A Touch of Disney is a ticketed food event and the first opportunity for guests to access the full footprint of Disney California Adventure since the parks closed on March 14th, 2020.
The event features over 25 food locations including 6 "Marketplaces", carts set up specifically for the event (similar to the Food and Wine Festival). Iconic Disney food items not typically available at DCA are being served during the event, including the Dole Whip and the Monte Cristo Sandwich.
The event was originally scheduled to run Thursdays through Mondays, March 18th, 2021 through April 5th, 2021. After tickets went on sale March 4th, demand was strong enough that additional dates were added through April 19th, 2021.
The Buena Vista Street extension of Downtown Disney, which had operated since November 19th, 2020 was permanently closed on March 15th, ahead of the event.
It is speculated that the announcement on March 17th of Disneyland's reopening on April 30th, 2021, just one day before the first A Touch of Disney event date was timed to minimize the impact of event ticket sales.