ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Robert Mondavi Corp. and Wolfgang Puck Food Co.,
citing disappointing results, both pulled out of California
Adventure, the seven-month old theme park that opened next to
Mondavi will no longer operate Golden Vine Winery, although the
Mondavi name will remain on the attraction. It will be operated by
Walt Disney Co., said a Disney spokesman.
Wolfgang Puck's Avalon Cove, a 350-seat restaurant in the
Paradise Pier section of the park, closed Monday and will be
replaced by an as-yet-undetermined, Disney-run restaurant, said the
He added that attendance at Disneyland and California Adventure
"took a predictable downturn" after Sept. 11 "and is on a rebound,
but not at the same levels" as before the attacks. Disney does not
release attendance figures.