California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is an annual event at Disney California Adventure happens March 1 – April 22, 2024. This article details everything to expect for this years festivities in 2024.

The tasty event features California inspired food and wine, festive marketplaces, culinary demonstrations, along with live music and entertainment. Disneyland Food Wine Festival

Disney California Adventure food and wine festival gets bigger and better every year. Now celebrating more than 10 years, the full Food & Wine experience returns March 1 – April 22, 2024

 

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival FAQs

My first Food & Wine Festival experience was in 2017 and I was beyond impressed! Considering I don’t drink alcohol, you might wonder what I could find so impressive about this seasonal event.

It really brings such a fun, festive vibe to California Adventure with different cuisines, drinks and entertainment options and truly has something everyone can enjoy.

 

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What is Food & Wine Festival at Disneyland Resort? 

Disney’s Food & Wine Festival celebrates the cuisines and flavors of California through delicious food, drinks and demonstrations.

While you can find incredible food throughout Disneyland Resort, Disney’s Food & Wine Festival is celebrated only at Disney California Adventure Park. Beyond eating food and sipping drinks, there are culinary demonstrations, crafts and family events, live entertainment and more. 

Where is Food & Wine Festival at Disneyland Resort? 

Disney’s Food & Wine Festival is celebrated at Disney California Adventure Park. You’ll find most of the food markets on the pathway that borders Paradise Bay (the water area in front of Pixar Pier) and Paradise Gardens Park and into Hollywood Land, San Fransokyo Square and Avengers Campus.

 

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Marketplace kiosks typically begin near the entrance to Cars Land lining the path toward Paradise Gardens. There are also additional kiosks in Hollywood Land offering beer, wine and small bites. 

How much does Food & Wine cost?

You can stroll through Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival for free with valid, limited time event admission. Even kids crafts and Jr. Chef events are free—more on those below. 

Food and drinks are an additional cost (find exact prices on the Disneyland app), just like any other food and drinks in the parks. There are some events that require reservations and an additional fee, discussed below.  Get discount Disneyland Resort tickets here. 

 

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What is a Sip & Savor Pass?

Food & Wine Festival Sip & Savor Pass gives you the opportunity to taste your way through Food & Wine Festival Marketplace at your leisure and for one set cost.

Choose your favorite food items, Food & Wine desserts or non-alcoholic beverages with the convenience of a pre-paid Sip & Savor Pass. Every year the Sip & Savor pass looks a little different to reflect the vibe and merchandise—I always look forward to seeing the new designs.

 

Jessica Sip and Savor Pass

 

The Sip & Savor Pass can be purchased at several locations:

  • Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street (shorter lines)
  • Festival Gifts and Marketplaces as you enter the main festival area
  • Julius, Katz & Sons on Buena Vista Street (shorter lines)
  • Rushin’ River Outfitters near Grizzly River Run (shorter lines)
  • Seaside Souvenirs near Goofy’s Sky School (shorter lines)
  • Sip & Savor Cart as you enter the main festival area

 

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You can use your Sip & Savor Pass over multiple days, or anytime during the duration of the festival. You can also share your Sip & Savor pass. Keep reading for pricing information. Not a foodie? No problem, there’s still lots of reasons to visit during Food and Wine Festival. 

How much is a Food & Wine Sip & Savor Pass? 

The Food and Wine Sip & Savor Pass comes in two different “sizes” in 2024. You can purchase either a four-coupon or eight-coupon version. Last year the full Sip & Savor pass was about $57 with 8 pre-paid passes which makes each item ~$7.10 (normal pricing $7-$12+).

Magic Key Holders will receive a special souvenir lanyard along with a small discount. Last year the pass was about $52 with 8 pre-paid passes which makes each item about $6.50 (normal pricing $7-$12+). 

Disney Visa Holders can also get the Sip & Savor Pass for about $52 with 8 pre-paid passes which makes each item about $6.50 (normal pricing $7-$12+). 

Buy your Sip & Savor Pass at one of several locations:

  • Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street (shorter lines)
  • Festival Gifts and Marketplaces as you enter the main festival area
  • Julius, Katz & Sons on Buena Vista Street (shorter lines)
  • Rushin’ River Outfitters near Grizzly River Run (shorter lines)
  • Seaside Souvenirs near Goofy’s Sky School (shorter lines)
  • Sip & Savor Cart as you enter the main festival area

Can I share a Sip & Savor Pass with my friends/family? 

