Lunar New Year | Disney California Adventure

Late January – Mid-February 2023

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Mouse during the time-honored traditions that commemorate the start of the Lunar New Year with grand festivities at Disney California Adventure from January 21 through February 13.

The Lunar New Year Celebration is the perfect opportunity to explore culturally inspired food, music and entertainment at the Disneyland Resort. During the event, Guests of all ages will enjoy an impressive array of musicians and performances. Plus, be on the lookout for Disney Characters dressed in traditional garb, ready to take part in the fun! Guests will also be able to stroll beneath strings of ornamental lanterns, pay a visit to the Lucky Wishing Wall and explore the art of local artisans. In addition, take time to shop for Lunar New Year themed apparel, souvenirs and gifts to remember your experience.

The following is based on activities that happened in 2022. 2023 information has not been released, but will be posted when shared. 

Mulan’s Procession Character Greetings Marketplace Kiosk Menus Entertainment Lucky Wishes Wall Additional Fun

Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession

Make way for a magical parade honoring the Lunar New Year. Beloved Characters Mulan and Mushu will welcome Guests as they clap along as triumphant music from Mulan fills the air and a sea of performers flow gracefully through the streets. Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession fills the street with exciting music, exquisite costumes and traditional dances by Asian performing troupes. Tigger joins the procession during the Year of the Tiger. Discover a magnificent Chinese dragon making its way along the route. In addition, umbrella and fan dancers perform their delicate dances. The procession can be enjoyed multiple times throughout the day during the Lunar New Year celebration.

Character Greetings

Enjoy special appearances by Disney characters at the Paradise Gardens Gazebo. Guests may see Tigger, Mulan and Mushu, Mickey and Minnie, and the Three Little Pigs.

In addition, Guests will be able to see Raya, from Raya and the Last Dragon. She makes her official debut at the Disneyland Resort during the Lunar New Year celebration! Guests will find her in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

 

 

Longevity Noodle Co.

Food Items:

  • Garlic Noodles: Long noodles tossed in a zesty garlic butter with Parmesan cheese
  • Spicy Pork Dandan Noodles: Pan-fried noodles with ground pork and a spicy tri-chile blend sauce

Beverages:

  • Salted Pistachio Cold Brew featuring Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. French Bistro Blend Coffee
  • Pale Ale with mandarin and bergamot zest
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube

Lucky 8 Lantern

Food Items:

  • Shrimp Fried Rice with garlic bacon edamame
  • Beef Bulgogi Short Rib on rice with green onion salad

Beverages:

  • Peach Yuja-Ade: Peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea
  • Soju Peach Yuja-Ade: Soju, peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea
  • Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube

Prosperity Bao & Buns

Food Items:

  • Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao: Pickled red onions and jalapeño
  • Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun: Brioche-style Mickey-shaped buns stuffed with hot dog and finished with sesame seeds and scallions

Beverages:

  • Prosperous Tiger: Vodka, cream of coconut, bitters, triple sec, mandarin purée, and vanilla bean paste
  • Lychee Celebration: Gin, prosecco, lychee purée, lychee syrup, grapefruit juice, and yuja
  • Bamboo Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube

Red Dragon Spice Traders

Food Items:

  • Spicy Three-Cup Chicken served on a bed of jasmine rice
  • Impossible Lion’s Head Meatballs: Mini plant-based pork meatballs served with cabbage and Shaoxing wine reduction
  • Mickey Purple Sweet Potato Macaron: Red macaron filled with purple sweet potato buttercream and crème fraîche center

Beverages:

  • Dancing Firecracker: Pineapple juice, guava purée, spicy honey syrup, hibiscus syrup, and lime juice
  • Jasmine Tea Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube

Seasonal Cart

Food Items:

  • Mango-Pineapple Pie

Beverages:

  • Mulan Sipper with assorted Coca-Cola bottled beverage or DASANI bottled water

Seasonal Cart in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Food Item:

  • Brown Sugar Steam Bun: Brown sugar steam bun topped with blue cream cheese icing

Beverages:

  • White Hot Chocolate: Blue white chocolate topped with toasted marshmallow whipped cream and purple sugar (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Warm Apple Cider Cocktail: Hot apple cider, spices, and cinnamon whiskey garnished with a cinnamon stick and a caramel rim (New)

Studio Catering Truck

Food Item:

  • Hoisin Pork Sliders: Marinated pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls with apple slaw (New)

Beverages:

  • Green Tea Slush: Almond milk, green tea, and vanilla (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Lemongrass-Ginger Lemonade: Lemongrass, lemon juice, ginger, and mint (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Hong Kong-style Milk Tea from Lucky Fortune Cookery

Lucky Fortune Cookery

Beverages:

  • Hong Kong-style Milk Tea: Black tea sweetened with condensed milk served over ice (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Mulan Sipper with choice of: Fountain beverage at time of purchase, Hong Kong-style milk tea, or Vietnamese iced coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube

