Candytopia, Miami is located in the Aventura Mall on the second floor next to the food court. I found out about Candytopia through Instagram (shocking right) and planned my girls date with my friend Missy. She is always down for an adventure which is one of the reasons I love her, who doesn’t look a friend who’s ready for fun memories?! We booked our date and tickets right away in January when we found out they were expanding their dates. The tickets/prices are located on their website and I thought the prices were very reasonable for the experience. I love fun popup museums/ factories and I get lots of candy to eat? Sounds like a win win to me. We put on our cute outfits and headed down to Miami. We parked in the Nordstrom parking garage and made ourselves to the second floor. Each group enters at their designated time and there are workers in every room directing you and performing a show and entertaining you along the way. Plus every room you get to try new candy.
“If you’ve ever dreamed of nibbling your way through Candyland or scoring a Golden Ticket, you’ve come to the right place. Bring your family, your friends, and your sweet tooth for an experience like none other!
Every room has a different theme, decorations and creativity to bring the ultimate candy utopia to life. I loved all the vibrant colors, mirrors, shapes and designs that made you feel like you were in a real life Candy Wonderland! Once you enter the next room you can’t go backwards. The point is to keep going forward to make room for the next group. Realistically, you do not have a time limit in most rooms but they do recommend remembering there are others in the museum as well there to enjoy their time. Most of what you see throughout the factory is actually made of candy. It was so fascinating to see the details and what these artists put together! Who would’ve thought of making a unicorn, a sting ray, and a marshmallow pit (not edible) out of candy? I was amazed with the Candy facts signs all over the museum and one of the signs that popped out at me was spelling out “Dope” was made out of 2100 skutz champagne bubbles equalling 49 hours of total construction. Woah, now that’s dope.
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The hosts are very interactive and keep you laughing the whole time. The staff are so friendly and kind. Candytopia welcomes families, kids and all ages. We went on a Saturday towards the later morning and there were a lot of families and kids. Then you see people like Missy and I in our twenties having a blast like we are children all over again. One of the funniest and craziest moments was when we got surprised entering one of the rooms with a confetti blower spraying confetti all over us, literally, still have confetti in my purse. I wish we would of been rewarded because the taste of it was not pleasant.
Now, maybe you’re thinking it as well. The question I got most after going “Was it worth it?” YES YES YES! I would pay to go back and experience it all over again. Listen friends, I am young at heart and love to make memories. While you’re there make sure you grab your camera and take lots of photos! It was so fun and I would definitely suggest taking in the full experience in every room because before you know it you’re at the end and remember you can’t go backwards. After going through the candy factory there is a shop at the end with lots of souvenirs, gifts and oh you guessed it more candy!
Lots and lots of candy to buy and take to go.