Disney Celebrates The Year of the Mouse Around the Globe With Amazing Lunar New Year Merchandise
For those who might not know, Lunar New Year is a tradition celebrated within Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures that celebrates the celestial journey of the sun and the moon toward another year!
This year is the Year of the Mouse making it the perfect time for Micke Mouse and Minnie Mouse to get in on the festivities. Disney is celebrating with a wide array of Lunar New Year merchandise found at Disney destinations around the globe. The items draw their inspiration from the transformative Asian celebrations around the World.
Let’s take a look at some of the awesome merch on offer!
Each year Disney California Adventure pulls out all the stops during their Lunar New Year celebrations (January 17 – February 9). You can look the part by heading over to Elias & Co. or Seaside Souvenirs where you’ll find apparel, headwear and more!
Other popular items include the Minnie Mouse ear headband and baseball cap shown above. You’ll also find everything from mugs to bobble-head figures.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort:
Join in on the celebration with 50 new and exclusive merchandise items including brand-new Chinese New Year looks for Mickey and the gang, along with the ever-adorable Duffy and Friends. Guests can also pick up festive home decorations, red packets, colorful new headbands, and Year of the Mouse-edition Tsum Tsums.
In addition, from now until Feb. 9, everyone’s favorite mouse friends will be ringing in the new year throughout Hong Kong Disneyland in the “Magical Year After Year” Chinese New Year events.
Shanghai Disneyland Resort:
The new Mickey Family 2020 Spring Festival Collection includes Mickey and Minnie plush in new outfits, new festive headbands, jackets in classic red and gold colors, mugs designed in the shape of traditional drums, and limited-edition Mickey-themed pins.
In addition, a new Duffy and Friends collection is also available. It features Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni, StellaLou and the newly-arrived CookieAnn. Each of these loveable dolls come in their traditional Spring Festival attire. Finally, no holiday celebration would be complete without a Lucky Bag, and this year Shanghai Disney Resort is once again offering Spring Festival Lucky Bags filled with good fortune and exciting offerings.
Shanghai Disney Resort is also hosting a special Spring Festival celebration now through Feb. 9 to usher in the Year of the Mouse, complete with a resort-wide festive makeover, entertainment, incredible dining and much more!
Walt Disney World:
Will you be at Disney during the Lunar New Year celebrations? Then head over to the World Showcase and check out the China Pavilion at Epcot where you’ll find a variety of merch.
Items include spirit jersey, t-shirts, a Minnie Mouse ear headband, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush – also available on shopDisney.com – and so much more!
Also, at the China pavilion, be on the lookout for Candy Artist Wenbo Zhang who will be creating Sugar Paintings, a traditional Chinese candy art made by using sugar syrup to paint intricate pictures of animals through Feb. 24.
Gucci: Disney x Gucci launched a Year of the Mouse collection consisting of ready-to-wear, bags, hats, sunglasses, shoes and more, all adorned with The True Original, Mickey Mouse. Mickey is playfully incorporated into the designs, which include new motifs as well as classic Gucci pieces. The Disney x Gucci collection is available in stores and online.
SK-II– Ring in the new year with your best-looking skin, with SK-II’s “Miracle Water,” which in celebration of the Lunar New Year and Year of the Mouse, features the True Original. SK-II PITERA Essence Limited Edition is available in stores and online.\
Uniqlo- Celebrates the Year of the Mouse with a series of tees that feature Mickey and Minnie as your good luck charms for the year! Uniqlo’s fortune tees are available in stores and online.
Funko – Fans in Asia will have access to an exclusive Lunar New Year Mickey Funko Pop!, which pays homage to the Zodiac.
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