Lunar New Year Celebration - Disney California Adventure

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Celebrate the Year of the Mouse from January 17 – February 9, 2020, during Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure. Guests will enjoy every minute of this event that features festive activities, live entertainment, and traditional culinary dishes.

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Tickets

Guests with valid admission to Disney California Adventure will be able to enjoy all events and programs of Lunar New Year during their visit.

Entertainment

Pixar Pier comes alive during the Lunar New Year Celebration. Enjoy exciting entertainment choices that guests of all ages will love.

Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession

Join Mulan and Mushu as they parade through Pixar Pier bringing joy and wishing good luck to all. This lively parade is full of traditional music, ethnic costumes, and an incredible array of performers.

Music

A variety of musicians from many ethnic backgrounds will be entertaining guests of all ages with their traditional stylings and songs.

  • This year, the Melody of China ensemble will entertain guests with Chinese classical, folk and contemporary music. The trio of artists will play:
    • Yangqin (Chinese dulcimer)
    • Pipa (Chinese lute)
    • Erhu (Chinese fiddle)
  • Vietnamese artist Dat Nguyen will serenade guests with traditional and original compositions on classical guitar, lute, flute and melodica at Paradise Garden Bandstand.

World of Color Hurry Home Pre-Show

Characters (2019)

Lunar New Year

Favorite characters will be taking part in the festivities and may even be wearing rare, traditional costumes in honor of this celebration. Guests can meet the following characters at Paradise Gardens Park:

  • Mulan
  • Mushu
  • Pluto
  • Mickey and Minnie

2019 Culinary Treats

Throughout the park, guests will be able to purchase samples of traditional, ethnic foods inspired by this festive season.

Lucky 8 Lantern

Lucky 8 Lantern

Food:

  • Char Siu Pork Bao – Chinese BBQ Pork, Pickled Red Onions, Jalapeño $7.75
  • Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun $7.00
  • Mango-Pineapple Pastry – Layers of flaky Pastry filled with Pineapple Jelly and Diced Mango $5.50

Alcoholic Beverages at Prosperity Bao & Buns

  • Lychee-Grapefruit Gin Spritzer – Gin, Pure Lychee Fruit Syrup, Simply Grapefruit® and Soda Water $13.00
  • Kloud Original Gravity Lager – Lager, Korea (5% ABV) $10.00
Beverages at Prosperity Bao & Buns
  • DASANI Bottled Water $4.25
  • smartwater $5.00
Prosperity Bao & Buns

Foodie Guide to Lunar New Year 2019 at Disney California Adventure Park - Prosperity Bao & Buns

Prosperity Bao & Buns
Food:
  • Shrimp Fried Rice – with Garlic-Bacon Edamame $8.00
  • Smoked Beef Bulgogi Short Rib – on Rice Cake with Green Onion Salad $8.25
  • Mandarin Orange-Green Tea Tart – Tart Shell filled with Clementine Compote and Tangerine Cheescake $5.50

Alcoholic Beverages at Lucky 8 Lantern

  • Peach Sojito – Craft Soju, White Rum, Simply Peach, House-made Mint-infused Simple Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice and Soda Water $13.00 
  • Hitachino Nest Beer – White Ale, Japan (5.5% ABV) $14.25
Beverages at Lucky 8 Lantern
  • DASANI Bottled Water $4.25
  • smartwater $5.00
Longevity Noodle Co.

Foodie Guide to Lunar New Year 2019 at Disney California Adventure Park - Longevity Noodle Company

Longevity Noodle Co.

Food:

  • Chicken Meatballs and Lo Mein Noodles – with Cabbage Salad and Apple-Ginger Sauce $7.50
  • Vegetable Egg Roll and Chilled Sesame-Garlic Noodles – with Cilantro-Cashew Sauce and Toasted Peanuts $7.00
  • Black Sesame Mochi Donut – Chewy Mochi Donut topped with a Black Sesame Icing $6.00

Alcoholic Beverages at Longevity Noodle Co.

