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Pacific Wharf

The Pacific Wharf is the dining center of California Adventure, Choices range from Ghirardellis to Boudin Sourdough Bread, plus some Mexican and Chineese too and not to mention Italian in wine country. The Wharf also houses the Blue Sky Cellar which features a look at some of the Imagineers latest and upcoming attractions. Lastly it features a gateway into Cars Land that offers an unbelievable view.

The Geek's First Takes (2/3/01)

  • The Boudin Bakery: We really liked this tour. Only one thing could make it better.. free samples at the end (we like sour dough bread much more than corn tortillas). I was very skeptical about the prospect of "industry tours" in the new park. After visiting the tortilla one I thought my worries were coming true, but then we did the sour dough one. We found this tour to be much more informative and interesting to walk through. Not worth waiting for, and probably will not do it more than once or twice a year, but for an occasional visitor it works.
  • Mission Tortilla Factory (Closed in 2011): I really did not like this tour. I found it to be sort of boring. Watching a machine do all the work was interesting for about 30 seconds, but once you see what it is doing you are bored. The free tortilla at the end is cool, but definitely not worth waiting in line for. We did like how they had a cast member start off the tour with an introduction and brief history lesson. This was interesting.
  • Golden Vine Winery(the film was shuttered on March 30, 2008): The winery looked impressive. The main building and the vineyards are exceptionally themed. The big attraction here is the restuarant and the counter service place where you can buy wine... There is also a brief film (10 min or so) about the process called Seasons of the Vine. The film was interesting, but not that spectacular. The best thing is it is a comfortable seat in a climate controlled building. Also we really liked how there were signs by the exits asking you to keep alcohol in designated areas. I was concerned about seeing people wondering the park with wine glasses... seems Disney was too.
  • Golden Dreams(Closed September 7, 2008): This movie turned out to be ok. It basically talks about California and its heritage. It really reminded me of something you would see in EPCOT's World Showcase at a national pavilion. The closing song does have that "Golden Dream" feel to it from the American Adventure, but the tune is not as memorable.


Attractions & Entertainment (Parades, Shows & Fireworks)
Current Attractions:
  • The Bakery Tour (Opened: Feb 08, 2001)
Retired Attractions:
  • Mission Tortilla Factory (Feb 08, 2001 - May 31, 2011)
  • Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar (Oct 20, 2008 - Nov 30, -0001)

 

Dining Options

 

Quickfacts
  • Closed/renamed:
    Golden Vine Terrace
    The Vineyard Room
    Wine Country Market


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