Disney California Adventure will present a unique Food & Wine Festival. Each day from March 10-April 16, 2017, the California Adventure Food and Wine Festival will offer a taste of the best of California cuisine. This event has previously been only offered on weekends, so this is a great expansion.
The price of admission to the California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is included with regular Disney California Adventure park admission. Some experiences and offerings will have an additional fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or over to participate in some events; valid ID required. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.
While there may be some similarities to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, the focuses are different. Epcot’s festival focuses on international offerings, but the California Adventure Food and Wine Festival will focus on California inspired options.
A new feature of the event will be Festival Marketplaces. Delicious food and beverages from all over the state of California will be available.
Demonstrations and Seminars
Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival will include culinary demonstrations, celebrity chef appearances and seminars. While some aspects of the festival are available only guests age 21 and over, expect that there will be something for every member of the family to enjoy at the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival.
Culinary Demonstrations will take place on the Stage 17 in Hollywood Land. These 30-minute presentations will feature some of the best chefs in the industry. Monday through Thursday they cost $10 per person, Friday through Sunday is $15 per person. Seating is limited for these demonstrations.
Conducted in the Sonoma Terrace at the Golden Vine Winery, Wine Education and Tasting Seminars are fun and informative presentations about wine. The 30 to 45-minute seminars include up to 3 tastings. Cost is $15 per person plus tax Monday through Thursday, and $20 per person plus tax Friday through Sunday. Each week has a unique schedule showcasing various California wineries, so be sure to check out the schedule in the park.
On select nights (March 16, March 30, and April 13) you can also enjoy a 4 course meal focusing on gourmet wine-focused pairings. Located at the Golden Vine Winery, these Winemaker Dinners cost $150-$200 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
More of a beer or spirits person? Then head to Stage 17 in Hollywood Land for the Beer and Spirits Education and Tasting Seminars. The 30 to 45-minute seminars include up to 3 tastings. Cost is $15 per person plus tax Monday through Thursday, and $20 per person plus tax Friday through Sunday. Each week has a unique schedule showcasing brewers, food pairings, and spirits, so be sure to check out the schedule in the park.
On select nights (March 23 and April 6) you can also enjoy a 4 course meal focusing on gourmet food and beer pairings. Located at the Golden Vine Winery, these Brewmaster Beer Dinners cost $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Stage 17 in Hollywood Land will also be host to the Celebrity Kitchen. Here you can catch some of the biggest names of the culinary world, including superstar chefs Guy Fieri, Graham Elliot, G. Garvin, Robert Irvine, Cat Cora, and Jet Tila, as they share tips, treasured recipes and behind-the-scenes-stories and demonstrate how to create their personal favorite dishes. An autograph signing will follow each chef appearance. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
If you have more of a celebrity sweet tooth, you can also stop by Stage 17 in Hollywood Land for Sweet Sundays on March 19, April 2, and April 16. These are 90 minute breakfasts with sparkling wine during a celebrity baking demonstration, featuring the likes of Duff Goldman, Emily Ellyn, and Keegan Gerhard. Cost is $79 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Beyond the Kitchen: Lifestyle Seminars celebrate springtime in beautiful California. Held in Hollywood Land, these seminars are an opportunity to learn more about exciting topics including gardening, horticulture and health & wellness.
Kids 3 to 11 can also get some hands on experience with Jr Chef at Paradise Pier near the Golden Zephyr. Here, young chefs follow a recipe while being supervised by Chef Goofy. Participation is available on a first come first served basis and is scheduled throughout the day.
Festival Marketplace Booths
Numerous carts and kiosks provide visitors with a selection of foods and drinks from across the state. This Festival Marketplace is located between Hollywood Land and the Golden Zephyr.
Festival Marketplace Offerings
- Nuts About Cheese – Discover wine’s best friends.
- Uncork California – Wine in flights and by the glass.
- I Heart Artichokes – The thistle prepared 3 ways.
- Garlic Kissed – Savory heat and an ice cream treat.
- California Craft Brews – The best from local breweries.
- Olive Us – Get a side of soup with your martini.
- Bacon Twist – Because bacon is always on your mind.
- Lemon Grove – Citrusy refreshment in every offering.
- Seafood…Sustained – A better way to fresh flavor.
- The Onion Lair – Kicky dishes and cool beverages.
- Off the Cob – The essence of summer’s sweetness.
- Sweet & Sourdough – The classic California staff of life.
- LA Style – Favorite southland food truck flavors.
- Wineology – Taste wine and sangria by the glass.
- The Brewhouse – Craft beers and beer cocktails.
Additionally, the Paradise Garden Grill transforms itself into the Festival Beer Garden throughout the duration of the festival.
Reservations for Beverage Seminars, Special Meals and Celebrity Kitchen experiences can be made by calling (714) 781-DINE or visiting disneyland.com/dine.