Before the Event
This past Father’s Day I took Nicholas and Natalie to this Atlanta event called Candytopia. Candytopia is described by its co-founder Jackie Sorkin as an “incredible candy wonderland.” Guys, I really wanted to go to this real-life candy factory since the end of April. I heard nothing but amazing things about it. I have seen photos all over social media of people having a good ol’ time. I just knew my family had to be a part of this experience. So I purchase our tickets online 28 dollars for me and 20 dollars a piece for the kids. To be honest with y’all… I’m a mother that’s on a budget and 20 plus dollars for a ticket was a little too expensive for my taste but I digress. It’s for the kids, right?
After the Event
I’m going to give you all my honest opinion on my experience at Candytopia. Candytopia lasted 45 minutes to an hour. The event has a total of 5 rooms to explore. In those different rooms, you have objects like the Cardi B portrait that is solely made out of candy, which is kind of neat because it makes you feel like you’re in a candy museum. But the candy sculptures are the only unique things about the whole event. Everything else is distasteful put together to fill up space and time. I remember one of the rooms exclusively having two giant bouncing balls and an area where you could take a professional photo. We literally stayed in that room no more than 5 minutes. I think the majority of our time was spent standing in a line for a family photo. But I quickly came to realize that experience is for kids and kids only, because my kids had a blast. I mean my kids really enjoyed going room to room stuffing their pockets with candy. Candytopia is definitely not my version of what a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory would be like if it was real. I hate to admit it, but I feel like Candytopia fell short of its theme. But it does do magical wonders for its targeted audience, which is the kids.
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