The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort from March 10 through April 16, 2017. Each day, guests will enjoy culinary experiences created for the whole family, including a variety of food, beverage and lifestyle seminars, demonstrations and presentations found throughout Disney California Adventure park. I recently spoke with Linda Votaw, a 44-year cast member who is responsible for special event merchandise at the Disneyland Resort.
“Designing merchandise for special events is one of the highlights of my role,” she said. “I enjoy visiting locations and seeing guests wearing items I’ve developed. When a guest takes home one of the commemorative products, I know she or he had a wonderful visit to Disneyland Resort.”
Working with Disney Design Group artists, Linda and her team found magical inspiration for this year’s commemorative festival products available for purchase at this popular event.
“Mickey Mouse is pictured as a chef to give a nod to the many culinary delights guests will find during the event,” said Linda. “We also incorporated a colorful wine glass to salute California’s rich history of wine.”
Throughout the festival, guests will find a handful of stylish apparel items for women and men.
“We looked at popular and trendy silhouettes when designing the apparel,” said Linda. “Guests will find different interpretations of the main Chef Mickey artwork used on the shirts. All of the apparel is connected with the use of wine-inspired colors that really make the artwork pop!”
As a special treat, several items were made especially for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, including an event t-shirt and an oversized, limited-edition pin (edition size of 2,000). Passholders must present a valid Disneyland Resort Annual Passport and government-issued photo I.D. at time of purchase.
Look for select products in locations throughout Disney California Adventure park, including the Studio Store and Stage 17/Festival Gifts; merchandise carts located next to Wine Country Trattoria; and Seaside Souvenirs. These locations will also carry the Annual Passholder exclusive items.
LOVE the design! Wish we could have gotten time off to come down during the event, we won’t arrive until the day after it’s over. I’m so going to be watching the app in hope (I want that raglan tee)
LOVE the designs!!
What will the cost be for the T-Shirts?
Will there be a wearable gift card available? Like they have during the Epcot Food and Wine fest.
Showed the photos to my wife. She (and I) want to know if any of these items can be ordered online??? So nice to see Mickey back in the limelight!!! Amazing how many WDW-Magic Kingdom guests come to the park looking for “Mickey’s House!!!”
I’m jealous!!! This stuff is soooo neat. Mickey, Mickey, and more Mickey… keep it coming… hopefully … to WDW too for their F&W this fall… or any other Epcot event.. there are lots of them.
I am so happy that we are receiving merchandise this year! Last year there was only two items. Right when I get back from WDW, I get to enjoy this festival at my home park!! Thank you for the sneak peak!
The design is amazing, I hope this range ends up in the Shop Disney Parks app, great work team