Highlights of This Year’s Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
It’s almost time for Disneyland’s culinary event of the year the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival which will be returning to Disneyland Resort from February 28 – April 21, 2020.
During this event, visitors to Disney’s California Adventure theme park can enjoy innovative California-inspired cuisine, speciality beverages, cooking demonstrations, seminars, music, hands-on activities and so much more!
Storytelling is at the heart of this year’s festival with Disney chefs sharing their personal stories through the dishes on offer. Storytelling also comes to life through a variety of awesome activities.
This year’s Festival is brimming with awesome marketplace kiosks where guests can sample a variety of awesome treats with California ingredients accompanied by refreshing beverages from across the region. This year’s stalls include returning favorites: Avocado Time, Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo, Nuts About Cheese and California Craft Brews.
Some of our favorites include avocado toast, the brunch fried chicken and waffle sandwich, pepperoni pizza egg rolls, poke-style watermelon with cucumber, fig and lavender cold brew, the ruby citrus sparkler and last but not least the Mickey-shaped caramel peanut milk chocolate macaron.
Guests 21 and over will have the opportunity to discover locally brewed craft beers, wine and spirits from all over California.
To get the best value, guests may choose to purchase the popular Sip and Savor Pass,** which includes eight tastings to quench their appetite for trying new things, available at participating locations throughout the festival.
On the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land, guests will enjoy even more foodie fun with culinary experiences such as Family Time with Chef Daniella Malfitano, Discover California seminars and chef demonstrations by Disney chefs and celebrity chefs. The celebrity chefs include visiting and local guests, such as David Burtka, Richard Blais, Jamie Gwen, Jet Tila and Wing Lam.
Young chefs-in-training can join the tasty fun at the guest favorite Junior Chef experience with Chef Goofy, as well as a new character encounter, available on select days. Children ages 3 to 11 will work with Chef Goofy to follow a recipe and mix ingredients to create a tasty treat that ends with a magical surprise. In addition, guests will discover family-friendly entertainment, from lively performances with the Jammin’ Chefs to craft stations for kids who want to get creative.
The Disney magic continues with music, entertainment and special activities that add to the fun atmosphere each day of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.
Guests may choose to enhance their festival experience with special signature events designed to expand their palate and culinary knowledge. Some of the signature events at this year’s Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival include:
- New Disney Culinary Adventure Tour– On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the festival, “epicurious” guests may take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the many kitchens in Disney California Adventure Park. Festival goers learn from guest chefs as they prepare menus and see how the festival comes to life.
- Winemaker Reception with Fess Parker Winery at Carthay Circle Restaurant (March 27)
- Winemaker Reception with Silverado Vineyards at Carthay Circle Restaurant (April 10)
- Wine, Beer & Spirits Seminars– On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the festival, guests will visit Sonoma Terrace to partake in seminars led by winemakers, brewmasters and distillers and learn what goes into making their favorite beverages. Guests will meet sommeliers and mixologists from various Disneyland Resort outlets such as Trader Sam’s and Lamplight Lounge, as well as local and regional participants such as Mahalat Spirits, Strong Water Anaheim, Bottle Logic, Karl Strauss Brewing Co., MacMurray Ranch, Hill Family Estate and Peltzer Vineyards among others.
Many of the Disney California Food & Wine Festival events are included with admission to Disney California Adventure park. Signature events and beverage seminars require a separate fee. Guests may check for the latest details and schedules and also make reservations for the select signature events and seminars at Disneyland.com.
In addition, guests will find a new line of festival merchandise in 2020, including festival-themed headwear and apparel, kitchen gadgets and décor.
Plus, Soarin’ Over California is returning to Disney California Adventure for a limited time beginning Feb. 28. 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 iconic scents found throughout California.
Also joining the fun this year, select Downtown Disney District locations offer special festival-inspired menu items at Ballast Point Brewing Co., Catal Restaurant, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Salt & Straw.
During the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, the Disneyland Resort is offering special, limited-time ticket and hotel offers, which make this an ideal time for guests to visit the park. Kids everywhere*** along with Southern California residents**** may visit the theme parks for as low as $67 per person, per day with 3-day, 1-park per day tickets.
Guests who stay and play in the heart of the magic can enjoy special savings with room offers at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Hotel guests can save up to 25 percent off select rooms, Sunday-Thursday nights, based upon availability through April 16, 2020. Guests can save up to 20 percent on standard rooms and 25 percent on premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa; up to 20 percent on standard rooms and 25 percent on premium rooms at Disneyland Hotel, and up to 10 percent on standard and premium rooms at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. These room offers may be reserved for stays now through April 16, 2020 when booked by March 16, 2020.Ϯ
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