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Disney cancels California Adventure's Food and Wine Festival

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Published: November 3, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Disney announced today that, due to ongoing construction at Disney California Adventure, the Anaheim theme park will not put on the west coast version of the Food & Wine Festival next year or in 2012.

From California Adventure's Wine Country Trattoria

When you think about it, the move shouldn't surprise anyone. Disney brought this version of popular Epcot festival to California Adventure several years ago, as one of its many attempts to boost attendance at Disneyland's younger sibling. While popular, the festival hasn't matched the scale of the Epcot original but it did give many locals a reason to come out to the park.

And with World of Color now bringing even larger crowds into the park, where construction walls are constricting space during busy periods, there just wasn't enough room for an extra event like this.

Disney's announcement didn't say that the DCA Food & Wine Festival is gone forever, leaving hope that it might reappear in 2013.

Readers' Opinions

From Anthony Murphy on November 3, 2010 at 9:51 PM
Good bye I say!

As somebody who has been to both, CA version looked like amateur hour compared to EPCOT's. They simply did not have the space or, I guess, effort to put on a good one! I mean, there are more CA wines (many owned by people that have done Business with Disney such as Fess Parker) at EPCOTS than DCA?!?!

Sadly, Its not the same at all!

From Tyler Stover on November 3, 2010 at 10:17 PM
Anthony, so just because it isn't quite as good as Florida's version, those of us who can't quite make it out to Florida but can easily get to DCA will just have to do without? That makes little sense.

I fully understand canceling it during construction, but I very much hope it returns in 2013. We've always had a fantastic time at California Food and Wine.

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