Eat and Drink Candytopia: What's inside the Wonka-esque sweets pop-up By Shaye Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org Updated August 14, 2018 1:03 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email The candy pop-up to the stars, Candytopia, opens on Wednesday to the New York City public, bringing with it a sugar high like you've never had before. The huge exhibit welcomes visitors in through Wonka-esque gates, past a tiny "Harry Potter" -like village and whisks you into a dreamy, Instagram haven, where everything is made out of candy and made for selfies. There's candy for the taking -- by the handful if you're so inclined -- and, yes, a pool of "marshmallows" that you can jump into and "swim" around in. The interactive exhibit, which has drawn the likes of Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, James Corden and Wiz Khalifa, is $34 for adults and $26 for children ages 4 to 12. Sugar fiends can sign up for updates on ticket sales at showclix.com. We got a sneak peek of Candytopia on Monday night, so in the words of Willy Wonka, "Come with me and you'll see a world of pure imagination [below]." Amazing candy sculptures, like this dragon Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin This 150-pound dragon was made of 125,000 candy pieces and took 542 hours to complete. Candy for the grabbing Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver All around Candytopia are trunks and treasure chests full of candy that you can take -- it's a smorgasbord of sweets. Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver A Wonka Factory throwback Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver Stepping into Candytopia really calls back to our favorite scene from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." It had us singing "Come with me/ and you'll see/ a world of pure imagination." Cavity-inducing fine art Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver The "art gallery" contains more than a dozen framed portraits and re-creations of famous paintings, from this Willy Wonka portrait made of 7,900 candies to Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night" made of 13,000 candies. Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin The art gallery room with "The Starry Night" and a portrait of Cardi B. Shoutouts to NYC Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver Here and there you'll see NYC-centric candy, including this Statue of Liberty. Katy Perry Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin A wax statue of Katy Perry (of course) from Madame Tussauds welcomes you inside Candytopia. You'll want to take a selfie with her. An underwater adventure Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin What if the sea was just made of gummies? This is what it would look like, including this amazing shark. Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin You'll want to nibble on everything. A room that'll give you a sugar high Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin When you push through a strange room made of inflatable walls, you'll find yourself in this colorful utopia featuring Trolli gummies, this candy unicorn, flying pigs that shoot confetti out of their butts (that's right) and a spinning floor to give you the dizziness that comes with a sugar high. Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin We submit to you: the pigs. Yes, the pool of giant 'marshmallows' Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver Jump on in (sans shoes) and just try and climb out of this pool of foam marshmallows. Jumping in and "swimming" around is fun, but it's hard to get out -- you'll work up a sweat, but hey, you're living your candy dreams. Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin The marshmallow pit where guests can jump in to a pool filled with fake marshmallows. A candy giftshop Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver Of course, after all that hard work, you'll be able to purchase your favorite sweets. There's an entire wall of candies to choose from, not to mention the tables of chocolates (apparel, trinkets and other merch). A bar of candy Photo Credit: Shaye Weaver Like the scene from "Willy Wonka," there are jars of the stuff along a bar inside the gift shop. It's a real feast for the eyes. By Shaye Weaver email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Indulge your sweet tooth at CandytopiaThe candy pop-up at Penn Plaza claims to be a "confectionary dreamworld." Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.