Disneyland Lunar New Year 2023 Food, Dates, Mulan’s Processional, and More!

Disneyland Lunar New Year is an annual tradition that recognizes Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures and celebrates the celestial journey of the sun and the moon toward another year. Disneyland’s Lunar New Year honors this celebration with festival food marketplace booths, great multi-cultural entertainment, and themed merchandise.

Disney has announced that this year’s Disneyland’s Lunar New Year will welcome the Year of the Rabbit as well as the Year of the Cat (in recognition of the Vietnamese zodiac calendar) from January 20th to February 15th 2023 in Disney’s California Adventure.

Though more information will be released soon, Disney has shared that the “Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration” World of Color pre-show will return this year. See details below.

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Rare Character Appearance for Disneyland Lunar New Year

Two rare character meet and greets are a part of the Disneyland Lunar New Year! Oswald will make regular appearances dressed in Lunar New Year attire in the Paradise Gardens gazebo locate next to Goofy’s Fly Skool. Oswald has made appearances at California Adventure before but he’s not a character you regularly see in the parks!

Even more exciting, Ortensia will also be doing meet and greets at the Paradise Gardens gazebo for the first time ever in a US theme park! Ortensia has made an appearance at Disneyland Paris but never at Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Ortensia is featured as Oswald’s girlfriend in the 1927 short film “The Banker’s Daughter.”

Ortensia and Oswald will be meeting characters separately at California Adventure and signing autographs. There has already been a lot of hype over Ortensia’s first-time experience at the parks. We were there to capture these photos on the first day of the celebration.

Disneyland Lunar New Year Food 2023Several Mandarin Orange-Green Tea Tarts on a wooden board

Disneyland celebrates Lunar New Year in the same style of food festival marketplace booths you will see during the holiday season and the Food & Wine Festival which you can find located on the pathway to Paradise Gardens. Let’s get into the Disneyland Lunar New Year Food offerings for 2023.

These marketplace food booths are extremely popular which means lines can get long around peak lunch and dinner times so hitting the booths outside those normal ‘eating’ times can save you time spent in line. Or better yet, use mobile ordering for the Lunar New Year food options that offer that service like Lucky Fortune Cookery and Paradise Garden Grill.

Mickey Mouse-shaped Hot Dog Bun

Bamboo Blessings

  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Hot Dog Bun: Brioche-style Mickey Mouse-shaped buns stuffed with hot dog and finished with sesame seeds and scallions
  • Mickey Mouse-shaped Purple Sweet Potato Macaron: Red macaron filled with purple sweet potato buttercream and a crème fraîche center
  • Young Master Brewery Pale Ale with mandarin and bergamot zest
  • Kloud Brewery Original Gravity Lager
  • Master Gao Brewery Baby Jasmine Tea Lager
  • Three Weavers Brewery Moon Rabbit: Golden stout with vanilla and Vietnamese cinnamon (New)
  • Stereo Brewing Co. Gingerine: Ginger wheat ale with tangerine, honey, and lemon juice (New)
  • Brewery X Green Tea Rice Lager (New)
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Black Rice Ale (New)
  • Tsingtao Brewery Premium Lager (New)
  • Tsingtao topped with a frozen mango beer foam (New)
  • Lucky Flight: Tsingtao Brewery, Young Master Brewery, Stereo Brewing Co., and Three Weavers Brewery (New)
  • Prosperity Flight: 4Sons Brewing Co., Master Gao Brewery, Brewery X, and Anderson Valley Brewing Co. (New)
  • Lotus Flower Glow Cube
Quesabirria Egg Roll and Mandarin Mousse Cake

Lucky 8 Lantern

  • Quesabirria Eggroll with Guajillo pepper consommé filled with Oaxaca cheese, beef birria, and a side of guajillo pepper consommé (New)
  • Mandarin Mousse Cake: Layers of mandarin mousse with vanilla cake and clementine compote finished with white chocolate crunch balls and a tangerine glaze (New) 
  • Coconut-Lavender Matcha Foam Iced Coffee: Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. French Bistro Blend, coconut milk, coconut cream, and white chocolate sauce garnished with lavender matcha, coconut foam, sea salt, and purple sanding sugar (Non-alcoholic) (New) 
  • Lotus Flower Glow Cube
Gochujang Elote, Red Spice Fried Chicken Bites, Guava Ginger Whiskey Cocktail, and Dancing Firecracker

