Lunar New Year calls for a grand celebration, and Disney California Adventure knows just how to start the upcoming Year of the Dog! From January 26 to February 18, Park goers can take part in the biggest Lunar New Year event yet with 24 days of multicultural performances, activities, decor, delicious cuisine, and special themed merch. Traditionally celebrated within Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures, Lunar New Year commemorates the moment when both the sun and moon begin their journey for another year—and there’s no better place for you to start off your own year than at the Parks!Here are some ways you can experience the Lunar New Year celebrations:
Characters Will Be Dressed for the Occasion
Goofy and Pluto—along with pals Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, and Mushu—will be dressed in their best Lunar New Year attire to greet guests! Beautiful ornamental lanterns and banners wishing guests a Happy Lunar New Year in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese will also decorate the Park. So many perfect photo ops!
Lunar New Year Gear
You can dress for the occasion too! Special merchandise inspired by different cultures of East Asia includes items all the way from Shanghai Disney Resort, such as traditional red envelopes for gift-giving!
“Hurry Home—Lunar New Year Celebration” Water Show
This nighttime water show, taking place before “World of Color” at Paradise Bay, tells a visually stunning tale of a little lantern’s quest to reunite with family. We’ll be there to wish him good luck and fortune!
“Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession”
Dynamic duo Mulan and Mushu will host this magical celebration of family and friendship!
Food and Fun Aplenty
Get a taste of Asian cuisine at three different marketplaces offering foods inspired by Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures—as well as a special Lunar New Year menu at Paradise Garden Grill. There will also be live performances by authentic musicians, and an arts and crafts area with local artisans!
Make a Wish!
Stop by the Lucky Wishing Wall to add your own wishes for a fantastic year and future!
Kick off the Year of the Dog with Disney! You won’t want to miss out on the lively and colorful Lunar New Year traditions at Disney California Adventure—plan your visit now and check back here for new daily entertainment schedules!