Lunar New Year has returned to Disney California Adventure. This celebration continues at the Disneyland Resort through February 13, 2022. The celebration this year includes a lot of Disney characters! They can be found in Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession, in meet and greets at Paradise Gardens and Raya from Raya and The Last Dragon in Redwood Creek Challenge Trailer. Lunar New Year also includes food, merchandise, the Lucky Wishes Wall, and a whole lot more.
Lunar New Year Meet and Greets
Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure is full of characters to visit. This includes Mulan and Mushu, Mickey and Minnie, the Three Little Pigs, and Tigger. They can all be found at Paradise Gardens. They rotate in and out throughout the day and take turns meeting guests at this special location.
Raya Meet and Greet at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
Raya is also meeting guests in a new photo location that was built for her at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. The queue is filled with lanterns that look like they will be beautiful at night. This is the first time that Raya has met guests at the Disneyland Resort. Unsurprisingly, she was quite popular and guests were waiting quite some time to meet her.
Lunar New Year Entertainment
Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession
Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession is again the main entertainment offering for Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure. This year, Mulan, Mushu, the drummers, and Goofy are all perched atop a float. They are guided by multiple types of performers that are familiar to those who have seen the procession in other years. At the front of the procession, Tigger leads the way due to it being the Year of the Tiger. Close behind are Chip and Dale. There is no show moment or stop this year. Instead, the procession makes its way down the parade route through the Lunar New Year celebration and then turns around at the obelisk near The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure before returning to where it started.
All of the presentations of Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession take place in the afternoon and evening. This leads to two very different experiences between daylight and nighttime for the procession. It is definitely worth seeing it in both settings.