Red Dragon Spice Traders

  • Gochujang Elote: Steamed corn on the cob rolled in gochujang aїoli and cotija cheese drizzled with spicy gochujang sauce (New)
  • Red Spice Fried Chicken Bites: Fried chicken chicharrones in spicy red chile sauce (New) 
  • Guava Ginger Whiskey Cocktail: Whiskey, ginger liqueur, guava nectar, coconut cream, and lime juice garnished with a lime wheel (New) 
  • Dancing Firecracker: Pineapple and lime juices, guava nectar, spicy honey, and house-made hibiscus syrup garnished with a lime wheel (New) 
  • Lotus Flower Glow Cube
Pork and Shrimp Wontons, Bok Choy & Mushroom Dumplings, Pineapple Baijiu Cocktail, and Grapefruit-Melon Wine Cocktail

Wrapped in Love

  • Pork and Shrimp Wontons with a black garlic sauce (New) 
  • Bok Choy & Mushroom Dumpling with a black garlic sauce (New) (Plant-based item)
  • Pineapple Baijiu Cocktail: Dark Rum, baijiu, Allspice Dram, pineapple and orange juices, and falernum syrup garnished with a dried red pineapple chip (New) 
  • Grapefruit-Melon Wine Cocktail: Sauvignon blanc, grapefruit liqueur, watermelon purée, rock melon syrup, and lime juice garnished with skewered grapes (New) 
  • Lotus Flower Glow Cube
Pepperoni Pizza Bao Bun, Char Siu BBQ Port Bao, Peach Yuja-Ade, and Lychee Celebration

Prosperity Bao & Bun

  • Pepperoni Pizza Bao Bun served with marinara (New)
  • Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao with pickled red onion and jalapeño
  • Peach Yuja-Ade: Yuja-lemongrass purée, dragon fruit and peach syrups, lemon juice, and butterfly pea flower tea garnished with a lemon wheel (Non-alcoholic)
  • Soju Peach Yuja Ade: Soju, yuja-lemongrass purée, dragon fruit and peach syrups, lemon juice, and butterfly pea flower tea garnished with a lemon wheel (Non-alcoholic)
  • Lychee Celebration: Gin, prosecco, lychee syrup, yuja-lemongrass purée, and grapefruit juice garnished with an edible purple orchid
  • Lotus Flower Glow Cube
Garlic Noodles, Spicy Pork DanDan Noodles, Raspberry Oat Milk Tea, and Lotus Flower Glow Cube

Longevity Noodle Co.

  • Garlic Noodles: Long noodles tossed in zesty garlic butter with parmesan
  • Spicy Pork DanDan Noodles: Pan-fried noodles with ground pork and spicy tri-chile sauce
  • Raspberry Oat Milk Tea: Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. Ceylon Tea, raspberry and demerara syrups, and oat milk garnished with skewered raspberries (New) 
  • Lotus Flower Glow Cube
Milk Tea Taro Cheesecake
Lunar New Year Offerings Throughout Disney California Adventure Park 

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • Milk Tea Taro Cheesecake: Milk tea cheesecake with a taro mousse (New) 
Surf & Turf Fried Rice, Sesame Seed Donuts, Pork Dumplings, and Lamplight Lounge Lunar New Year Cocktail

Lamplight Lounge

  • Surf & Turf Fried Rice: Five Spice-rubbed New York steak, sautéed shrimp, fried rice, ginger pea purée, and chile oil topped with a carrot salad (New) 
  • Sesame Seed Donuts: Maple-glazed donuts topped with sesame seed brittle and served with a kaya jam dipping sauce (New) 
  • Three Weavers Brewery Seafarer Kolsch-style (New)
  • Lamplight Lounge Lunar New Year Cocktail: Han Soju, Aperitivo Aperol, carrot and orange juices, and cream of coconut garnished with a raspberry and mint (New) 

Lamplight Lounge – Boardwalk Dining

  • Pork Dumplings with Chinese broccoli, roasted mushrooms, Fresno chiles, and fried shallots (New)
  • Lamplight Lounge Lunar New Year Cocktail: Han Soju, Aperitivo Aperol, carrot and orange juices, and cream of coconut garnished with a raspberry and mint (New) 
Mango Sticky Rice

