Candytopia, an extremely visual, Wonka-inspired playground for kiddos and grownups, opens Wednesday, August 15 at Penn Plaza (145 W 32nd St) in Manhattan. This is another Instagram-oriented experience, similar to the Museum of Ice Cream, at which ticket holders may wander through more than a dozen candy-coated rooms that are partially assembled using candy floss, taffy and more confectionery bliss.
But, please, don’t lick the art. If you get peckish while exploring the sugary paradise, there are various gummies, cotton candy, chocolate-covered pretzels and more for you to nibble on. As for the spaces themselves, there's a marshmallow pit you can jump in as well as a confetti fart explosion from a candy pig with wings. (No, we're not making this up.)
Every room is interactive, so make sure to have your camera ready. Or don't! Sometimes, memories are meant to be made—not photographed. The traveling attraction originated in Los Angeles last year and drew the attention of celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore. Santa Monica got its own iteration in July, and New York as well as San Francisco (which opens in September) are next on the docket.
Tickets ($26–$34) are still available for the four-month attraction, and judging by the photos we received, the setup looks so sweet, it’s giving us a toothache. Check out the images below and try not to salivate. We dare you.