While the details are rich and the stories important, the average visitor to the new Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure will first look past the little touches and head straight for the main attractions. Beyond impossible-to-miss Red Car Trolley running the length of the street, shops and restaurants line each side, drawing guests’ attention in every direction. Those with a sweet tooth will look no further than the bright yellow sign simply advertising “Candy.”
Trolley Treats is the home of everything sweet on Buena Vista Street, with its own candy kitchen where experts prepare hand-pulled taffy, gourmet marshmallows, caramel apples, toffee, fresh dipped strawberries and more. My wife Michelle and I recently seized the opportunity to step behind the glass door marked “Candy Makers Only” to get hands-on with one of the Disneyland candy makers to create one of the new classic concoctions. Stepping into the candy kitchen, we were greeted with the delightful smell of rich sugar floating through the air, instantly preparing us to become honorary chefs.
Watch us get gooey in the video below.
Video: Candy making at Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure
After the camera stopped rolling, Michelle and I eagerly wolfed down each of our gourmet marshmallows. Neither of us are banana fans, but these ultra-soft, scrumptious marshmallows had just the right subtle touch of banana flavor, enhanced by the toppings we not-so-delicately applied on top. They left our hands messy and our stomachs happy.
Outside of the candy kitchen, Trolley Treats sells a wide variety of fresh pre-packaged candies, chocolates, and other gooey goodies in just one of the many unique shops and eateries found throughout Buena Vista Street. And in the window, Disney has featured a display of Rock Candy Mountain, an attraction designed years ago for Disneyland park but never built, part of the historical references and tributes scattered throughout Buena Vista Street that make the new area truly Disney.