Disney + Food and Wine?
Sign. Me. Up.
It doesn't take much to get me excited about visiting Disneyland Resort (DLR), but the notion of amazing eats and adult drinks has me absolutely elated. I didn't have the chance to visit DLR for last year's event, and sadly this year I will not be eating and drinking my way around Disneyland California Adventure Park (DCA), but my bestie, Sarah will be so stay tuned because she will be reporting on her fun soon!
Are you a food and/or wine enthusiast with a love for magic? You will want to mark your calendar for this year's Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, now through April 16, 2017. There are just two weeks left of this event, so make it a date night (or day) and head to DCA! There are so many activities for all ages, so feel free to bring the kiddos!
Bonus, if you're an Annual Passport holder, make sure to check out AP Corner for limited edition experiences and treats.
5 Reasons you need to visit
Disney California Adventure
Food & Wine Festival
1| Food & Wine
Need I say more? There are so many ways to enjoy the cuisine and beverages available during the Food & Wine Festival. For those of us that have food allergies or restrictions, they also offer gluten-free and vegetarian at many locations! I heard there is a Mimosa Flight and I am all about that life. Peruse the park, eat, drink and be merry. Very merry. :)
2| Festival Marketplaces
There are over a dozen marketplaces open daily that will offer complementing cuisine to the Festival-inspired menus throughout the theme park's restaurants and eateries. We have picky eaters & food allergies in our house, so knowing the amount of options available to all of my kids (and me) is important.
3| "In the Kitchen" with Celebrity Chefs (Saturdays)
So many amazing celebrity chefs have been scheduled to appear since opening on March 10th!
Here's the lineup for the last two weekends. Visit Disneyland.com/foodandwine to purchase your tickets!
Saturday, April 8 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cat Cora’s Kitchen
Saturday, April 15 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chopped and Cutthroat Kitchen
Event Location and Price
Festival Showplace, Stage 17 in Hollywood Land
$99.00 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers
4| The Signature Events
You know Disney does it big, so they have an amazing schedule of activities and opportunities for pretty much everyone in your group.
Sweet Sundays sound like an amazing way to spend a lazy Sunday - learning how to make sweet treats, and then eating them! This is a 90-minute culinary demonstration that includes a light breakfast and sparkling toast!
Winemaster & Brewmaster Dinners (Thursdays) offer a four-course meal, paired with either wine or beer. Courses are created by the Disney Executive Chef Team and you'll have an opportunity to hear from the winemakers and brewmasters about the pairings!
*Signature Events require separate ticketed admission to enter Disney California Adventure Park.
5| Junior Chef experience
Who wouldn't want to cook with Chef Goofy?! I seriously wish this was around when I was young! Kids ages 3 to 11 are invited to get their cooking groove on with Chef Goofy and the Jammin' Chefs, and you can't forget sous chefs, Chip 'n Dale. Get hands on cooking experience and go home with a yummy treat! This musical program will happen daily in Paradise Park, near Golden Zephyr. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Don't miss out on a chance to hang with some of Disney's celebrities!
Alright, magic makers, if you've got the time and the budget agrees, clear your calendar for a day to enjoy the Disney Food & Wine Festival, it would be a wonderful time spent, especially if your family is getting ready to relax for spring break! Feeling extra spontaneous? Make it a weekend and book a trip with my travel partner - Get Away Today. Use my code "SPARKS" to get $10 off a 2 night package.
So, what do you say? Will you be making your way to experience Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival?