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Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023

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West Coast Disney foodie fans always look forward to the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival's return. In 2023, the Food and Wine Festival has kicked off March 3 and runs through April 25. Reservations are open for special tasting seminars and winemaker receptions. We can't wait to try out new foods this year — yes, we are looking at you, Elote Paleta! The extra yummy news is that the Mickey-shaped Snickers macaron is back! We love our returning favorites too.

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - SNICKERS Macaron

As an epicurean amphibian, I always look forward to attending the West Coast version of the popular EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. If you're a foodie like me, you definitely don't want to miss out on all of the yummy cuisines. But everyone can bask in the beautiful springtime scenery at the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival! The pink Tabebuia trees are in bloom, making Disneyland Resort especially beautiful this time of year. The festival is included with regular park admission (though some offerings are an additional charge and require reservations).

The biggest thing to know this year is that you need to make a theme park reservation to visit. If park hopping, you can choose Disney California Adventure as your starting park. If you select Disneyland as your starting park, you can hop to California Adventure at 11 a.m. or later. (Yes, park hopping changed to 11 a.m. as of Feb. 4, which makes it easier to get eating sooner!)

There's a lot hoppening at Disneyland resort this spring, so you may want to expand your visit by an extra day or two to do it all! The Disney 100 Years of Wonder anniversary celebration with special nighttime spectaculars is going on. The "Magic Happens" parade returned to Disneyland. A newly refurbished Toontown reopens March 19, 2023. A new Toontown ride — Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway — opened in January!

What's Included at Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - wine float

Let's hop to it and go over what we know so far about the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival.

We have an uplifting surprise for 2023! Soarin' Over California returns for a limited time during the festival. It replaces Soarin' Around the World during this time. Mmmmm ... I can still smell the orange groves just thinking about it!

Each Food and Wine Festival brings new menus and events. You'll find plenty of fun for the whole family. In fact, "Alice's Wonderland Bakery," a Disney Junior show, is the inspiration for a fun Hollywood Backlot Experience! It's toadally cute, plus it's short and sweet — and free! We love hopping about the festival and using up our Sip and Savor Pass while trying all the yummy food and drinks. There are culinary demonstrations with local and celebrity chefs, as well as special signature events. Here’s the scoop on when, where and how to attend one of these seminars, tastings or free experiences.


Free Experiences & Festival Kiosks (Included with Disney Park Pass Reservation & Admission)

  • Access to festival marketplace kiosks and restaurant menu items (though food and drinks are an additional charge)
  • Culinary demonstrations (Saturdays and Sundays usually at 3:30 and 4:45 p.m.)
  • Family-friendly cooking demonstrations
  • "Alice's Wonderland Bakery" Unbirthday Party (cupcake decorating for ages 3-11, usually at 12:50, 1:40 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Character experiences such as Chef Goofy and Jammin' Chefs (usually at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 12:45, 1:45, 2:45 and 3:45 p.m.)
  • Musical entertainment
  • Crafts and special activity zones
  • An expanded menu of cocktails, craft brews, savory snacks and more at Sonoma Terrace hosted by CORKCICLE (additional fee for food and beverage, but look for a free photo-op!)

Additional Reservations Needed

  • Signature events, such as Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions, Disneyland Hotel Food and Wine Experiences, Trader Sam's Mixology and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Food and Wine Experiences
  • Beverage education & tasting seminars for beer, wine and mixology

You can buy 2023 tickets now at the events page. Purchase as soon as possible, as some dates are filling up quickly (and some are already sold out).

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - Tasting Passport

When you visit Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival, be sure to grab a Tasting Passport and Festival Guide to help you find all of the foods and events you'd like to get your fill of. The Tasting Passport has a map of the Marketplaces, photos of foods and an index that breaks up the food into categories such as vegetarian, plant-based, tadpole-friendly and gluten-friendly. We're always looking out for our friends with special dietary needs. The Festival Guide covers entertainment, such as demonstrations, music and shows too! All this information is in the Disneyland app.

Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Marketplace Kiosks

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - artichoke foods

The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival offers small plates of special California-inspired menu items and beverages at the Festival Marketplaces, and various Disney California Adventure quick-service and table-service restaurants in the park. Take a culinary trip through the Golden State without ever leaving the park! (Although you may find some special festival items in Downtown Disney this year.) Festival Marketplace kiosks are usually open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily during the festival.

