Today in Disney History: Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop Opens at Disney California Adventure Park

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Five years ago today, Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure park got a whole lot sweeter with the opening of Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. Take a look back at the June 7, 2012, grand opening ceremony, complete with chocolate, sundaes, confetti and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse!

What is your favorite confection at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in Disney California Adventure park? Tell us in the comments!


  • I can’t believe that was 5 year ago. It doesn’t seem like that long ago!

  • Best ice cream! We were so glad it opened at DCA. My go-to is the regular two-scoop sundae, with a scoop of vanilla and chocolate, and dark fudge sauce. For an extra splurge, go for the brownie sundae, and on extra-hot days the chocolate soda hits the spot.

  • Just had a Nob Hill Chill yesterday. Best drinkable dessert in the park!

  • My favorite confection is the Treasure Island warm Brownie Sundae

  • The best chocolate ice cream anywhere!!

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