Yes, you can share your Sip & Savor Pass, but some conditions apply. Your Sip & Savor pass comes with 8 pre-paid passes. You can use those for anyone in your party but they must remain attached in order to be valid payment.

Note there are no longer tabs on the passes as pictured below. Now there is a barcode and secure system to redeem your food credits. It’s super simple and was tested during Lunar New Year. I am sure you’ll like it much better!

 

Disney Food and Wine Sip and Savor

 

The Sip & Savor Pass can be purchased at several locations:

  • Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street (shorter lines)
  • Festival Gifts and Marketplaces as you enter the main festival area
  • Julius, Katz & Sons on Buena Vista Street (shorter lines)
  • Rushin’ River Outfitters near Grizzly River Run (shorter lines)
  • Seaside Souvenirs near Goofy’s Sky School (shorter lines)
  • Sip & Savor Cart as you enter the main festival area

What is a Food & Wine Tasting Passport? 

The tasting passport you’ve seen on my Facebook page simply outlines each Marketplace’s food and wine offerings, a map, photos and special details. The Tasting Passport is free and helps you keep track of things to try! 

It’s much easier to look over the huge menus before your trip and make your list at home. 

When do Food & Wine Marketplace kiosks open?

Food & Wine Festival Marketplace opens daily at 10:30 am through the end of the festiva dayl. Believe me, I count down the minutes for 10:30 to arrive each morning. 

 

Food and wine kiosk

 

Bonus tip! Don’t wait in long lines. You can pay at any marketplace (the one with the short line) and bring your receipt to pick up your food at any marketplace kiosk (the one with the long line).

 

Food and Wine Festival lines

Disney Food and Wine Festival Menu

Food and wine really are on the top of everyone’s list when they come to Disney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival. 

You’ll find the parade route lined with various booths, where you can sample small bites and drinks as you wander your way through California Adventure.

 

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If you’re familiar with Festival of Holidays during the holiday season at Disneyland Resort, it’s a similar set up and vibe. Lots of booths to combine different delicious snacks or meals. 

It’s fun to order a few different things from various booths and because the serving size is smaller, you can sample a lot more cuisines! You’ll also find tables and spots to stop and snack along the route.

D-Lish Marketplace

  • Carbonara Garlic Mac & Cheese featuring Nueske’s Peppered Bacon
  • Olive Oil Cake glazed with lemon curd, topped with vanilla bean Chantilly, and finished with fresh candied lemons, strawberry crunch, and lemon-lime gelée (New)
  • Huckleberry-Citrus Cooler: Gold Peak Black Tea, huckleberry and agave syrups, grapefruit soda, and lemon and orange juices garnished with an orange wedge (Non-alcoholic beverage) (New)

Earth Eats Marketplace

  • IMPOSSIBLE Chicken Parm Bites with tomato and cheese sauces and grated parmesan (New)
  • IMPOSSIBLE Beef Stroganoff: Egg noodles tossed in a mushroom cream sauce with IMPOSSIBLE beef and sour cream (New)
  • Watermelon Cucumber Mojito: White rum, watermelon liqueur, mojito and cucumber syrups, watermelon purée, and lime juice topped with Topo Chico and garnished with a watermelon spear with Tajín twist

LA Style Marketplace

You’ll find this booth along the marketplace route, full of LA inspired eats.

  • Carnitas-style Pork Belly with esquites corn mac salad featuring Tajín Habanero (New)
  • Baja-style Fish Taco with cabbage slaw, cilantro-lime crema and pico de gallo (New) (Plant-based)
  • Spicy Strawberry Cocktail: Gin, strawberry and tamarind purées, strawberry syrup, pineapple juice, chile spices, and Tajín chamoy garnished with a Tamarindo straw (New)

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Peppers Cali-Ente Marketplace

  • Shrimp Papas Locas: Cheddar-bacon potatoes with jalapeño cheese sauce and chipotle shrimp (New)
  • Chile Relleno Empanada with Arbol pepper salsa and Oaxaca and Cotija cheeses
  • Cantarito-Style Paloma: Reposado tequila, habanero-infused pineapple juice, lime juice, rock melon syrup, and Fresca garnished with a pineapple wheel and Tajín Clásico 

