In case you missed it, Disney announced last week that Main Street Confectionery is finally reopening on Sept. 29 after a long refurbishment. While it was definitely not a short wait, the changes coming to Main Street Confectionery look to be more than worth it.
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Changes at Main Street Confectionery Include New Candy Wall
Maybe the most exciting update to come to the Main Street Confectionery is a colorful new candy wall.
According to Disney Parks Blog, MSC’s new candy wall will include 38 varieties of M&M’s and Skittles. So if your dad has a weird vacation contract rider that strictly forbids brown M&M’s, you’re all set.
Main Street Confectionery Updates Also Include Popcorn Mix Station
You can also use candy to customize your popcorn creation. Start with a base of four popcorn flavors—caramel, rainbow fruit, buttery, and cheddar—and cover it with everything from candy to chocolate drizzle.
“Pick a popcorn, pick some candy add-ins, and a syrup,” WDW Magazine co-owner and creative designer, Danny Shuster, explains. “Then it shakes it all up in a bag for you. Science!”
The changes to the popcorn area mean that the space that used to be the hat shop/ear embroidery area had to be moved beside the Town Square Theater.
VIDEO: Tour the New Main Street Confectionery
Our friend and contributor Karyn Locke (@karynlocke) happened to be in Magic Kingdom at the right time to get a first look inside. Follow her adventures on Facebook!
Other Main Street Confectionery Changes to Drool Over
The redesign now also lets you watch Cast Members create the sweets sold in the shop. And there’s a whole lot of new treats to be made—Disney Public Relations Manager Sarah Domenech says there are over 30 new items up for grabs.
She even has a few handy recommendations: “Some of my favorites are the new fudge varieties, like the Peanut Butter Fudge—featuring creamy peanut butter fudge topped with M&M’s Peanut Butter Candies and drizzled with chocolate. Yum!”
Danny and co-owner and CEO, Stephanie Shuster, noted that the new Main Street Confectionery seems to boast a backstory about candy chefs. The updates to the interior, according to Stephanie, make it feel more like an old-timey pharmacy. “There’s also a lot of blue ribbon décor to take in,” she adds.
In addition, there are three new signature slushes available for $5.99 each:
- The Orange Brrr’d
- Fanta Orange, Vanilla Syrup, Hi-C Lime, Whipped Cream, and Gummie Worms
- The Cold-leidoscope
- Blue rapsberry, POWERADE Fruit Punch, Fanta Orange, and SKITTLES Original Gummies
- The Cold-coction
- Blue Raspberry, Minute Maid Lemonade, Hi-C Lime, and Life Savers Straw
MSC Serving Up Limited 50th Anniversary Treats
If you’re hankering for some yum, Main Street Confectionery reopens on Sept. 29. Since that’s right before the start of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, you can also grab themed goodies like Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Popcorn.
You can also grab these four limited-time sweets with EARidescent-style colors. You can bet they’ll taste every bit as great as they look.
More New Main Street Confectionery Photos
Since you’re no doubt visiting WDW this week to be one of the first to take part in The World’s Most Magical Celebration, make sure you bring your sweet tooth and spare some time for a trip to see the changes at the Main Street Confectionery.
Are you going to visit the Main Street Confectionery this week? Visit the WDW Magazine Facebook page and tell us how you’re celebrating one of the biggest weeks in WDW history.
Thanks to Disney for hosting us on a 2-night Media Preview of the Most Magical Celebration on Earth where we got to tour and experience many of the exciting updates made for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. #disneyworld50