‘A Touch of Disney’ Ticketed Event Coming To Disney California Adventure Starting Next Month

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An new, limited-capacity, ticketed event called “A Touch of Disney” will be offered at Disney California Adventure beginning on March 18.

For the ticket price of $75 guests can get admission, parking in the Mickey & Friends parking structure, unlimited photo pass downloads and a $25 A Touch of Disney dining card that you can use on food and non-alcoholic beverages.

It’s basically a ticketed event that allows guests access to limited capacity park walking where you can buy merchandise, food and see characters.

For this event there will be a “selection of iconic food and beverage items from both Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park will be available for you to enjoy, from churros and the world-famous DOLE Whip to the classic Monte Cristo Sandwich usually found in New Orleans Square. Many items will be served snack-sized, so you can delight in a variety of bites and sips from mid-day through the evening. These guest-favorites will be available at locations around the park, including Smokejumpers Grill, Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats, Award Wieners, Cocina Cucamonga to name a few, and six seasonal and creatively themed marketplaces.

Select Retail Locations will be open on Buena Vista Street and over at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff on Pixar Pier.

Characters like Mickey Mouse, Mater, Lightning McQueen, Joy, and Sadness will be around for you to see–likely from a distance.

This new offering will be available Thursdays-Mondays from noon- 8PM starting on March 18th and running through April 5, 2021.  Tickets will go on sale starting on March 4  and will be released “on a rolling basis.”  You must purchase tickets in advance from Disneyland.com.

If you already paid for admission on those dates you can reserve tables at the Lamplight Lounge and for Carthay Circle Lounge starting on March 11. Of course your reservation has to have a valid ticket for the event too.

So basically, you can pay them $75, so you can pay them more to buy food and merchandise. Sounds like a “great deal.” This is really stupid. Before this you could go to Buena Vista Street for free and buy food and merchandise. Granted it sounds like you can go to more areas in Disney California Adventure, and they give you parking and $25 towards spending money on their food– but you can’t really do anything except wave at characters and spend more money.

Well, they have to pay those executive performance bonuses somehow. Someone is going to get a big bonus from this idea I’m sure.

Buena Vista Street will continue to be open as an extension of the Downtown Disney District (without extra cost) through March 14. It will close down starting on March 15th.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Disney Parks Blog.


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