A Touch of Disney: New, Limited-Capacity Ticketed Experience Coming to Disney California Adventure Park Beginning March 18

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

It’s time to experience some of the sights, sounds and flavors of the Disneyland Resort with A Touch of Disney, a new, limited-capacity ticketed experience that begins March 18 at Disney California Adventure park. A Touch of Disney offers some of the world-famous food and beverages from around the resort, plus a chance to see Disney characters, shop for the latest Disney merchandise and pose at unique photo locations.

A selection of iconic food and beverage items from both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will be available for you to enjoy, from churros and the world-famous DOLE Whip to the classic Monte Cristo Sandwich usually found in New Orleans Square. Many items will be served snack-sized, so you can delight in a variety of bites and sips from mid-day through the evening. These guest-favorites will be available at locations around the park, including Smokejumpers Grill, Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, Award Wieners, Cocina Cucamonga to name a few, and six seasonal and creatively themed marketplaces. Keep an eye out for A Touch of Disney Foodie Guide on the Disney Parks Blog!

Select retail locations also will be open, selling the latest apparel, accessories and souvenirs, including the new, adorable Disney NuiMOs. Pop in and out of the shops along Buena Vista Street or head to Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff at Pixar Pier for a selection of treats, including themed candy apples.

While you explore the park, capture photos at iconic locations and discover new photo-worthy spots – some that are available only if you attend A Touch of Disney. You might catch a wave from Mickey Mouse and see some of his pals in unexpected settings. Mater and Lightning McQueen may be seen in Cars Land, or Joy and Sadness at Pixar Pier. To help set the stage for A Touch of Disney, a new, specially curated soundtrack of reimagined Disney songs will be broadcast throughout the park, along with updates and reminders about many can’t-miss experiences. Attractions remain closed for now.

Here’s what you need to know*:

  • Dates: Beginning Mar. 18; offered Thursdays – Mondays from noon to 8 p.m.
  • Pricing: The introductory $75 ticket includes admission, parking for the experience at Mickey & Friends parking structure, unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the day of the experience, and a $25 A Touch of Disney dining card valid towards the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages (subject to restrictions including not being valid for alcohol). Ticket prices are subject to change.
  • Tickets: A Touch of Disney tickets will be available on Disneyland.com beginning March 4, for select days from March 18 through April 5, 2021. Tickets for this experience will then be released for dates on a rolling basis until the experience ends. Tickets must be purchased in advance and online at Disneyland.com for a specific date (subject to availability).
  • Dining: Table reservations for Lamplight Lounge and Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining will be made available beginning March 11. Table reservations do not provide admission to A Touch of Disney and dining at those locations requires A Touch of Disney ticket that is valid on the same day as the table reservation. Reservations are recommended, and additional details are coming soon.

Downtown Disney District will remain open seven days a week with unique dining and shopping that includes Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Naples Ristorante e Bar, World of Disney and Star Wars Trading Post, which recently opened in a new location. Buena Vista Street will remain open as an extension of the Downtown Disney District through March 14, and will be closed beginning March 15. Beginning March 18, Buena Vista Street will become part of A Touch of Disney.

With the health and safety of everyone in mind, A Touch of Disney will operate with limited capacity and enhanced health and safety measures in place based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies.

Visit Disneyland.com/ATouchofDisney to learn important details about the experience and about health and safety measures prior to arrival, such as the requirement for temperature checks and for all guests, ages 2 and older, to wear an appropriate face covering. You’ll find everything you need to know before you go!

*Tickets for the experience will not be available at the Resort, are non-refundable, and may not be resold or transferred for commercial use. The number of tickets available are limited and no discounts apply.  Each guest may purchase up to eight tickets. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Disney PhotoPass is subject to the Disney PhotoPass terms and conditions. Online registration required.  Experience elements and information including, but not limited to, offerings, menu items, merchandise, and services, are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice. No refunds given for any such changes or cancellations whether due to inclement weather or otherwise.

DOLE WHIP is a trademark of Dole Food Company, Inc. Used with permission.


  • Are the EV chargers in the Mickey and Friends parking structure going to be available?

  • What time will the tickets for this event be going on sale on March 4th? At midnight? Or later in the morning?

  • What time on March 4 do tickets go on sale?

  • Are the tickets going on sale at 12:00am on March 4th or at a later time in the day?

  • I have been searching Disneyland’s website, facebook, and blogs to find out what time of day on March 4, 2021, the tickets to A Touch of Disney will be made available and can not find that information. Could you let the public know when the tickets will be made available on line (e.g. 12:00 a.m. on 3/4/2021 EST, 7:00 a.m. on 3/4/2021 PST), please? Thank you

  • What time do ticket sales start?

  • Will the Main Street Transportation Buses still be running during this time?

  • So this event is from Thursday thru Monday. Not Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Hi, Will you be able to take pictures with the characters?

  • What time in the 4th, will tickets go on sale?

  • i really fell parking should of been a add on for the event! i get you do not want people parking in the simba lot . there could of been a better idea for this like #1 limit the time during event days to 3 hours in simba lot ( and if the stay over they pay at the stations that are already there like if park was normal open) #2 have the whole area downtown disney plus the food fest be event only so no ticket no enter , i am sure you will have plenty of people there to cover everything . just seems a bit much each person is paying to park , since some people will not be using parking

  • i got to say parking should of been a add on cost, i personally would be taking the bus to get there so that means i lose the cost of parking , plus why is each person paying for parking?
    i get you do not want event goers parking in the simba lot but i am sure you could of came up with a idea to keep that from happening . idea like do a 3 hour parking limit during event days in simba lot and if people stay longer charge them or just have event only people for the whole area downtown disney plus the food fest . i am sure you will have plenty of people around to cover all the shops and the park .

  • Bug’s life ya está cerrado, vi un comentario que pregunta si van a abrir esa zona y ahora es de Marvel.

  • I saw someone else post this too. I have food ans wine festival tickets I didn’t get to use. Can these be returned or used for the next festival?

  • Say the event ends on April 5th? Do you think Buenavista street will be open at all days the events are not happening?

    • Additional A Touch of Disney dates and ticket releases will follow on a rolling basis until the experience ends.

  • Do you know if there will be any vegan/ vegetarian options ?

    • Keep an eye out for A Touch of Disney Foodie Guide on the Disney Parks Blog!

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  • I purchased the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Tasting Passport, the week before Disneyland/California Adventure closed. Was never able to use ANY of its tickets. Will these food tickets be applicable to use during this “A Touche of Disney” food festival?

    Thank you
    Bev Larson

    • Refunds for remaining unused 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival entitlement tabs may be obtained using the following methods:
      • Online: Visit the Help Center (https://disneyland.disney.go.com/help/email/) and fill out the online form, selecting “Sip and Savor Pass Refund” in the drop down tool
      • Phone: Call (888) 231 –7639 for assistance

  • Will we be able to at least walk thru Cars Land and Bug’s Life?

  • Will entry from the east entrance be opened?

  • Is entry to the event only from Mickey and Friends Parking structure? Or will the east entry of the park be opened too?

  • What time on March 4th will tickets be available?

  • Yeah, I’ll pass.
    A bit steep for my blood.
    Going to WDW next week anyway. I’ll get my Disney fix there..

  • If I bring myself and my 2 daughters, we all have to pay for parking?

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