California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2020

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California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is an annual event at Disney California Adventure featuring California inspired food and wine, festive marketplaces, culinary demonstrations, along with live music and entertainment. Disneyland Resort provided me with a Sip & Save pass to taste-test these items.Disneyland Food Wine Festival

Food & Wine Festival runs February 28th through April 21, 2020

Disney California Adventure food and wine festival gets bigger and better every year. Now in its 10th year, 2020 is bringing it back big time!  Stop by in February 28th through April 21, 2020 to enjoy even more time eating, sipping and relaxing during this spring event at Disneyland Resort. Disneyland Resort provided me with vouchers to taste-test these items.

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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Keep reading for all the details on Food & Wine Festival, running for several weeks at Disneyland Resort in 2020Food & Wine Festival kicks off February 28th through April 21, 2020.

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.

 

Food and wine sip and savor pass

 

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 free 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, on the pathway that borders Paradise Bay (the water area in front of Pixar Pier) and Paradise Gardens Park.

 

Disneyland food and wine

 

You will find Marketplace kiosks beginning 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 theme park admission. Even kids crafts and Jr. Chef events are free—more on those below. 

crafts

 

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. 

 

Food wine kids craft

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. Choose your favorite food items, Food & Wine desserts or non-alcoholic beverages with the convenience of a pre-paid Sip & Savor Pass. Here’s a behind-the-scene look of me putting together my game plan to try all the food!

 

plans food and wine

 

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

  • Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street
  • Festival Gifts and Marketplaces as you enter the main festival area
  • Kingswell Camera Shop on Buena Vista Street
  • Rushin’ River Outfitters near Grizzly River Run
  • Seaside Souvenirs near Goofy’s Sky School
  • Sip & Savor Cart as you enter the main festival area
  • Studio Store in Hollywood Land

 

Food and Wine 2020

 

You can use your Sip & Savor Pass over multiple days, or anytime during the duration of the festival. 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 is $56 in 2020 with 8 pre-paid passes which makes each item $7.00 (normal pricing $5-$11+). Annual Passholders will receive a special souvenir lanyard in addition to an AP discount of $51 with 8 pre-paid passes which makes each item $6.36 (normal pricing $5-$11+). 

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

  • Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street
  • Festival Gifts and Marketplaces as you enter the main festival area
  • Kingswell Camera Shop on Buena Vista Street
  • Rushin’ River Outfitters near Grizzly River Run
  • Seaside Souvenirs near Goofy’s Sky School
  • Sip & Savor Cart as you enter the main festival area
  • Studio Store in Hollywood Land

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. Whoever is redeeming a tab will need to have the Sip & Savor pass with them; do not remove tabs to split up among your group or they’ll be void. 

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

  • Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street
  • Festival Gifts and Marketplaces as you enter the main festival area
  • Kingswell Camera Shop on Buena Vista Street
  • Rushin’ River Outfitters near Grizzly River Run
  • Seaside Souvenirs near Goofy’s Sky School
  • Sip & Savor Cart as you enter the main festival area
  • Studio Store in Hollywood Land

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!

 

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When do Food & Wine Marketplace kiosks open?

Food & Wine Festival Marketplace opens daily at 10:30 am through April 21, 2020. 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).

 

Greek Yogurt California Berries Summer Pudding
Greek Yogurt California Berries Summer Pudding

California Adventure Food & 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.

 

Food and Wine Festival cheesecake

 

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.

 2020 MENU UPDATES are here!

Food & Wine Festival Menu Berry Patch

  • Raspberry-Lychee-Rose Custard with Mixed Berry Compote

 

Raspberry-Lychee-Rose Custard

 

  • Oikos® Greek Yogurt California Berries Summer Pudding (Contains trace amounts of alcohol)
  • Ruby Citrus Sparkler (Non-Alcoholic)

Food & Wine Festival Menu LA Style

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

  • Asian-style Beef Barbacoa Street Tacos
  • Smoked Bacon Barbecue Beef Loco Moco on Rice (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Monkey Bread with Caramel Whiskey Glaze and Candied Pecans (Contains trace amounts of alcohol)

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Food & Wine Festival Menu Peppers Cali-Ente

  • Creamy Poblano Pepper Pasta (Vegetarian)
  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos on Jicama Tortillas (gluten-free)

 

shrimp tacos food and wine

Food & Wine Festival Menu Avocado Time

  • Impossible Slider with guac and pepper jack cheese This item consistently out-sells (by a landslide) every other Food & Wine menu item. It’s got guac, who can say no to that? Delicious burger with just enough heat from that pepper jack cheese.