Cappuccino Cart

Food Items:

  • Baked Char Siu Bao: Chinese BBQ pork-filled baked bun
  • Mango-Pineapple Pie: Mango and pineapple-filled pie

Paradise Garden Grill

Food Items:

  • Korean-style BBQ Chicken: Half chicken with steamed white rice, kimchi, pickled cucumbers, and sesame seeds (Sip and Savor portion available)
  • Pork Banh Mi: Grilled pork belly with pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, and seasoned mayonnaise on a crispy baguette (Sip and savor portion available)
  • Spicy Kung Pao Tofu: Deep fried tofu with zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, red peppers, peanuts, and fried rice garnished with garlic deep-fried chips (Sip and Savor portion available) (New)
  • Whole Fried Fish: Crispy whole fish, sweet and sour sauce, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables and chicken soup – served family-style for two
  • Green Tea Raspberry Parfait: Green tea mousse, raspberry jelly, white sponge cake, white chocolate mousse, and candy pearls
  • Sides of steamed or fried rice

Beverages:

  • Tiger Milk Tea with brown sugar boba (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Soju Cocktail: Soju, ginger beer, lemon, basil, Fresno chile, lychee flavor-filled boba (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Mulan Sipper with choice of fountain beverage at time of purchase (non-alcoholic)
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube

Paradise Gardens Special Events Cart

Food Items:

  • Gochujang Wings: Chicken wings in spicy gochujang sauce
  • Asian-style Street Corn: Steamed corn on the cob rolled in spicy gochujang sauce (New)
  • Korean-style BBQ Nachos: Bulgogi pork belly, cheesy corn sauce, gochujang crema, fresh radish, and spicy cucumbers on house-made chips (New)
  • Orange-flavored Cotton Candy
  • Mango-Pineapple Pie: Mango and pineapple-filled pie (New)

Beverages:

  • Mulan Sipper with assorted Coca-Cola, bottled beverage, or DASANI bottled water (non-alcoholic)
  • Puffed Rice Pale Ale

Lamplight Lounge

Food Items:

  • Korean-style BBQ Nachos: Bulgogi pork belly, cheesy corn sauce, gochujang crema, fresh radish, and spicy cucumbers on house-made chips (New)
  • Kung Pao Bao: Kung Pao-glazed crispy pork belly, chili peanuts, steamed bao bun, red pepper, and green onion slaw
  • Oolong Donut: Oolong-dusted beignet donut served with oolong crème anglaise, and orange soy pudding dipping sauces

Beverages:

  • Lunar Cocktail: Baiju Chinese liquor, smoked orange syrup, orange bitters and lemon juice garnished with orange peel (New)

GCH Holiday Cart (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)

Food Items:

Lantern Whoopie Pie: Whoopie pie filled with vanilla buttercream and dipped in pearl sprinkles
Assorted Pretzel Sticks: Tiger-striped chocolate pretzel sticks
Mickey-shaped Tiger Sugar Cookie: Sugar cookie dipped in red chocolate with gold Mickey-shaped tiger
Mickey-shaped Tiger-striped Sugar Cookie: Sugar cookie dipped in red chocolate with gold tiger stripes

2021 Lunar New Year Sip and Savor Pass

Embark on a culinary adventure with the Sip and Savor Pass, which consists of a commemorative credential and 6 coupons redeemable for food and beverage offerings (excluding alcohol) at these select Lunar New Year Marketplace locations:

  • Longevity Noodle Co.
  • Lucky 8 Lantern
  • Prosperity Bao & Buns
  • Red Dragon Spice Traders
  • Cappuccino Cart
  • Festival Cart
  • Lucky Fortune Cookery
  • Paradise Garden Grill
  • Paradise Gardens Food and Beverage Cart

The Sip and Savor Pass is available for sale at:

  • Sip and Savor Cart
  • Seaside Souvenirs
  • Lunar New Year Marketplaces
  • Merchandise Pergola

Entertainment

At the Paradise Garden Bandstand, enjoy daily performances to welcome the Year of the Tiger and attract good luck and prosperity for the new year. These musicians hail from some of China’s most prestigious conservatories. Their renowned fusion of Chinese folk, classical and contemporary instrumentals bridge the gap between ancient customs and American youth. Join this premiere trio as they captivate audiences with pitch-perfect music played on a traditional Chinese yangqin (dulcimer), pipa (lute) and erhu (fiddle).

Lucky Wishes Wall

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger by sharing wishes. Reflect on the past and welcome a new year of prosperity and good fortune at the Lucky Wishes Wall. Guests of all ages are invited to add their own special message of hope, health and happiness for the upcoming year.

Additional Lunar New Year Fun

  • Beautiful Lunar New Year décor, including ornamental lanterns and banners wishing guests a Happy Lunar New Year in English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese
  • New Lunar New Year merchandise inspired by different cultures of East Asia is available.