Celebrating the 2017 Chinese Lunar New Year: The Year of the Rooster


Chinese Mickey

Mickey and Minnie in special costumes for the Chinese New Year celebration.

Disney is celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year at both Disneyland in California and at Hong Kong Disneyland this year!

Happy New Year from Disney Parks Blog

1. Disney California Adventure Park:  Paradise Pier

January 20 to February 5, 2017

Watch the 2017 California Adventure Park Celebration!


Happy New Year!

A Wonderful New Year Wishes

Ring in the Chinese Lunar New Year with unforgettable experiences at Disney California Adventure Park.  (The Chinese Lunar New Year is January 28, 2017.)

It’s a perfect opportunity to focus on family—all while offering warm wishes for a wonderful future and celebrating the occasion as well!

fire rooster

It’s the year of the Fire Rooster!

Sensational Sights to Behold

Over the course of this special event, certain areas of the park will be decked out with festive décor and a variety of continental colors.

Stroll along walkways where awe-inspiring ornamental lanterns have been woven into the walls for all to enjoy. Then, marvel as you feast your eyes upon banners and signs high in the sky—each presented in English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, wishing one and all a Happy Lunar New Year!

Entertainment for Young and Old

No matter who you choose to visit with, be sure to catch an impressive array of authentic performers. And be on the lookout for a few familiar Disney Characters too, dressed in their best and ready to take part in all the fun. 


The Chinese New Year celebration continues at Disneyland Hong Kong until February 21, 2017.

2. Disneyland Hong Kong

January 28 – February 21, 2017

Ring in Chinese New Year through January and February 2017 at the Disneyland Hong Kong Resort—and help bring luck, health and happiness to the year ahead!

(Note:  There might be a few blackout days for cast members in February: Hong Kong Disneyland Blockout Dates)

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is welcoming the Year of the Rooster from January 28 to February 21, 2017 resplendent in colorful peach blossoms and festive Chinese New Year decorations.

Romance will be in the air on February 14th. The Resort creates elegant dining settings for couples to celebrate together on Valentine’s Day at this Happiest Place on Earth.


Duffy celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year!

CNY Family Fun with Disney Friends adds some Disney Magic

During the Chinese New Year celebration, Disney friends Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip & Dale, Duffy & ShellieMay, will change into bright Chinese New Year outfits to share best wishes with guests daily at Main Street, U.S.A.

Festive Dining In Abundance

A range of 80 gourmet delights with distinct Chinese New Year flavors will fill the menus of the restaurants in the park and the two themed hotels. Why not celebrate the beginning of the Year of Rooster with a cheeky Happy Albert Chocolate Mousse from the Market House Bakery, and enjoy savory and sweet snacks bearing auspicious names like “Lucky Ball” and “Happy New Year Fish”. Celebrate family togetherness with a “Chinese New Year Treasure in Pot Set Menu” at River View Cafe in Adventureland, or feast on the Plaza Inn’s “Chinese New Year Special Set”. 


Special merchandise

Collectible Keepsakes Bestow Endless Blessing

Mystic Point’s monkey, Albert, is among the great variety of more than 30 memorabilia in the “Chinese New Year Assortment” to aptly mark the Year of the Rooster. Do not miss the Chinese New Year Limited Edition Pin 2017 and the Chinese New Year Jumbo Pin exclusive for Magic Access members.


Romantic Celebration on Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day, the Resort presents special dining menus creating the perfect romantic rendezvous for couples. Valentine’s Day buffets and set dinners are served at the restaurants of the two hotels. Guests can also enjoy specially created beverages like “The Love Rose” and “Pink Valentine”. Bestow your loved one with the most elaborate Valentine’s Day dinner set for two at Walt’s Cafe – it comes with a lovely pair of Duffy & ShellieMay Tsum Tsum Plush and a photo taken with Duffy & ShellieMay to commemorate the special occasion. Make the day even more memorable by sharing “his and hers” keepsakes from the Valentine’s Day and the Season of Love assortments featuring sweet pairs – Mickey and Minnie, and Duffy and ShellieMay.

January 28, 2017:  Shanghai Disney Celebrates the New Year


January 28, 2017: This morning’s Chinese Lion ceremony at Shanghai Disneyland theme park.


So pretty.  The red color signifies good fortune.

Mickey-shaped lanterns dangle over the streets of Disneytown, Shanghai Disneyland Resort’s shopping, dining & entertainment district.



Night of Sevens Housing event.

Read our blog about going to a DCP Housing Event celebration last summer with special characters:  Disney Housing Summer Event


2017 is the Year of the Rooster



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