Throughout year at Disney California Adventure the park celebrates the diverse heritage of the state by including celebrations of various cultures. Lunar New Year is one of those celebrations that makes for a big celebration.
Located around Paradise Garden is a variety of activities and character greetings. Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, and Mushu are available for photo opportunities. Live performances will appear throughout the day. And special food items and merchandise will be offered.
These are all characteristics of the festival that happen each year, but the park will be expanding both the time that it can be experienced and it will add a couple of special features. One of the features will be three Asian food locations to enjoy some festive cuisine.
Before World of Color, a brand new 6 minute show called “Hurry Home” with “Little Lantern” will play before the nightly spectacular. Paper cutout appearances of Mulan and Mushu will be part of this show, as well as a score that was first used at Shanghai Disneyland for its grand opening.
Lunar New Year will take place from January 20 to February 5, which is an expanded amount of days from previous years. The event is always a fun celebration to be part of. There are great performances and good food. Now with a preshow for World of Color, the festivities will venture into the night. Below is a sample of the music to a night show, taken at Shanghai Disneyland on opening day. Be sure to check the Disney Parks Blog where the announcement was made and more information is available!