Location: In the little stone building next to Wine Country Trattoria and across the road from "a bug's land."
Date Opened: February 8, 2001
# of Ride Units: 1 theater
Ride Capacity: 200 people
Restraint Method: None
Ticket Rating: A Ticket
Ride Photo: No
Open/Close: Opens for a few minutes at the top of the hour. Otherwise, film is presented on request.
Wait Times: If you show up at the top of the hour, there will never be any wait. You'll have a fair chance of being the only one there.
Length of Ride: 10 minutes
Single Rider: No
Queue Description: None
Health Restriction: None
Ride Access: A ramp is available to get up to the patio-level entrance to the building.
Wheelchair Transfer: Not required
Service Animals: Yes
Audio: Audio is used for the film presentation, reflective captioning is provided.
Weight and Size Issues: None
Height Restriction: No
Child Swap: No
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History and Trivia
At this location: Seasons of the Vine was the first use of this space.
The Attraction's History: When the park opened in February 2001, so did Seasons of the Vine. The short film was originally sponsored by Robert Mondavi, the Napa Valley wine producer, in a deal that also covered Wine Country Trattoria, the Vineyward Room restaurant and a small patch of grape vines. Almost immediately this section of the park disappointed in terms of getting park guests into the building and restaurants (many never even realized the show was there) and even the grapes didn't take to it and kept dying. By the end of 2001 Mondavi had abandoned its sponsorship. Seasons of the Vine continued with the Mondavi name removed, though it became even more difficult to find it. Eventually, the theater was only opened for a few minutes at the top of each hour to see if anybody was interested (frequently nobody was), or you could ask to see the show.
The show was narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons.
The score for the film was written by Bruce Boughton, a 9-time Emmy winner.