From the Walt Disney World News and written by: hayleysilva
Disneyland Resort Celebrates the Year of the Tiger with the Return of Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park, Jan. 21 to Feb. 13, 2022
This limited-time, multicultural celebration commemorates Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean traditions with a touch of Disney magic
New float for ‘Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession’ features Asian drummers plus red and gold lanterns that glow in after-sunset performances
Guests will enjoy culinary delights, beautiful décor, celebratory merchandise and live musical entertainment
Raya, the hero from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ makes her first appearance at Disneyland Resort
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2022) – Disneyland Resort rings in the Year of the Tiger with a roar at the Lunar New Year celebration in Disney California Adventure Park, Jan. 21 through Feb. 13, 2022. The limited-time event is a joyous tribute to Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cultures with a touch of Disney magic, featuring Asian-inspired food and drinks, beautiful décor, celebratory merchandise and exciting entertainment – including the return of “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession,” live entertainment and Disney Characters donning festive attire.
Lunar New Year celebrates the celestial journey of the sun and the moon on their voyage towards another year. During this special festival, guests can create memories with family and friends while sharing wishes for good health, luck and prosperity throughout the year ahead.
Highlights of the Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure include:
- All-new float for “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession”: For the Year of the Tiger, Tigger joins this dynamic, festive parade honoring family and the beautiful traditions of Chinese heritage. This year’s procession also introduces a gorgeous new float for Mulan and Mushu to arrive upon, accompanied by traditional Chinese drummers performing powerful rhythms. Decorated in red and gold to symbolize good fortune and happiness, the float features bright bunches of red firecrackers that hang together with golden tassels, and delicate red and gold lanterns come aglow for after-sunset performances. During the procession, Mulan and Mushu are surrounded by performers bringing cultural artistry and dance to life. Guests of all ages will delight in this honorable celebration.
- Special appearances by Disney Characters: At the Paradise Gardens Gazebo, guests may spot Tigger, Mulan and Mushu, Mickey and Minnie, and the Three Little Pigs – all dressed in festive attire. Under the forest canopy in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, guests can encounter the heroic Raya, from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film “Raya and the Last Dragon,” as she makes her debut at the Disneyland Resort.
- Four festive Lunar New Year Marketplaces offer a tantalizing array of Asian-inspired dishes, prepared with a Disney twist. Guests will be thrilled to sample new and returning favorites, such as the char-siu BBQ pork bao, spicy pork Dandan noodles, Impossible™ Lion’s Head meatballs and many others. For the best value on their epicurean adventure, guests may purchase the popular Sip and Savor pass*, which provides six coupons, redeemable for select food and nonalcoholic beverages at participating Lunar New Year Marketplace kiosks and dining locations:
- Longevity Noodle Co.
- Lucky 8 Lantern
- Prosperity Bao & Buns
- Red Dragon Spice Traders
- Festival Food and Beverage Cart
- Paradise Garden Grill
- Lucky Fortune Cookery
- Cappuccino Cart
- A limited-time, multicultural menu at the Paradise Garden Grill invites guests to dine on delectable dishes inspired by traditional Asian fare, including:
- Pork Banh Mi; grilled pork belly with pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro and seasoned mayonnaise on a crispy baguette
- Plant-based spicy Kung Pao tofu with zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, red peppers, peanuts and fried rice, garnished with garlic chips
- Tiger milk tea (nonalcoholic) with brown sugar boba
- Special Lunar New Year merchandise will be available for purchase while supplies last, including a commemorative Spirit Jersey and tumbler.
- The Paradise Garden Bandstand will present daily live performances that feature enchanting traditional musical instruments, along with Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese folk dancers. Returning this year, San Francisco-based musical group Melody of China will perform a fusion of Chinese folk, classical and contemporary instrumentals. The daily Entertainment Schedule on Disneyland.com provides details on upcoming performances.
- At the Lucky Wishes Wall, guests of all ages can stroll beneath strings of ornamental lanterns and share wishes that roar with the spirit of confidence. All are invited to add their own special messages of hope, health and happiness for the Year of the Tiger.
