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.
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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