Disney Parks announced today that their Lunar New Year celebration and Disney California Food & Wine Festival will be returning to the parks in 2023!
The Lunar New Year celebration will be taking place from January 20th-February 15th at the Disney California Park and they'll be celebrating the Year of the Rabbit by paying tribute to Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will of course be in their festive attire and they'll be joined by Mulan and Mushu from Disney's "Mulan" along with Raya from "Raya and the Last Dragon." Mulan and Mushu will also be leading the "Mulan's Lunar New Year Procession," which goes through DCA from Paradise Gardens through Hollywood Land. And you can't forget to try the delicious food during the Lunar New Year celebration! There will be 2 new Lunar New Year marketplaces - Bamboo Blessings and Wrapped with Love - joining the Lucky 8 Lantern, Prosperity Bao & Buns, Red Spice Traders and Longevity Noodle Co. marketplaces. Finally the "Hurry Home - Lunar New Year Celebration" will return and is shown prior to "World of Color."
Now for the Disney California Food & Wine Festival, it'll be back on March 3rd and will run until April 25th! This is a foodie paradise because you get to try all the amazing food at the 12 different festival marketplaces that contains everything from sweets to savory foods and of course drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). If you haven't experience the Food & Wine Festival, the best way to do it is get a Sip and Savor pass (the Lunar New Year celebration will also have this option for their marketplaces)! For more information on these two limited time festivals, head to Disney Parks Blog.