Let the Foodie Fun Begin! Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Opens Today

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is back at the Disneyland Resort, bringing culinary delights with a Disney twist! This limited-time event, filled with lots of foodie fun for the whole family, runs through April 26, 2022.

Let’s start our tour with a dozen different outdoor Festival Marketplaces, where Guests can sip and savor their way through tantalizing small plates and innovative beverages. Each location is inspired by fresh, California-grown ingredients like avocados, citrus, strawberries, peppers and artisanal cheese. Guests can also discover a variety of craft beers and wines from all across the Golden State. Plant-based, allergy-friendly, gluten-friendly and kid-friendly dishes are also available to please a variety of palates.

For a great value on this epicurean adventure, Guests may choose to purchase the Sip and Savor Pass,* which gives you eight opportunities to try a variety of items at participating locations throughout Disney California Adventure Park. Guests can also pick up a Tasting Passport to check everything on their list!

Guests will learn cooking tips and tricks during complimentary culinary demonstrations, as Disney chefs and visiting chefs showcase their talents by preparing their favorite recipes on stage, weekends throughout the festival.

Guests can even choose to partake in bookable signature events to expand their knowledge on wine, beer and spirits with seminars at Sonoma Terrace or at Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions. These events require a separate fee, and advance bookings are recommended.**

When ready to take a little breather, the cooking-themed fun continues! Catch live entertainment such as Chip ‘n’ Dale and the Jammin’ Chefs drumming up new beats, visit with Chef Goofy, do craft activities and visit the new “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party,” where children ages 3 through 11 can have a sweet time decorating cupcakes.*** Guests can visit the Disneyland app**** for details and show times.

Adding to this bountiful celebration, Soarin’ Over California is returning to Disney California Adventure Park for a limited time. This epic, aerial adventure takes Guests gliding over the Golden State’s natural and man-made wonders, from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the crashing waves of Malibu. Its immersive, 80-foot projection dome simulates the graceful motion of flight and teases the senses with notable scents found throughout California!

While here, Guests may want to scoop up a few foodie mementos including special festival apparel, kitchenware, artwork and collectibles.

Hungry for more? Over in the Downtown Disney District, Guests can enjoy Friends of the Festival menu items at nine participating restaurants, special tasting events, crafts, live musical entertainment nightly on the Downtown Disney LIVE! Stage, and weekend artist signings at WonderGround Gallery. Ask about the tequila “Sips and Salsa” events at Tortilla Jo’s, the “Pizza and Pinot” events at Naples Ristorante e Bar, or check out the Patina Group website for more details.

Making it even more colorful and festive, Guests should look for the chalk artists doing beautiful work in the Downtown Disney District, at the Disneyland Hotel and at the Paradise Gardens Gazebo in Disney California Adventure park. There’s also a festival mural, perfect for photo ops at the west end of the promenade.

At the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, more Friends of the Festival tastings and education experiences are available to the public. This includes food and beverage pairings featuring Golden Road Brewing, Peltzer Family Cellars and sake from Nova Brewing Co. at GCH Craftsman Bar at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The Disneyland Hotel is presenting a mixology seminar at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, as well as a lovely outdoor winemaker reception with culinary action stations, featuring Silver Oak/Twomey wines. These special hotel events each include a commemorative gift. A separate fee is required, and advance bookings are recommended.

Note: Event and offerings are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Both a valid park admission and park reservation for the same park and the same date are required for park admission. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed.

*A Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Sip and Savor Pass expires on April 26, 2022, and will not be valid at any other event or at any other time. Passes are nonrefundable, subject to restrictions, and not valid for Theme Park admission. No substitutions. Sip and Savor offerings at participating restaurants may be tasting-size portions only, not full entrée sizes. Not valid for alcohol or novelties.

**Separate admission and theme park reservation to Disney California Adventure park are required for events hosted in Disney California Adventure park. Additional fees for premium events are required. Space is limited for all such ticketed events; advance bookings are recommended. Full payment is due at time of booking, and once booked, there are no cancellations, exchanges, credit, or refunds. No discounts apply. Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol and to participate in the events; valid photo ID required. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

***For Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party,” space is limited, and participant sign-ups begin 45 minutes before each show time.

****Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations and features may vary by handset or service provider. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.  Some app features require valid theme park admission and park reservation.

Visit our Know Before You Go site for important information to know before visiting the DisneylandResort including updates on wearing face coverings.

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Published: March 5, 2022

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