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Candytopia in Santa Monica Place is an immersive exhibit that brings a sugarcoated, dream world candy factory to life! #candytopia #santamonica #losangeles

Last night my family and I were invited to come and check out Candytopia’s Santa Monica Place Preview Night. If you have not heard of it already, Candytopia is an immersive exhibit that brings a sugarcoated, dream world candy factory to life!

Admission:
Adults: $30
Ages 4-12: $23
Ages 0-3: Free!
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Limit 12 tickets per person.

Where:

Candytopia at Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place, Unit 142
Santa Monica, CA 90401 (located in the East Court near Bloomingdale’s on Level 2)
Parking is available in the public parking structures adjacent to Santa Monica Place. The first 90 minutes are free. It is recommended Candytopia guests park in either structures 7 or 8.

When:

Doors Open March 2, 2018 and Close July 4, 2018

Hours:

Monday –Saturday: 10am to 8:30pm
Sunday: 11am to 8:30pm

Candytopia feels like Willy Wonka’s factory has come to life. There are figures, animals, photos, portraits and so much more that are made of solid candy. Each room/corner has a theme that is not only Instagram worthy, but interactive for all ages. Candytopia is a fun peek inside the sweet and twisted world of famed celebrity candy stylist Jackie Sorking and created in partnership with her co-founders, events and production design expert Zac Hartog, CEO of ZH Productions, and retail veteran John Goodman. Candytopia features over a dozen unique rooms and larger-than life installations inspired by pure, sugary bliss. PLUS, score free candy in every room you visit!

When you first walk in, it’s a reception room with a red carpet photo wall and on the other side is the incredible entrance into the land of CANDY!  Each room and exhibit space inside is very carefully curated to tell a story and stimulate all of your senses. The first room is a study where all guests can sign their big white guestbook. Then the most incredible bowl of candy comes down from the ceiling for all to eat.  That is how this magical tour and land of candy begins…

Each theme room has staff/actors to help take your pictures, hand out candy, and make each space more vibrant and fun. Our two-year-old daughter was in total heaven; she was able to touch and climb on EVERYTHING. And to her great surprise, someone handed her candy in every room she went to!  A total dream come true for any child OR adult! Here are some fun pictures from the rooms and some of the very fun displays!

The final room is the most anticipated and fun room of all~ the giant marshmallow pit!!  This pit has marshmallow’s raining down from the ceiling, you can toss them in the air, try to swim in the giant pool, or just take tons of cute selfies and boomerangs with your friends. Adults and children of all age are welcome to dive in and play!

If you and your family are looking for something fun to experience, check out this very fun and sensory exhibit at Candytopia!  Our family walked and played through the museum for about an hour and a half and when we were leaving, Charlotte shouted, “I had so much fun!”

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