Lunar New Year Festival Returning to Disney California Adventure Park in 2023
I am so thrilled to share that the Lunar New Year Festival will be returning to Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in 2023!
About the 2023 Disneyland Lunar New Years Festival
Disneyland will host the Lunar New Year Festival starting January 20 and running through February 15, 2023. This Festival will “usher in the Lunar New Year with a joyous tribute to Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures with a multicultural celebration filled with auspicious wishes for the new year.”
According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2023 will be the year of the rabbit. According to Chinese culture, the rabbit is known for waiting for the perfect opportunity and then springing into action. It also symbolizes luck.
In addition to celebrating the Chinese zodiac calendar, Disneyland will also be celebrating the Vietnamese zodiac calendar during the 2023 Lunar New Year Festival. The cat will be celebrated in 2023 according to the Vietnamese zodiac calendar.
Character Meet & Greets
During the 2023 Lunar New Year Festival at Disneyland, Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be dressed in their festive attire along with Mulan and Mushu from the hit Disney movie, Mulan.
Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon will also be returning to Disney California Adventure in 2023 under a forest canopy deep in the heart of Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. We’re also heard Raya will be greeting new friends and visiting from the newly reunited lands of Kumandra.
“Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession”
Speaking of Mulan and Mushu, they will be performing alongside spirited parade performers in “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession.”
“Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession” honors family, friendships, and well wishes for a prosperous New Year. The Procession will go through the Disney California Adventure Park parade route from Paradise Gardens to Hollywood Land.
Lunar New Year Marketplaces and Other Tasty Treats
2023 also brings the addition of two new Lunar New Year marketplaces – Bamboo Blessing and Wrapped with Love. In addition, several fan-favorite marketplaces will be returning including:
- Lucky 8 Lantern
- Prosperity Bao & Buns
- Red Spice Traders
- Longevity Noodle Co.
If you are looking to sip and savor some of the six mouth-watering food and non-alcoholic beverages, you are definitely going to want to check out the Sip and Savor Pass which is also returning for the Festival in 2023.
Guests can also stop by Paradise Garden Grill and Lucky Fortune Cookery for some additional tasty treats and festival-exclusive merchandise.
“Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration”
Guests looking to enjoy “World of Color” during the same timeframe of the Lunar New Year Festival will be treated to the pre-show of “Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration.”
“Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration” is a heartwarming nighttime “tale of a little lantern’s quest to reunite with family for the annual celebration of good luck and fortune.”
Chinese Calligraphy and Lucky Wishes Wall
In addition to great shows and food, the Disneyland Lunar New Year Festival offers families the opportunity to enjoy some fun crafts including Chinese calligraphy demonstrations and the Lucky Wishes Wall. The Lucky Wishes Wall is designed to give Guests the opportunity to share their hopes for the future.
Disney California Adventure Park Food & Wine Festival Returning in 2023
In addition to the return of the Lunar New Year Festival, the Disney California Adventure Park Food & Wine Festival will also be returning in 2023! Stay tuned for more details!
Will you be attending the 2023 Lunar New Year Festival at Disney California Adventure Park? Let us know in the comments below!
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