Celebrating the Year of the Horse at Disney’s California Adventure – Recap


Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year 2014

This past weekend Disney’s California Adventure hosted a wonderful celebration of the year of the Horse.   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.

Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year Entrance

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The highlights of the celebration at Disney California Adventure included:

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip and Dale, Mulan and Mushu, dressed in their best for Lunar New Year and welcoming guests for photos
Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year Dale

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“Mulan’s Chinese New Year Procession” led by a horse, a tribute to the Year of the Horse, and featuring Mulan, the dragon Mushu and umbrella dancers in brightly colored costumes along the performance corridor near Paradise Garden

Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year Mulan and Mushu

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Authentic performances including a Chinese dragon dancing troupe, lion dancers, Korean drummers, Vietnamese musicians and umbrella and fan dancers
Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year Chinese Dragon Dancing Troupe

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Lunar New Year décor throughout Paradise Garden, including ornamental lanterns and banners wishing guests a “Happy Lunar New Year” in English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese
Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year Stage Area

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Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year 2014 Logo

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Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year Banner 2014

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Guests could purchase Lunar New Year commemorative merchandise, including a specially designed T-shirt, pin and the traditional red envelopes for gift-giving.
There was a food cart serving steamed pork buns with sweet chili sauce and almond cookies, plus, at Bayside Brews across from Paradise Garden Grill, Tsingtao beer and ginger milk tea.

 

What Year Are You?

Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year What Year Are You

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Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year What Year Are You

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Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year What Year Are You

Photo courtesy of Patrick Magsaysay

Here are a few more pictures of the event, if you missed it this year then mark your calendar to be there for the 2015 celebration.
Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year Lantern Making

Photo courtesy of Patrick Magsaysay

Disney's California Adventure Lunar New Year Face Painting

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Disneys California Adventure Lunar New Year Wishes

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Comments

  1. Laura Chrisco says:

    I would have gotten “Face” Painting done. Great Post!

  2. Rosanne_Mottola says:

    This is a cool post! I am the year of the “RAT” or as I like to say, the MOUSE. 🙂
    Rosanne @ The Disney Point

  3. I think that this is so cool. I would have loved to have seen some of the festivities.

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