Review: Festival of Holidays Food Booths in Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort

I just got back from the very first Festival of Holidays in Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort!

Disney Festival of Holidays

Disney Festival of Holidays

This new Festival is running now through January 8, 2017, and features music, dance and entertainment, and decorations all in honor of the season as it is celebrated around the globe.

You can see photos of every food item, plus prices and menus, at our

Festival of Holidays Page!

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News: MENUS UP for Disneyland’s Festival of Holidays!

The very first Festival of Holidays debuts in Disney California Adventure on November 10th! AAAAAH! Heather and I are SO EXCITED!

Part of the celebration — which will also include live music and dance performances, beautiful decorations, and a special holiday version of the World of Color nighttime spectacular — is the addition of FOURTEEN festive marketplaces (wha?!?!?) featuring global holiday cuisine!

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With all the additional eats, it will likely be well worth it — much like the Epcot Food and Wine Festival — to study up on the various booth menus before your visit. So it’s a good thing they’ve just been released!

Ho Ho Ho… Here we GO! [Read more…]

Now Available: Frozen Dining Package at Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure

Hoping to catch Frozen — Live at the Hyperion in Disney California Adventure?

Well, you’re not alone :). So it might be handy to know that Carthay Circle Restaurant is offering a Dining Package that includes preferred viewing for the show in addition to a three-course prix fixe lunch.

Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure

Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure

Adults will start with a soup and salad duo, then follow up with their choice of entree: Roasted Chicken Breast, Heirloom Tomato and Avocado with poblano-lime vinaigrette, or an Herb-crusted Petite Filet of Angus Beef with Point Reyes blue cheese risotto, spinach and wild mushrooms.  The Kids’ menu offers a choice of soup or salad and a variety of Mickey Check Meals to choose from (mini crispy tacos and orecchiette pasta with tomato sauce among them). [Read more…]

Review: Chocolate-covered Coconut and Peppermint Patties at Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure

It’s high time once again for some sweet eats at Trolley Treats!

Trolly Treats on Buena Vista Street

Trolly Treats on Buena Vista Street

On my most recent trip to Disney California Adventure, I thought it was finally time to review two sweets sitting side by side in most Disneyland candy cases that tend to fly under the radar: the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie and the Coconut Pattie.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie and Coconut Pattie

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie and Coconut Pattie in Bakery Case

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News: Festival of Holidays To Bring New Eats to Disney California Adventure

It was a HAPPY DAY when it was announced that the Disney California Food & Wine Festival would return to the Disneyland Resort for 2016 after a four year hiatus. Running on weekends throughout April 2016, it was a much-welcome celebration of food, wine, and the culinary scene in California.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Well, what if I were to tell you that a new Festival is making its debut THIS YEAR… but this time, the HOLIDAY SEASON will be the focus? Because IT IS!!!

Disney California Adventure is hosting the Festival of Holidays from November 10, 2016, through January 8, 2017! [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland Review: World of Color Dessert Party in Disney California Adventure

This past March, the Disneyland Resort introduced the World of Color Dessert Party.  My family and I had the pleasure of attending recently, and what a special treat it was!  I’m always up for a Disney Dessert Party. I’ve done the Fanstasmic Dessert Party at Disneyland (currently on hiatus due to construction) and also a handful of different dessert parties at Walt Disney World.

World of Color Dessert Party Signage

World of Color Dessert Party Signage

I’m excited to say that the World of Color Dessert Party both met and exceeded my expectations!  The dessert party starts one hour prior to World of Color show time.  Reservations must be made in advance either online or by calling Disney Dining; the dessert parties are nightly.

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News: FULL Booth Menus Released for the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!

The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is returning to Disneyland on April 1st! And you know what THAT means, don’t you?

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That means it’s time to start figuring out what you want to EAT the most! So, if you’re planning on attending the weekend-only Festival from April 1 through May 1, take a gander at the MENUS for the eight Festival Marketplaces, each of which will celebrate spring in California in their own way. [Read more…]

News: Booking Available for New World of Color Dessert Party in Disney California Adventure

Guests visiting Disney California Adventure with hopes of catching the World of Color evening spectacular now have a chance to reserve a new World of Color Dessert Party. Nightly “sparkling dessert parties” will make their debut at Paradise Pier on March 17th.

World of Color

World of Color

Guests will have access to seats at high-top tables from which they’ll try a selection of desserts off of china plates. Options will include a Dulce de Leche-filled cookie, Mickey Coconut Macaroons, and selections of fruit and artisanal cheese, among others. While those 21-and-over will be able to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, sparkling cider will be available for younger guests. [Read more…]

News! Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Returns in April 2016

Are you getting excited for the 2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival?

Of course you are! But are you also getting excited for the 2016 DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE Food & Wine Festival?!

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YES!!! IT’S FINALLY BACK!!!!!!!!!!

Starting April 1, 2016, and running on weekends through May 1, Disney’s California Food & Wine Festival will return from hiatus to Disney California Adventure! (The Festival was discontinued when construction for Cars Land started up in 2011.) [Read more…]

News: Expansion In the Works for Disney California Adventure’s Cove Bar

As you may be aware, we are huge fans of the Cove Bar at Disney’s California Adventure. Offering amazing views of Paradise Pier, above par pub grub (hello, Lobster Nachos!), and terrific — even secret — cocktails, it’s got it all.

View from Cove Bar

View from Cove Bar

Of course, we aren’t the only fans of this beautiful bar, as evidenced by the often-encountered lengthy wait times for a seat. [Read more…]