Lunar New Year Celebration – Disney California Adventure

In January and February each year, Disney California Adventure celebrates the Lunar New Year.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Traditionally observed within Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures, Lunar New Year commemorates the moment when both the sun and the moon begin their journey for another year.  In 2022 Disney California Adventure celebrated the Year of the Tiger over 24 days, from January 21 – February 13, 2022.

Dates for and details about the Festival are pending for 2023.

In the meantime, we’ve kept. the information below from 2022 to showcase some of the things we’ve experienced and some of the things you can expect for the future. Check back for updates on the 2023 Festival.

Events take place in the Paradise Gardens area of the park and typically include:

Special Food and Beverages

  • Four food marketplaces featuring food and beverages inspired by Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese culture
  • The Paradise Garden Grill restaurant will offer a special Lunar New Year menu offering traditional Asian cuisine
  • Food and Beverage cart at Paradise Gardens
This is such a fun little souvenir!

Lunar New Year Entertainment

  • Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession – A colorful and celebratory parade featuring Mulan and Mushu along with beautifully costumed Chinese dancers, dragon dancers, martial artists, and drummers.  In 2022, in honor of the Year of the Tiger, Tigger joined the procession.

Other Activities

  • Paradise Gardens Park will feature traditional Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese music throughout the festival.
  • Complimentary arts and crafts, including paper lantern making and face painting
  • Lucky Wishing Wall – guests can write their own wishes for the new year and place them on the wall.
  • Beautiful Lunar New Year displays, including information on the holiday as celebrated in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures.
Lunar New Year Arts and Crafts!

Lunar New Year Merchandise

  • New merchandise for 2022 included Minnie Ears, Mickey and Minnie Plushes, apparel like Spirit Jerseys, and more.
Lunar New Year Spirit Jersey

Lunar New Year Marketplace Menus

Longevity Noodle Co.

Food items:

  • Garlic Noodles: Long noodles tossed in a zesty garlic butter with Parmesan cheese
  • Spicy Pork Dandan Noodles: Pan-fried noodles with ground pork and a spicy tri-chile blend sauce
Spicy Pork Dandan and Garlic Noodles


  • Salted Pistachio Cold Brew featuring Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. French Bistro Blend Coffee
  • Young Master Brewery, Neon City Pale Ale with Mandarin and Bergamot Zest, China
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted) 
Salted Pistachio Cold Brew

Lucky 8 Lantern

Food Items:

  • Shrimp Fried Rice with garlic bacon edamame
  • Beef Bulgogi Short Rib on rice with green onion salad
Shrimp Fried Rice


  • Peach Yuja-Ade: Peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea
  • Soju Peach Yuja-Ade: Soju, peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea
  • Kloud Brewery, Original Gravity Lager, Korea
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted) 

Prosperity Bao & Buns

Food Items:

  • Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao: Pickled red onions and jalapeño
  • Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun: Brioche-style Mickey-shaped buns stuffed with hot dog and finished with sesame seeds and scallions
Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun


  • Prosperous Tiger: Vodka, cream of coconut, bitters, triple sec, mandarin purée, and vanilla bean paste
  • Lychee Celebration: Gin, prosecco, lychee purée, lychee syrup, grapefruit juice, and yuja
  • Brewery X, Panda Pool Party Bamboo Lager, Anaheim
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted) 
Prosperous Tiger

Red Dragon Spice Traders

Food Items:

  • Spicy Three-Cup Chicken served on a bed of jasmine rice
  • Impossible™ Lion’s Head Meatballs: Mini plant-based pork meatballs served with cabbage and Shaoxing wine reduction
  • Mickey Purple Sweet Potato Macaron: Red macaron filled with purple sweet potato buttercream and crème fraîche center
Mickey Macaron


  • Dancing Firecracker: Pineapple juice, guava purée, spicy honey syrup, hibiscus syrup, and lime juice
  • Baby Jasmine Tea Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Dancing Firecracker

Seasonal Food Cart

Food Items:

  • Mango-Pineapple Pie


  • Mulan Sipper with assorted Coca-Cola bottled beverage or DASANI bottled water
Mulan Sipper

Seasonal Cart in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Food Item: 

  • Brown Sugar Steam Bun: Brown sugar steam bun topped with blue cream cheese icing


  • White Hot Chocolate: Blue white chocolate topped with toasted marshmallow whipped cream and purple sugar (non-alcoholic)
  • Warm Apple Cider Cocktail: Hot apple cider, spices, and cinnamon whiskey garnished with a cinnamon stick and a caramel rim

Studio Catering Truck

Food Item:

  • Hoisin Pork Sliders: Marinated pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls with apple slaw


  • Green Tea Slush: Almond milk, green tea, and vanilla (non-alcoholic)
  • Lemongrass-Ginger Lemonade: Lemongrass, lemon juice, ginger, and mint (non-alcoholic)

Lucky Fortune Cookery

Mobile Order and Sip and Savor Pass accepted here. 


  • Hong Kong-style Milk Tea: Black tea sweetened with condensed milk served over ice (non-alcoholic) 
  • Mulan Sipper with choice of: Fountain beverage at time of purchase, Hong Kong-style milk tea, or Vietnamese iced coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Hong Kong-style Milk Tea

Cappuccino Cart

Mobile Order and Sip and Savor Pass accepted here. 

Food Items:

  • Baked Char Siu Bao: Chinese BBQ pork-filled baked bun
  • Mango-Pineapple Pie: Mango and pineapple-filled pie
Char Siu Bao

Paradise Garden Grill

Food Items:

  • Korean-style BBQ Chicken: Half chicken with steamed white rice, kimchi, pickled cucumbers, and sesame seeds (Sip and Savor portion available)
  • Pork Banh Mi: Grilled pork belly with pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, and seasoned mayonnaise on a crispy baguette (Sip and savor portion available)
  • Spicy Kung Pao Tofu: Deep fried tofu with zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, red peppers, peanuts, and fried rice garnished with garlic deep-fried chips (Sip and Savor portion available)
  • Whole Fried Fish: Crispy whole fish, sweet and sour sauce, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables and chicken soup – served family-style for two
  • Green Tea Raspberry Parfait: Green tea mousse, raspberry jelly, white sponge cake, white chocolate mousse, and candy pearls
  • Sides of steamed or fried rice
Paradise Garden Grill Spread!


  • Tiger Milk Tea with brown sugar boba (non-alcoholic)
  • Soju Cocktail: Soju, ginger beer, lemon, basil, Fresno chile, lychee flavor-filled boba (non-alcoholic)
  • Tiger Beer
  • Mulan Sipper with choice of fountain beverage at time of purchase (non-alcoholic)
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)

A Sip and Savor Pass was available in 2022.  Guests can purchase the pass for $43; Annual Passholders and Magic Key holders can purchase it at a discounted price of $40 (Annual Passport and photo ID required for purchase).  It has six tabs that can be redeemed for food or non-alcoholic beverage item at the marketplaces, Paradise Garden Grill, or the Food and Beverage Cart.  When used to purchase the more expensive items it can offer significant savings.

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