It’s time to plan your trip to Disneyland because the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is open. Food and Wine festivals are the ultimate event for foodies. A chance to sample a variety of chef-created dishes and pair the dishes with wine. Combine that with Disney, and you’ve got quite the over the top experience.
Because the event is held at Disney California Adventure and does not require an additional ticket, you can partake in the festival, even if you’re traveling with nonfoodies – don’t let them hold you back. Disney’s festival has a wide variety of foods many of which will appeal to foodies and nonfoodies, so even nonfoodies make sure you don’t miss out.
While wine is in the name, but the festival is not limited to only wine. And if you know us, we had to check out all the cocktails! There are many options for beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. 100% of the drinks are new to the festival this year, so what are you waiting for? Keep reading to see what Disney is mixing up this year in Anaheim.
Cocktails at Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival
Once at Disney California Adventure you can pick up a Tasting Passport that lists all menu items for each marketplace. There is also a list on your Sip and Savor Pass if you purchase one but it does NOT list the alcoholic drinks because you can not use pass tickets for purchase.
Honey Bourbon Lemonade, Nuts About Cheese – Bourbon, Pure Amber Honey, Fresh Lemonade
Triple B Beer Cocktail, California Craft Brews – Golden Road Balboa Blonde Ale, Bourbon Whiskey, Simply Mixed Berry
Berry Mule, One in a Melon – Vodka, Strawberry Simply Watermelon, House-made Rhubarb Juice, Ginger Beer
Cantarito-style Paloma, Peppers Cali-ente – Reposado Tequila, Cantaloupe, Habanero-infused Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice and Fresca
Amaretto Stout-Cream Cold Brew, LA Style – Sumatra Cold Brew by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co, Stout-infused Cream, Amaretto Liqueur, and Tiramisu Syrup
Blue Angeleno Cocktail, LA Style – White Rum, Blue Curacao, Sweetened Coconut Cream, Pineapple Juice, and Simply Orange
Mezcal Cocktail – Mezcal, House-made Peppercorn-infused Syrup, Pineapple Juice, Simply Orange, Agave Nectar, and Fresh Lime Juice
Fields & Orchards, Off The Cob – Elderflower Liqueur, Artichoke Liqueur, Simply Orange, Fresh Lime, Granadine
Blue Marble Berry Bliss Seltzer, Berry Patch – Vodka, Sparkling Water, Mixed Berry Flavor
Aperol Cocktail, Garlic Kissed – Aperol, Vodka, Ginger Liqueur, Simply Grapefruit, Simple Orange, Ginger Beer
And of course, lots of options for wine and beer:
Wine Flights, Uncork California
Road Trip Mimosa Trio, Uncork California
Beer Flights and Beer by the glass, California Craft Brews
Annabella Chardonnay, Peppers Cali-ente
Beer by the glass, Avocado Time
Red Sangria, I Heart Artichokes
Beer by the glass, Beer flights, Craft Micheladas, Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo
More ways to imbibe and enjoy the festival
Besides the Marketplace Booths, make sure you check out some of the special events and offerings:
- Sonoma Terrace has expanded their cocktail menu in addition to their wine and beer offerings.
- Winemaker Dinner at Steakhouse 55 (reservations required)
- Mixology classes and Tasting educations (reservations required)
- Carthay Circle Winemaker Reception (reservations required)
A few important things to know about Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival
- The Food and Wine Festival is held at Disney California Adventure Park right next to Disneyland. You can enter with a pass to Disney California Adventure or a park hopper for both parks. Of course, there’s the annual pass which I opted for this year – I see many more Disney trips in my future. The Festival Marketplaces are along the walkways in the center of the park.
- Festival dates are February 28th through April 21st, 2020. This 2 days longer this year – yippee, more time to eat and drink!
- Sip and Savor pass costs $51 for annual pass holders and $55 for the general public. The Sip and Savor pass can NOT be used for the purchase of alcoholic drinks. At each station, I used the pass for my food and paid cash (they take credit cards too) for my drinks.
- You can walk around with your drinks within the park.
Disclosure: I was invited to Disney’s Media Day to preview this year’s dishes so I could share with my readers. All opinions are my own.