Lunar New Year is Full of Characters at Disney California Adventure with Raya, Mulan, and More!

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

Paradise Gardens

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.

Melody of China at Paradise Garden Bandstand

At Paradise Garden Bandstand, Melody of China can be seen performing throughout Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure. This group is based out of San Francisco and was founded in 1993.

Other Lunar New Year Offerings

There are quite a few other Lunar New Year offerings at Disney California Adventure as well. This includes plenty of different food options, merchandise, the Lucky Wishes Wall, and other crafts and activities as well. The food on opening day was quite popular and many locations had long lines.

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure will continue through February 13, 2022. Check back regularly to see more videos added to the playlist below.

Lunar New Year 2022 at Disney California Adventure Videos

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