Enjoy shorter lines at the Festival Marketplace kiosks. Our favorite tip is to find the Marketplace with the shortest line and order multiple items there! Then, take the receipt to each window to collect food as you need it. Hold onto that receipt! (This may not always be allowed, especially if booth run out of popular items.)

Everything is fresh and rooted in the California lifestyle. Follow the path through the festival booths, leading from Hollywood Land toward the Golden Zephyr. 

Sip and Savor Pass

You’ll definitely want to leap for a Sip and Savor Pass, good for eight tastings of food or nonalcoholic beverages while you're at the festival. It's good at festival booths and participating restaurants. You can pick up a Sip and Savor Pass at any of the food booths, merchandise locations and a few other locations in California Adventure. This year, the pass is $59 ($54 for Magic Key holders). You can look at the back of the tasting passport to find a list of plant-based and kid-friendly options.

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - Sip and Savor Pass 2023

Because most tastes run about $8 to $9 (some desserts or treats are about $6.50), you’ll save money if you use it for items that are in the higher price range. For Two people can share one pass, and if you go through it too quickly, get another! The pass is good for items at the Festival Marketplaces and for tasting-size portions (or for nonalcoholic beverages) at participating restaurants. You cannot mobile order using the Sip and Savor at the restaurants though. We are toadally drooling just thinking about all of the foods we tried (and are still left to try)!

Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Booths for 2023

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - bulgogi fried rice

The 2023 menus are fun and creative. There are so many items we moved the menus to a separate post with hopful downloadable menus you can use in the park. The Festival Marketplace booths each offer tasty tidbits and libations. The kiosks have exciting signs that light up at night (some even move)! Some booths have colorful art on the side, which can make for excellent photo opportunities and backdrops for your most Insta-worthy eats. Be sure to check them out!

Without further ado, here are the 2023 Festival Marketplace names:

  • Nuts About Cheese
  • Avocado Time
  • Berry Patch
  • California Craft Brews
  • Cluck-a-Doodle-Moo
  • D•Lish
  • Garlic Kissed
  • Golden Dreams
  • I Heart Artichokes
  • LA Style
  • Peppers Cali-ente
  • Uncork California

Save some room after you eat your way through the festival booths because, after you pass by the Golden Zephyr, you’ll find yourself in the Paradise Garden Grill Beer Garden area, which offers a whole lot more than just beer. (I am thinking I will feel a lot like a Zephyr by this point.)

Enjoy a cold one from California and beyond at the Paradise Garden Grill Beer Garden. This year, Paradise Garden Grill only offers plant-based food options.

Food and Wine Dishes at Disney California Adventure Restaurants

Aside from the Paradise Garden Grill, which always serves up special foods during the festival, many other restaurants in Disney California Adventure have created special tastes and drinks for the festival this year. One of our frog favorites this year is the Impossible Nacho Mac & Cheese, from the Avocado Time booth!

Be sure to ask about special menu items when dining in Downtown Disney, too!

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - impossible nacho mac & cheese

The following locations offer some tasting portions and special beverages on the Sip and Savor Pass. Keep in mind that you cannot use the Sip and Savor Pass if you use mobile ordering.

  • Cappuccino Cart
  • Churros near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
  • Cocina Cucamonga
  • Hollywood Lounge
  • Studio Catering Co.
  • Churros near Hollywood Land
  • Festival Food and Beverage Cart
  • Pacific Wharf Café
  • Paradise Garden Grill
  • Sonoma Terrace
  • Terran Treats
  • Willie’s Churro

Table-Service Restaurants with Food and Wine Dishes (not on the Sip and Savor Pass):

  • Lamplight Lounge — Boardwalk Dining
  • Lamplight Lounge

Downtown Disney

Keep an eye out for tasty offerings from Friends of the Festival at Downtown Disney restaurants. These are not on the Sip and Savor Pass:

  • Ballast Point Brewing Co.
  • Naples Ristorante e Bar (available March 3 through April 25)
  • Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen (available March 3 through April 25)
  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes (available March 3 through April 25)

