbands. Wristbands are one per person and one wristband equals one Disneyland candy cane.

Again your wristband entitles you to purchase one Disneyland candy cane at a later time that day. You must come back to the designated spot at the designated time to purchase your candy cane, otherwise it will be offered to other guests on a first-come first-served basis and usually after 3:00 pm.

Your candy cane is delicate and no replacements will be given; it comes wrapped in bubble wrap and I suggest securing a Disneyland locker to store your precious belongings.

How long will it take to get my Disneyland Candy Cane?

You may have seen headlines saying people wait hours in line to secure candy canes. Long waits can happen, especially on the first day the candy canes come out.


candy cane wristband
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When I sent my friend to be my boots on the ground for this article, her experience was quick, simple and efficient. She spent no more time waiting in line for candy cane then she would have to stop and take a few quick photos upon entering the park.

When she came back at the designed time to purchase her candy cane, there was a small number of people returning at the same time which made the lines move even quicker.

Disneyland Candy Cane Tradition

What is the big deal about the Disneyland candy canes? I’ve been asking myself the same thing since I started covering Disneyland Resort in 2013. Well of course there’s a lot of history and tradition involved in Disneyland candy canes, and we’ll get to that but one thing I absolutely want to answer is . . .


Disneyland Candy Cane making
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Are Disneyland candy canes good? This is all based on opinion of course, and the hefty price tag usually factors into one’s opinion. But are these candy canes good? Here’s what my readers have to say.


Disneyland Candy Canes
Disneyland Candy Canes courtesy EllaRue Photography


Now on to Disney tradition and history, and all those lovely things! In 1968, Disneyland Resort began offering guess hand-pulled candy canes. Most place use machines in place of the hand-pulled method and people swear that Disneyland’s candy canes are the best around, and it must have something to do with the traditional, handmade methods they’ve been using for more than 50 years.

Just to give you a comparison, See’s Candy also claims to use this traditional hand pulled method; their candy canes are quite a bit smaller, at a similar price point.

One thing is for certain, these candy canes are beautiful works for art and bring a certain holiday cheer during this festive time of year. Are in you? Did you try a Disneyland candy cane, tell us about it!

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