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Feast at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Dig into culinary delights at Disney California Adventure each spring. 

picture of the entrance to Disney California Adventure at night
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Paul Heffmeyer / Disneyland Resort
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Eat your way through Disney California Adventure at the park's annual Food & Wine Festival.

In spring, the aromas at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim change, from smoked turkey legs and fried churros to grilled tenderloin sliders and hot bee sting cake, as a tasty annual event gets under way. During the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival (Mar. 1–Apr. 23 this year), park eateries host special dinners and tastings, and chefs do demos in Hollywood Land.

Meanwhile, vendors hawk grilled artichoke hearts, avocado ice cream, and other local fare, presenting visitors with tough choices: Appetizer before main course, or vice versa? Which wine pairs best with a Korean taco and kimchi slaw? And would it be better to ride the Golden Zephyr before or after that strawberry mimosa?

Stick around, and you could learn something. Famous TV chefs share their cooking secrets, while experts lead seminars on all sorts of food-related topics. Once you’ve found your favorite dish, you just might have the confidence to re-create it at home. It’s a flavorful world, after all.

Smart Tip: Stop by your local AAA branch to buy Disneyland tickets at a discount, suggests AAA Vacation Expert Bernadette Orosco of Turlock, California. That way, once you arrive at the park, you can head right to the entrance—and you’ll have that much more time for samples, chef demos, and rides on Guardians of the Galaxy.

Up Next: 9 Great Disneyland Food Experiences

Planning a trip? AAA Travel can help book your lodging, flight, and rental car. Visit AAA.com/Travel to learn more. 

This article was originally published in Spring 2019. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to confirm information.