- Guests are invited to try complimentary arts and crafts, such as a dragon’s pearl coloring craft and Chinese calligraphy with local artisans.
- Educational art walls provide guests with information about the festival, including fun details such as “What Year Are You?” and the unique story of Lunar New Year in each culture.
- Colorful Lunar New Year décor symbolizes good luck, fortune and happiness in bold red and brilliant gold. Guests will see ornamental lanterns and banners wishing “Happy Lunar New Year” in English, Chinese, Korean and
For more details, guests can visit Disneyland.com/LunarNewYear.**
At the Downtown Disney District, guests will discover a new Lunar New Year mural created by Disney Live Entertainment Art Director Elizabeth Lisa Kang. To capture the energy of this holiday, Kang was inspired by scenes from traditional “minwha,” or “painting of the people,” which portray the customs and spirit of everyday life in Korea.
More springtime fun at the Disneyland Resort
Aspiring Super Heroes can discover action-packed escapades at Avengers Campus, which continues to be a popular destination at Disney California Adventure. Guests can sling webs like Spider-Man on the high-tech attraction, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure; taste-test inventive food and drinks; or encounter Super Heroes such as Black Panther, Iron Man, Black Window, Captain America and others.
For a limited time, Southern California residents may visit the Disneyland Resort for as little as $67 per day with the purchase of a three-day, one-park per day weekday ticket.***
Specially priced tickets are available now with redemption on weekdays through May 26, 2022:
- 3-day, 1 park per day weekday ticket for $199
- 3-day Park Hopper weekday ticket for $259
- 3-day, 1 park per day weekday ticket with Disney Genie+ service for $259
- 3-day, Park Hopper weekday ticket with Disney Genie+ service for $319
To enter a park, both a theme park reservation and valid ticket for the same park on the same date are required. Park reservations are subject to availability.
In addition, the Disneyland Resort has special hotel offers with up to 25% off select stays during the Lunar New Year celebration, making this an ideal time for guests to visit Disney California Adventure.****
Guests may find more information and theme park updates at Disneyland.com.
About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year-round.
Guests are encouraged to visit Disneyland.com/updates for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort, including updates on required face coverings. To enter a theme park, guests (ages 3 and older) will need a valid ticket and a theme park reservation for the same day and same park they want to visit. Theme park reservations are limited, and subject to availability. Certain parks, attractions, restaurants, experiences, services, and offerings may be modified or unavailable, limited in capacity, and subject to limited availability or even closure. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed.
*A Lunar New Year Sip and Savor Pass will expire on February 13, 2022, and will not be valid at any other event or at any other time. Passes are nonrefundable, subject to restrictions, and not valid for Theme Park admission. No substitutions. Sip and Savor offerings at participating restaurants may be tasting-size portions only, not full entrée sizes.
**Event and its elements are subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.
***Offer valid for Southern California residents within ZIP codes 90000-93599; proof of eligible residency, including valid government-issued photo ID, is required for purchase and admission. Tickets expire 5/26/2022 and are not valid before 1/3/2022. Valid only on weekdays, and subject to blockout dates of every Saturday and Sunday ( 1/8, 1/9, 1/15, 1/16, 1/22, 1/23, 1/29, 1/30, 2/5, 2/6, 2/12, 2/13, 2/19, 2/20, 2/26, 2/27, 3/5, 3/6, 3/12, 3/13, 3/19, 3/20, 3/26, 3/27, 4/2, 4/3, 4/9, 4/10, 4/16, 4/17, 4/23, 4/24, 4/30, 5/1, 5/7, 5/8, 5/14, 5/15, 5/21, and 5/22) Each day of use constitutes one full day of use. May purchase up to 5 tickets per eligible person per day with valid ID. Tickets are nonrefundable, may not be sold or transferred for commercial use and exclude activities/events separately priced. Offer may not be combined with other ticket discounts or promotions. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice. Sales may be paused from time to time or terminated at any time.
****A hotel reservation or stay does not guarantee a park reservation or park admission.
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