Life imitates art as Disneyland turns prop candy into real lollipops, chocolates and sour chews

Disneyland is turning the fictional sweets and treats that make reference to Disney cartoon shorts, TV shows and movies in the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway queue into real lollipops, chocolate and sour candies that visitors can buy and eat.

Life imitates art when Disneyland begins selling Golly Pops, Scrooge McDuck’s chocolate coins and Power Limes sour candy chews on Sunday, March 19 at the new EngineEar Souvenirs gift shop during the grand reopening of Mickey’s Toontown at the Anaheim theme park.

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Disneyland’s merchandising team turned the Runaway Railway prop candy into real treats sold in Toontown with plans to expand the line of El Capitoon concessions.

Walt Disney Imagineering created the prop candy for a concession stand that Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway riders pass by while queuing through El Capitoon Theatre — a cartoon world homage to Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre.

The line inside the El CapiTOON Theater features a special exhibit created by the Toontown Hysterical Society called “Mickey Through the Ears,” which celebrates all things Mickey with costumes and props from classics like “Steamboat Willie” to modern favorites like “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

The backstory behind the Runaway Railway attraction queue at Disneyland finds Minnie Mouse teaming up with the Toontown Hysterical Society to create the “Mickey Through the Ears” exhibit.

The theater lobby exhibit features props from the Toon world — including a magical dresser mirror from the “Lonesome Ghosts,” the ship’s helm from “Steamboat Willie” and a theater concession stand selling hot dogs, popcorn and candy.

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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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