Disney is celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year at both Disneyland in California and at Hong Kong Disneyland this year!
1. Disney California Adventure Park: Paradise Pier
January 26 to February 18, 2018
Kick off the Year of the Dog with the popular Lunar New Year Festival at Disney California Adventure park!
From January 26 through February 18, 2018, 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 — including Goofy dressed as the God of Good Fortune
Specialty Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese foods at marketplaces and Paradise Garden Grill
Commemorative merchandise featuring designs inspired by the different cultures of East Asia
Lucky Wishing Wall, where you can add your own wish for a good year
The festive Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession parade
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 16, 2018.)
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.
2. Disneyland Hong Kong
January 18 – March 4, 2018
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)
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is welcoming the Year of the Dog from January 18 to March 4, 2018 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.
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 Dog. Do not miss the Chinese New Year Limited Edition Pin 2018 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.
Mickey-shaped lanterns dangle over the streets of Disneytown, Shanghai Disneyland Resort’s shopping, dining & entertainment district.
In Chinese zodiac, the Dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straightforward, venerable, and have a strong sense of responsibility.
Years of the Dog include: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.
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