New app adds magic to Candyland

Published 2:13 am Saturday, November 3, 2018

Andalusia’s new Christmas in Candyland app is available for download and ready to help capture Candyland magic for youngsters.

Cooper Duffy helps demonstrate how the new augmented reality Christmas in Candyland app works. Once the app is downloaded, you can add snowflakes to any photograph. In Candyland, you can look for the snowflakes, like the one shown in the background, scan the image in the center, and add features to your photos, like the polar bear that appears to be in Cooper’s hand. Courtesy photo

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chrissie Duffy said the augmented reality app is similar to the popular Pokemon Go.

Once the free app is downloaded (In a test, it took less than two minutes to download and install), uses have the option of adding snowfall to photos and videos.

While visiting Candyland, users will search for 12 enchanted Candyland characters throughout the venue. By positioning a device in their direction, the characters come to life. The characters can be scaled to “fit” appropriately in your photo or video.

In addition, Duffy said, souvenir booklets of enchanted character ornaments will available so that youngsters can take the magic of Candyland home with them.

Among the enchanted characters are a polar bear, train, ballerina, nutcracker and elf.

Christmas in Candyland is available on both the Appstore and Google Play.

In addition to the magical app, Candyland 2018 will feature four new playhouses, and an Artic Trek maze. Wiregrass Federal Credit Union, Andalusia Animal Clinic, Andalusia Marine, and Samurai Japanese Steak House are all sponsoring new playhouses this year.

Candyland will be open from Dec. 1-31. Hours are by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesdays; from 5 until 9 p.m. on Fridays; 1 until 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 until 5 p.m. on Sundays.

For sponsorship information, see the Chamber Impact in today’s edition, or contact Duffy at 334.222.2030.