Sweet tooths and selfie takers, get ready for Candytopia at MOA

Candytopia is coming to Mall of America Photo: Mall of America/Candytopia
Candytopia is coming to Mall of America

December 04, 2018 02:50 PM

March in Minnesota is getting a lot more colorful and sweeter as the Mall of America announces a limited run of the national attraction Candytopia.

Visitors will find themselves transported into a candy land in the 17,000-square foot space, which includes "larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences. As guests make their way through more than a dozen rooms."


You'll even get to taste the treats, including sours and gummies, chocolates and nostalgic favorites.

The exhibit has popped up in Santa Monica, San Francisco and New York, but the Minnesota exhibit will have feature Twin Cities landmarks and moments constructed completely in candy. This marks the first time Candytopia is in the Midwest.

“When we opened our doors over 26 years ago our goal was to create one-of-a-kind memorable experiences for our guests,” said Senior Vice President of Leasing Heather Brechbill Swilley. “Candytopia is a fun, innovative first-to-market pop up which successfully incorporates experiential, entertainment and retail components. It’s a perfect complement to Mall of America’s existing retailers and attractions.”

Even if you don't plan to take a selfie (and you will want to), guests can download the app to enhance their visit. You can also rent a selfie light.

“Since the launch of our sugar-filled wonderland, we have sought locations in top retail destinations where our unique immersive adventure can thrive and attract new audiences,” says John Goodman, CEO of Candytopia. "We are thrilled to announce the expansion of Candytopia to Mall of America and look forward to sharing our sweet retreat with its 40 million annual visitors from near and far.”

The limited run is slated for March.

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