If you are looking for a great place to try delicious food and drink, check out the 2020 Disney California Adventure® Food & Wine Festival. This iconic festival runs from February 28 through April 21 and is one Spring event you will not want to miss!

For access to the Food and Wine Festival, all you will need is a valid ticket to Disney California Adventure® Park. This daily event has all kinds of activities surrounding great California food and drinks. There are many free events to experience while some require a reservation. Check out the details about this yummy event below.

Culinary Delight

Culinary demonstrations include celebrity chefs creating delicious samples for you to enjoy. This special feature will be best enjoyed by the teens and adults in your traveling group. However, there are also small food stands strategically placed around the Park that provide favorite foods and dishes from the state of California for all ages to experience.

Family Fun

Food seminars by Chef Daniella Malfitano are available for the whole family to enjoy. For those with smaller children, Jr. Chef is specifically designed for young visitors aged 3 to 11. Kids will enjoy this hands-on experience by mixing and measuring recipes and then getting to eat their creations at the end of the demonstration. Note that guests under seven need to be accompanied by someone 14 years or older at all times.

For the Grown-Ups

There are several exciting events for those over 21 that require a reservation. The Winemaker Dinner at Steakhouse 55 features a meeting with the restaurant’s vintner where you can indulge in special wines paired with a delectable four-course meal. If you’re looking for a more educational experience, the Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions are the place to enjoy food and wine pairings as the winemaker actually explains how each glass of wine was made. The Wine, Beer, and Mixology Education Tasting Seminars are also a great way to learn more about how your favorite drinks are made.

Special Culinary Tour

For a true memory-creating experience, the Disney® Culinary Tour is highly recommended. This behind-the-scenes tour gives you a backstage glance at how the drinks and foods for the Food & Wine Festival are created. The 90-minute tour also includes a demonstration where guests learn how to make a selection of popular dishes this event is known for.

Below are some important things to keep in mind to best enjoy the 2020 Disney California Adventure® Food & Wine Festival:

  • Make reservations for special festival events in advance before they fill up.
  • Some events only occur on specific dates and times.
  • Some reserved events have a fee to guarantee a spot.
  • Seminars take place at the Hollywood Backlot Stage.
  • Most festival events are near the Pixar Pier with some events happening at Hollywood Land.

Tropicana Inn and Suites Reservations

Book your reservation early at Tropicana Inn and Suites, one of the Anaheim, CA hotels near Disneyland® Resort. Enjoy great food and wine at Disney California Adventure® Park and then get some much-needed rest at Tropicana Inn and Suites in the evening.