The Lunar New Year and the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine festivals are returning to Disneyland park in California!
After having cancelled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, two major festivals are coming to Disneyland California Adventure Park, in 2022. In a recent announcement on the official Disney Parks Blog, the global amusement park giant confirmed the return of its annual Lunar New Year as well as the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine festivals.
Aimed at highlighting traditions from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cultures through performances, special activities, culinary delights, amazing decor, celebratory merch, and more, the Lunar New Year celebration will be held from January 21 to February 13 this year.
With 2022 being the ‘Year of the Tiger’, Tigger (the beloved character from Disney’s Winnie The Pooh series) is expected to be a major reveler at the festival, while Mulan and Mushu (from Disney’s animated action fantasy Mulan) will be at the front of the ‘Mulan’s Lunar New Year’ celebration. The festival will also feature other Disney characters, including Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon as well as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the Three Little Pigs. You can also expect to enjoy Asian cuisine and themed foods at select dining locations throughout the park during the festival.
Taking over Disneyland from March 4 through April 26, the Food & Wine Festival will feature a dozen different marketplaces and a mouthwatering sampling of California’s best culinary experiences from across the state.
On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the festival period, chefs — including some celebrity chefs — will offer complimentary demonstrations, while visitors will be able to book additional signature experiences like wine receptions and mixology tastings. An inclusive “Sip and Savor Pass” will also be available for visitors, who wish to sample all the festival has to offer. There will also be live musical entertainment performances at the Palisades Stage and Paradise Gardens Bandstand as well as visits with Chef Goofy and friends.