Fan-Favorite Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Returns to Disneyland Resort, March 3-April 25, 2023
- Specialty menu items, celebrity chef demonstrations, entertainment and more celebrate the best of the Golden State’s diverse culinary scene
- Limited-time offerings at Downtown Disney District and Hotels of the Disneyland Resort extend the foodie fun
- Soarin’ Over California returns for a limited time beginning March 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 3, 2023) – Disneyland Resort invites guests of all ages to embark on an epicurean adventure, when the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns March 3-April 25, 2023. Happening alongside the Disney100 celebration at the Disneyland Resort, the limited-time event at Disney California Adventure Park highlights the best of California’s culinary scene with many great choices of specialty foods, beverages, entertainment and experiences inspired by the state’s diverse cultures and regions.
Whether it’s a first visit, a family reunion or just a happy Disney day, the popular Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is among the distinctly Disney experiences that brings guests back to the magic, time after time.
Flavorful food and beverages highlight California cuisine
A dozen Festival Marketplaces – plus participating dining locations and carts – throughout Disney California Adventure Park will serve irresistible bites and beverages. This year’s smorgasbord introduces more than 60 new menu items, such as the celebration chocolate fudge brownie, elote paleta, smoked honey-habanero chicken wings and grilled peach toast.
Plant-based, allergy-friendly, gluten-friendly and kid-friendly selections are available to please a variety of palates. New this year, Paradise Garden Grill will offer a plant-based food menu, serving torta de chilaquiles, IMPOSSIBLE™ gyro fries, peach-blueberry cobbler and more.
The Sip and Savor Pass* offers a great value for guests tasting their way through the festival. Shareable among friends and family, the eight entitlement tabs included in the pass can be redeemed for select food and nonalcoholic beverages at Festival Marketplaces and participating locations. The Sip and Savor Pass can also be used across multiple visits to this year’s festival.
Guests 21 and over can discover an expertly curated selection of wines, spirits and craft beers. Beer aficionados can enjoy refreshing craft beers by the glass at the Paradise Beer Garden, and Cocktails at Sonoma Terrace offers signature cocktails in a lively lounge atmosphere.
Guests may expand their culinary knowledge with bookable experiences at Disney California Adventure Park and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, including beverage seminars, mixology classes and more. Details for bookable events, which require a separate fee, can be found at Disneyland.com.**
Entertainment, culinary demonstrations and more offer a feast for the senses
The festival fun continues across Disney California Adventure Park with family-friendly entertainment, craft stations for kids and special events. In Hollywood Land, guests can cook up photo memories with Chef Goofy. As another tribute to the Golden State, the beloved attraction Soarin’ Over California returns for the duration of the festival.
The Hollywood Backlot Stage will host culinary experiences for foodies of all ages. Here, young chefs ages 3 through 11 may decorate their own delicious cupcakes during “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party.”*** Fridays through Sundays during the festival, guests can learn pro tips from Disney, visiting and celebrity chefs as they prepare some of their favorite dishes on stage. Culinary demonstration presenters this year include Duff Goldman, Jet Tila, Claudia Sandoval, Shaun O’Neale and many more.
Many diverse restaurants and businesses are represented in the menus and scheduled events throughout the festival, such as Black-and women-founded McBride Sisters Wine Co., Black-owned Crowns & Hops Brewing Co., Latino-owned Heritage BBQ and woman-led ADYA.
Over at the Paradise Gardens Obelisk, the Jammin’ Chefs use pots and pans to serve up tasty rhythms. Guests can also dance along to daily live music at the Palisades Stage and Paradise Gardens Bandstand, showcasing a sampling of musical styles. Among the slated performers are Suburban Legends, Faultlines and Island Reggae Band.
Each weekend, guests can meet Disney-inspired artists during showcase and signing events held at Off the Page at Disney California Adventure Park and the WonderGround Gallery pop-up location in the Downtown Disney District. Downtown Disney District joins the festivities with nightly entertainment, plus limited-time menu items and separately ticketed culinary experiences at participating restaurants. More information on Downtown Disney District offerings can be found at Disneyland.com/DowntownDisney.
Disney100 anniversary celebration continues at the Disneyland Resort
Taking place throughout 2023, the Disney100 anniversary celebration at the Disneyland Resort honors Disney’s 100th anniversary with new experiences and entertainment, including two all-new nighttime spectaculars, “World of Color – ONE” at Disney California Adventure Park and “Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland Park, and the return of the “Magic Happens” parade at Disneyland Park.
As part of the celebration, the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown reopens at Disneyland Park on March 19. Featuring new interactive play spaces and grassy areas to unwind, the land is also home to the new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which opened Jan. 27.
During this exciting time at the Disneyland Resort, Southern California residents may visit the Disneyland Resort for as little as $73 per person per day with the purchase of a three-day, one-park per day weekday ticket, which can be redeemed for visits through May 25, 2023, subject to park reservation availability.**** Guests may find more information at Disneyland.com/offers.
About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.
Check the latest entertainment details and schedules at Disneyland.com or the Disneyland mobile app. Entertainment, experiences, and offerings may be modified, limited in availability or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Both Theme Park reservations and valid admission for the same Park on the same day are required for Park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com/updates for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Limit 2 alcoholic beverages per Guest. A valid photo ID will be required.
*An event Sip and Savor Pass will expire on the stated date and will not be valid at any other event or at any other time. Passes are nonrefundable, subject to restrictions, and not valid for Theme Park admission. Other restrictions apply. Both valid theme park admission and park reservation required for park entry.
**Additional fees for premium events are required, and separate admission and theme park reservation required for events hosted in Disney California Adventure park. Space is limited for such ticketed events; advance bookings are recommended. Full payment is due at time of booking, and once booked, there are no cancellations, exchanges, credit, or refunds. No discounts apply. Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol and to participate in the events; valid photo ID required. Subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice.
***Space is limited for this experience, and participant sign-ups begin 45 minutes before each show time.
****Offer valid only for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000- 93599 and Northern Baja California residents within ZIP codes 21000-22999; proof of eligible residency, including valid government-issued photo ID, is required for purchase and admission. Tickets expire 5/25/2023 and are not valid before 1/9/2023. Valid only on weekdays, and subject to blockout dates of every Saturday and Sunday. [Blockout dates of 3/4, 3/5, 3/11, 3/12, 3/18, 3/19, 3/25, 3/26, 4/1, 4/2, 4/8, 4/9, 4/15, 4/16, 4/22, 4/23, 4/29, 4/30, 5/6, 5/7, 5/13, 5/14, 5/20, 5/21.] Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. May purchase up to 5 tickets per eligible person per day with valid ID. Tickets are nonrefundable, may not be sold or transferred for commercial use and exclude activities/events separately priced. Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice. Sales may be paused from time to time or terminated at any time.