Candytopia Interactive Art Museum, Dallas
We absolutely could not wait for the opening of Candytopia in Dallas, and it absolutely DID NOT DISAPPOINT! We had an incredible time, and while I wasn’t sure if my husband would enjoy it, he and I have already planned a date night to go back!
We were invited out to tour Candytopia, and provided with complementary admission, however I was not financially compensated for this post, and as always, all opinions are my own.
Before you start your experience, you’ll want to download the Candytopia App. I didn’t have the fastest service there, and it took a few minutes to get the app downloaded. Once you get it downloaded, you’ll want to screenshot the QR code so you have quick access to it for the FREE pictures in each room!
Jungle guides took us to the first room, the Black Forest, covered in flowers, vines and….
the tastiest king of the jungle! This amazing lion was made completely out of candy! His mane is gummy sodas!
Of course, you get candy in each room, too!
Sugar-hyped guides then led us to the next room, and reminding us often that the only rule in Candytopia is that you can never go back once you leave a room.
Each room has a different theme.
As we went on, the rooms became more fun, playful and interactive! After the first 3 rooms, we were allowed to go at our own pace, which was great because it was hard to listen to the guides, take pictures, eat candy AND explore in each room! Our group also spread out more. We arrived right at 5pm on a Friday, but I did notice the groups after us were a little larger. I would definitely try to visit during non-peak times!
We spent a lot more time in some rooms than others. While I definitely didn’t take pictures of EVERYTHING in each room, I tried to post enough to give you the essence of the rooms you visit, and Candytopia as a whole!
I loved that there just aren’t a lot of rules, too! When my son tried to throw the hoop over the tall lollipop, I was getting ready to stop him when one of the attendants stepped in and starting trying, too, playing a game with him! It’s really all about fun!
Each flower emits a different scent!
This is the only image from the app that I posted, but I LOVE this one! Be sure and download the app because you do get some great pictures!
In the Under the Sea room, there is a hall with restrooms. These are the only restrooms in the exhibit, so take a break and take the kids! I waited, thinking I could get in later, and I couldn’t. You don’t want to rush through the exhibit because the kids need to go, so go!
The Confetti Room was our favorite! You will absolutely get covered in confetti from farting flying pigs!
This was cool and a little bit terrifying for me as it brought back memories of a similar feature in the pitch black haunted house, Screams Hollow in Bastrop! My naughty daughter knew I would have early onset PTSD from it, and hid halfway and grabbed me as I went through! I really enjoyed doing it much more at Candytopia, and broke the one rule there and went back and did it a couple more times, just to make sure I had conquered my fear!
Ahhh, the marshmallow room! It’s huge, the cannons are loud, and you do feel like the chocolate in a smore when you’re done.
Cubbies offer you a place to take off your shoes, leave your keys, phone, etc because you do not want to lose them in the pit!
My son loved that the attendants help with pictures, let him fill the cannons and even had marshmallow wars with him!
The marshmallow cannons are loud!
Know Before You Go:
Parking is FREE.
There are several restaurant in the area. We grabbed an early dinner at Hat Creek Burgers before we went because my son loves their playground.
Wear clothes you can have fun in! Especially in the marshmallow pit, you climb around a lot and we were hot afterwards!
They sell water in the gift shop at the end, and in the ball room. It’s $2 a bottle. There is also a water fountain near the restrooms in the Under the Sea room.
Again, try to schedule your restroom breaks before you go, and in the Under the Sea Room. I had to run in CVS across the street when we were finished.
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