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Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival 2024

Disney’s California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is a celebration of the West Coast’s freshest flavors with food and entertainment throughout the park. We’ve been to the California Food and Wine Festival many times and love how different it is from Walt Disney World’s, especially offering the Sip and Savor Pass, which we use each year.

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Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival

The DCA Food and Wine Festival is the yearly springtime festival that runs from March 1st to April 22nd, 2024. This festival brings California-inspired food items, with 80 new items and many returning favorites too (like our favorite the Snickers Macaron). The DCA Food and Wine Festival is included with your park ticket admission, but there are certain offerings like tasting seminars or special events that could require a reservation and a fee.

We’ve been to this festival many times and love how fresh and inventive the new food is each year. The Sip and Savor Pass is also one of the best features, as it lets you save some money while tasting through the festival.

Festival Highlights:

  • Soarin’ Over California: Available for a limited time during the festival – Soarin’ Over the World attraction is turned into the original Soarin’ Over California.
  • Sip and Savor Passes: Available in two types for four or eight tastings of food or non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Free Experiences: Include culinary demonstrations, character experiences, and crafts.
  • Festival Marketplace Kiosks: Open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, offering small plates and beverages inspired by California.
  • Entertainment: Includes the return of Soarin’ Over California, musical performances, and character experiences like Chef Goofy and Jammin’ Chefs.
  • Merchandise: Features new headwear, apparel, home decor, and more themed to the festival.
  • Signature Events & Seminars, Culinary Demonstrations and Tastings: Offer insights into cooking techniques and recipes, with some requiring reservations and additional fees.
  • Special Activities for Kids: “Confection Purrfection with the SuperKitties” is a new, hands-on cupcake decorating activity for ages 3-11.

When are the 2024 Disneyland Food and Wine Festival Dates

  • March 1st, 2024 – April 22nd, 2024

When is the Best Time to Visit the DCA Food and Wine Festival 2023?

  • March 20th-31th
  • April 12th – 21st

While the 2024 Disneyland food festival runs for almost 2 months, it’s important to know that some days will be better than others!

TPT Tip from Kurt As a former DCA Cast Member, I can promise there are better days than others to visit. The best days to visit the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine 2024 will be any Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the time frames listed above.”

This is very true when we visited this year it was very hard to get a reservation and ticket for a Monday. So keep in mind the best days to visit the DCA Food and Wine Festival.

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Food at the DCA Food and Wine Festival

We’ve had some of the most delicious food and some of the most interesting food at the DCA Food and Wine Festival. The type of cuisine you will find at the Food and Wine Festival is California, fresh, fusion, and fun plates. Either way, you can get a good mix of refreshing beverages, savory dishe,s and sweet treats – especially with the Sip and Savor.

TPT Tip from Nik: “If you’re looking to order an item and that booth has a long line, you can order any festival item from ANY booth! All you have to do is bring your receipt to the pickup line of the booth where the food is prepared. If there was ever a short line at a booth, we would jump in and order multiple items. Then we could go to the booth where the food we want is made and go straight to pick-up! Saved us a lot of time.”

What is the Disneyland Sip and Savor Pass?

  • The Disneyland Sip and Savor Pass 2024 is a plastic lanyard “pass” that you purchase for a set price and includes 8 removable tabs that can be redeemed for food items through the festival. These passes can be purchased at designated Festival carts throughout DCA. The Disneyland Food and Wine 2023 Sip and Savor Pass is a crowd and fan favorite!

How Much is the 2023 California Adventure Food & Wine Sip & Savor Pass?

  • $57

The best way to use a Sip and Savor Pass at DCA is to use a tab on items more than $7. This way you’re guaranteed to either break even, or save money! One of our favorite things about the Disneyland Food and Wine Sip and Savor pass is that it is sharable! There are no limits on how many people can share a Sip and Savor pass at the Disneyland food festival. You also don’t have to do it all in one trip. The pass expires when the festival does, so If you’re too full or spreading your trip out over a few days, you can use it until April 22nd!

TPT TIP from Nik: “Buy your Sip and Savor Passes in the gift shops at the entrance of the park. There are designated booths around the festival where you can purchase your pass, but the line is always very long. We were able to purchase our pass in the morning with no line in the shop!”

