It has BEGUN! March 2-April 12 you can check out the DCA Food and Wine Festival where you can eat your heart out with some awesome new foods. March 9th will be the day I arrive and I am so excited to do required reservation and non reservation activities this trip…and I am so ready to EAT! So here is the run down of the festival.

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Non Reservation Activities:

Festival Marketplace Kiosks-

-Nuts about cheese

-Uncork California

-I Heart Artichokes

-Garlic Kissed

-California Craft Brews

-Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo

-Eat Your Greens

-Citrus Grove

-Strawberry Patch

-Avocado Time

-Off The Cob

-Peppers Cali-Ente

-LAstyle

-The Brewhouse

Family Friendly Seminars-

-Guest presenters will share 20-30 minutes of their expertise on select days throughout the festival at the Backlot Stage, Hollywood Land.

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Reservations Required:

Celebrity Chef LIVE! at the Hyperion Theater-

*Park admission NOT admitted, tickets are $99 per person.

-Guy Fieri, March 9 at 8pm

-Robert Irvine, March 30 at 8pm

Sweet Sundays-

*Chefs will show how they make a few of their signature desserts. $99 per person over at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

-Keegan Gerhard March 4, 10am-12pm

-Emily Ellyn March 11 10am-12pm

-Duff Goldman April 8 10am-12pm

Winemaker Dinner-

*3 nights of gourmet wine focused paring meals.

Flora Springs: March 15, 6pm Steakhouse 55, Disneyland Hotel. $175 Per Person

Disney Family of Wines:  March 29, 6:30 Napa Rose. $250 per person

David Arthur Vineyards: April 5, 6:30pm Carthay Circle. $300 per person

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Brewmaster Beer Dinners-

*A 4 course hand crafted beer pairing menu.

-Karl Straws Brewing Company at Steakhouse 55. Thursday March 8, 6 pm $150 per person

Culinary Demonstrations-

*Some of the best Chefs around to share their go to recipes and tips for preparing dishes. Is included in DCA park ticket, standing room only, no samples. VIP package is $30 per person, reserve seating, private meet and greet with Chef, sample testing of Chefs dish, not included in theme park admission.

-Palisades Stage- March 2- April 12, Friday-Sunday 4pm-6pm.

Wine, Beer, and Spirits Education and Tasting Seminars-

*Golden Vine Winery, Sonoma Terrace. March 2- April 12. $20 per person.

-Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11:45am, 1:30pm, 3:15pm, 5pm.

-Monday-Thursday: 5pm

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Annual Pass Holder:

AP Corner-

*Starts at 11am at the Hollywood Backlot outside of Stage 17

-Special photo opportunities

-Character meet and greet along with photo opportunity: 2pm, 5pm, 5:30pm-8pm

-Special food and wine festival items to purchase, along with a complimentary AP Button

-Charging station

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Sip and Savor Pass-

*For $45 you can get 8 coupons for select food and beverages. Pass holders can receive a special AP button at each marketplace while supplies last. Available at the Studio Store in Hollywood Land.

I can’t wait to start planning out all my favorite foods, because I am not a fan of drinking I have to make sure this week I work out just a little bit harder to make room for all the food I am about to consume for this three day Disneyland trip!

-Dezi