Disney California Adventure park is going to be launching its largest Lunar New Year Celebration with an event spanning from Friday, January 20, through Sunday, Febuary 5, 2017.
Of course, the festivities will feature the expected food, colorful live performances, fun-filled activities, beautiful decor, special limited-time merchandise, and Disney characters in their Lunar New Year best. New this year, however is a pre-show for WORLD OF COLOR, bringing the celebration to the after-dark hours in the park.
Each night, before “WORLD OF COLOR,” the Lunar New Year Celebration will culminate in a new six-minute pre-show called “Hurry Home.” This story of this new intro follows of a Little Lantern on its journey home to join its Lantern family in celebrating Lunar New Year features animated appearances by Mulan and Mushu in “dream sequences” inspired by traditional Chinese paper cut-out style animation and a score highlighted by an original arrangement of the music created for the Grand Opening of Shanghai Disney Resort by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).
Lunar New Year, traditionally celebrated within Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures, commemorates the moment when both the sun and the moon begin their journey for another year.
Highlights of the celebration at Disney California Adventure park include:
- Three new Asian marketplaces offering foods inspired by Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures.
- Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Mulan and Mushu, dressed in their best to celebrate Lunar New Year.
- Incredible entertainment throughout the Paradise Garden area, including a troupe of Chinese acrobats and a variety of authentic musicians and performers.
- A New Year’s Wishing Wall, where guests may add their own wishes for a wonderful future
Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure park lasts from Friday, January 20, through Sunday, Febuary 5, 2017.