Monday, February 6, 2012

Lunar New Year, Disney Style

Over the past few years, Disneyland has used a small corner in Town Square to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year. This year, they pulled out all the stops, decorating the entire Small World Mall area in honor of the event.  There were various performers wandering the area, themed music playing overhead, special treats for sale, and the main focal point,of course, were special character meet & greets. It was a lovely addition to the area, and they chose the perfect spot for it.  We're definitely looking forward to experiencing this again next year!

The area welcomes you with banners, music and performers. If you close your eyes for a second, it just might transport you to the China Pavilion at Epcot. 

 These lovely ladies were teaching guests how to dance with ribbon wands

The entrance to the meet & greet area

Cast Members don special costumes for the event
Even Chip & Dale have special costumes

Lanterns hang the from the trees

The year of the dragon

Mulan & Mushu make an appearance

What? Doesn't everyone staple fake cherry blossoms to their trees?!

A little history about how different cultures celebrate the Lunar New Year

Decorations over the meet & greet area


  1. That is AMAZING and I am so sorry I missed it but almost felt like I was there because your pictures are just beautiful and really captured the details. A lot of work went into this right down to stapling cherry blossoms to the trees! AMAZING. Loved it!

  2. Aw, thank you so much!

    Please don't get ideas to start stapling cherry blossoms to your own trees. Haha

  3. Hmmmmm - maybeeeeeeeee in the winter ....xoxox