Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is a Sweet San Francisco Treat in Disney California Adventure
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Featuring world-famous hot fudge sundaes and decadent chocolate products, the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in Disney California Adventure is the first location to open inside a theme park. The Disney California Adventure store follows the 13-year success of a similar location at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World.
The soda fountain and chocolate shop is located in Pacific Wharf, the San Francisco-inspired area of Disney California Adventure. The soda fountain and chocolate shop adds yet another layer of traditional San Francisco flair to the Pacific Wharf. A symbol of San Francisco since 1852, Ghirardelli chocolate is known the world over for its exceptional flavor and quality. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company uses a time-honored manufacturing process starting with the highest-quality cocoa beans and ending with extensive conching to ensure a silky-smooth texture. Italian immigrant Domingo Ghirardelli started the company after finding success during the California Gold Rush. Its landmark Ghirardelli Square location at Fisherman’s Wharf has been beckoning chocolate lovers with its trademark illuminated sign since the early 1900s.
At Disney California Adventure Park, the legend lives on at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, where real melted Ghirardelli chocolate is used to make its signature hot fudge each and every day. Guests can visit the location to enjoy treats including sundaes, shakes, and floats, plus a delicious assortment of chocolates and beautifully wrapped gifts. Each guest can enjoy a complimentary sample of the signature Ghirardelli Squares® chocolate.
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ABOUT THE DISNEYLAND RESORT
Located on approximately 500 acres in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure park – plus the Downtown Disney District comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s three hotels are the 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the 975-room Disneyland Hotel and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. With 23,000 Cast Members, the Disneyland Resort is Orange County’s largest employer and generates $4.7 billion for the Southern California economy. The Resort has welcomed more than 600 million guests since opening on July 17, 1955. For detailed information about the Disneyland Resort, please visit www.disneyland.com.
ABOUT THE GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE COMPANY
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Incorporated in 1852, Ghirardelli has an incredibly rich American history. As the country’s longest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer, Ghirardelli has established its position as America’s Premium Chocolate Company and will celebrate its 160th anniversary next year. Ghirardelli’s product line includes its signature Squares™ chocolate, Intense Dark™ chocolate, Gourmet Milk™ chocolate, Ghirardelli Chocolate Bars, other chocolate confections, baking chocolate and beverages. These items are sold through select specialty stores, grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchandisers and department stores. In addition, Ghirardelli sells a line of premium chocolate, syrups and drinks for the Food Service channel. Ghirardelli currently owns and operates 18 retail stores in seven states, including the original Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop located in San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square. For more information about Ghirardelli, visit www.ghirardelli.com.