Pacific Wharf

Lands In Pictures: Pacific Wharf

Lands In Pictures: Pacific Wharf

Pacific Wharf is one of those lands no one talks about. It’s just a couple of restaurants between Cars Land and Paradise Pier, right? Wrong! Pacific Wharf brings Monterey’s Cannery Row and San Francisco’s Fisherman Wharf into California Adventure. The land’s beautiful details and sweeping waterfront make it one of the most scenic lands in […] Read more…

Alfresco Tasting Terrace

Alfresco Tasting Terrace

May 2012 – present LOCATION Pacific Wharf – The Alfresco Tasting Terrace sits above the vineyards of Pacific Wharf, overlooking Cars Land. To find the Terrace, head toward the Wine Country Trattoria (the large Italian restaurant between Cars Land and The Little Mermaid). The stairs to the terrace are to the right of the Trattoria […] Read more…

Ask The Duchess – Vol. 2

Welcome to Vol. 2 of Ask The Duchess, a monthly Q&A post covering a variety of resort-related topics. Ask The Duchess answers questions submitted by readers. If you have a question you’d like answered, send me a message here! 1. Am I allowed to bring food into the park? (Submitted by Brooke) Yes! When you go through bag check, they will […] Read more…

Wine Country Trattoria

Wine Country Trattoria

January 2002 – present LOCATION Pacific Wharf – To find the Wine Country Trattoria, head down the main path at the end of Buena Vista Street toward Paradise Pier. You’ll see the Trattoria on your right, across from the bridge to the pier. Hint: It’s the yellow building with the vine trellis! EXPERIENCE Details: Service […] Read more…

Pixar Play Parade

Pixar Play Parade

March 2008 – present LOCATION Hollywood Land, Buena Vista Street, Pacific Wharf, Paradise Pier – The Pixar Play Parade crosses right through the middle of California Adventure, stepping into half of its lands. The procession starts in Hollywood Land, next to the Tower of Terror, and winds around the corner to Buena Vista Street. From […] Read more…

Boudin Bakery Tour

Boudin Bakery Tour

February 2001 – present LOCATION Pacific Wharf – The Boudin Bakery Tour is tucked in the restaurant circle of Pacific Wharf. To find this walk through attraction, head toward Ghirardelli, which is to the right of the entrance to Cars Land. You’ll see Boudin on your right, across from Ghirardelli. BACKGROUND The Boudin Bakery Tour […] Read more…

Sonoma Terrace

Sonoma Terrace

February 2001 – present LOCATION Pacific Wharf – Sonoma Terrace sits right on the border between Pacific Wharf and Paradise Pier. If you’re coming from Buena Vista Street, head toward the Wine Country Trattoria. When you reach the restaurant, follow the path around the bend, and you’ll see a pathway leading to the Terrace on […] Read more…

Fish Net

Fish Net

California Adventure’s smallest land, Pacific Wharf, is best known for its selection of restaurants and waterfront views of Paradise Bay. And though this land may not have any roller coasters or thrill rides, it does have tons of details and hidden things to find. One of these hidden gems is a goofy picture spot, and […] Read more…

Lucky Fortune Cookery

Lucky Fortune Cookery

February 2001 – present LOCATION Pacific Wharf – When you cross the bridge to the central dining area in Pacific Wharf, you’ll find the Lucky Fortune Cookery on the left, adjacent to Ghirardelli. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – outdoors, central Pacific Wharf Patio Reservations – no Entertainment – none Menu The Lucky […] Read more…

Cocina Cucamonga

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

February 2001 – present LOCATION Pacific Wharf – When you cross the bridge to the central dining area in Pacific Wharf, you’ll find Cocina Cucamonga on the right, across the patio from the Lucky Fortune Cookery. EXPERIENCE Details: Service Type – quick service Seating – outdoors, central Pacific Wharf Patio Reservations – no Entertainment – none […] Read more…

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