A Touch of Disney Food & Beverage Event: Everything You Need To Know + Video Tour



The stage was set. After a long anxiety-filled day of sitting in the virtual queue, The DVC Shop Editorial Team was able to secure tickets to the A Touch of Disney event being held in California Adventure! With our hearts yearning for our first look at anything Disney in California in a year, and our tummies prime for more fantastic Disney Treats, we set out to enjoy the festivities and soak in the Disney magic. Now, we bring you the best of the A Touch of Disney Food & Beverage Event. Read on to learn more about the festivities and get detailed photos from our experience!

Event Details

With this being the first peek anyone has had at Disney theme parks in California in over a year, many people were excited to see what Disney would cook up for us on the west coast. We’ve covered some of the details of the event in the section below:

Event Details

Dates and Times

This event is being called “A Touch Of Disney”. The dates and times are listed below:

  • The event will run from March 18 through April 19
  • Open Thursday through Monday
  • Hours will be 12pm to 8 pm
  • Tickets are required for those 3 and up

$25 Dining Card

A Touch of Disney $25 Dining Card
A Touch of Disney $25 Dining Card

With each A Touch of Disney Ticket, you are given a $25 Dining card that can be used to purchase some of the amazing specialty food items offered at the event. The card does not work for alcoholic drinks or merchandise, but with $25 per guest to burn, we were able to sample some great treats without additional costs.

Free Parking at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure

Guests of the event are able to park their car for free at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure on the day their ticket is valid, starting at 11am.

Unlimited Downloads of Disney PhotoPass pictures

Additionally, guests will be allowed unlimited PhotoPass downloads on the day they attend the event. There are a ton of great photo opportunities scattered throughout the event, so be sure to wear your favorite Disney gear!


Dining at A Touch of Disney

Being a food & beverage event, there were many food items to enjoy. One thing to note, is that these booths and most dining locations outside of carts are only accepting mobile orders through the Disneyland App right now, so be prepared with an external battery to make sure your phone has enough juice to make all those mobile orders. There were 6 pop-up marketplaces where you could order specialty items that we’ve covered below:

Marketplace Booths

D-Lish Touch of Disney Booth
D-Lish Booth from A Touch of Disney

D-Lish

Menu Highlights

  • Walt’s Chili
  • Very very Berry Mickey Waffle
  • Farmstand Punch
California Craft Brews Sign
California Craft Brews Booth from A Touch of Disney

California Craft Brews

Menu Highlights

  • Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls
  • Assorted Craft Beers
LA Style Booth from A Touch of Disney
LA Style Booth from A Touch of Disney

LA Style

Menu Highlights

  • Pork Belly Banh Mi
  • Impossible Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese
  • Honey Bourbon Lemonade
Golden Dreams Booth from A Touch of Disney
Golden Dreams Booth from A Touch of Disney

Golden Dreams

Menu Highlights

  • Carbonara Mac & Cheese with Nueske’s Bacon
  • Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings
  • Strawberry-Rose Lemonade
Uncork California Booth from A Touch of Disney
Uncork California Booth from A Touch of Disney

Uncork California

Menu Highlights

  • California Artisan Cheese Plate
  • Assorted Wines
  • Mimosas and Mimosa Flight
Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo Booth from A Touch of Disney
Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo Booth from A Touch of Disney

Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo

Menu Highlights

  • Chicken Gumbo
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider
  • Watermelon Agua Fresca
  • Berry Mule

Outside of the new Marketplaces, there were some classic California Adventure Dining options open that were offering some specialty items as well:

Additional Dining Options

Award Wieners Sign in Hollywood Land
Award Wieners Sign in Hollywood Land

Award Wieners

Menu Highlights

  • Original Corn Dog
  • Cheddar Cheese Stick
  • Hot Link Corn Dog
  • Seasonal Funnel Cake Fries
  • Backlot Michelada
Smokejumpers Grill Sign
Smokejumpers Grill Sign in Grizzly Peak

