A Disneyland Cast Member who spent 43 years making candy on Main Street passed away earlier this month. As the Orange County Register reports, Rob McHargue died of natural causes on December 2nd. HcHargue worked at the Candy Palace where he could regularly be seen creating sweet treats through the shop’s window. Earlier this year, McHargue was also honored by his coworkers, receiving the Walt Disney Legacy Award.
Tiffany Marie, who worked with McHargue for three years, told the Register, “He was the kindest man – he dedicated his life to helping people. And I never met a man who cared so much about the product he put out. He cared about making magical moments for guests, especially children.” Similarly, candy production manager Kelley Oxley-Halbreich said, “I always knew Rob was special because of how he treated others. Our candy production cast looked to Rob for history and heritage as well as technical candy-making skills. His endearing laugh and infectious smile will be missed by guests and cast alike.”
McHargue is survived by his mother, brother, and sister.