Food & Wine Festival 2019

It is my favorite foodie time of the year! At Disney California Adventure Park, the Food and Wine festival has made its arrival once more. So here is a quick run down of what you can expect!

Avocado Time:

  • Petit impossible burger with quac and pepper
  • Spiced roasted chicken on pita with avocdo hummus and garlic sauce
  • Kombucha Mojito cocktail with fesh mint
  • Suja organic pineapple passion fruit kombucha (non alcoholic)

Berry Patch:

  • Strawberry and coconut rice “Frushi”
  • Fresh california berry pie
  • Blue diamond almond breeze almondmilk
  • strawberry float with vanilla ice cream

California Craft Brews:

  • Pepperoni egg rolls
  • Bright and balanced beer flight
  • Happy and bold beer flight
  • By the grass- bright and balanced
  • By the glass

Citrus Grove:

  • Orange chicken and rice
  • citrus-brined pork roast with tangy sauce lemon pepper slaw
  • Meyer lemo blue diamond almond macaron
  • Meyer lemon ginger mule
  • ginger beer (non alcoholic)

Cluck a doodle moo:

  • Harris ranch grilled beef tenderloin slider with chimichuri sauce
  • Salt and vinegar parmesan chicken wings
  • Watermelon lemonade with watermelon garnish (non alcoholic)
  • Festival beer flight and by the glass

Garlic Kissed

  • Black garlic soy braised pork belly Bahn mi
  • Cream mac n cheese with garlic bread crumble
  • Chocolate crunch cake
  • Bloody Mary with garlic stuffed olive

Golden Dreams:

  • Deconstructed teriyaki chicken musubi with pineapple relish
  • Anaheim chili relleno bites with salsa verde
  • Chocolate peanut caramel prfait
  • Yippee! Mickeys cotton candy soda (non alcoholic)

I Heart Artichokes:

  • Fried artichoke with blue diamond almond breeze lemon aioli
  • Artichoke toast wiht california olive tepenade
  • Blue diamond almond cake wiht butter streussal

LA Style:

  • Asian style beef barbacoa tac with pickled ginger
  • BLT chicharron duro with ranch crema
  • Tiki cocktail

Nuts About Cheese:

  • Fisclaini white cheddar lagger soup
  • Ham and velia jack cheese pinwheel
  • Creamy aikos yogurt cheescake
  • Karl strauss brewing company

Off The Cob:

  • Shrimp boil tacos with andouille sausage and fresh corn
  • Esquites sweet corn nuggets with bacon lardons
  • Citrus radler
  • Peach tea (non alcoholic)

Peppers Cali-Ente:

  • Veriasso sustainable salmon peruvian poke
  • Ghost pepper mac and cheese with chili cheese corn chip dust
  • Jalepeno lime margatita

Uncork California:

  • California artisan cheese selection
  • White wine flight
  • Red wine flight
  • Mimosa flight
  • Chardon brut
  • Assorted wine varietals

Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit:

  • Grilled asparagus chicken Caesar salad
  • Cauliflower ceviche with chili corn crumble and tortilla strips
  • Duo of frozen fruits bars
  • Cool lime michilada with frozen lime ice
  • Chihuahua cerveza

There are a couple of things I am excited to try and others I am super excited to eat once again. So the sweet corn nuggets are something I can’t wait to eat again, while I am really excited to try the Ghost Pepper Mac n Cheese, Pepperoni egg rolls, deconstructed musubi, cotton candy drink, and of course fresh berry pie!

-DeziDisney

New Dining Experiences 2019!

Disneyland:

Fantasmic! On The Go Dining Package

  • In honor of the return of the return of this magical nighttime show starting March 8, you can get an on the go dining package at The Hungry Bear Restaurant. You can choose from three entrees: Cedar Salt roasted sustainable salmon, BBQ chicken, Blackberry BBQ Pork riblets or mushroom and leek frittata.
  • You can select anytime after 3pm to pick up your meal, where you will receive a voucher allowing entry to a reserved viewing area.

Donald Ducks Seaside Brunch

  • Starting on March 29th every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Disney’s Paradise Pier hotel guests can join Donald and his friends in an unforgettable culinary adventure! he all new, all you can eat brunch buffet will include breakfast dishes as well as an array of lunch specials.

“Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” Dessert Party At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Over at the Launch Bay, you can find some sweet, savory, alcoholic and nonalcoholic treats. While enjoying the treats you can walk around he the Launch Bay and explore. Once the party is over you’ll receive a souvenir and then escorted to an exclusive viewing area where you can find yourself center stage for Disney Movie Magic, and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.

Menu:

  • Themed cupcakes
  • Freeze Fried chocolate hazelnut mousse
  • Warm bread pudding
  • Red pepper hummus w/smoked sea salted flatbread
  • Cosmic Citrus Twist
  • Non-alcoholic jettison juice

So will you be testing out any of these new dining experience?

