Disneyland Lunar New Year 2020: Can’t Miss Food, Shows, Merch!

The Disneyland Lunar New Year event Your Guide to Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World for a Fantastic Holiday celebration kicks off on at the end of January and ends the middle of February. Keep chekcing back for official dates as they are released by Disneyland!

Located in Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure (in the same space as the Disneyland Christmas Viva Navidad), guests will find music, shows, activities, and delicious Asian-themed delicacies.

Discover a multicultural celebration that welcomes the Year of the Rat—scheduled to return in early 2020.

Disneyland Lunar New Year 2020 Entertainment

Mulan stands next to Mushu and waves to Guests

Mulan is a designated honoree of the event. Her Lunar New Year Procession occurs several times throughout the day near Goofy's Sky School.  The parade features beautiful costumes, and exotic music as performers dance in observance to the New Year.  Mulan, side-kick Mushu, and special guest Three Little Pigs, all clap along with the procession. This is a fun little show in the style of Viva Navidad, one of my favorite Disneyland Christmas offerings.

And, near Paradise Garden Grill, several other Disney friends are on hand to usher in the Disneyland Lunar New Year. Pose for photos with Chip and Dale, or say hi to Mickey and Minnie, all dressed in vibrant, traditional Asian Lunar New Year costumes.

And, Mulan concludes the day with “Hurry Home- Lunar New Year Celebration”. This six-minute prelude show to the nightly World of Color presentation tells the story of a little lantern attempting to reunite with his family but trickster Mushu tries to distract him.

For all of the Disneyland Lunar New Year 2020 entertainment offerings be sure to check the official Disneyland events calendar and see the Lunar Year 2020 guide upon arrival.

Disneyland Lunar New Year Marketplaces 2020

Several Mandarin Orange-Green Tea Tarts on a wooden board

Come for the cultural enrichment and stay for the food because there is plenty–and boy is it good!  The main marketplaces, along with Paradise Garden Grill, house Korean, Vietnam, and Chinese offerings. Here are all the marketplaces available this Lunar New year.

Lucky 8 Lantern

  • Crispy Shrimp Fried Rice with Garlic, Bacon and Edamame
  • Stir-fried Vegetables & Pineapple with Soy Protein, Steamed Rice and Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles
  • Mandarin Orange-Green Tea Tart
  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Prosperity Bao & Buns

  • Char Siu Pork Bao, Chinese BBQ Pork with Pickled Red Onions and Jalapeño
  • Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun
  • Mango-Pineapple Pastry
  • Winter Plum Blossom Gin Mule

Longevity Noodle Co.

  • Pan-fried Wheat Noodles with Chicken Meatballs, Cabbage Salad with Apple-Ginger Sauce
  • Vegetable Egg Roll and Chilled Sesame-Garlic Noodles with Cilantro-Cashew Sauce and Toasted Peanuts
  • Egg Tart
  • Orchid Spritz

Red Dragon Spice Traders

  • Firecracker Three Cup Chicken with Steamed Rice
  • Steamed Short Rib Shumai with Spicy Korean Sauce, Sriacha-Mayonnaise and Cucumber Salad
  • Purple Yam Macaron with Crème Fraiche
  • Raspberry Lychee Chia Tea

2020 Lunar New Year Sip and Savor Pass

The Sip and Savor Pass, which consists of a commemorative lanyard and 6 coupons redeemable for food and beverage offerings (excluding alcohol) at these select Lunar New Year Marketplace locations:

  • Longevity Noodle Co.
  • Lucky 8 Lantern
  • Prosperity Bao & Buns
  • Red Dragon Spice Traders
  • Paradise Garden Grill
  • Festival Food and Beverage Cart

Each Sip and Savor Pass is $39, including tax. In addition to a reduced price, Annual Passholders will also receive a special Passholder lanyard as well as buttons.

The Sip and Savor Pass is available for sale at Elias & CO, Kingswell Camera Shop, Festival Gifts in Paradise Gardens Park, and at all of the Sip and Savor carts.

Lunar New Year at Disneyland Activities

While waiting for the entertainment, make sure to check out activities near Paradise Garden Grill along with delicious themed food options at Paradise Garden Grill.

Guests of all ages can craft colorful paper lanterns, or take home some custom-drawn calligraphy art from local Chinese students. You can even make a wish on the Lucky Wishing Wall- just pen your dreams for Lunar New Year “Year of the Pig” on the Mickey-shaped paper ornament and tie it to the wall. There are two locations including the Annual Passport Corner which is between Paradise Garden Grill and Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta. And, celebrate your Disneyland Lunar New Year canine with a visit to the complimentary face painting near The Little Mermaid- Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

Disneyland Lunar New Year 2020 Merchandise

Mickey and Minnie dressed in festive costumes at Disneyland lunar new year

All guests can stop in the festival carts to view the merchandise commemorating the “Year of the Pig” celebration.  The brightly-colored  t-shirts, snow globes, Minnie Mouse headbands, and plush toys are in high demand so make sure you get yours while you can!

The merchandise collection was designed in partnership with the merchandise team at Shanghai Disneyland.

Plan Your Disneyland Vacation

Lunar New Year is just one of many events celebrated at Disneyland Resort and it's never too early to start planning for the next one. You can find out more about when to visit Disneyland and all of the special events in our guide.

Be sure to check out our other Disneyland planning guide information here:

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  2. 7 Best Hotels Near Disneyland + Hotel Disney Discounts
  3. How to Get From the Airport to Disneyland
  4. Disneyland Character Dining Reviews
  5. Disneyland MaxPass Guide: You Need This Service!

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