Lucky Fortune Cookery

  • Mango Sticky Rice: Taro and coconut sticky rice with mango gel, toasted coconut, and fresh mango (New) 
  • Lotus Flower Glow Cube

Magic Key Terrace

  • Pork Spare Ribs with peanut-chile sauce, Asian slaw, toasted peanuts, and crispy noodles (New) 
Green Tea Horchata and Dalton Coffee Bundt Cake

Pacific Wharf Cappuccino Cart (Mobile order available) 

  • Green Tea Horchata (New) 
  • Dalgona Coffee Bundt Cake: Coffee Bundt cake filled with sweet milk and topped with dalgona foam (New) 
White Chocolate Apple Bread Pudding

Pacific Wharf Café

  • White Chocolate Apple Bread Pudding: Granny Smith Apples and white chocolate with crème anglaise and whipped topping (New)
Kimchi Bokkeumbap, Shrimp Lo Mein, Dak Bulgogi, Tiger Milk Boba Tea, and Blackberry Soju Cocktail.

Paradise Garden Grill (Mobile order available)

  • Kimchi Bokkeumbap: Kimchi, potato, carrot, and onion fried rice with egg and Korean chili paste topped with crispy sweet and sour tofu and black sesame seeds (New) (Plant-based Item) 
  • Shrimp Lo Mein: Lo mein noodles tossed with shrimp, mushrooms, onions, carrots, and bok choy (New) 
  • Dak Bulgogi: Korean BBQ chicken served with rice and kimchi
  • Bánh Mì: Grilled pork belly with pickled carrots, cucumbers, daikon, and jalapeños with a spicy mayo
  • Sweet and Sour Whole Fish served with steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables (served family-style for two) (New) 
  • Tiger Milk Boba Tea with brown sugar (Non-alcoholic) (New) 
  • Hite Beer
  • Blackberry Soju Cocktail: Soju, blackberry purée, and lemon juice with a hint of ginger (New) 
  • Lotus Flower Glow Cube (

Sonoma Terrace (Mobile order available)

  • Pad Thai Spring Roll: Shrimp with scrambled eggs, noodles, crushed peanuts, and Thai basil served with tangy slaw and pad Thai sauce (New) 
Almond Cookie Churro and Baked Coconut Almond Nian Gao.

Goofy’s Churro Cart 

  • Almond Cookie Churro coated in cookie crumble and topped with almond icing (New) 
Chicken Bao and Teriyaki Turkey Leg

Outdoor Food Carts (Available Jan. 19 through Feb. 12) 

  • Chicken Bao with Curry Dip: Steamed bao with chicken, butternut squash, and kaffir lime served with a spicy red curry sauce (New)
  • Teriyaki Turkey Leg (New) 
  • Baked Coconut Almond Nian Gao: Baked sticky rice cake topped with coconut and almonds (New) 
  • Blackberry Cotton Candy (New)
  • Mandarin Orange Cotton Candy (New)
  • ACE High! Hard Cider Imperial Apple Cider
  • Master Gao Brewery Puffed Rice Chinese Pale Ale

Disneyland Resort Hotels 

There are also Lunar New Year food options at the Disneyland Resort Hotels and in Downtown Disney.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 

Hearthstone Lounge

  • Rabbit Firecracker: Spiced rum, orange brandy, lemon oil, honey, and black tea garnished with star anise and pink peppercorns (New)
Lunar New Year Cookie and Assorted Pretzel Cookies

GCH Holiday Cart 

  • Lunar New Year Cookie (New) 
  • Assorted Pretzel Sticks

Storyteller’s Café 

  • Offering Lunar New Year-inspired offerings such as fried rice and spring rolls

Disneyland Hotel

Goofy’s Kitchen 

  • Offering Lunar New Year-inspired offerings such as fried rice and spring rolls
Year of The Rabbit CrazyShake, Pork Belly Bao Bun, Kung Pan Paella, and Lunar Eclipse Cocktail

Downtown Disney District 

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes (Available Jan. 20 through Feb. 15) 

  • Year of The Rabbit CrazyShake: Vanilla-frosted rim with red and gold sixlet, Chinese zodiac rabbit vanilla cupcake, red and gold rock candy, whipped cream, red sprinkles, and caramel drizzle

