Your Guide to the Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure

Here is a helpful guide to celebrating ”Year of the Mouse” at Disneyland Resort’s Lunar New Year festival, happening now through Feb. 9.
Your Guide to the Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure
Photograph by Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort


➜ Admire new banner decor along the parade route of Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession.
➜ Watch Mulan and Mushu lead a vibrant and lively procession of dancers, martial artists, drummers, and beloved Disney characters in festive attire from Pixar Pier to the World of Color area.
➜ Enjoy live daily entertainment from acts such as Melody of China, and performances from the local community on Saturdays and Sundays.
➜ At night, watch “Hurry Home,” a “World of Color” show about a little lantern finding his way home with scenes featuring Mulan.


➜ Stop by the festival marketplace stands to taste an array of Asian-inspired food with new dishes such as the shrimp and ginger dumplings and returning favorites such as the purple yam Mickey macaron.
➜ Pro tip: Skip the line and mobile order items from the festival marketplaces or you can also order any item from any stand.
➜ Don’t miss the family-style whole fried tilapia (back again this year) at Paradise Garden Grill.
➜ Try some of the alcoholic drinks such as the peach sojito or the lychee-grapefruit gin spritzer.

Photograph by Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort


➜ Meet Mickey and Minnie in their new Lunar New Year outfits designed by renowned fashion designer Guo Pei.
➜ Meet the Three Little Pigs dressed for the celebration as well as Mulan, Mushu, and Pluto.
➜ Decorate a dragon’s pearl, get a New Year’s message or your name in Chinese calligraphy, and hang a wish on the Lucky Wishing Wall.
➜ Learn more about the cultural tradition of Lunar New Year with educational art walls.
➜ Get your face painted with a dragon or a lotus flower.
➜ Shop the new Lunar New Year spirit jersey and Minnie ears.

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