Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Expands to Six Weeks in 2018

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will return March 2 through April 12, 2018, bringing delicious cuisine, specialty beverages and exciting entertainment to Disneyland Resort guests for its third season. The culinary festival will expand to six weeks, with more days for guests to enjoy the flavors of the Golden State.

More than a dozen Festival Marketplaces will feature California-inspired tastes and sips. Guests will experience presentations and demonstrations with celebrity chefs such as Robert Irvine and Alex Guarnaschelli; food and beverage tastings; winemaker dinners; beer, wine and spirit seminars – all in addition to live music, entertainment and special activities throughout the festival.

The festival’s signature events will include new experiences such as the Disney Family of Wines Dinner, as well as returning favorites like Sweet Sundays and the Winemaker or Brewmaster Dinners. Another guest-favorite returning to the festival is the Junior Chef experience, with hands-on fun led by Chef Goofy, for children ages 3 to 11.

 

Additional fees required for the signature events and certain seminars. Separate admission to Disney California Adventure Park is required and is not included with the cost of such events. Space is limited for all ticketed events; advance reservations are recommended. Guests must be 21 years of age or over to consume alcohol and to participate in some events; valid photo ID required. Events and demonstrations are subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

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Disney Legend Kurt Russell to Make Special Appearance at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Yesterday was the opening day of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!, a month-long celebration of everything that makes springtime in California so special, from beautiful art to delicious cuisine.

An additional event has been added to the festival – A Conversation with Kurt Russell will take place on April 16, 2016. This special event will be a 90-minute question and answer session with Disney Legend Kurt Russell about his adventures and personal journey in winemaking, complete with wine tasting. This special event will be $199 plus tax and gratuity, and can be booked by calling 714-781-DINE.

If you are unable to attend A Conversation with Kurt Russell, Napa Lounge and Restaurant at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel and Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge in Disney California Adventure park are now presenting Kurt Russell wines by the glass.

Tickets are still available for most Celebrity Kitchen events throughout the festival. Here’s the schedule of talented superstar chefs:

  • April 2: Robert Irvine – Restaurant: Impossible
  • April 9: Andrew Sutton – Executive Chef, Disneyland Resort Signature Dining (1 p.m. only)
  • April 9: Guy Fieri – Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (5 p.m. only)
  • April 16: Keegan Gerhard – Food Network Challenge and Hayden Wood – Flair Bartender (5 p.m. only)
  • April 23: G. Garvin – Road Trip with G. Gavin
  • April 30: Graham Elliot – MasterChef, MasterChef Junior

Celebrity Kitchen experiences take place Saturdays during the festival at 1 & 5 p.m. Each event takes place at Stage 17 in Disney California Adventure park, and the cost is $99 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by visiting Disneyland.com/foodandwine or by calling 407-781-DINE.

Premium Experiences Coming for Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

In just one month, Disney California Adventure park will be transforming for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, taking place weekends during the month of April. Soon, I’ll be serving up menu details for the Festival Marketplaces — each with its own unique selection of food and beverages — but today, I’ve got the scoop on chef demonstrations, seminars, celebrity chef appearances and more.

Culinary Demonstrations featuring some of the best chefs in the industry, including some of your favorites from the Disneyland Resort, will take place on the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land. Don’t miss your chance to learn a new technique during these 30-minute complimentary presentations. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early.

Conducted in the relaxing setting of the Sonoma Terrace at the Golden Vine Winery, Beverage Seminars are fun and informative; sure to quench your thirst for knowledge about wine, beer and spirits. The 45-minute seminars include up to 3 tastings. Cost is $15 per person plus tax.

Stage 17 in Hollywood Land will be host to the Celebrity Kitchen. See some of the biggest names of the culinary world, including superstar chefs Guy Fieri, Graham Elliot, Keegan Gerhard, Robert Irvine and Disneyland Resort Executive Chef Andrew Sutton, as they share tips, treasured recipes and behind-the-scenes-stories while they show you how to create their personal favorite dishes. An autograph signing will follow each chef appearance. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Special Tip: Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders have the opportunity to enjoy a special Celebrity Kitchen VIP Experience, which includes premium seating, priority access for the autograph session, plus a special gift. Cost is $149 plus tax and gratuity.

Beyond the Kitchen: Lifestyle Seminars celebrate springtime in beautiful California. Held in Hollywood Land, these seminars are an opportunity to learn more about exciting topics including gardening, horticulture and health & wellness.

Reservations for Beverage Seminars and Celebrity Kitchen experiences can be made by clicking here.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Coming in April

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Attention foodies! Disney is excited to tell you that Disney California Adventure park will soon be filled with even more fabulous food and an awakening of the senses when the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival begins April 1.

This month-long festival, taking place during weekends in April, will celebrate some of the best of delicious California cuisine. A distinguishing feature will be new Festival Marketplaces, where guests can sip and savor delicious flavors from throughout the state of California. The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will also include culinary demonstrations, appearances by celebrity chefs and informative seminars.

Disney will have more information to share soon, including how you can reserve your seat at the premium experiences taking place during the festival. Mark your calendar now for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, weekends beginning April 1 at Disney California Adventure park.