Sign in or Join the Community!

Robert Niles

Disney cancels California Adventure's Food and Wine Festival

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.

Replies (2)

Anthony Murphy

Published: 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!

Tyler Stover

Published: 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.

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Previous article: What's new on the discussion board: Planning a visit to Universal, and Jersey Week at Disney

Most Popular U.S. Theme Parks

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Hollywood

Popular International Parks

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Paris
Universal Studios Japan
Hong Kong Disneyland
Europa Park
Walt Disney Studios Paris
Universal Studios Singapore

Features, News and Advice

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Theme Park Insider Awards
What's Under Construction for 2015/6?
How to Stay Safe at a Theme Park

Books and Shirts

Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Theme Park Insider Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Stories from a Theme Park Insider Get Theme Park Insider Shirts and Hoodies


2015 · 2014 · 2013 · 2012 · 2011 · 2010 · 2009 · 2008 · 2007 · 2006 · 2005 (Dec 27-31) · 2005 (Jan-Dec 26) · 2004