• February 8, 2013 - Lunar New Year comes to Disney California Adventure

    Today for Limited Time Magic and Disneyland Resort's it's a small world celebrations, Disney California Adventure hosted the Lunar New Year in celebration of the "Year of the Snake." This year brought new menu options for the Pacific Wharf area, and the rain certainly didn't damper in the fun. Mulan and Mushu as well as traditional Chinese dance companies entertain guests until 5:00PM. At 5 the celebration continues at Downtown Disney where there will be more menu options and performances.

    NFTYSqrt also takes a look at the ongoing refurbishments around Disney California Adventure as it celebrates its 12th Anniversary today. Also, a special Happy Birthday mom, who shares this day with DCA!

    Full Update Below...

    Hyperion Bridge was recently repainted.

    But it looks like they might be changing their mind. I hope they are, the new color is ugly!

    Mater's repaving is all done. New floor.

    Closer look.

    Silly Symphony Swings is being refurbished.

    Looks like they completely demolished the attraction.

    Closer look at the attraction.

    Grizzly River Run is also closed for refurbishment.

    There is still a posted wait time of five minutes though.

    The walkway is also closed through Grizzly River Run.

    This was drained, even though the rain is filling it back up.

    Power box is in use.

    This year the Lunar New Year celebration headed to Disney California Adventure.

    Some of the menu options for Lunar New Year at Lucky Fortune Cookery.

    The rain scared most of the people away from this area at park opening.

    At Pacific Wharf Bakery they are offering Pork Bao and "Year of the Snake" bread.

    Look at the Pork Bao and Ginger Milk Tea.

    Sign letting you know there are more Lunar New Year inspired dishes at the wharf.

    The entrance into the Lunar New Year celebration.

    Decorations were very nice near the San Francisco buildings.

    Crafts set up for "Year of the Snake."

    Signs explaining how families celebrate the Lunar New Year.

    Character Meet n' greet entrance. Mickey and Minnie traded with Mulan and Mushu throughout the day.

    Because of the rain, Mickey had to have an umbrella handler, and went through the line to greet guests instead of us greeting him.

    Mickey trying to stay dry. He is in real silk!

    Due to the rain most of the crafts were not set up yet.

    This ODV was offering the Pork Bao and the Almond Cookies for sell.

    The prices for the Bao and Cookies.

    At least the Bao was staying warm in the rain.

    The hail pretty much cleared the area, so I was able to take a few pictures without guests.

    Tried to get a picture of the free face painting designs but I was yelled at and asked to delete my picture for some reason.

    The sun is out so the crafts returned. The Cerritos Chinese School was making Lanterns.

    Returning from last year is Agnes Eng who does traditional Calligraphy.

    She always spends time to explain everything is writing.

    These paper chain snakes are super cute.

    Drawing a piggy for a guest.

    An overview of the area.

    Minnie looking fab in her Lunar New Year outfit.

    Hi Minnie.

    Minnie saying thanks for visiting.

    Mulan Animator's Collection doll at Embarcadero Gifts.

    Year of the Snake Pin.

    Mulan and Mushu's processional.

    Mulan and Mushu greeting guests.

    Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Association with traditional dragon dance.

    Beer offering for Lunar New Year at Rita's Baja Blenders.

    Pork Riblits with rice and vegetables and Ginger Milk Tea. They were both delicious.

    Comments 1 Comment
    1. Robuclafan's Avatar
      Great update. Too bad your umbrella got damage from the hail.
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