2019 is the Year of the Pig
Disney is celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year at both Disneyland in California and at Hong Kong Disneyland this year!
Mickey and Minnie in special costumes for the Chinese New Year celebration.
1. Disney California Adventure Park: Paradise Pier
January 25 to February 17, 2019
Kick off the Year of the Pig with the popular Lunar New Year Festival at Disney California Adventure park!
From January 25 through February 17, 2019, this spectacular festival will feature live entertainment, delicious food and more. Take a look at the favorite experiences returning for this year’s celebration:
Hurry Home — Lunar New Year Celebration, a nighttime water show on Paradise Bay featuring Mulan, Mushu and a loveable little lantern in a heartwarming tale of family and friendship
Disney characters such as Mulan and her friend Mushu, along with Mickey Mouse and his pals, all dressed up for the occasion.
Specialty Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese foods at marketplaces and Paradise Garden Grill
Commemorative merchandise featuring designs inspired by the different cultures of East Asia
Visit the Lucky Wishing Wall, where you can add your own wish for a good year and stay to watch the festive Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession parade.
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 February 5, 2019.)
It’s a perfect opportunity to focus on family—all while offering warm wishes for a wonderful future and celebrating the occasion as well!
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.
Celebrating the Year of the Pig
2. Disneyland Hong Kong
January 17 – February 24, 2019
Ring in Chinese New Year 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)
Mickey and Friends at Hong Kong Disneyland. They all have special holiday costumes.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is welcoming the Year of the Pig from January 17 to February 24, 2019 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”.
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 Pig. Do not miss the Chinese New Year Limited Edition Pin 2019 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.
Shanghai Disneyland Celebrates the New Year
January 28, 2017: The Chinese Lion ceremony at Shanghai Disneyland theme park.
Shanghai Disneyland: 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.
Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!
This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier. Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life. On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.
Now that she’s back, things get wild.
Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental. While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.
While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.
Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.
Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!
Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.
Book link on Amazon.com: Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
About the Author:
Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney. Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.
She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.
Daily blog link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/