-Dezi

Breakfast Adventures: Live Your Own Fairytale

Coming this spring to the Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. Guests can share special moments with some Disney Princesses while enjoying a three course breakfast at the award winning Napa Rose restaurant. The morning . includes enchanting activities, story time, private portrait location and premium keepsakes. If this is your interest, reservations are now available.

-Dezi

Disneyland Paris Limited Time Celebrations 2019!

If you are planning your trip to Disneyland Paris I would suggest going during the fun! Legends of the Force- A Celebration of Star Wars, this is where guests can watch the marching procession of the first order in Walt Disney Hollywood Studios. Over at Disneyland Park Star Tours: The Adventures Continues and Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain will be there for your enjoyment. You can also attend the Festival of Pirates and Princesses. The last day to catch all this action packed celebration is on March 17, 2019.

-Dezi

Anaheim Ducks Day 2019!

Monday February 11, 2019 at Disney California Adventure the Anaheim Ducks are taking over Hollywood Land. There will be meet and greets, themed activities, photo opportunities, special decor and so much more! So here is the lineup for all my Hockey and Disney Fans!

Fan Headquarters: Stage 17 10am-7pm

  • Anaheim Ducks memorabilia from the past 25 years which will include jersey, sticks, helmets, trophies and more.
  • You can test your hockey skills, challenge friends to an air and table hockey.
  • A Special Mascot will also make an appearance.

Cavalcade: Hollywood Land 1:15pm

  • Pick a spot on Hollywood Blvd or Buena Vista to watch some of your favorite players pass by.

Meet and Greet w/Players:

  • Stage 12- 2:15, 3:25, 4:15

Event Merch: Stage 17 8am-7pm

  • Pick up special Anaheim duck apparel like baseball caps, limited edition prints, coins, pins and hockey pucks.

Animation Academy will also be drawing some of your favorite Disney Ducks with some new Disney Ducks on their line up special to this day so be sure to check it out if you want some magical drawing lessons. Also in the parks you can find some specialty food and beverages available for the celebration. So get those tummies ready because there will be edible pucks available.

To end the night check out “Through The Years” at the Sunset Showcase theater from 8am-7pm where you can relive the memorable moments from the past 25 years.

-Dezi

Valentines Day 2019!

Starting Jan 22- Feb 18, 2019 love is in the air at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Ca. You can find a new flower “portrait” which will greet you along with a “sweethearts” photo moment.

Minnie’s Valentines Surprise is a special Valentines scavenger hunt that Minnie put together. She his secret valentines for Mickey throughout the park and we have to find them. You can purchase a map and stickers at select merchandise locations once you have completed the map return to Disney Showcase to redeem a special Valentines surprise.

Of course the best way to treat yourself after a scavenger hunt treat yourself with some Valentines merchandise, grab some Valentines treats and watch the new entertainment Mickey’s Mix Magic!

-Dezi

Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019!

The spooktacular tickets have arrived! Disney has released the dates and tickets are now available for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for 2019!

August: 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

September: 2, 6,, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29

October: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31

November: 1

There are 36 nights to choose from, and tickets start at $79.

-Dezi

Shanghai Disney Expansion 2019!

Shanghai Disney Resort just announced a Zootopia expansion, it will be the eighth themed land at the Shanghai Disney Resort and of course the first ever Zootopia themed land in all of the Disney Parks worldwide. The Land will offer brand new attractions, entertainment, merchandise and food and beverage offerings. Construction for the new land will begin later this year.

-Dezi

Disneyland Price Increase 2019!

The most anticipated (not loved) price increase of 2019 has made it’s debut for Star Wars: Galaxy Edge has made a bigger jump than what everyone was expecting. So, here are the updated prices to look forward to this year.

Single Day: Original price- New price

  • 1 Day value $99 – $104
  • 1 Day park hopper value $147 – $154
  • 1 Day regular $117 – $129
  • 1 Day park hopper regular $167 – $179
  • 1 Day peak $135 – $149
  • 1 Day park hopper peak $185 – $199

Multiple Days:

  • 2 Day $210 – $225
  • 2 Day with PH $260 – $280
  • 3 Day $280 – $300
  • 3 Day with PH $330 – $355
  • 4 Day $305 – $325
  • 4 Day with PH $355 – $380
  • 5 Day $320 – $340
  • 5 Day with PH $370 – $395

Of course its not a price increase without the Parking, MaxPass, and the Annual Passes as well so here are those prices as well:

Pakring– $20 -$25

MaxPass:

  • Day to Day $10 – $15
  • AP add on $75 – $100

Annual Pass:

  • Select $369 -$399
  • Deluxe $729 -$799
  • Signature $999 – $1149
  • Signature Plus $1149 – $1399
  • Premier $1579 – $1949

I knew this was coming but I didn’t expect the prices to jump as much as they did. My question is does this affect your decision to go to the parks? or renew your AP?

-Dezi

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