The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival celebrates the bounty of California with food, beverages, and special events! The dates for the 2023 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival were March 3 – April 25, 2023. As we await dates and information for the 2024 Food and Wine Festival, you can find our 2023 coverage below for your future planning reference!
If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland Resort, you won’t want to miss the Food and Wine Festival which returned to the park in 2022 after a hiatus!
2023 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Coverage
Festival Food Booths
The 2023 DCA Food and Wine Festival featured 12 Festival Marketplaces.
These booths, similar to what you find at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, offer appetizer-sized portions of dishes as well as cocktails, beer, and wine.
Additional dining locations in the park also serve specialty food and drinks items throughout the event.
Even select restaurants in the Downtown Disney District are presenting specialty menu items as part of the event!
Be sure to click through to all of the individual pages from HERE to see photos and details about every drink and dish!
Dishes include plant-based, allergy-friendly, gluten-friendly and kid-friendly items.
Click HERE to check out our Best of the Fest: EVERYTHING You Need To Eat and Drink at the 2023 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival!
And guests can stir things up at Cocktails at Sonoma Terrace hosted by CORKCICLE® with an expanded menu featuring mixed drinks, craft brews, and a few bites available for purchase! The Paradise Beer Garden also serves craft beers by the glass.
Festival Guide and Printable
Don’t forget to pick up a Festival Tasting Passport!
You’ll find an event map and other features to help you navigate the Festival.
We also provided a FREE 2023 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Printable for you. Stay tuned for the 2024 printable!
2023 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Special Events
From signature dinners to celebrity chef appearances, there are often lots of special, separately ticketed Special Events to make your visit to the DCA Food and Wine Festival something extra special.
In 2023, the epicurean encounters included Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions, Trader Sam’s Mixology Seminars and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Food and Wine Experience.
You can find the full schedule of special events with pricing and ticket information at our 2023 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Special Events page!
Disney Chefs and Visiting Chefs
Local, visiting, and Disney chefs share their knowledge at the Festival! For instance, you’ll find a COMPLETE LIST of the presenting chefs at the 2023 Culinary Demonstrations here.
Low-Cost Culinary Demonstrations and Wine and Beverage Seminars
Receive step-by-step instructions for a recipe, technique, or working with a specific ingredient from the pros! Local, visiting, and Disneyland Resort chefs present these 45-minute lessons, and guests are able to sample the completed creations. Visit our 2023 Low-Cost Seminar and Demonstrations Page, where you can view the full schedule for the event.
For all events, demonstrations, and seminars, theme park admission plus the additional fee per event is required. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice. Be sure to visit 2023 Low-Cost Seminar and Demonstrations Page for all the info!
Family-Friendly Presentations and Entertainment
If you have a little pastry-chef-in-the-making (ages 3 – 11), you may want to check out Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party (inspired by Disney Junior’s animated series Alice’s Wonderland Bakery)!
This cupcake decorating show (which made its debut in 2022 and returned for 2023) features special guest chefs at the Hollywood Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land, joining live host Rolly Pin and two animated characters from the series, Alice herself and Princess Rosa!
Check the Disneyland App for times.
And what’s a Food and Wine Festival without Chef Goofy?? He returned for the foodie fun in 2023!
He often appears at the Hollywood Backlot, so you can say HI!
Be sure to keep an eye — and ear! — out for special Festival entertainment such as live music at Palisades Stage and the Paradise Gardens Bandstand.
And the Jammin’ Chefs returned for 2023, as well…
… and they always bring a few Disney pals along for the fun!
For all entertainment, check the Disneyland app for exact showtimes!
Commemorate your Food and Wine adventures with event-exclusive merchandise!
Items include kitchenware and apparel.
And, of course, it’s not a Disneyland Resort event without…
And that’s just a glimpse! You can check out more of the 2023 Food and Wine Festival merchandise HERE!
Note that you may find novelty items available for purchase at the Festival Marketplace Booths, as well. For example, your choice of a green or red grapes glow cube charm could be added to any drink for $6.25!
Sip and Savor Pass
The Sip and Savor Pass returned for 2023! The Sip and Savor Pass is a souvenir credential that features eight pull-off tabs for a set price (in 2023, it was $59.00). Magic Key holders can present their valid pass and a photo ID to get a special price (in 2023, it was $54.00) and lanyard.
Each tab may then be traded for one eligible food item or non-alcoholic beverage at the Festival Marketplaces.
List of participating marketplaces for 2023:
- Avocado Time
- Berry Patch
- California Craft Brews
- Garlic Kissed
- Golden Dreams
- I Heart Artichokes
- LA Style
- Nuts About Cheese
- Peppers Cali-ente
- Uncork California
Additionally, the following locations will offer tasting-size portions of select items available for a redemption:
- Cappuccino Cart
- Churros near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
- Cocina Cucamonga
- Festival Food and Beverage Cart
- Lucky Fortune Cookery
- Pacific Wharf Café
- Paradise Garden Grill
- Pym Tasting Lab
- Smokejumpers Grill
- Sonoma Terrace
- Terran Treats
- Willie’s Churros
The Sip & Savor Pass is typically available for sale at Studio Store, Festival Gifts at Stage 17, Kingswell Camera Shop, and at Festival Merchandise Carts.
Note that the Food and Wine Sip and Savor Pass is ONLY good for the Food and Wine Festival. Although the tabs do not have to be used all in one visit, they expired on April 25th, 2023. Magic Key holders, as well as Disney VISA card holders and those with Disney Rewards Redemption cards, can present their valid pass and a photo ID to get a special price and lanyard.
Soarin’ Over California
The Soarin’ Around the World attraction transforms back to the original Soarin’ Over California version… just for the Festival!
Don’t miss this classic attraction in Grizzly Peak.
Magic Key Holder Perks
Magic Key holders, as well as Disney VISA card holders and those with Disney Rewards Redemption cards, can present their valid pass and a photo ID to get a special price and lanyard for the Sip & Savor Pass.