Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Stirs in the Key Ingredient of Storytelling

Guests will delight in new and innovative food and beverages, culinary experiences and entertainment during this fan-favorite, limited-time festival at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim

The highly anticipated Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort for a limited time* Feb. 28 to April 21, 2020, with innovative food, beverages and pairings created with a magical Disney twist. Culinary novices and true foodies alike will enjoy unforgettable California-inspired cuisine and specialty beverages, along with cooking demonstrations, seminars, music, hands-on entertainment and more. This year, storytelling is at the heart of the festival, as Disney chefs share their personal stories through their palate of offerings. Guests will see the magic of Disney storytelling come to life through a variety of festival experiences.

The Festival Marketplaces at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will serve up delicious dishes inspired by key California ingredients, plus refreshing beverages from across the region. Avocado Time, Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo and Nuts About Cheese are among the returning favorite marketplaces. 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, 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:

  • Winemaker Reception with Skywalker Vineyards at Carthay Circle Restaurant
    (March 20)
  • Winemaker Reception with Fess Parker Winery at Carthay Circle Restaurant
    (March 27)
  • Winemaker Reception with Silverado Vineyards at Carthay Circle Restaurant
    (April 10)
  • Winemaker Dinner with Silver Oak | Twomey at Steakhouse 55
    (March 18)
  • Beverage education and tasting seminars on beer, wine and mixology at Sonoma Terrace and Golden Vine Winery

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, coming soon.

In addition, guests will find a new line of festival merchandise in 2020, including festival-themed headwear and apparel, kitchen gadgets and décor.

Also joining the fun this year, select Downtown Disney District locations will offer festival-inspired food and beverage options.

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 magiccan 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

Guests may find more information at Disneyland.com/offers.

*Separate admission to Disney California Adventure Park is required. Additional fees for select events, demonstrations and seminars may be required. Space is limited for all such ticketed events; advance reservations are recommended. Full payment may be due at time of booking, and cancellation fees may apply.  No refunds, credit or date or time changes. Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol and to participate in some events; valid photo ID required. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

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