Free Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstrations

You can take cooking lessons and gather insider tips for creating new recipes from Disney and visiting chefs. Sorry, no samples at these free demonstrations. You can generally find culinary demonstrations at the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land on select weekend dates at various times in the afternoon (the demonstrations at the Backlot Stage usually start at 3:15 p.m. or 4:45 p.m.) Search for "Culinary Demonstrations" in the Disneyland app to see the scheduled chef lineup for the entire festival, or visit the Disneyland website. In the past, we have also hopped by the stage when no demonstrations were scheduled and still caught one in action, so check it out. Grab some food from a nearby booth and take a seat to enjoy your food, learn how to prepare some recipes and even hear some stories.

We were able to catch the first demonstration of the festival this year with Disney Pastry Chef, Christina Orejel, who brought out a surprise guest — Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland Resort! They prepared a cheesecake, which he revealed is a special family recipe from his family's bakery and restaurant businesses. You can even taste this delicious treat at the Berry Patch kiosk (written as Kenny's Family Cheesecake)!

These are the 2023 Culinary Demonstrations with Disney chefs (Friday through Sunday):

  • Friday, March 3: Christina Orejel
  • Sunday, March 5: Jeremiah Balogh
  • Friday, March 10: Lauren Low
  • Sunday, March 12: Ashley Parris & Albert Esparza
  • Friday, March 17: Joanna Aguayo
  • Friday, March 31: Lorenzo Belloso
  • Sunday, April 2: Jeremiah Balogh & Natalie Willingham
  • Friday, April 7: Pablito Bertulfo
  • Friday, April 14: Daniel Duke Brown
  • Friday, April 21: Andrew Zibble
  • Saturday, April 22: Juan Mendoza

These are the Culinary Demonstrations with visiting chefs for 2023:

  • Saturday, March 4: Wing Lam (Wahoo’s Fish Taco) & Jamie Gwen
  • Sunday, March 5: Ray Hayashi & Cynthia Hetlinger (RYLA)
  • Friday, March 10: Ernie Alvarado (URBANA)
  • Saturday, March 11: David Kuo (Little Fatty) & Winne Yee-Lakhani (Smoke Queen Barbecue)
  • Friday, March 17: Josh Frias (Naples Ristorante e Bar)
  • Saturday, March 18: David Kuo (Little Fatty) & Claudia Sandoval ("MasterChef")
  • Sunday, March 19: Michael Reed (Poppy & Seed) & Shachi Mehra (ADYA)
  • Friday, March 24: Darrin Finkel (Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen)
  • Saturday, March 25: Paul Cao (Burnt Crumbs) & Isaias Hernandez (Craft by Smoke and Fire)
  • Sunday, March 26: Duff Goldman
  • Saturday, April 1: Daniel Castillo & Nicholas Echaore (Heritage Barbecue) & Jamie Gwen
  • Friday, April 7: Bret Thompson (PEZ CANTINA)
  • Saturday, April 8: Stuart O’Keeffe & Shaun O’Neale ("MasterChef")
  • Sunday, April 9: Jet Tila & Shaun O’Neale ("MasterChe")
  • Saturday, April 15:  Henry Pineda (Lola’s by MFK) & Ross Pangilinan (TERRACE by Mix Mix)
  • Sunday, April 16: Nika Shoemaker-Machado (Georgia’s Restaurant) & Brian Huskey
  • Friday, April 21: Carlos Gaytan (Paseo)
  • Sunday, April 23: Brian Malarkey

These are the Culinary Demonstrations with festival sponsors in 2023:

  • Friday, March 3: Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co.®
  • Friday, March 24: Marin French Cheese Co. presented by California Milk Advisory Board
  • Friday, March 3: Ethel M® Chocolates
  • Friday, April 14: Impossible™
  • Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23: Focus on Earth Month presented by National Geographic

Free Entertainment and Experiences for the Whole Family

Besides the culinary demonstrations and the return of Soarin' Over California, here are some more free experiences the whole family can enjoy.