  • Tsingtao Lager – Pale Lager, China (4.7% ABV) $10.00

Beverages at Longevity Noodle Co.

  • Vietnamese Cold Brew with Coconut Milk – French Bistro Cold Brew by Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Co., Sweetened Coconut Cream, Coconut Milk, House-made Whipped Coconut Cream and Cacao Powder Topping $6.50
  • smartwater $5.00
  • DASANI Bottled Water $4.25

Read our review of the Egg Roll and Noodles, Mochi Donut, and Cold Brew!

Red Dragon Spice Traders

Foodie Guide to Lunar New Year 2019 at Disney California Adventure Park - Red Dragon Spice Traders

Red Dragon Spice Traders

Food:

  • Firecracker Three Cup Chicken Wings – Crispy Chicken Wings tossed in spicy Red Chili Pepper Sauce of Sesame Oil, Rice Wine and Soy $7.50
  • Shrimp & Ginger Dumplings – with Soy Reduction and Sriracha-Mayonnaise $8.25
  • Purple Yam Macaron – filled with creamy Purple Yam and Sweetened Vanilla Crème Fraîche $6.50

Alcoholic Beverages at Red Dragon Spice Traders

  • Bourbon Honey-Lime Green Tea – Bourbon Whiskey, Pure Amber Honey, Fresh Lime Juice and Gold Peak Green Tea $13.00
  • Bottle Logic Hanamachi – Japanese Rice Lager (5% ABV) $11.00

Beverages at Red Dragon Spice Traders

  • Honey-Lime Green Tea – Pure Amber Honey, Fresh Lime Juice and Gold Peak Green Tea $6.00
  • DASANI Bottled Water $4.25
  • smartwater $5.00

Read our review of the Chicken Wings and Honey-Lime Green Tea!

Additional Culinary Offerings

Foodie Guide to Lunar New Year 2019 at Disney California Adventure Park - Festival Food and Beverage Cart

Outdoor Vending Cart

  • Bulgogi Chicken
  • Almond Cookies

Offerings from Paradise Garden Grill for Lunar New Year 2020 at Disney California Adventure Park

Paradise Garden Grill

  • Korean Grilled Chicken
  • Plant-Based Orange Tempeh
  • Pork Belly Bahn Mi
  • Whole Deep-Fried Tilapia with Chili Lime Vinaigrette and Steamed Rice
  • Mango Mousse
  • Almond Milk Iced Tea
  • Orange Blossom Cocktail (alcoholic beverage)
  • Tiger Beer
  • Kloud Beer
Mango Mousse from Paradise Garden Grill for Lunar New Year 2020 at Disney California Adventure Park

Lucky Fortune Cookery (Mobile Order Available)

  • Bao Bun with Seasonal Fruit

Lamplight Lounge 

  • Pork Belly Egg Rolls – Fried crispy egg rolls stuffed with tender pork belly and served with spicy mango glaze, pickled carrots, leaf lettuce, fresh cucumber, and pork rinds

Family Fun

Arts and Crafts:

  • Guests to enjoy complimentary arts and crafts with local artisans including:
    • Chinese calligraphy
    • Paper lantern making
    • Face painting

Lucky Wishing Wall:

  • Guests are invited to add their own wishes to the Lucky Wishing Wall

Festive Decorations:

  • Ornamental lanterns and banners wishing guests a Happy Lunar New Year will decorate areas of the park and add to the ambiance.

2020 Merchandise

  • Guests can purchase New Lunar New Year merchandise inspired by different cultures of East Asia.
    • Special items include:
      • Traditional red envelopes for gift-giving
      • Minnie Mouse ear headbands
  • Commemorative items with Lunar New Year designs include:
    • Limited-edition pin
    • Adult hoodies and tees.
  • Select items are also available on shopDisney that feature Walt Disney World theming!
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