Catal Restaurant (Available Jan. 20 through Feb. 15)

  • Pork Belly Bao Bun: Pork belly, soy Gochujang glaze, baby mixed greens, spring onions, spicy mayo, and charred lemon (New)
  • Kung Pao Paella: Valenciano paella rice, kung pao chicken, lemon vinaigrette, spring onions, water chestnuts, roasted peppers, roasted peanuts, and chiles (New) 
  • Lunar Eclipse: Gin, cherry liqueur, triple sec, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, and bitters and topped with soda and gold glitter (New) 

Mad Dumplings Food Truck (Available Jan. 13 through Feb. 5, starting at 3 p.m. daily) 

  • Food truck serving unique dumplings and rice dishes (New) 
Firecracker Chicken Pizza and Lunar New Year Margarita

Naples Ristorante e Bar (Available Jan. 20 through Feb. 15)

  • Firecracker Chicken Pizza: Hoisin, mozzarella cheese, marinated chicken, carrot strings, and a firecracker sauce drizzle topped with a sliced green onion garnish (New) 
  • Lunar New Year Margarita: Tequila blanco, pomegranate juice, lime juice, agave, and simple syrup with a pinch of salt (New) 
Lunar New Year Red Box and New Year Sunrise

Sprinkles (Available Jan. 16 through 29)

  • Lunar New Year Gold Bunny Almond Red Velvet: Red velvet cake with slivered almonds lined with an almond cookie crust and topped with almond cream cheese frosting (Available while supplies last.) 
  • Lunar New Year Red Box: Three Lunar New Year Gold Bunny Almond Red Velvet cupcakes, Three Almond Red Velvet cupcakes, Three Dark Chocolate cupcakes, Three Strawberry cupcakes, and Eight Limited-edition red envelopes (Available while supplies last.)

Tortilla Jo’s (Available Jan. 20 through Feb. 15)

  • Asian Tuna Nachos: Tuna marinated 24 hours in a Vietnamese-style sauce with diced tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, sesame seeds, avocado cream, Asian spiced aïoli, and Vietnamese-style glazed sauce (New)
  • New Year Sunrise: Rum, grenadine, lime juice, orange juice and pineapple juice (New) 

Uva Bar & Cafe (Available Jan. 20 through Feb. 15)

  • Lunar Eclipse: Gin, cherry liqueur, triple sec, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, and bitters topped with soda and gold glitter (New) 

Disneyland Lunar New Year 2023 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), is redeemable for select food items at the Lunar New Year Marketplace and dining locations listed below:

  • Bamboo Blessings – New!
  • Wrapped with Love – New!
  • Lucky 8 Lantern
  • Prosperity Bao & Buns
  • Red Dragon Spice Traders
  • Longevity Noodle Co.

Each Sip and Savor Pass is $43 – makes it worth it if you pick dishes that cost more than $7.16. In addition to a reduced price of $40 – worth it if pick dishes that cost more than $6.67, Disneyland Magic Key Holders will also receive a special Magic Keyholder lanyard as well as buttons. Tax is not applied to the pass so you’ll also get an additional 8% savings on food.

The Sip and Savor Pass is available for sale at Seaside Souvenirs, Lunar New Year Marketplaces, Merchandise Pergola, and at all of the Sip and Savor carts.

To get the most for your money, be sure to get a good idea of how much you will eat and if buying a pass is the most cost effective option. You’ll have the option to choose higher value items when selecting which Lunar New Year snacks to redeem your pass for. One way to get a good deal is to split this with your group so that everyone can try everything for less money.

Disneyland Lunar New Year 2023 EntertainmentMickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Kick Off Lunar New Year in Designer Outfits

Some of the best entertainment options featured for Disneyland’s Lunar New Year include appearances from beloved Disney character Mulan and a special World of Color prelude show!

Mulan’s Processional

Mulan’s Processional begins as a processional that travels from Pixar Pier to Paradise Garden Park. When the cavalcade comes to a stop, the show begins with music, costumed performers, Mulan, Disney characters, a Chinese dragon puppet, warriors, drummers, and dancers.

Disneyland has announced that a new float will join the processional and will carry Mulan and Mushu.

