Tips for Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure® Park
January 14, 2022
As the Year of the Tiger comes in with a roar, Disney invites you to join a joyous Lunar New Year celebration fit for Guests of all stripes at Disney California Adventure® Park. Based on the year you were born and your corresponding Chinese zodiac sign, we’ve got some ideas on how to enjoy the event, tailored to your personality. Cardmembers, be sure to redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars toward treats and experiences during the event.1
Find your Chinese zodiac sign
Ready to take part in this festive celebration of cultures from around the world? Find your birth year below to figure out your Chinese zodiac sign, represented by one of 12 animals, and the accompanying traits that will guide your Lunar New Year adventure.
Tiger – Kind, resourceful, courageous
2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938
Ox – Patient, determined, dependable
2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937
Rat – Charming, witty, persuasive
2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936
Pig – Honest, loving, generous
2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935
Dog – Sweet, faithful, diligent
2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934
Rooster – Hard-working, practical, observant
2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933
Monkey – Fun, curious, smart
2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932
Sheep – Polite, gentle, calm
2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931
Horse – Energetic, active, independent
2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930
Snake – Wise, charismatic, enigmatic
2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929
Dragon – Confident, enthusiastic, brave
2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928
Rabbit – Friendly, elegant, compassionate
2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927
Discover fun ways to celebrate Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure® Park
Ringing in the Lunar New Year is a time for making wishes for good health and luck in the year ahead. There are so many ways to celebrate at Disney California Adventure® Park, we’ve got some inspiration for you on how to kick off your festivities, based on your sign. And this is just a start—you can plan a full day of exploration by checking out all of the below!
If you were born in the Year of the Tiger:
Catch Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession
This is your year to let your Tiger traits shine! Kick off your day with a captivating parade. The triumphant music and sights will stir your courageous heart as you take in the magical march honoring family, friendship and the potential for a fortune-filled new year.
If you were born in the Year of the Ox:
Fill up on Korean-style BBQ Nachos
A dependable Ox like you knows that a full day of adventures starts with fueling up over a delicious, energizing meal. Mosey on over to Lamplight Lounge and order a plate of nachos to keep you satisfied and happy.
If you were born in the Year of the Rat:
Find some favorite Characters
The charming Rat feels right at home surrounded by friends, so capture your personality at its best with Character photo ops featuring Mickey Mouse and other beloved pals dressed up in their Lunar New Year finest.
If you were born in the Year of the Pig:
Groove to live music
The Pig has a huge heart, and there’s no better way to let your soul sing than grooving to musical delights, complete with traditional dancing and splendid costumes, all performed live at the Paradise Garden Bandstand.
If you were born in the Year of the Dog:
Share a Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun
Delectable foods abound during the Lunar New Year celebration, and a Dog like you can show your loved ones how much you care by picking up treats for everyone. Why not grab a few savory, Mickey Mouse-shaped hot dog buns to go around?
If you were born in the Year of the Rooster:
Strut among strings of lanterns
The observant Rooster knows just how to appreciate stunning sights. At the top of our list are the brilliant garlands of ornamental lanterns displayed throughout the scenic Paradise Gardens.
If you were born in the Year of the Monkey:
Get creative with a craft
A curious and clever Monkey is especially suited to handicrafts. The best part of this celebration is that the crafts are kid-friendly, so the whole family can join in the fun!
If you were born in the Year of the Sheep:
Dream big at the Lucky Wishes Wall
Embrace your gentle Sheep nature by sharing your best wishes for the coming year at the Lucky Wishes Wall, where Guests of all ages can leave their own special messages of hope, health and happiness for the coming year.
If you were born in the Year of the Horse:
Try an Oolong Donut
Bring on the good cheer with a chewy, special treat! An energetic Horse like you knows a sweet Lunar New Year-themed donut is just the thing to pick up everyone’s spirits.
If you were born in the Year of the Snake:
Collect unique souvenirs
The charismatic Snake is great at spotting items that enchant the eye, so keep a look out for commemorative Lunar New Year merchandise to bring home, including Year of the Tiger door decorations, adorable figurines, and festive red and gold ears.
If you were born in the Year of the Dragon:
Heat Up with Spicy Three-Cup Chicken
At the Lunar New Year Marketplaces, you can sample a variety of Asian-inspired dishes packed with bold flavors and prepared with a Disney twist. A Dragon like you can handle some fire, so why not give these spicy chicken wings a go?
If you were born in the Year of the Rabbit:
Snap a photo at the pavilion
Rabbits are admirably in touch with their feelings, so be sure to snap a group photo at Paradise Garden Park to remember your heartwarming celebration with friends and family. The pavilion, which is decorated with banners bearing joyful holiday wishes, will make the perfect backdrop.
Here’s to a very happy Year of the Tiger, full of health, luck and prosperity for all! Enjoy everything the Lunar New Year celebration has in store, and don’t forget to head home bearing gifts for your loved ones. Save 10% on select purchases of $50 or more when you use your Disney® Visa® Credit Card at select shops throughout the Disneyland® Resort.23
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