I would almost bet that you did not know there was a Visitor Center dedicated to PEZ Candy. I would also bet you didn't know it was home to the largest PEZ dispenser in the world! Did you know that on top of all of the memorabilia you can view and items you can buy, you can also take a peak into the PEZ production area? I took a visit to the PEZ Visitor Center located in Orange, Connecticut (I bet you didn't know there was such a place as Orange, Connecticut) and I'm spilling all the beans, I mean PEZ!
Visiting the PEZ Visitor Center
Located in Orange, Connecticut, the PEZ Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday 10AM to 5PM and Sunday 12PM to 5PM.
Regular admission is $5.
Children (3-12) and Seniors (60+) are $4.
Children under 3 are FREE!
Each ticket gives you a souvenir lanyard plus $2 to put towards a purchase on the day of your visit.
The tour is self-guided with plaques and television screens providing fun facts and dates along the way.
There are large windows that show inside the production area.
The World's Largest PEZ Dispenser
14 feet tall and it moves!
Just push the button to see for yourself.
The Largest Collection of PEZ Dispensers
This place is (no surprisingly) filled with PEZ dispensers. Disney characters, Peanuts characters, Star Wars, classic and new cartoon characters and even Presidents! I thought it was super fun to see the evolution of the characters on the dispensers; Mickey then compared to Mickey now!
Think you've learned all you can learn about PEZ? Try your hand at their fun trivia game and take home a completion certificate!
Demonstrations take place Monday thru Friday and last for about 15 minutes, you'll need to stand the entire time. Conducted in small groups (no more than 12 but no less than 5 people) they are for everyone ages 6 years and up. You'll need to wear a provided hairnet and you'll get to taste a fresh sample of PEZ Candy!
Tickets are sold at a first come, first serve basis on the day of your visit for an added $3 a person.
If you are unable to participate in a candy demonstration, no need to worry! You can still take a look into their production area!