Disneyland's 'A Touch of Disney' Event Sells Out in Hours

March 4, 2021, 7:46 PM · The Disneyland Resort has sold all tickets for its A Touch of Disney dining and merchandise event through mid-April. Tickets for the four-day-a-week event at Disney California Adventure went on sale this morning, with fans immediately filling a virtual queue to buy the $75 tickets.

Disney had said that it would sell tickets starting today to the limited-availability event for dates through April 5, but a note late this morning on the virtual queue page said that the resort would be adding two weeks of availability. However, by mid-afternoon all of those tickets were gone and the virtual queue closed.

New dates may be added and tickets released later, assuming that Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are not cleared to reopen by then. A Touch of Disney opens select restaurants and shops at Disney California Adventure to guests, who get a $25 Disney Dining card and unlimited Disney PhotoPass downloads with their admission. Though California Adventure's attractions will be closed during the event, Disney characters will be out and photo ops will be set up in the park.

Disneyland's dining event is just one of many at California's theme parks, which have found creative ways to keep guests coming through the gates while state rules prohibit amusement parks from operating in all but California's least-restricted counties. Universal Studios Hollywood today put tickets on sale for its Taste of Universal event, while Knott's Berry Farm's Taste of Knott's Boysenberry Festival starts tomorrow, as does the Build 'N Play Days event at Legoland California. Six Flags Magic Mountain has two more weekends for its drive-through Cruis'n the Park Car Show. And SeaWorld San Diego is open now as a zoo, with its Seven Seas Food Festival starting tomorrow, as well.

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Replies (7)

March 5, 2021 at 10:37 AM

Seems like an kinda enjoyable event. I'm not gonna tell people what to do with their money, so if they feel like this is a good investment then thats great. I'm glad that Disney can make some money with this and people will hopefully have a good experience. I guess for the time being the SoCal parks are basically just food festivals.

March 5, 2021 at 8:27 AM

Saw a story about this in the OC Register. I hate these masks, no one likes them, and the end seems in sight. But it's not here yet. So it was pretty appalling that not ONE SINGLE PERSON in the photo with the OC Register story has their face covered. There are literally more people with uncovered faces in that one photo than I saw on any single day inside WDW or USO parks last December.

March 5, 2021 at 8:45 AM

Marc, I don’t know what article you saw or whether or not you’re joking, but if you saw a photo of nobody wearing a mask at Disney, chances are it was taken before the pandemic.

March 5, 2021 at 8:58 AM

You're correct, last year. My apologies, 5AM too early to focus.

March 5, 2021 at 10:01 AM

I guess we shouldn't be surprised. Personally, I think this a terrible value, but fans are desperate for any chance to reconnect with their beloved parks and characters. I assume that Disney has refunded most APs their payments that were made during the park closures, so they have some extra cash on hand (not to mention, I think in general most people that have maintained employment through the pandemic have surplus cash on hand because they've been locked up in their houses for a year) and are willing to spend it on anything that gives them a sense of a return to normalcy.

March 5, 2021 at 10:55 AM

Good for Disney for coming up with this and marketing it. Almost anywhere else it would fail. In Florida I recently bought 4 Disney World tickets for $200 which is LESS per park than the Taste of Disney AND they're still charging for parking. Basically paying $75+ for pictures and $25 of food and the ability to shop. Doesn't make sense to me why anyone wants this except that nothing else in California is open. It's literally one of the reasons I moved to Orlando from Vegas. I was sick of closures and shutdowns. I'd rather live somewhere that I can get a whole experience than somewhere like that. I can't believe a single person still lives in CA or NY cities lol. Have fun with your $75 corn dogs though! (Or come visit Florida. SO much more fun here!) (And still no recorded outbreaks at any FL theme parks). (:

March 6, 2021 at 12:21 PM

I'm glad for Disney, not a surprise that it sold out so quickly even at the high price, it proves the existence of pent-up demand. I'm still going to Knott's and now, probably Universal for their food festivals. A side note, I recently had a bacon cheeseburger at Smoke Jumpers Grill in DCA, and it was an excellent burger with waffle fries or great onion rings, well worth the $13.95 price. One complaint I've had about Disney was their burgers, and now they've stepped up to the plate. Their pizzas, though, I think still need improvement, last I had it was $7.99 for a not-to-large slice of mediocre pizza.

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