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - jammin' chefs


See the Jammin' Chefs (at the obelisk in Paradise Gardens in 2023)

The Jammin’ Chefs are a highlight for us at the California Adventure Food and Wine Festival (Chip, Dale, hooray!). Be sure to hop over to see them. Spoiler alert: Daisy Duck and Clarabelle Cow join in the fun! You can find them at the obelisk at Paradise Gardens, near The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure. Add a cute musical interlude to your dining and drinking plans by watching this spectacular show! The Jammin' Chefs show — featuring Chip 'n' Dale — is a fun show of drumming, music and dancing (but no kid interactions this year). The Jammin' Chefs usually appear each hour from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but times are subject to change as the festival continues. Check the Disneyland app for the most up-to-date showtimes.

Meet Chef Goofy

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - chef goofy

You can meet Chef Goofy in the Hollywood Backlot!

Decorate Cupcakes at "Alice's Wonderland Bakery" Unbirthday Party


Tadpoles and froglets ages 3 to 11 will enjoy FREE hands-on Jr. Chef cooking experiences that give them the opportunity to express their creativity through hands-on cupcake decorating. Participants can sign up beginning 45 minutes before each showtime. However, we recommend signing up as soon as you enter the park in the morning, as these spaces go quickly. Space is limited to the first 32 kids who sign up. Make sure your tadpole is comfortable leaving your side for a bit. Kids can take their kit, cupcake and chef hat home!

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - alice's wonderland bakery unbirthday party

There are typically three opportunities each day and showtimes can vary, so you'll want to double-check the entertainment guide on the Disneyland app for your visit. Its showtimes are usually at 1:05 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. Our tip is to aim for the first party as demand can build later in the day.

Cook Up Some Crafts

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - Crafts at festival

You need a chef hat to look like a pro while you stir up some fun. Your tadpoles can color their own free chef hat (or placemat with games) and decorate them with food stickers. This year, you'll find the crafts to the left of The Little Mermaid.

Enjoy Musical Entertainment

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - Phat Cat Swinger

Be sure to check the entertainment calendar for live festival music. Talented bands and musicians, such as Phat Cat Swinger, take the Palisades Stage at Paradise Park (in front of the water) with some groovy beats to enjoy while you dine. You can also find some smaller musical entertainment at the Paradise Garden Bandstand.

In the afternoons, catch the Standard Mel Quartet at Paradise Gardens Bandstand, near Paradise Garden Grill, for some smooth tunes!

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - standard mel quartet

Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Seminars and Tastings

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - Seminar Sign

The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival 2023 offers many opportunities for exclusive and exquisite culinary adventures. There are a number of seminars, receptions and tastings that you can reserve if you are over 21. Each course has a fee in addition to the cost of park admission for the day. (You do not need a theme park ticket for events at hotels.) Tickets are on sale for 2023 events!

In 2023, you can sign up for new hotel-themed events:

  • Trader Sam’s Mixology Seminars (March 6 & April 10) - Learn how to make the Hippopoto Mai-Tai and sample sweet and spicy snacks around the outdoor fireplace. Tickets cost $159 per person, plus tax and gratuities.
  • Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Food and Wine Experience (April 21, 2023, at Hearthstone Lounge) - Meet the chefs, sommeliers and art historians from Grand Californian, as you sip wines paired with crafted plates, featuring selections and experts from Laurent-Perrier, Stag's Leap Winery, Miner Family Wines, Darioush, Clos Du Val, Heitz Cellars and ZD Wines. Tickets cost $225 per person, plus tax and gratuities.

Enjoy Beer, Wine and Mixology Seminars

Do you have a thirst for knowledge on wine, beer or spirits? You can quench it at one of these 45-minute seminars. The price includes sample tastings. You must reserve in advance through the online reservation system. You can click on each date and time to get more information when you go to reserve.

Wine Seminars:

  • Friday, March 3: Testarossa Winery
  • Saturday, March 4: Testarossa Winery
  • Sunday, March 5: Testarossa Winery
  • Friday, March 10: GoGi Wines
  • Saturday, March 11: GoGi Wines
  • Sunday, March 12: GoGi Wines
  • Friday, March 17: Wiens Family Cellars
  • Saturday, March 18: Wiens Family Cellars
  • Sunday, March 19: Wiens Family Cellars
  • Friday, March 24: BEV Wines
  • Saturday, March 25: BEV Wines
  • Sunday, March 26: BEV Wines
  • Friday, March 31: Disney Sommelier Arielle Harris
  • Saturday, April 1: McBride Sisters Wine Co.
  • Sunday, April 2: McBride Sisters Wine Co.
  • Friday, April 7: Hill Family Estates
  • Saturday, April 8: Hill Family Estates
  • Sunday, April 9: Hill Family Estates
  • Friday, April 14: Disney Sommelier Eri Horii
  • Saturday, April 15: Fess Parker Winery
  • Sunday, April 16: Fess Parker Winery
  • Friday, April 21: Canvasback Winery
  • Saturday, April 22: Canvasback Winery
  • Sunday, April 23: Canvasback Winery
    *Additional dates to be announced. Please check back here for more updates.

