Chinese New Year Events Coming to Disney Parks

With the Chinese New Year coming up, it will be time to celebrate the Year of the Pig.  Of course Disney Parks will be getting into the spirit of things with live entertainment, special decorations, food offerings, merchandise and more.  The fun will take place at three different Disney resorts around the globe so many guests will have the opportunity to participate in the Chinese New Year festivities.  We have the details on the events below:

Chinese New Year decor at Shanghai Disney Resort

Over at Shanghai Disney Resort, there celebration will run from January 19th through February 19th.  Guests will get to enjoy Mickey lanterns, Chinese couplets, floral garlands, paper decorations and more.  The Garden of Twelve Friends will also be transformed into the Wishing Garden.

Chinese New Year at Shanghai Disney Resort

There will be a customary drum ceremony by the Storytellers Statue each morning during the celebration, plus Mickey and friends will perform Shanghai Swing.  There will also be a special Chinese New Year carnival at the Wishing Star Market.  On select evenings there will be a nightly showing of Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light.  Guests can also check out the limited-edition merchandise and special dining options, too.

Chinese New Year at Hong Kong Disneyland - Mickey and friends in their brand new Chinese New Year outfits

Over at Hong Kong Disneyland there will also be a variety of Chinese New Year festivities starting today through February 24th.  Mickey and friends will be out in their Chinese New Year outfits on Main Street, U.S.A. There will be a God of Fortune Goofy Celebration Moment at the Castle Hub Stage, plus performers in traditional Chinese outfits throughout the park.

Chinese New Year at Hong Kong Disneyland - The Three Little Pigs – Fiddler, Fifer and Practical in Fantasyland

The resort will offer more than 50 new themed merchandise items and 60 themed food and beverage items.  From February 5th through 9th, newly designed Lai See packets will also be distributed to visitors at the park entrance while stock lasts, including a delicious chocolate gold coin and a merchandise, food and beverage coupon.

Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park - Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession

Guests can also head to Disney California Adventure park within Disneyland Resort.  The Lunar New Year will give guests the opportunity to experience various Asian food, music, entertainment and more.  It will run from January 25th through February 17th.  One of the limited-time offerings are an enhanced “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession” featuring the Three Little Pigs and four delicious Asian marketplaces paying homage to Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can add their own wishes to a Lucky Wishing Wall in the park.

Of course over at Walt Disney World, guests can also visit the China Pavilion within Epcot’s World Showcase to experience Chinese culture, food and entertainment.

Who else out there would love to celebrate the Chinese New Year at one of the Disney Parks?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!