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