Nuts About Cheese Marketplace

  • BBQ Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese with crispy dill pickle onions (New) 
  • Mickey-shaped Macaron made with SNICKERS bar pieces: Chocolate Mickey-shaped macaron filled with caramel ganache and made with SNICKERS bar pieces
  • PB&J Whiskey Shake: Peanut butter whiskey, raspberry liqueur, vanilla ice cream, Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Mexico Origin Coffee, and peanut butter & raspberry syrups, garnished with a raspberry (New) 

 

Disneyland Food and wine dessert menu

 

Beverages:

  • Flowers & Bees: Gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and honey, hibiscus, and lavender syrups garnished with a purple pansy (New)  

Garlic Kissed Marketplace

  • Grilled Top Sirloin with roasted garlic-gruyère smashed potatoes and black garlic chimichurri
  • Guava-Lychee Mule: Vodka, guava nectar, ginger and lychee syrups, and lemon juice topped with guava cider and garnished with a lemon wheel 

Golden Dreams Marketplace

Dreaming of California infused flavors at Food & Wine Festival? This is the kiosk for you!

  • Frozen Old Fashioned: Non-alcoholic bourbon-flavored ice cream, bitters crema, orange zest glaze, and cherry spheres (New)
  • Fig Matcha Latte: Matcha, soy milk, and coconut and simple syrups topped with a fig oat sweet cream and garnished with matcha powder (Non-alcoholic beverage) (New)
  • Blueberry Pancake Cold Brew: Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Mexico Origin Coffee, maple syrup, brown butter and demerara syrups, and oat milk with a blueberry sweet cream garnished with cinnamon-flavored cereal crumble (Non-alcoholic beverage) 
  • Peach Cobbler Cocktail: Moonshine, peach and amaretto liqueur, peach nectar, condensed milk, vanilla and cinnamon syrups, and lemon juice garnished with frozen peaches (New)

 

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Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo Marketplace

  • Cheese Pizza-flavored Wings with ranch dip (New)
  • BBQ Beef Brisket Slider with smoked white cheddar and dill pickles on salt and pepper brioche 
  • Kiwi-Apple Lemonade: Minute Maid Lemonade, apple juice, and kiwi and Granny Smith apple syrups garnished with a purple orchid (Non-alcoholic beverage) (New)

 

Ranch Fried Chicken Wings with Buffalo Hot Sauce Drizzle

 

  • Tangerine Tiki Cocktail: Dark rum, vanilla-citrus liqueur, tangerine and lime juices, and honey syrup garnished with a dried red pineapple wheel (New)

Uncork California Marketplace

  • Raspberry Almond Cake: Almond cake with raspberry mousse and fresh raspberries (New)
  • Chrysanthemum Mimosa: Prosecco with lemonade and rock melon and chrysanthemum syrups (New)
  • Hibiscus-Rose Mimosa: Prosecco with hibiscus tea and rose syrup (New)
  • Apricot-Lavender Mimosa: Prosecco with apricot purée and lavender syrup (New)
  • Rosé Margarita: Blanco tequila, rosé, lemon juice, white peach and agave syrups, and cantaloupe purée garnished with a lemon wheel (New)
  • Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Excellence (New)
  • Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay (New)
  • Conundrum White Blend (New)
  • Daou Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (New)
  • Cline Old Vine Zinfandel (New)
  • Fess Parker Frontier Red Blend (New)
  • Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (New)
  • White Wine Flight (New)
  • Red Wine Flight (New)
  • Springtime Bouquet Mimosa Flight (New)

California Craft Brews

A selection of beer flights and beer by the glass. This Food & Wine kiosk is usually one of the first booths along the route, so you can grab some beer and drink at one of the many tables nearby. Prices vary, Sip & Savor pass for non-alcoholic beverages only.

