Handmade candy canes are one of the many Disneyland holiday season traditions. The talented confectioners at the Candy Palace on Disneyland’s Main Street and, for the first time this year, at Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street, cook, shape and mold the peppermint sticks by hand. The candy canes are in such high demand, guests line up at park opening to obtain a wrist band, allowing them to purchase the cane after it is made later that day.

Making candy canes by hand is truly a lost art. Most these days are made by machines. It is a time consuming science that requires the perfect set of conditions and the Disney confectionery team makes it look easy.

The candy canes are not made every day, you can see the 2012 Disneyland candy cane schedule here.