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Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Coming Weekends in April

Rachel Bshero

by , Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

Attention foodies! I’m excited to tell you that Disney California Adventure park will soon be filled with even more fabulous food and an awakening of the senses when the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival begins April 1.

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.

We’ll have more information to share soon, including how you can reserve your seat at the premium experiences taking place during the festival. Mark your calendar now for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, weekends beginning April 1 at Disney California Adventure park.


  • Are there cookbooks for sale and can you take pictures? What was the free gift for VIP guests during the meet and greet after the presentation with Guy Ferari?

  • Aside from the cost of admission to DCA, what is the cost?

  • March is going to end soon. I keep checking to see if any information about the demos that they will be having for the $15 fee.
    We had a wonderful time last time this event was in CA. We are going again to Epcot in November to enjoy the wonderful Food & Wine event that has happen there for over 20 yrs. The Eat to the Beat acts are the best. It would be nice if it returns yearly to DCA. Time will tell.

  • We were married at Disneyland 10 years ago and now get to celebrate our 10th anniversary at the Food and Wine festival. So excited it’s back!!

  • Any update available on the events taking place?

  • This is so great to hear! As a coordinator for Wine of the Month Club, I am curious to see if there are any more Vendor openings available? Or how would I get in contact with somebody to coordinate this for the future? Thank you.

  • YES! I get to celebrate my 30th birthday at the Food & Wine Festival?!!!! Thank you for bringing this back, Disney!

  • im kinda laughing because the last time I was in the park was during the Food and Wine Festival and the End of the Electrical Parade. time flies. Cant wait to see what will be done for it.

  • Where’s the best hotel to stay at? reasonable?

  • That is such great news! I have enjoyed previous Food and Wine Events at DCA immensely!

    if “Taste” is offered again, I will definitely BE THERE!


  • I have a SoCal Select annual pass. Will I be able to attend this event?

  • Can you extend it another week so those who are coming for the Tink race can enjoy it too? =(

  • Will Mike Kravanis, OMGiri, be doing bento demonstrations? I love his bento videos!

  • YES!!!! I am so excited that this has finally come back to California.

  • Have gone with my family the last 2 yrs to the Food & Wine Festival at EPCOT and am excited to go to one in our home state!

  • Didn’t the festival used to be all week long, not just weekends? What about those of us that can’t go on weekends

  • I’ve never been to one of these events and am SOOOOOO EXCITED to go. Looking at the AP calendar and it shows I’m blocked on all Saturdays. Why do you do this to us AP holders?

  • I’m so glad to hear that this festival is returning after all these years!

    Quick question: The Food and Wine Festival at Epcot has a whole booth of vegan options. Will there be vegan food options in the California Adventure version too, or should my family just stay home?

  • This sounds amazing!I am glad Disney is doing what they can to keep passholders happy/entertained while a huge part of Disneyland is closed due to the StarWars construction.

  • I am sooooo happy the festival is returning!!! DH and I went to the festival every year previously and were very sad when it was discontinued. I’ve already booked our trip in April just to attend Food & Wine! Thank you, DCA!

  • YEA!!!!……Have missed this the past years…..so glad to hear they are bringing it back……Hopefully Schedule will be out soon

  • so excited, can’t wait to see who the chefs will be. will there be an extra charge for the demos etc? hopefully you will use the old millionair building with the theater in the round set up so we can get a good look at the demos

    • Hi Beth, Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog. Soon we’ll share more about upcoming seminars, demonstrations and events.

  • Excited to see one of my favorite Park programs come back. Trouble is weekends only?! I have an AP that allows weekend visits, but many family & friends lower their passes (due to increased cost) and are blackout on weekends. Is there any plan thoughts to making Friday part of the weekend in order for those passholders to participate?

    • Hi Larry, Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in April.

  • We had a lot of fun when we went to the last one of these; so glad to see it is back, and hope it stays!

  • Extend it out one more weekend in May for those who will be there for the Tinkerbell 1/2 marathon weekend. I would like to experience the CA version of the Food and Wine Festival.

  • Yay! This proves that Disney does listen! Have been lobbying for several years! Lets make it a huge success!

  • Between this and Fastpass+, I’m quickly running out of reasons to continue to visit Disney World.

  • Oh my goodness! This is great news! I missed the Food & Wine Festival at DCA in the past (never got to experience it), and was wondering if it would ever return after it was discontinued.

    Now… if only we could get our own Flower & Garden Festival too… (hint hint, Disney!)…

  • Ah, It’s finally coming back! Hopefully with more food options than last time though. I remember that I had to kill time while my family enjoyed their wine samples because there was little in terms of special foods.

  • FINALLY!!! It’s coming back to DCA! Well it’s about time…. I will be attending this time around… can’t wait to see who is coming this spring.

  • This is great news! I’ve really missed this event.

  • I’m so glad to see this is coming back! I really enjoyed it in the past and look forward to new experiences.

  • This is so exciting! I can’t wait to try it! :)

  • This made my entire year!!! I’m so glad it’s back!!!!!

  • Hooray, it’s finally come back! …after I moved out of California, LOL! Hopefully this will again be an annual event, so I can make plans for a trip next year. :)

  • This is the happiest day ever! I have MISSED the food and wine festival SO MUCH! I’m SO HAPPY y’all are bringing it back!!!!! Thank you so much!

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