The Lunar New Year Celebration is in full swing at Disney California Adventure Park. Now through February 9, 2020, you too, with paid admission, can welcome the “Year of the Mouse” at this multicultural celebration, which pays tribute to the Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cultures.
It’s certainly a fun and festive event. As a homeschool parent to a 5th grader, we had a wonderful time learning about the beauty of the three diverse cultures and immersing ourselves with all the sights, sounds, and tastes the Lunar New Year Celebration had to offer.
Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession
We started our day by viewing Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession. It was beautifully performed. A narration could be heard educating the guests about the performers and what they or their prop symbolized.
After, being educated by the beautiful procession, we took it upon ourselves to taste some of the seasonal food that was offered.
Sip and Savor your way through Lunar New Year
The Sip & Savor Pass is available for purchase at this event. With it, you’ll be able to explore a variety of Disney inspired Asian-fushion menus highlighting Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cuisine at a slightly discounted price.
The pass is a commemorative credential keepsake that has 6 coupons attached to it which are redeemable for food and beverage offerings (not including alcohol).
Each Marketplace booth offers two Disney Inspired meal choices, one inventive dessert, as well as alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
Paradise Garden Grill is also taking part in the festive food offering. Here I tried my favorite dish, the Pork Belly Banh Mi, and it wasn’t my favorite just because it had a hidden Mickey.
Paradise Gardens at Disney California Adventure Park
Paradise Gardens is decorated beautifully. The bright and vibrant hues of red and gold great guests and welcome you to discover the celebration of Lunar New Year and what is means to the Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese families.
Make a Wish
Special Character Greetings
My child and I had the most wonderful time celebrating the “Year of the Mouse.” We colored our pearls for the dragon, listened to the beautiful music performed by Melody of China. We made a wish for the New Year, tried new food, and played with Pluto, just to name a few of our highlights. We had such a lovely time. Do you celebrate Lunar New Year? If so, I’d love to hear about your tradition.