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Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

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Disney California Adventure Food and Wine FestivalThe Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort February 28, 2020, to April 21, 2020, with food, beverages, and pairings created with a magical Disney twist.

Culinary novices and true foodies alike will enjoy California-inspired cuisine and specialty beverages, along with cooking demonstrations, seminars, music, and hands-on entertainment. 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 dishes inspired by key California ingredients, plus 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.

On the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land, there will be 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.

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 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.

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

The fine print:
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.

The Disneyland Resort features two theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising dining, entertainment and shopping experiences.

(Photos courtesy of Disneyland Resort)

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