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Pictures/Video – Disney California Adventure Lunar New Year Celebration is Back

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Disney California Adventure‘s annual Lunar New Year celebration back. The event features Disney characters in special Lunar New Year outfits, special food, exclusive merchandise, arts and crafts, and performances by local community groups, musicians, and other performers in several different shows. You can experience Lunar Near Year at DCA January 25 – February 17, 2019. Lets take a look at how Disney is celebrating the year of the pig:

Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession

Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession is a show celebrating the Lunar New Year, it features songs and characters from the movie Mulan, as well as acrobats, a Chinese Dragon Dance, drummers, and dancers. Goofy and Chip & Dale join Mulan and Mushu. New for 2019 is an appearance from the Three Little Pigs.

The show takes place in Paradise Park, which is located in front of The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. Be sure to arrive at least 10 to 20 minutes early to get a good spot. The procession will start near Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta and Silly Symphony Swings, and then make its way to Paradise Park where the full show is performed. As you can see, Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession is very colorful.  The Three Little Pigs make an appearance in their special Lunar New Year outfits. 

Overall the show is a lot of fun. It’s not a must see but you won’t be disappointed if you stop and watch. We have a recording of a full performance of the show on our YouTube channel.

Character Meet and Greets

Here you can meet Mulan and & Mushu, or Mickey & Minnie (in Lunar New Year outfits). The characters rotate every 30 minutes. The character meet and greet spot is located in the gazebo next door to Paradise Garden Grill.


Disney Lunar New Year Merchandise

Disney has greatly expanded the amount of Lunar New Year merchandise for this year. Here’s everything available in the booth near The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure:

This statue featuring Disney characters is about the size of a breadbox. It sells for $150.For $19.99 you can have this light-up lantern featuring Mickey Mouse.Lunar New Year Minnie Mouse Ears can be yours for $27.99This very cute Mickey plush (with plush pig) is available for $26.99.

Three different shirt designs are also available, starting at $24.99.

These jars have Minnie on one side, and Mickey on the other. Lunar New Year balloons are being sold during the celebration.  You can purchase red envelops, but you’re on your own when it comes to the cash to put inside them 😉

This cardboard sign is surprisingly affordable at only $7.99.


Lunar New Year Food

You can purchase food and beverages from three Food & Wine Festival-style booths featuring cuisine from China, Korea, and Vietnam.

Check out Disney’s menu for the full list of items available.

Lunar New Year Decorations

Like DCA’s other seasonal celebrations, Disney did a great job with the Lunar New Year’s decorations. Here’s some seen around Paradise Gardens Park:

If you’re in Disney California Adventure from now until February 17, you should absolutely check out the Lunar New Year offerings. The food is good, Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession is a great little show, the meet and greets are fun and unique, and there’s a great selection of merchandise. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Guy Selga Jr.

Disneyland writer for TouringPlans.com and co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. Also a Disneyland local and appreciator of Disney theme park history. Twitter and Instagram: @guyselga

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