On Friday, the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival kicked off 54 days of food-themed fun at the Disneyland Resort. This year there is more food, beverages, entertainment, and experiences for all ages than ever before! There is sure to be something for everyone during this festival.
The first day of the festival was quite busy as guests descended on Disney California Adventure ahead of the anticipated rain. Guests beelined for both the festival booths and the various entertainment offerings throughout the day. With lots of smiles and apparent happy stomachs, it appeared that the first day of the festival was a success. Many purchased the Sip & Savor pass which returned again this year and seemed as popular as ever. The pass goes for $54 (or $49 with a Disneyland Annual Passholder discount) and allows guests to get 8 tabs to utilize throughout the festival. It is ideal to use the Sip & Savor pass on offerings that are over $6.50 to get the best value. Here is a look at all the food offerings for the festival:
There are multiple entertainment offerings throughout each day of the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. On Friday the Jammin’ Chefs, Jr. Chefs and Phat Cat Swinger entertained the crowd. Throughout the festival, other bands will also be on hand to entertain. The Jammin’ Chefs and Jr. Chefs will be offered daily.
First Jammin’ Chef 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
I Wanna Be Like You! – Phat Cat Swinger First Day 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
First Phat Cat Swinger Set – 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Jr. Chefs at 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, enjoy culinary demonstrations on the Hollywood Backlot Stage. There will be celebrated chefs sharing some of their favorite recipes. Family-friendly seminars on these days will be presented by Chef Daniella Malfitano. She will demonstrate how to bring cooking into the home to share with the whole family!
There will also be some signature events offered throughout the 54 day run of the festival. They include:
- Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri at Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park (March 9) – This is already sold out.
- MacMurray Ranch Vineyards Winemaker Reception with Kate MacMurray at Carthay Circle Restaurant (March 22)
- Dinner with Disney Chefs at The Vineyard Room at Wine Country Trattoria (March 28)
- Silverado Vineyards Winemaker Reception with Jonathan Emmerich at Carthay Circle Restaurant (April 19)
While most of the offerings for the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival are included with admission, some of these events do require an extra fee. This includes signature events, demonstrations, and seminars. More details can be found at Disneyland.com/FoodandWine.
There is also merchandise exclusive to the festival on hand. Most of the merchandise if available to all guests but there are also offerings that are exclusive to Disneyland Annual Passholders.
2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Merchandise
Disneyland Annual Passholder Exclusive 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Merchandise
There is also a Disneyland Annual Passholder center with photo opportunities and a button for Annual Passholders to collect. A valid Annual Pass is required for both.
The 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will continue at the Disneyland Resort until April 23.