 

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  • Cheeseburger Bao with Thousand Island dressing, grilled onions, pickle, and tomato relish (New)
  • S’mores Caramel Tart: Graham cracker tart shell filled with caramel and chocolate ganache topped with a toasted marshmallow (New)
  • Frozen Mangonada Beer Slush: Brewery X Baja Boi, mango purée, rock melon syrup, grapefruit juice, and mango-chamoy glaze (New)
  • Brewery X Baja Boi Mexican Lager with salt and lime (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • La Bodega Brewing Company Pay the Piper Double IPA (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Eagle Rock Brewery Golden Ale (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Unsung Brewing Co. Intracore IPA (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Bottle Logic Brewing Watermelon Lemonade Seltzer (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Crowns & Hops Inglewood Sun West Coast IPA (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Left Coast Brewing Co. Del Mar St. Dortmunder-style Export Lager (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Full Circle Brewing Company Peachy Vibes Wheat Ale (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Mission Brewing Foggy Shores Hefeweizen (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime)(New)
  • Russian River Brewing Blind Pig IPA (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Stone Brewing Stone Ruination Double IPA (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Delahunt Brewing Co. Salvatore Italian Pilsner (Michelada version available with chile-lime seasoning and a lime) (New)
  • Cal-IPA Beer Flight (New)
  • Spring Favorites Beer Flight (New)
  • West Coast Beer Flight (New)
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Food & Wine Festival Beer Garden

California craft beers are on tap in Paradise Gardens, with plenty of seating to sit back and relax in the shade. Food & Wine Festival Beer Garden showcases Anaheim breweries.

 

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  • Stereo Brewing Company Perfect Day IPA
  • Bottle Logic Brewing Fuzzy Logic IPA (New)
  • Mother Earth Brew Co. Cali Creamin’ Peaches & Cream Ale (New)
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Liquid Hoppiness IPA (New)
  • Noble Ale Works Naughty Sauce Stout (New)
  • Victory Brewing Company Golden Monkey (New)
  • Chapman Crafted Beer Social Butterfly Wheat Ale (New)
  • Golden Road Brewing Ride On Tropical IPA 
  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse Strawberry Lemonade Cider (New)
  • Fun & Fruity Flight (New)
  • Build Your Own Flight (New)

Food & Wine Festival Paradise Garden Grill Menu

Not a marketplace kiosk, you’ll find this quick service dining near Goofy’s Sky School which serves Food & Wine portions AND can be mobile ordered. However, your mobile order cannot be paid with a Sip & Savor pass.

 

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  • Sisig Burrito: Seasoned pork, onions, serrano peppers, garlic fried rice, scrambled egg, and marinated tomatoes with a side of chicharrones and vinegar dipping sauce (New) 
  • Chicken Musakhan: Roasted spiced half chicken and sumac stewed onions on flatbread with a Mediterranean salad and a garlic yogurt dipping sauce (New)
  • Tacos Gobernador: Chipotle-marinated shrimp tacos with pepper jack served with Spanish rice and refried beans 
  • Loaded Baked Potato: Seasoned steak tips and BBQ baked beans topped with cheese sauce, tangy slaw, and green onions (New) (Plant-based)
  • Cheese Quesadilla (Disney Check Meal) 
  • Pistachio Cheesecake: New York-style pistachio cheesecake (New)
  • Pineapple-Melon Cocktail: Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, and a splash of citrus (New)

Food & Wine Festival Hollywood Land Menu

Hollywood Lounge

  • Chicken Lollipop: Beer-brined chicken with poblano mashed potatoes, caramelized fennel, and fried carrots (New)
  • Kiwi Tequila Mule: Tequila, lime juice, and kiwi syrup topped with ginger beer (New)
  • Prickly Pear Vodka Mule: Vodka, lime juice, and prickly pear syrup topped with ginger beer (New)
  • Whiskey Mule: Whiskey, lime juice, and simple syrup topped with ginger beer and a mint sprig (New) 
  • Passion Fruit Mojito: Light rum, passion fruit syrup, and limeade topped with soda water and garnished with a mint sprig (New)
  • Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (New)
  • Listel Grain de Gris Rosé (New)
  • Kunde Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (New)
  • Mule Flight (New)

Studio Catering Co.