Beer Seminars:

  • Friday, March 3: Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.
  • Saturday, March 4: Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.
  • Friday, March 10: Honey Pot Meadery
  • Saturday, March 11: Honey Pot Meadery
  • Friday, March 17: Unsung Brewing Company
  • Saturday, March 18: Unsung Brewing Company
  • Friday, March 24: Bottle Logic Brewing
  • Saturday, March 25: Bottle Logic Brewing
  • Friday, March 31: Golden Road Brewing
  • Saturday, April 1: Golden Road Brewing
  • Friday, April 7: Stone Brewing
  • Saturday, April 8: Stone Brewing
  • Friday, April 14: Three Weavers Brewing Co.
  • Saturday, April 15: Three Weavers Brewing Co.
  • Friday, April 21: Pizza Port Brewing Co.
  • Saturday, April 22: Pizza Port Brewing Co.

Mixology Seminars:

  • Saturday, March 4: Bad Birdy of Kuduowl
  • Sunday, March 5: Bad Birdy of Kuduowl
  • Saturday, March 11: Disney Mixology featuring the Lamplight Lounge
  • Sunday, March 12: Disney Mixology featuring the Lamplight Lounge
  • Saturday, March 18: Disney Mixology featuring Carthay Circle Lounge
  • Sunday, March 19: Disney Mixology featuring Carthay Circle Lounge
  • Saturday, March 25: Disney Mixology featuring the Festival Marketplaces
  • Sunday, March 26: Disney Mixology featuring the Festival Marketplaces
  • Saturday, April 1: The Blind Rabbit
  • Sunday, April 2: The Blind Rabbit
  • Saturday, April 8: 818 Tequila
  • Sunday, April 9: 818 Tequila
  • Saturday, April 15: Disney Mixology featuring the Hollywood Lounge
  • Sunday, April 16: Disney Mixology featuring the Hollywood Lounge
  • Saturday, April 22: Disney Mixology featuring Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar
  • Sunday, April 23: Disney Mixology featuring Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Reserve a Winemaker’s Reception at Carthay Circle Restaurant

This popular event returns in 2023 with three Friday nights of gourmet, wine-focused pairings with hors-d'oeuvres. The Winemaker Reception costs $150 plus tax and gratuity, with no cancellations or exchanges. (These events are currently sold out for 2023.) Events take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with check-in beginning 15 minutes before it begins. The dates in 2023 are:

  • March 10: Kurt Russell's GoGi Wines
  • March 31: McBride Sisters Wine Co.
  • April 14: Fess Parker Winery


Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Merchandise

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - 2023 merchandise

Hold onto your ears! There is new headwear, apparel, home decor, kitchen gadgets and more. The 2023 spirit jersey says, "Amazingly Sweet!" There are also adorable festival-themed chef ears! You can find them (and more) in front of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure, with a smaller selection of apparel sold across the entrance to Cars Land. Toadally cute pins are also available for those of you frogs who love to collect!

Our Guide to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2023 - festival pins

The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is just one of many events hoppening at the Disneyland Resort. Will you be hopping in for this festive celebration? Have you attended in the past? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: Full Schedule of Disneyland Events

Hoppy planning! 

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Mar 15, 2022 at 3:56 p.m. Paula Says...

Thanks for all of this great information! We will be at DL/DCA April 20 - 23 and are so excited! We are coming from Mississippi and usually go to WDW and this MAY be a once in a lifetime trip. We’ll see! ????

Where is the best place to buy the sip and savor passes? Are they sold in the shops or kiosks or both?

Please link any can’t miss Disneyland blogs! ????