This is the most anticipated entertainment event of Disneyland Lunar New Year so make sure you don’t miss it!

The procession and performance can be enjoyed multiple times throughout the day during the Lunar New Year celebration at  11:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:45 PM, and 4:00 PM. As always, check the Disneyland event calendar on the day of your visit to confirm any entertainment times.

We recommend lining up anywhere from 15-30 minutes before the show begins to get the best view as this is a popular event for Disneyland Lunar New Year. Many guests love seeing Mulan which is a pretty rare Disney character we don’t often see in the parks.

2023 Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration Returns to World of Color

Hurry Home- Lunar New Year Celebration is another popular entertainment option at Disneyland’s Lunar New Year. This six minute show previously preluded the first nightly showing of World of Color in California Adventure.

The story of the show is about Little Lantern who journeys home to celebrate the new year with family and friends. Along the way, he meets Mulan and Mushu and is a celebration of friendship. The show features sky-high fountains, light effects, and a musical score that was originally created for the opening ceremony of the Shanghai Disney Resort.

To get the best spot for World of Color to enjoy this show be sure to read our full guide to World of Color including tips on getting the best seats. World of Color also offers a seated Dessert Party option for guests that are looking to pamper themselves and splurge on their trip. Read my review to see how much we enjoyed this experience this past summer!

Lucky Wishing Wall, Performances, and Kids Activities

The Lucky Wishing Wall is located in Paradise Gardens and it’s where guests of all ages can add their own special messages of hope, health and happiness for the upcoming year under the strings of ornamental lanterns.

Kids an also enjoy a variety of crafts in front of The Little Mermaid attraction including Chinese calligraphy, dragon’s pearl coloring craft and face painting.

There will also be daily performances by authentic Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese dancers and musicians throughout Paradise Gardens Park.

There’s plenty of entertainment options to enjoy at Disneyland for the Lunar New Year celebration making it a must see on your trip to Disneyland!

Character Meet and GreetsMulan stands next to Mushu and waves to Guests

You can also look forward to special character meet and greets at Paradise Gardens Park. These meet and greets are popular since Disney brings out some rare characters for photo ops like Mulan, Mushu and Raya!

The photo area takes place in a gorgeous pavilion with bamboo, peach blossoms, golden flowers and banners bearing holiday wishes.

award-winning couture fashion designer Guo Pei

Disney teamed up with award-winning couture fashion designer Guo Pei, facilitated by the Asian Couture Federation, to create new Lunar New Year-inspired outfits for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Guo Pei is well-known throughout the fashion world in both China and internationally and has won dozes of awards for her designs. She is known for her devotion to conserving the traditional art of Chinese embroidery.

This partnership is really shows the devotion to authenticity that Disney aims to accomplish with multicultural events like Lunar New Year. You can find Mickey and Minnie in their new outfits in Paradise Gardens- be sure to check the Disneyland app for their appearance times.

Raya and the Last Dragon Meet and Greet

Disney has shared that guests will be able to meet Raya from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film, Raya and the Last Dragon again this year. She will be appearing in a special setting inspired by her native land of Kumandra in the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

Disneyland Lunar New Year Merchandise

Guests can find plenty of commemorative merchandise inspired by different cultures of East Asia. You can find spirit jerseys, bobble-head figures with Chip and Dale, a traditional red envelope set, themed Minnie Mouse ear headbands and more.

As always, we expect the special Lunar New Year spirit jersey to be the most popular as many guests collect the different spirit jerseys released at the parks!

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:

  1. Disneyland Discount Tickets: Get Tickets Cheap
  2. 7 Best Hotels Near Disneyland + Hotel Disney Discounts
  3. How to Get From the Airport to Disneyland
  4. Disneyland Character Dining Reviews

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About Lindsay Brookshier

Lindsay is a college English instructor and has years of writing experience through various nonprofits, charities, newspapers, and online magazines. As the content director of Mickey Visit, she oversees article content and leads our fantastic team of writers to meet guest vacation needs. You can still find her writing weekly content to help make your Disney Parks trip fantastic here on Mickey Visit and Disney Dose- you can also view her recently featured posts on Disney Parks travel on Visit Anaheim, Nerd Wallet and SFGate. Lindsay comes from a dedicated Disney family and enjoys taking her son to the Disney parks as often as possible.

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