We knew that the construction at California Adventure was going to cause some logistical headaches. It was a miracle of great planning that World of Color created such a small disruption. However, the reality is that the park is now a maze of walls and it’s going to get worse. So the park has made the wise decision not to complicate an already delicate crowd control condition with a Food & Wine Festival. That stands for 2011 and 2012.
It’s a sad decision for the park to make as the Food & Wine festival was building its own following, rather than just echoing the original EPCOT edition. I wish the park luck in building that momentum back in 2013. If the Disneyland hotel wasn’t also undergoing a renovation, I wonder if they would have considered a limited Food & Wine event there as a temporary solution.
More at the Disney Parks blog.