Mar 15, 2022 at 12:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paula!

We're excited for you! The Sip and Savor passes can be found at any of the festival marketplace kiosks, as well as some merchandise and other select locations. For more planning, you may want to check out these blog posts:

Tips to Maximize Your Day at Disneyland

Ins and Outs of Dining Reservations

Disneyland Genie+ FAQs

The Disney World Fan’s Guide to Disneyland

Know Before You Go

Let us know if you have any more questions. Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 19, 2022 at 12:39 p.m. Lashelle Says...

Can I purchase the sip and savory passes in advance or do I just purchase them once I’m in the park ?

Feb 22, 2022 at 12:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lashelle!

You can only purchase in-park, but it's usually a quick process to purchase.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 18, 2022 at 8:12 p.m. Lorraine Says...

Can you please explain your tip a little further, "Our favorite tip is to find the Marketplace with the shortest line and order multiple items there! Then, take the receipt to each window to collect food as you need it. Hold onto that receipt!" Will each Marketplace booth sell all the items and we are able to purchase at once? Will the food items be available in the app to order in advance? TIA

Feb 22, 2022 at 12:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lorraine!

Yes, you can order all of the Marketplace booth items at any Marketplace booth but you have to go to the individual booths to pick up the items. Mobile Order has not been in place for the booths for the past few festivals so we do not expect it to be in use. You can order some festival items at participating restaurants, but you cannot apply Sip and Savor to them if you use Mobile Order.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 12, 2022 at 3:18 p.m. Mc Says...

So to join in on festivities all you technically need is a park ticket and reservation to DCA during a date for the wine festival is that correct? We can purchase sip and savory passes to enjoy food on the park and if we want to do extra experiences for the wine festival that will cost extra?

Feb 14, 2022 at 2:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi MC!

Yes, and yes! Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is included with regular admission (and theme park reservation). You do not need to purchase Sip & Savory passes (can purchase offerings a la carte), but if you're planning to sample several foods or share a pass, then we'd recommend them. The seminars and tastings are extra cost in addition to park admission, and you will need to reserve in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 21, 2020 at 10:40 a.m. Becky B. Says...

Can you buy a Sip and Savor pass with a Disney gift card?

Feb 24, 2020 at 2:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Becky!

That should work! Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 10, 2020 at 12:53 a.m. louie crespin Says...

The Sip and Savor Pass can any one but them or do u have to be a pass holder

Feb 11, 2020 at 4:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Louie!

Anyone can purchase a Sip and Savor Pass - woohoo! Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Sarah Says...

Any word on celebrity chefs for 2020? My son is Hoping to catch Guy Fieri this year!

Jan 31, 2020 at 11:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

No news just yet - we've got our ears and eyes open though!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 23, 2019 at 1:29 p.m. Joy Says...

Do they sell bottled wine there I can take home?

Apr 23, 2019 at 4:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joy!

Not to our knowledge, but maybe others in the Frog Pond have spied them and can weigh in! We know sure that we saw some canvas wine totes (and of course, lots of other wine-related merch) but did not see any bottles available to take home. While perhaps not as convenient, you can also do some tastings to see what strikes your fancy and ask the on-site vendors what their shipping policies are like from their online stores (we've gotten some pretty good deals on shipping on vacation before ... and then didn't have to worry about trying to properly pack bottles in our luggage!).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 8, 2017 at 2:49 p.m. Marci Says...

Do the kids sign up the Jr. Chef cooking experience the day of, or is a preregistration required?

Mar 8, 2017 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marci,

Jr. Chef participation is on a first-come-first-served basis. Check with the park when you arrive for more information and showtimes.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 8, 2016 at 6:43 p.m. Tricia Says...

Any idea what the dates for next year (2017) will be? Probably the same or are they expanding? Easter falls right in the middle and I'm thinking about going then, but are the crowd levels at Easter unbearable?

Mar 31, 2016 at 8:25 p.m. Shea Shockley Says...

Have they mentioned when the Marketplace booths will be open on the weekends (hours)? I have yet to find it anywhere. We are going on April 9th & 10th.

Apr 25, 2016 at 11:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shea,

The marketplace booths are open every day of the week, but hours vary. For a weekend day expect them to be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on a weekday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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