 

Slider with guac and pepper jack cheese

 

  • Tortilla-crusted Fried Guacamole with Carne Asada

 

Fried Guacamole with Carne Asada

Food & Wine Festival Menu One in a Melon

  • Compressed Watermelon and Tomato with Whipped Ricotta and Lemon Olive Oil (Vegetarian, gluten-free)

 

watermelon poke

 

  • Poke-style Watermelon with Cucumber (Plant-Based, Gluten-Friendly)
  • Pabana Cream Puff with Mango, Passion Fruit and Banana Mousse

 

food and wine watermelon lemonade

 

  • House-made Watermelon Agua Fresca (Non-Alcoholic)

 

Food & Wine Festival Menu Nuts About Cheese

  • White cheddar soup Yes! Soup in a bread bowl is one of my top Disneyland Resort comfort foods. Serving this dish at Food & Wine Festival, but in petit form is pure genius. Every flavor in this soup was so tasty! I would definitely buy this again. Update: I did. I ate this twice. 

 

White cheddar soup

 

  • Impossible™ Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese (Vegetarian), you’ve got to try this! 
  • Oikos® Greek Yogurt Banoffee Tart

Food & Wine Festival Menu Garlic Kissed

  • Black Garlic Pork Belly 
  • Garlic Mac and cheese  My brother-in-law said this was the best Mac and cheese he’s ever tasted–anywhere! I had a bit and I agree, Disney is upping their Mac & cheese game but the ghost pepper edition reigns supreme to me. 

 

Black Garlic Pork Belly

 

Food & Wine Festival Menu Golden Dreams

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

  • Brunch Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich with Mimosa-inspired Slaw and OJ Bubbles
  • Seared Verlasso® Salmon with Lemon Pea Purée, Black Rice and Meyer Lemon Relish (gluten-free)

 

strawberry rose lemonade

 

  • Strawberry-Rose Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Fig & Lavender Cold Brew (Non-Alcoholic)

Food & Wine Festival Menu Off the Cob

Dishes featuring corn and other fresh California ingredients. 

  • Mini Chicken Chimis with Chimichurri Corn Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Crema
  • Shrimp and Braised Corn with Chorizo (gluten-free)

 

mickey macaron bit

 

  • Mickey-shaped Caramel-Peanut-Milk Chocolate Macaron
  • Farmstand Punch (Non-Alcoholic)

 

Food & Wine Festival Menu Cluck-A-Doodle Moo

  • Ranch Fried Chicken Wings with Buffalo Hot Sauce Drizzle

 

Ranch Fried Chicken Wings with Buffalo Hot Sauce Drizzle

 

  • French Onion Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch

 

French Onion Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider

Food & Wine Festival Menu Uncork California

A selection of wine flights and wine by the glass. This Food & Wine kiosk is usually one of the busiest along the route. Grab a glass of wine and sip as you stroll through the festival. Prices vary, Sip & Savor pass for non-alcoholic beverages only.

  • Assortment of wine $12+
  • California Artisan Cheese Selection 

Food & Wine Festival Menu 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 as you stroll through the festival. Prices vary, Sip & Savor pass for non-alcoholic beverages only.

 

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  • Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls with Marinara and Pesto Sauce $7.00
  • Various Beer by the glass $10.75+

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.

