Yes, you read that correctly! There is going to be a Disneyland food & wine festival!
After a long hiatus, the food & wine festival is finally returning to The Disneyland Resort. Years ago, the Disney California Adventure Park hosted an annual Food & Wine Festival in the spring from 2006 through 2010. The Festival stopped when the park began its renovation and expansion, and since then we haven’t heard much about it. I’m so happy they have decided to bring it back!
This year’s Food & Wine Festival will take place at Disney California Adventure Park and run from April 1 to May 1, 2016 on weekends only (Friday through Sunday).
From the Disney Parks Blog:
This month-long festival, taking place during weekends in April, will celebrate some of the best of delicious California cuisine. A distinguishing feature will be new Festival Marketplaces, where guests can sip and savor delicious flavors from throughout the state of California. The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will also include culinary demonstrations, appearances by celebrity chefs and informative seminars.
Starting today, you can make advanced reservations for some of the premium experiences, such as:
Beverage Seminars – “Beverage Seminars offer fun, informative introductions to the art and science behind some of the world’s most popular adult beverages.” The seminars will take place on the Sonoma Terrace and include up to three sample tastings.
When: Fridays: 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 PM
Saturdays: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 PM
Sundays: 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 PM
Where: Sonoma Terrace, located at Golden Vine
Winery, Disney California Adventure Park
Price: $15 per person, plus tax
Celebrity Kitchen – “Don’t miss this chance to be entertained and enthralled by some of the biggest names in the food world—at Celebrity Kitchen!” Celebrity Kitchen will take place at Stage 17 and the current schedule is:
April 2 – Robert Irvine – Restaurant: Impossible
April 9 – Andrew Sutton – Executive Chef, Disneyland Resort Signature Dining (1:00 PM only)
April 9 – Guy Fieri – Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (5:00 PM only)
April 16 – Keegan Gerhard – Food Network Challenge
April 23 – TBD
April 30 – Graham Elliot – MasterChef, MasterChef Junior
When: Saturdays, 1:00 & 5:00 PM
Where: Stage 17, Disney California Adventure Park
Price: $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Click here to make reservations.
Aside from the premium experiences, guests will be able to purchase samples of variouis California food and wines all across Disney California Adventure Park during the weekends in April.
I can’t wait to experience the new Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival! I remember it from years past and I have been really missing it – I’m so happy it’s returning!
Are you excited for this year’s Food & Wine Festival at The Disneyland Resort?
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