Kandy Land was the series opener for the second series of Doctor Who Rebirth, and the very first 'Christmas Special' even though it wasn't written on, or released at Christmas.

This episode marks the first appearance of Gwen Whitmore as a companion to the Tenth Doctor, and also marks the change in the Tenth's Doctor outfit as he now wears an unbuttoned, medium-length black wool pea coat over his checkerboard jacket.