  • Chicken Lollipop: Beer-brined chicken with poblano mashed potatoes, caramelized fennel, and fried carrots (New)

Food & Wine Festival More Eats & Churros

Award Wieners 

  • Brewery X Sangria Hard Seltzer

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta 

  • BBQ Chicken Pizza: BBQ-spiced chicken, house-made BBQ Sauce, red onion, and chopped cilantro (Available by the slice or a whole pie) (New)
  • No-Bake Peanut Butter-Salted Pretzel Cheesecake with a cookies and cream crust topped with chocolate-coated salted pretzels and chocolate ganache (New)

Cappuccino Cart 

  • Chocolate-Espresso Loaf: Chocolate-espresso cake filled with chocolate mousse and topped with dark chocolate ganache and chocolate and white chocolate curls (New)
  • Honeydew Milk Tea with coconut-lychee jelly topped with a creamy citrus foam (Non-alcoholic beverage) (New)

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

  • Butter Cake à la Mode: Butter cake topped with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, and whipped cream (New) 

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill 

  • Strawberry Horchata: House-made rice and cinnamon beverage with strawberry sauce (Non-alcoholic beverage) 
  • Strawberry Horchata with Spiced Rum: House-made rice and cinnamon beverage with strawberry sauce and spiced rum  

Churros at Hollywood Land 

  • Cannoli Churro: Churro rolled in cinnamon-sugar topped with cannoli cream, chocolate chips, and puff pastry (New)

Churros near Goofy’s Sky School 

  • Spice Shortbread Churro: Spiced shortbread sugar with cookie butter drizzle (New)

Señor Buzz Churros 

  • Unforgettable Bing Bong Churro: Shortbread cookie sugar and strawberry jelly with sprinkled icing (New)

Willie’s Churros 

  • Butterscotch Banana Churro: Churro rolled in banana sugar topped with butterscotch icing, butterscotch drops, and banana chip crumble (New) 

 

Peach Blueberry Lemonade

Food & Wine Festival Sonoma Terrace Menu

  • Charcuterie Flatbread: Chef’s selection of deli and cured meats, mozzarella, caramelized onions, and chopped pepperoncini served with pepperoncini dip (New) 

 

Sonoma Terrace Paint the Night seating

Food & Wine Festival Smokejumpers Grill Menu

  • Pastrami Fries: Crinkle-cut fries topped with cheese sauce, pastrami, Smokejumpers Grill sauce, and pickles (New) 

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Video

Did you catch my Facebook live video during my Food and Wine Festival coverage? I’ve got the replay here. Watch the video below to get an idea of the layout for Food & Wine and how you can order delicious food and drinks during your visit. 

Disney Food and Wine Festival Events

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is covered with regular park admission, although some seminars are an additional cost, I have partnered with Get Away Today to bring you the best discounts for Disneyland tickets available.

Select events during Food & Wine require registration (and a fee), while others are open to anyone visiting the park that day, space permitting. 

Junior Chef and Family Freebies

Jr Chef (and more things to do with kids at Food & Wine) is available on a first-come, first-served basis for children ages 3 to 11, normally offered several times per day. This event is free and it’s recommended you sign up 45 minutes prior to the show you wish to attend.

 

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Times are typically 2:30, 4:00 and 5:00 pm on weekdays but may be limited on weekends to 4:00 and 5:00 pm.

 

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In 2024 it’s confection “purrfection” inspired by Disney Junior SuperKitties. Your incredible and enthusiastic host, along with Minnie Mouse will entertain and delight young guests and they decorate their very own cupcake to enjoy.

 

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In 2022 and 2023, Jr Chef featured Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party.

 

Alices Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party

 

You can also meet Chef Goofy in the Hollywood Backlot area for family photos and Goofy antics. 

 

Meet Chef Goofy

 

Another freebie on the list for families is Jammin’ Chefs. It’s a fantastic, upbeat and live entertainment event happening in front of The Little Mermaid attraction.

 

Jammin Chef

 

In past years we’ve also watched Jammin’ Chefs in Hollywood Land. 

 

Jammin Chefs

 

Rmember theme park admission and reservations are required to participate. Print your Food & Wine Foodie Guide here.

Along with your paid park admission you can attend various presentations on select days during Food & Wine Festival. This year you can add on these exclusive options:

 

Family time food and wine

 

The above options do require reservations.

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Shopping

Sprinkled among the food and wine booths, you can also find limited edition merchandise and unique gift ideas, cooking supplies and more during the Food & Wine Festival.

 

Disney Food and Wine Merchandise 2022

 

I loved the colors of merchandise which centered around bright, bold colors in past years. I can’t wait to see the look for future years.

 

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

 

What’s California Adventure without some signature California merchandise? All this and more available during California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival runs March – April 2024. 

Will you be at California Adventure during Food & Wine Festival—tell us about it!

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