When I was a preschooler, I had two favorite games, and each of those I could play for hours at a time, with or without others. One was Memory. I can still remember the red and white speckles on the backs of the cards and the little red tray the squares fit into. the other, was Candyland. Being a child of the 80s, my board then looked quite different from the current boards, and was always preferred to me, even over the version my kids have.
This past summer, after many years of telling myself no, I said yes, and picked out a Disney Parks version of a board game. There were not a lot to choose from at the time, but Candyland caught my eye, especially when I flipped over the box and saw the breathtaking game board.
Look at this thing! Isn't it stunning? I could stare at this for quite a while, and still not see everything there is to see on it.
When I first opened the box, I was impressed with the quality. Let's be real. Not everything at Disney you can buy is high quality. We've had our share of flops, and also the prices of things jacking way up, from one trip to the next. This though, was surprisingly good quality!
Inside the box are the cards, and they are a bit bigger than the ones with our Candyland set. The pieces are fun and detailed! You get four, in the traditional Candyland colors.
Like normal, the cards have the colors on the back, or the special spots everyone hopes they get at first... then desperately hope they don't get as they draw closer. Here, the cards are popular park treats, like dole whips, popcorn, and pretzels, along with the standard one space and two space cards.
Honestly, after seeing how well this set was made, I'm kind of thinking I might have to buy another game on our next visit! My kids and I are huge into board games and have quite a few, but this one isn't going to go into the games closet. I'd be quite sad it the box got smashed!
Currently, the price is $24.99, which is a lot for Candyland, but honestly hot horrible for a Disney souvenir, considering that many plush toys are more than that. This was on the lower side of the board games they had at the time, if not the cheapest.
Any suggestions on which Disney Parks game we should get next time? I'm all ears! Mickey ears, that is!