The Family-Friendly Guide to Disneyland® Resort’s Food & Wine Festival

Springtime at the Disneyland® Resort is an exciting time as the parks fill with spring breakers, cast members transform the park with fresh springtime colors, and of course, the Food & Wine Festival is underway!

The Food & Wine Festival offers guests and their families the perfect opportunity to visit the Disneyland® Resort and Disney’s California Adventure while enjoying incredible cuisine, drinks, and entertainment. While the festival does offer its fair share of adult-only events and tastings, there’s plenty to do that’s fun for the whole family! 

Family-Friendly Seminars

Hear from industry experts and be inspired to become the foodie you’ve always wanted to be at Feed Your Passion seminars located at the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land. The schedule of the free sessions with speaker and topic details are listed on-site, but guests can expect to learn about topics like how to grow your own vegetables and how to make some of the Festival Marketplace dishes, like Peppers Cali-Ente or Citrus Grove, on their own. After you’ve learned how to master these dishes, you can get the kids involved and try your hand at them at home! You might find that you have a mini masterchef on your hands!

Hands-On Cooking for Jr. Chefs

If you have little ones that love to help in the kitchen, Jr. Chef, is a must-do activity! Kids ages 3 through 11 have the opportunity to participate in a free workshop in the Hollywood Backlot where Chef Goofy will guide your young chef through a fun-filled recipe, and with the magic of Disney, they’ll leave with their very own sweet treat!

Indulge in Delectable Desserts Created by Celebrity Chef, Duff Goldman

Sweet Sundays are back! Food & Wine Festival attendees have one more chance to experience decadent desserts prepared by a pastry expert. Duff Goldman of Cake Masters and Ace of Cakes will be starting off the day on Sunday, April 8 with cooking tips, demonstrations of some of signature desserts, and maybe even some samples! Guests over 21 years of age can enjoy a sparkling start to the day with their breakfast. Sweet Sundays, held at Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, are a great event for both adults and kids alike.

Experience Mouth-Watering Cooking Demos

Disneyland®’s Food & Wine Festival has rounded up some of the best chefs around to present cooking demonstrations at Paradise Park for guests of all ages. You won’t be able to resist the divine smells of the dishes being prepared each day. Reservations are required for this event, which takes place at 4:00 PM Friday through Sunday during the festival.

A trip to the Disneyland® Resort is always a great way to spend a weekend with the family, and the Food & Wine Festival only offers more ways to experience the magic of Disney that the whole family will find exciting and delicious!

The 2018 Food & Wine Festival ends on April 12, so book your trip to the Disneyland® Resort soon to experience all of the food, drinks, and entertainment before it ends! Give yourself more time at the parks and spend less time traveling by staying with Majestic Garden Hotel – our open dates are filling fast!