Theme Park News: Disneyland California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Returns

Theme Park News Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Welcome to this week’s roundup of theme park news! With a new festival at Disneyland Resort and a new ride on the way at Disney World, there’s enough news to satisfy the foodie or adrenaline junkie. From drones to space dudes, here’s what you need to know:


After two long years, Disneyland’s sister park has finally hosted its beloved food festival.

Running for almost two months, Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival celebrates cuisine and cultures from across the state of California with shows, seminars and, of course, food galore.

Themed food and drinks are offered throughout the park between March 4 and April 26, 2022, and all park-wide menus, dishes and vendors play on DCA’s ideology, offering flavors fresh and tastes unknown to the entire state. . While all the restaurants and food places are having fun, most of the snacking takes place at the Festival Marketplace’s dozen stalls, with tasting portions of creative dishes featuring everything from nuts and cheese to artichokes and garlic. garlic.

The best way to approach the party is to graze, which is encouraged here. Disney California Adventure offers a Sip and Savor Pass for $57 ($52 for Magic Key holders) that can be redeemed for eight prepaid tasting portions for use throughout the park. (Note: the price is around $7 per serving, so you can save some money if you’re careful how you use it!)

If you’re already overwhelmed, Disney Food Blog is the perfect place to full reviews of each articleguaranteeing you won’t spend your money on anything you won’t like but i snacked in the park on opening day and have to say it was a good atmosphere. The sun is shining! Outdoor events! the low cases of COVID-19! I had a Cold Brew Horchata and Pepperoni Pizza Slider but after tasting a handful of dishes, my absolute favorite was the Chili Relleno Empanada at the Peppers Cali-Ente stand, stuffed with Oaxaca and Cotija cheese. (And a good part too.)

We need to talk about some of the other dishes at this food festival. Disney is good at what they do, so naturally, there are two bizarre articles meant to cause polarizing discussion that have…absolutely served that purpose. I won’t even commit to the Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac – served with brown sugar streusel and strawberry crackers, tough pass – but I finally gave in out of curiosity and had to order the Frozen Guacamole at the Disney California Adventure’s Avocado Time booth.

What I received was a delicious, creamy avocado paleta topped with pico de gallo, lime curd, and chili-lime seasoning, as per the ingredient list – but there was absoutely corn (not pico de gallo!) and cotija cheese? ! Which, after a bite or two, my brain just couldn’t process and had to immediately drop the nightmarish concoction I was given. I would tell you to avoid this at all costs, but that’s the catch – it’s so weird, so bonkers that you just have to find out for yourself. I wish you good luck! (Just…maybe don’t eat this until Soarin’ Over California, which is back for a limited time.)

Disneyland has partnered with local breweries, bars and wineries for deals throughout the festival, and additionally offers events by reservation, such as winemaker receptions, for an additional cost. Don’t miss the training and tasting seminars on wine, beer and mixology and select seminars and tasting courses Neither are the Disneyland hotels. (There is even one at Trader Sam!)

Our recommendation would be the mixology seminar with Strong Water Anaheim, a local bar whose shipwreck theme is a home run for any Disney fan on March 26-27, but there are plenty available and it all looks like fun.)

There are cooking demonstrations in the park — don’t miss April 3 with Gracie Gomeza phenomenal Disney sous chef who appeared on Disney magic cake – plus Disney characters dancing with Jammin’ Chefs and an Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party, which has young chefs decorating candy. All in all, a great way to ring in the spring.


Disneyland Paris kicked off its 30th anniversary in style with a new nighttime show and wow, those drones we were talking about a few weeks ago? They are real and they are spectacular. MouseSteps was on the scene and captured an exceptional video – look at those drones!!! – which left me desperate and dreaming of our own version.

Minnie Mouse also made her debut with her new much-discussed pantsuit (Happy International Women’s Day, we’re still dazzled to wear pants!) while the characters sport new party costumes and new entertainment took the stage for the birthday. It looks like a great time that will only get better when Avengers Campus debuts in the summer of 2022.


Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind could open at Epcot later this summer, but Disney has gone all out to deliver revealing glimpses of it directly to fans. This coaster is going to be a beast, which I’m personally very excited to ride, but is it too early to tell it looks like phenomenaI ? Between these images of the vehicle loading area and this glimpse of the roller coaster track, we had last octoberthere is enough to be amplified.

The big question now is, will we have an official opening date at the Walt Disney Company tomorrow? shareholders meeting? Stay tuned!


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