I hope you brought your appetite! We previously announced the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will be returning to the Disneyland Resort March 4 through April 26, and today, I’m thrilled to dish out more details on this exciting celebration of California’s diverse cultures and cuisines.
From innovative food and beverages to heaping helpings of family-friendly entertainment, there is so much to look forward to at this feast for the senses. Let’s dig in!
Many of California’s communities and regions are highlighted in the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival’s smorgasbord of dishes. A dozen Festival Marketplaces will serve irresistible small bites and beverages, and dining locations across Disney California Adventure park – including Pym Tasting Lab and Terran Treats at Avengers Campus – will also feature special festival menu items. You may even choose to purchase a Sip and Savor Pass* for eight coupons redeemable for select food and nonalcoholic beverages at participating locations.
The Hollywood Backlot in Hollywood Land will be home to an appetizing assortment of entertainment and presentations for all ages. The all-new animated series, “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery,” which debuted on Disney Junior yesterday, is the inspiration behind a new, limited-time festival experience for junior chefs at the Hollywood Backlot Stage. During “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party,” kids ages 3 through 11 will have the opportunity to express their creativity through hands-on cupcake decorating. Space is limited, and participant sign-ups begin 45 minutes before each show time.
At the Hollywood Backlot, you may also encounter Chef Goofy or dance along with Chip ‘n’ Dale as the Jammin’ Chefs serve up tasty new rhythms using pots and pans.
On Saturdays and Sundays, be sure to catch a culinary demonstration at the Hollywood Backlot Stage! A diverse lineup of Disney and visiting chefs will prepare their favorite dishes and share insider tips for making mouthwatering meals at home.
Craving even more? Signature events will be offered for an additional fee, such as the Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions or special wine, beer and mixology seminars at Sonoma Terrace.
Of course, be on the lookout for a new line of Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival merchandise.
Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort will also join the gastronomic festivities, with select restaurants offering special menu items and events for a limited time.
And here’s the cherry (or should I say “citrus”?) on top: Soarin’ Over California will return to Disney California Adventure park for a limited time during the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, beginning March 4! Once again, you can relish the unforgettable sights, sounds and scents of the Golden State aboard this high-flying attraction.
Stay tuned for more updates as the festival draws nearer! Later this month, we’ll share a Foodie Guide to all the gastronomic goodness that awaits.
by Kelsey Lynch, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort
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