Disney has announced a food and beverage festival at its California Adventure Park in March, along with a recall of approximately 1,000 employees who were laid off after Disneyland and California Adventure Park closed last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The food and beverage festival will allow guests to wander through the park; shop for food, drinks and souvenirs; and take in what Disney calls "unique, carefully crafted entertainment experiences."
"This past year has presented extraordinary challenges, but that has not curtailed in any way our ability to move forward with a spirit of optimism," said Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock.
Although state restrictions prohibit theme parks from operating attractions, the Downtown Disney retail area has been operating since July. The shops and restaurants on Buena Vista Street also opened in November.
🔦 Two California assembly members recently introduced a new bill that would speed up the reopening of all parks in the state by moving them into a less restrictive tier. However, Gov. Gavin Newsom is unlikely to sign the bill if it passes.