During Chinese New Year, Disneyland Hong Kong transforms once again after the rush of the Christmas season. This time instead
of fluffy snow and holiday wreaths, it is lanterns, red envelopes, chinese lions, drums and gongs...
And in typical Disney fashion,
our favourite characters will be there dressed in full Chinese traditional gear to celebrate and wish you Gung Hay Fat Choy!
The Chinese New Year celebrations at Hong Kong Disneyland kick off a week or so prior to Chinese New Year's Day, the date of which varies and is
set according to the Lunar calendar, it falls normally in January or February.
This year, Chinese New Year is on February 5, 2018 and the celebrations will likely kick off in mid-January and run through February, exact dates are TBA.
Traditional red and gold ornaments, the colors for good luck and happiness, decorate every corner of the park...
...as well as revered Chinese symbols, like the Goldfish, which is believed to bring abundance and prosperity, mandarin oranges, plum blossoms...
There is of course special events and shows, the themes vary from year to year, a Year of the Tiger celebration will naturally
feature our favourite Disney Tiger front and center...
...and you can guess who the star at the Year of the Rat... ehem... Mouse... would be!
Irrespective of the theme for the year, there is always the Lion Dances...
...The character greeting times throughout the day as well as plenty of shows and entertainment...
... And special activities like lantern making and "good luck" foods
to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Some years a Dragon and Lunar New Year Parade replaces the Flights of Fantasy Parade.
Check the Times Guide first thing when you get to the park so you
don't miss out on any of the special events!
Here is a short video of the fantastic Chinese New Year Parade at Disneyland Hong Kong:
Hong Kong Disneyland Year of the Pig Celebrations 2019
Year of the Pig Celebrations are TBA, for reference these were last year's programs:
God of Fortune Goofy and playful Pluto will naturally take center stage for the Year of the Dog! Goofy and Pluto-themed decorations will reign throughout the park!
New this year is a Chinese New Year Night Market set up along Main Street, U.S.A. and the Plaza which will be transformed just like Hong Kong's unique Lunar New Year fairs.
It will be filled with stalls that offer festive delicacies and specialties of course with a Disney theme... Mickey-shaped Maltose Toast... Mickey-shaped Red Bean Pudding... Egg Puffs and more.
And lots of holiday knick knacks, greetings, goodie bags and ornaments with our favourite Disney friends will of course be available for sale.
There will be special appearances at the Night Market by Mickey and friends ready to wish everyone Kung Hey Fat Choi...
When?: TBA, likely mid-January to mid-February
Where?:Disneyland Hong Kong How Much?: Included with Admission Ticket.
Remember you can buy discount tickets online at Klook.com:
HK Disneyland Discount Tickets Adult HK619 HKD524 US$67, Children HK458 HKD404 US$51
More Info and Booking at Klook.com