Disney California Adventure to reopen, but with a twist

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Disney California Adventure (DCA) is a Californian themed park that is adjacent to Disneyland. California Adventure will reopen sometime in March, a year since it was closed in March 2020. The theme park has an annual Food & Wine festival, which took place in 2020 but ended prematurely due to COVID-19. As of a few days ago, Disney announced a new Food & Beverage/Wine event to take place in March (and plans to bring in 1,000 employees for the event) but with very few details, including what the event would be called.

Disney’s official event logo for Food & Wine festival.

This 2020 review (Undercover Tourist) of the event could show a glimpse of what it might be like, but we should expect much of its operation (such as rides and parades) to be unavailable, and for the dining and wine tasting to be less glamorous in order to meet COVID-19 guidelines. event is expected to focus exclusively on food and wine. If past event pricing is reliable, tickets to the park are likely $25, with additional (and optional) passes for a wine tasting run costing $56.

This video shows what Disney’s Food & Wine festival looks like in normal times.