Chinese New Year, Disney style
MULAN and the Three Little Pigs headline Disneyland Resort’s Chinese New Year celebrations, beginning Jan 25 across the Anaheim, California park in the United States.
For 24 days, Disneyland will celebrate the Year of the Boar with special processions, food offerings and entertainment that highlight Asian culture and traditions.
Disney’s Chinese heroine, Mulan and her dragon Mushu, host a CNY parade with special guests the Three Little Pigs – Fiddler, Fifer and Practical – in honour of the 2019 Chinese zodiac sign, the boar.
Other popular Disney characters including Goofy, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Pluto, Mickey and Minnie Mouse will also don red and gold attire – the colours of prosperity in China – in honour of the festivities.
A quartet of Asian marketplaces will offer menus inspired by Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cuisines (all three countries celebrate CNY). Chinese dancing troupes and Vietnamese musicians will also entertain guests throughout the festivities.
Other themed activities include Chinese calligraphy lessons, face painting, paper lantern workshops, and a Lucky Wishing Wall for guests.
Disneyland Resort’s Lunar New Year celebration runs from Jan 25 to Feb 17.
disneyland resort in California is set to celebrate Chinese new year.