Best Food of the Fest

  • Impossible Chicken Parm Bites
  • Snickers Macaron

Worst Food of the Fest

  • Cheeseburger Bao
  • Plant Based Baja-Style Fish Taco

DCA Food and Wine Highlights

Earth Eats:

  • Impossible™ Chicken Parm Bites ($8.50)
  • Impossible™ Beef Stroganoff ($9.00)
  • Watermelon Cucumber Mojito ($17.00)

LA Style:

  • Carnitas-style Pork Belly ($9.00)
  • Spicy Strawberry Cocktail ($17.00)

Golden Dreams:

  • Frozen Old Fashioned ($7.00)
  • Peach Cobbler Cocktail ($17.00)
  • Blueberry Pancake Cold Brew ($7.25)
  • Fig Matcha Latte ($7.00)

Nuts About Cheese:

  • BBQ Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese ($9.00)
  • Mickey-shaped Macaron made with SNICKERS® ($7.75)
  • PB&J Whiskey Shake ($16.00)

Uncork California:

  • Raspberry Almond Cake ($7.50)
  • Scharffenberger Cellars, Brut Excellence ($19.00)
  • Rosè Margarita ($17.00)


  • Carbonara Garlic Mac & Cheese ($9.00)
  • Olive Oil Cake ($7.00)
  • Huckleberry-Citrus Cooler ($7.00)

Garlic Kissed:

  • Grilled Top Sirloin ($9.00)
  • Guava-Lychee Mule ($17.00)

Peppers Cali-ente:

  • Chile Relleno Empanada ($8.50)
  • Shrimp Papas Locas ($8.75)
  • Cantarito-Style Paloma ($17.00)

California Craft Brews:

  • Cheeseburger Bao ($8.50)
  • S’mores Caramel Tart ($7.00)

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DCA Food and Wine Festival Events

  • Jammin’ Chefs
  • Culinary Demonstrations
  • Musical Entertainment

The main character meet and greet for the DCA Food and Wine Festival is meeting Chef Goofy at the Hollywood Backlot in Hollywood Land. Goofy is dressed in his best chefs jacket with a kitchen backdrop and a lot of whacky energy for a fun interaction.

Jammin’ Chefs

The different line up of free entertainment and culinary shows will keep you busy all day! The Jammin’ Chefs are a musical group that boogie with Chip and Dale as they drum, dance and engage the crowd in lively music. They use culinary objects to make incredibly catchy tunes, adding a lot of “spice” to the Disneyland food festival. You can find these musical chefs on Paradise Pier every hour until the sun sets.

This was our favorite event because there was character interaction. Daisy, Claribelle, Chip, and Dale take the stage and have dance routines and engage the crowd, which we loved.

Chef Culinary Demonstrations

One of the biggest highlights of DCA Food and Wine Festival are the celebrity chefs and Disney chefs that take to the stage to offer free demos. These come with recipes, lessons and tips from these culinary professionals! The DCA Food and Wine festival has these culinary demonstrations on Saturdays or Sundays only.

  • Culinary Demonstrations with Friends of the Festival (3:30 PM): Enjoy insightful mini cooking and farm-to-table presentations by festival sponsors, showcasing how the foods we love are grown and prepared.
  • Culinary Demonstrations with Disney Chefs (5:00 PM): Don’t miss the opportunity to learn directly from Disney Chefs as they share techniques and recipes of favorite dishes found around Disneyland Resort.
  • Culinary Demonstrations with Visiting Chefs (6:00 PM): Experience live, outdoor cooking demonstrations by renowned visiting chefs, filled with culinary flair and excitement.

Bookable Seminars

Michelada Tasting Seminars

  • March 2 & 3: Bricia Lopez, Guelaguetza

Beer Education & Tasting Seminars (Noon to 12:45 PM)

  • March 9 & 10: Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.
  • March 16 & 17: Ballast Point Brewing Co.
  • March 23 & 24: Brewheim
  • March 30 & 31: Stone Brewing
  • April 6 & 7: Unsung Brewing Co.
  • April 13 & 14: Pizza Port Brewing Co.

Ethel M Chocolate & Wine Pairing

  • April 20 & 21

Mixology Seminar (2:00 PM to 2:45 PM)

  • March 1-3: Disney Mixology featuring Carthay Circle Restaurant
  • March 8-10: Disney Mixology featuring Lamplight Lounge
  • March 15-17: Mixology Class featuring Blind Rabbit
  • March 22-24: Disney Mixology featuring Hollywood Lounge
  • March 29-31: Mixology Class featuring Truly LA
  • April 5-7: Disney Mixology featuring Oga’s Cantina
  • April 12-14: Mixology Class featuring Bad Birdy of KUDUOWL
  • April 19-21: Mixology Class featuring Lauren “LP” Paylor of Drink Masters

Wine Seminars (4:00 PM to 4:45 PM)

  • March 1-3: Avensole Winery, Sharon Cannon
  • March 8-10: Kobler Estate Winery, Mike Kobler
  • March 15-17: Baja Wine, Jared Gutierrez
  • March 22-24: Serres Ranch Wine, Taylor Serres
  • March 29-31: Lombardi Wines, Tony Lombardi
  • April 5-7: Chenoweth Wines, Amy Chenoweth
  • April 12-14: Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards, Nat Komes
  • April 19-21: Brown Estate, Chris Gaither MS

Musical Entertainment

If you want to relax while tasting your DCA food, there is live music in every corner of the park Both in the Paradise Garden Park and the Palisades Stage right on the water, there is rotating music throughout the day to keep you grooving. You can see who is playing on the day of your visiting on large information boards throughout the park. You can also find Festival Passports in the same place!!

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