This year’s Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure will see the American Disney Park debut of Ortensia the Cat, the girlfriend of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Both will appear in newly created costumes celebrating the Year of the Rabbit.
- As reported by the Orange County Register, Ortensia and Oswald will appear dressed in their Lunar New Year attire in Paradise Gardens Park, where they will take turns posing for photos and signing autographs.
- Oswald will wear custom embroidered shorts in rich golds with an ocean wave motif and a matching hat.
- Ortensia will wear a golden skirt with lotus, apricot and peach flowers inspired by the traditional Vietnamese ao dai gown and a matching Vietnamese khan dong headpiece embroidered in reds, pinks and golds.
- Oswald has been appearing at Disney California Adventure for quite a few years now, but this will mark Ortensia’s first appearance at the Disneyland Resort.
- Ortensia made her Disney theme park debut in 2018 during the Disney FanDaze event at Disneyland Paris.
- The anthropomorphic black cat made her first on-screen appearance as the love interest of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in the 1927 short film The Banker’s Daughter.
- The Lunar New Year Celebration kicks off tomorrow, January 20th at Disney California Adventure, running through February 20th.
- Check out the Foodie Guide to the Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney Parks across the globe.
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