Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

The highly anticipated Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to the Disneyland Resort for a limited time Feb. 28 to April 21, 2020, with innovative food, beverages, and pairings created with a magical Disney twist. Culinary novices and true foodies alike will enjoy unforgettable California-inspired cuisine and specialty beverages, along with cooking demonstrations, seminars, music, hands-on entertainment and more. This year, storytelling is at the heart of the festival, as Disney chefs share their personal stories through their palate of offerings. Guests will see the magic of Disney storytelling come to life through a variety of festival experiences.

The Festival Marketplaces at Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will serve up delicious dishes inspired by key California ingredients, plus refreshing beverages from across the region. Avocado Time, Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo and Nuts About Cheese are among the returning favorite marketplaces. Guests 21 and over will have the opportunity to discover locally brewed craft beers, wine, and spirits from all over California. To get the best value, guests may choose to purchase the popular Sip and Savor Pass, which includes eight tastings to quench their appetite for trying new things, available at participating locations throughout the festival.

On the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land, guests will enjoy even more foodie fun with culinary experiences such as Family Time with Chef Daniella Malfitano, Discover California seminars and chef demonstrations by Disney chefs and celebrity chefs. The celebrity chefs include visiting and local guests, such as David Burtka, Richard Blais, Jamie Gwen, Jet Tila, and Wing Lam.

Young chefs-in-training can join the tasty fun at the guest favorite Junior Chef experience with Chef Goofy, available on select days. Children ages 3 to 11 will work with Chef Goofy to follow a recipe and mix ingredients to create a tasty treat that ends with a magical surprise. In addition, guests will discover family-friendly entertainment, from lively performances with the Jammin’ Chefs to craft stations for kids who want to get creative.

The Disney magic continues with music, entertainment and special activities that add to the fun atmosphere each day of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

Guests may choose to enhance their festival experience with special signature events designed to expand their palate and culinary knowledge. Some of the signature events at this year’s Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival include:

  • Winemaker Reception with Skywalker Vineyards at Carthay Circle Restaurant (March 20)
  • Winemaker Reception with Fess Parker Winery at Carthay Circle Restaurant (March 27)
  • Winemaker Reception with Silverado Vineyards at Carthay Circle Restaurant (April 10)
  • Winemaker Dinner with Silver Oak | Twomey at Steakhouse 55 (March 18)
  • Beverage education and tasting seminars on beer, wine, and mixology at Sonoma Terrace and Golden Vine Winery

Many of the Disney California Food & Wine Festival events are included with admission to Disney California Adventure park. Signature events and beverage seminars require a separate fee. Guests may check for the latest details and schedules and also make reservations for the select signature events and seminars at Disneyland.com soon.

In addition, guests will find a new line of festival merchandise in 2020, including festival-themed headwear and apparel, kitchen gadgets and décor. Also joining the fun this year, select Downtown Disney District locations will offer festival-inspired food and beverage options. YUM!

It’s not too late to book your Disneyland vacation to experience the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival! My name is Sara Solberg and I’m a travel agent with Amazing Magical Adventures, a Disney earmarked agency. I love helping others plan and book magical Disney vacations! Contact me today for a FREE quote and follow me on Facebook.


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