Smokejumpers Grill

Menu Highlights

  • Brisket Mac & Cheese
  • Petite Impossible Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack
  • 1/2 Monte Cristo Sandwich
  • Impossible Chili Waffle Fries
  • Seasonal Shake
  • Blue Angeleno Cocktail
  • Frozen Coca-Cola with Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • Frozen Coca-Cola with Captain Morgan Rum
Cozy Cone Motel Sign in Cars Land
Cozy Cone Motel Sign in Cars Land

Cozy Cone Motel

Menu Highlights

  • Churro
  • Ramone’s “Pear of Dice” Soda
  • Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Chili Cone Queso
  • Bacon Mac & Cheese Cone
  • Fillmore’s Fuelin’ Groovy All-Natural Lemonade
  • Fillmore’s Fuelin’ Groovy All-Natural Limeade
  • Vodka and Pomegranate Limeade
  • Vodka and Lemonade
Rita's Baja Blenders in Pacific Wharf
Rita’s Baja Blenders in Pacific Wharf

Rita’s Baja Blenders

Menu Highlights

  • Strawberry Margarita
  • Lemon-Lime Margarita
  • Tropi-cool Strawberry Icee
Cocina Cucamonga Menu Sign in Pacific Wharf
Cocina Cucamonga Menu Sign in Pacific Wharf

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

Menu Highlights

  • Asian-Style Beef Barbacoa Street Tacos
  • Tacos de Papa
  • Banyan Beef Skewer
  • Bengal Beef Skewer
  • Cheiftain Chicken Skewer
  • Jalapeno Bacon Peanut Brittle
  • Seasonal Margarita
Adorable Snowman Booth in Pixar Pier
Adorable Snowman Booth in Pixar Pier

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats

Menu Highlights

  • DOLE WHIP Pineapple
  • It’s Lemon
  • It’s Lemon and Pineapple Swirl
Poultry Palace in Pixar Pier
Poultry Palace in Pixar Pier

Poultry Palace

Menu Highlights

  • Jumbo Smoked Turkey Leg
  • Chicken Drumstick Box
Bayside Brews Booth in Paradise Gardens Park
Bayside Brews Booth in Paradise Gardens Park

Bayside Brews

Menu Highlights

  • Mickey Pretzel with Cheese

Shopping

Although the main focus of the event is food & beverages, there were an assortment of shops open during the event that sold a wide array of Disney-themed keepsakes and commemorative items that guests can take home to remember their amazing day at A Touch of Disney. We’ve compiled a list of the shops that were open during the event below:

Shopping

Elias & Company Sign in Buena Vista Street
Elias & Company Sign in Buena Vista Street

Elias & Co.

Trolley Treats Sign with Fudge Easter Egg in Buena Vista Street
Trolley Treats Sign with Fudge Easter Egg in Buena Vista Street

Trolley Treats

Off the Page in Hollywood Land
Off the Page in Hollywood Land

Off the Page

Bing Bong's Sweet Stuff in Pixar Pier
Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff in Pixar Pier

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff

Seaside Souvenirs Sign in Pacific Gardens Park
Seaside Souvenirs Sign in Pacific Gardens Park

Seaside Souvenirs


Photo Moments

Another great included perk is unlimited PhotoPass Photos in some great locations that feature unique backgrounds. You can pose for as many photos as you want by simply asking a cast member at the Photo Moments locations you come across in the park. We’ve compiled a few of the places you can have photos taken, but there are actually many more that we ran out of time to capture. See our non-exhaustive list of photo opportunities below:

Photo Moments

Lightning McQueen in Cars Land 2
Lightning McQueen Photo Op in Cars Land

 

Tow Mater Photo Op in Cars Land
Tow Mater Photo Op in Cars Land
Pixar Promenade Photo Op from A Touch of Disney
Pixar Promenade Photo Op from A Touch of Disney

We hope we’ve been able to give you a bit more insight into the A Touch of Disney event, and share some of the magical moments we were able to experience with our family. Were you lucky enough to attend the event? If so, let us know what your favorite food items were by leaving a comment below!

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Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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