WHAT TO EXPECT: 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival introduces new tour, brings back favorites

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The 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns once more to the Disneyland Resort bringing its fun blend of California-inspired festival with classic Disney twists.

Here’s a look at what you can expect for the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!

Festival Marketplace Kiosks

Discover cuisine across a variety of kiosks offering menus inspired by fresh, California-grown ingredients.

Sip and Savor Pass

Pay once, enjoy eight things! Valid for the length of the festival, each Sip and Savor Pass has eight (8) coupons and each coupon may be redeemed for one (1) food or non-alcoholic beverage item at participating Festival locations.

  • Excludes novelties including souvenir tumblers. No discounts apply. Nonrefundable, nontransferable, may not be redeemed for cash (in whole or in part), no substitutions and no change given.

Food & Wine Discovery

On the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Culinary Demonstrations by some of the most celebrated chefs in the industry, who will share their go-to recipes and insider tips for preparing sensational dishes.
  • Family-friendly seminars presented by Chef Daniella Malfitano, who will demonstrate how preparing and sharing a meal can be a wonderful way to spend time together as a family. Guests of all ages will get inspired or even discover a new interest during these presentations.

Signature Events

Many special signature events, demonstrations and seminars will require a separate fee.

Disney Culinary Adventure Tour (NEW)

You have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the many kitchens in Disney California Adventure Park. Learn from guest chefs as they prepare menus and see how the festival comes to life!

COST: $99 per person—plus tax and gratuities

WHEN: On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the festival

MORE INFO: Disney Culinary Adventure Tour

Carthay Circle Winemaker Reception

Indulge your senses with exquisite food and wine pairings as a professional winemaker explains the grandeur of your experience at Carthay Circle Restaurant.

COST: $110 per person—plus tax and gratuities

WHEN:

  • Enjoy the tasting of Skywalker Vineyards on March 20
  • Enjoy the tasting of Fess Parker Winery on March 27
  • Enjoy the tasting of Silverado Vineyard on April 10

MORE INFO: Carthay Circle Winemaker Reception

Winemaker Dinner

Embark on an unforgettable 5-course meal and wine pairing at Steakhouse 55 while learning from your very own vintner.

WHEN: March 18

Wine, Beer & Spirits Seminars

You can visit Sonoma Terrace to partake in wine, beer and spirits seminars. You’ll learn from winemakers, brewmasters and distillers as you quench your thirst and learn what goes into making your favorite sips.

COST: $25.00 per person (tax included)

WHEN: On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the festival

MORE INFO: Wine, Beer & Spirits Seminars

Jammin’ Chefs

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Favorite  Disney characters join in for some cooking themed musical fun with some magical musical chefs!

Junior Chef

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Hands-on fun led by Chef Goofy, for children ages 3 to 11. Aspiring young chefs follow a recipe and mix a variety of ingredients to create magical treats that end with a tasty surprise. The Junior Chef experience is open for fun several times daily on the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land.

Soarin’ Over California

UPDATE: 02-17-20: Just for the length of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival this year, Disney confirmed that SOARIN’ OVER CALIFORNIA will be returning for another limited run engagement!

MORE INFO: SOARIN’ OVER CALIFORNIA returning for 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!

More to Explore

Live music, entertainment and special activities will also bring a “California vibe” to each day of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

At Sonoma Terrace

Enjoy a new limited-time expanded wine and beer menu under the relaxing shade.

Food + Music

Live Music pairs with your food and wine selections at the following locations:

  • Paradise Gardens Bandstand
  • Palisades Stage

See it for Yourself

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns to Disney California Adventure from February 28 to April 21, 2020.

For a taste of what this event brings, check out our coverage of last year’s event.

MORE INFO: PICTORIAL: Get a taste of everything from the 2019 Disney California Food and Wine Festival

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Author: Joey Inigo

I have been a part of MouseInfo.com since 2003. I enjoy visiting the Happiest Place on Earth and am happy to talk about Disney Parks all day long.

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  1. I looked at the 2020 Disney Culinary Adventure Tour option. I see it is a third party selling the tickets. Is Disney contracted with them but still a Disney Cast member leading the tour? Does anyone know if they will allow any pictures to be taken, since it is behind the scenes? Eg. Pictures of some food being prepped. Pictures of the hands on experience?

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