Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates the Year of the Pig
This morning the first day of the Year of the Pig was celebrated at Shanghai Disney Resort. It began with a traditional Chinese eye-dotting ceremony. This ceremony is important as it brings fortune and prosperity to guests at Shanghai Disneyland. Philippe Gas, general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, along with Mickey and Minnie came together to dot the eyes of two lions. This awakens them for the New Year and spreads good luck and cheer to resort guests and Cast Members.
The Chinese New Year tradition, hosted earlier today, marked the third time that the resort has celebrated this important Chinese festival since opening in 2016. Guests from near and far gathered around to enjoy this tradition.
Chinese New Year occupies an important place in the hearts of Chinese people, and is the main time of year for families and friends to reunite and celebrate together. Throughout the entire Chinese New Year period, until February 19, Shanghai Disney Resort invites guests to rekindle the childhood magic of this traditional time with our spectacular holiday-themed Disney entertainment, special menus at our restaurants, and vast array of festival shopping options, amidst vibrant Chinese New Year decorations that celebrate Chinese customs and help create fun new memories for families and friends of all ages.
A daily drum ceremony, an authentic Chinese New Year tradition, is held in the Gardens of Imagination. It also welcomes guests as they arrive at Shanghai Disneyland. The ceremony beats traditional rhythms that fill each day with wishes of good fortune and happiness.
Adding to the fun and excitement of the holiday, Guests can experience special entertainment options designed to honor the New Year holiday. One of these options includes the high-stepping Shanghai Swing! Furthermore, this show is inspired by Chinese New Year and Shanghai’s historic jazz and swing traditions. It also features famous Disney Characters and dancers performing together in vintage Shanghai costumes.
Throughout the Chinese New Year season, Mickey Avenue has become a hub of celebration. It also hosts Mickey Mouse and his pals in their brand-new Chinese New Year outfits. Guests come to take photos with them in front of new year-themed photo backdrops.
Also, Shanghai Disney has transformed The Garden of the Twelve Friends into a magical “New Year Wishing Garden” for the holiday. Here, guests can write down their new year’s wishes. They are written on special wishing cards to help welcome in a magical year ahead.
Guests can also take pictures with celebratory decorations centered around Hamm from the Disney•Pixar Toy Story films.
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