Lunar New Year Celebration – Disney California Adventure

Lunar New Year – Disney California Adventure

In January and February each year, Disney California Adventure celebrates the 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 2020 Disney California Adventure will celebrate the Year of the Mouse over 24 days, from January 17 – February 9, 2020.

Events take place in the Paradise Gardens area of the park and 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

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 honor of the Year of the Pig, the Three Little Pigs (Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical) will appear in their holiday attire.  Chip and Dale also join the parade and Goofy appears as the “god of Good Fortune.”  The procession follows a longer route this year, from Pixar Pier to Paradise Gardens Park (in front of Ariel’s Undersea Adventure), where the performances will take place.
  • Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Mulan, and Mushu  don their Lunar New Year best and greet guests at Paradise Gardens.
  • “Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration” will entertain guests before the start of “World of Color” each night. “Hurry Home” is a water show over Paradise Bay and chronicles the journey of a lantern attempting to return to its family for a Lunar New Year celebration. Mulan has a little part in this show as well.
  • Paradise Gardens Park will feature traditional Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese music throughout the festival.

Other Activities

  • Complimentary arts and crafts, including paper lantern making and face painting
  • Chinese calligraphy with local artists
  • 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.
  • Disneyland Annual Passholders can visit the  AP Corner at Paradise Gardens Park during scheduled hours for exclusive offerings including a special photo op.

Lunar New Year Merchandise

  • New merchandise for 2020 includes new spirit jersey designs, Chip ‘n’ Dale bobble heads, Minnie Mouse ear headbands, a red envelope set, and more.


Lunar New Year Marketplace Menus

Lucky 8 Lantern

  • Coming soon!

Prosperity Bao & Buns

  • Coming soon!

Longevity Noodle Co.

  • Coming soon!

Red Dragon Spice Traders

  • Coming soon!

Paradise Gardens Food Cart

  • Coming soon!

Paradise Garden Grill

  • Coming soon!

A Sip and Savor Pass is available.  Guests can purchase this lanyard (price coming soon!); Annual Passholders can purchase it at a discounted price (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 a significant savings.

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