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Shanghai Disney Resort Has Exclusive New Entertainment and More for Chinese New Year

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Starting January 22, Shanghai Disney Resort is welcoming the Year of the Dog with new limited-time entertainment and elaborate decorations in bright red and gold, bringing Chinese New Year to life for an unforgettable holiday celebration!

Mickey Mouse, Pluto and their friends will be decked out in seasonal attire for festive photos on Mickey Avenue, while lucky guests are treated to special wishing cards and golden chocolate coins symbolizing good fortune. Even more wishing cards will be in the Garden of the Twelve Friends when it’s transformed into Shanghai Disneyland’s first-ever Wishing Garden for the holiday, and the Gardens of Imagination will be home to an exciting drum ceremony every morning.

Over in Celebration Square, Disney characters in beautiful vintage Shanghai costumes will take part in a new high-energy performance called Shanghai Swing, inspired by the Lunar New Year and Shanghai’s historic jazz and swing traditions. On February 16, guests can also experience a traditional eye dotting ceremony at Storyteller Statue.

New Chinese New Year specialties will satisfy cravings at Remy’s Patisserie and Il Paperino. For an especially unforgettable meal, guests can enjoy Wandering Moon Restaurant’s traditional family feast or Royal Banquet Hall’s special holiday dinner with items like Cinderella’s Pumpkin with Braised Pork in Soya Sauce – delicious! Even more limited-time holiday dining will be available at both resort hotels, including Lumiere’s Kitchen, Aurora, Sunnyside Café and Sunnyside Market.

Shanghai Disney Resort Has Exclusive New Entertainment and More for Chinese New Year Shanghai Disney Resort Has Exclusive New Entertainment and More for Chinese New Year

Sweethearts Confectionary and Marketplace in Disneytown will both be transformed into fun shopping carnivals filled with dozens of exclusive Chinese New Year gifts, including fan-favorite Lucky Bags filled with surprises. To top it off, a Chinese New Year Carnival will be held at Disneytown every weekend until February 21, including the first day until the sixth day of Lunar New Year, with live shows by Chinese folk artists, holiday treats and activities for guests of all ages.

It’s bound to be an amazing Year of the Dog at Shanghai Disney Resort! We can’t wait to celebrate with you. And for those of you visiting Disneyland Resort in California, check out the Lunar New Year festival at Disney California Adventure from January 26 through February 18 with unique live entertainment, delicious food and more.


  • Oh my gosh! That Mickey & Minnie plush are so cute! I wish we could buy them online.

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