 

beer garden food and wine

Food & Wine Festival Paradise Garden Grill Menu

Not a marketplace kiosk, you’ll find this quick service dining near Goofy’s Sky School

  • Impossible™ Meatball Submarine (Plant-Based)
  • Beer-battered Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

  • Buffalo-style Roasted Turkey Leg with Celery Slaw and Blue Cheese (gluten-free)
  • Brisket Sliders
  • Brisket Fries
  • Black Forest Parfait 

 

Food & Wine Dessert Black Forest Parfait
Courtesy Disneyland Resort

 

  • Berry Spectacular Cookie Shake (Non-Alcoholic)

Food & Wine Festival Vending Carts & Churros Menu

The vending cart near Goofy’s Sky School, on the way to Paradise Gardens grill hosts these two items:

  • Savory Empanada with Chipotle Crema Sauce
  • Sweet Empanada with Caramel Sauce

 

Savory Empanada with Chipotle Crema Sauce

Hollywood Land Churro Cart

  • Churro topped with Peanut Butter Cream, Chocolate Icing and Chopped Peanuts

Food & Wine Festival Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta Menu

  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake

Food & Wine Festival Hollywood Lounge Menu

  • Tons of alcoholic options
  • Supporting Role Lemonade – Lavender Lemonade (Non-Alcoholic)

Food & Wine Festival Schmoozies! Menu

Schmoozies sells smoothies and shakes year-round. I love getting smoothies for breakfast and splitting them up for the kids. During Food & Wine, they have a couple new menu items. 

 

schmoozies smoothies

 

  • Almond Mocha Shake
  • Almond Mocha Affogato

Food & Wine Festival Sonoma Terrace Menu

  • California Cheesesteak
  • Italian Meatball Sandwich

 

Sonoma Terrace Paint the Night seating

 

  • Bavarian Pretzel with Cheese Sauce
  • Triple Chocolate Brownie

Food & Wine Festival Pacific Wharf Coffee Cart Menu

  • Tropicalifornia Tea Cocktail with Berry Vodka, Green Tea, Pineapple and Orange Juices (Alcoholic)
  • Fruitful Green Tea with Berry, Pineapple and Orange Juices (Non-Alcoholic)

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. 

Food & Wine video

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Discount Tickets

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. 

You can also combine Disneyland tickets with a hotel stay of 2 nights or more and save an extra $10 with promo code DisneylandPlan.Package

California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Signature Events

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

  • Winemaker Receptions $110 per person, plus theme park admission. Enjoy food and wine pairings at Carthay Circle Restaurant, hosted by Skywalker Vineyards (March 20, 2020), Fess Parker Winery (March 27, 2020) and Silverado Vineyards (April 10, 2020). Register soon to cap off a perfect evening at California Adventure Park. 
  • Wine, beer and mixology educational & tasting seminars $25 per person, plus theme park admission. A variety of events hosted at Golden Vine Winery. Reservations required and fill fast. 
  • Disney Culinary Adventure Tour $99 per person, plus theme park admission. This tour runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays March 4- April 16, 2020. You’ll see behind-the-scenes, on-site at one of the kitchens in Disney California Adventure Park. See how the festival comes to life in this 90 minute tour.
  • Winemaker Dinner boasts a 5-course meal and wine pairing at Steakhouse 55, located on site at the Disneyland Hotel for one night only. Secure your reservation for this March 18, 2020 event.  

Junior Chef FREE for kids!

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 3 times per day during the week and 2 times per day on weekends.

New in 2020! Meet Chef Goofy in the Hollywood Backlot area for family photos and Goofy antics. 

 

Chef Goofy

 

Check the entertainment schedule as you walk in for the day to see what times are available and plan to arrive about 20 minutes before. Park admission required.

 

Jr. Chef Food and Wine Festival

 

With silly supervision from Chef Goofy, kids follow a recipe and then swirl everything together (little hands may get messy). The finished goodies go into the magic oven and―voila! Each child gets a wrapped, ready-to-eat baked treat.

-Disney Parks Blog

Hollywood Backlot Seminars FREE for Families!

Along with your paid park admission you can attend various presentations on select days during Food & Wine Festival. They last about 20-30 minutes and feature different guest presenters on a variety of topics from gardening to cooking and more. Topics and times will be posted daily (Thursday-Sunday) outside the venue in Hollywood Land.

 

Family time food and wine

 

First come, first serve and no advance reservations are required. Kids welcome with parents.

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.

 

DisneyFoodWineSpiritJersey

 

I love the colors of 2020’s merchandise which centered around bright, bold colors. 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 returns February 28th through April 21, 2020.

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

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