I worked as a candy maker on Main Street at Disneyland from 1985-1987. My co workers at the time, Lee who had worked at the park for so long he had pictures of himself with Walt, and Robbie had been there 15+ yrs (I think he may have just retired in 2005) so they knew what they were talking about.They told me when I asked how the vanilla smell was pumped on to the street that the hot plate and fan that did it was in such bad shape that it had started numerous little smoke and fire incidents and that they had been forbidden by the Disneyland fire dept. to use it for years! I asked why the orientation tour still talked about it and they just laughed. When the tours would come by and the tour guide would give their little spiel to the new hires we would debate whether or not to go out and tell them the truth.Been to Dland thousands of times since I left and have never smelt artificial vanilla being pumped out, just the normal smells of the candy kitchen.(If you want to smell something sweet, the round white machine by the windows of the candy kitchen contains about 50 lbs. of melted chocolate, when you take the lid off the smell of chocolate will just about knock you off your feet!)Originally Posted by wolfy999
This is a Disneyland myth that while once true, is false.