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Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Lunar New Year!
DisneyDan  Friday, January 31, 2014 12:25:47 PM
Kung Hei Fat Choi!

It's the start of a new Lunar New Year for Chinese people across the world, and also the start of the Year of the Horse.

Some of our favourite Disney Characters are here to celebrate with us, in our usual cavalcade of photos, including of course Mulan and her friends, Mickey and his friends in special Chinese outfits, and some equine pals (for it is
their year after all!)! Also, I thought I would share some photos that have a distinct Chinese theme to them from the Disney Parks around the world, including China at EPCOT, and of course Hong Kong Disneyland.

Disney Dreamers Everywhere Gala Dinner Show and Grand Finale

Disney On Ice - Rockin' Ever After

Meeting Ping!

The horse has a Halloween hat :)

Stars 'n' Cars Parade

Meeting Horace Horsecollar at the Frontierland Hoedown

Shan Yu

Eeyore visits for breakfast

Horse-Drawn Street Car

Disney Dreamers Everywhere Gala Dinner Show and Grand Finale

"it's a small world" Celebration

Dining at Nine Dragons Restaurant

Wandering around Main Street

Meeting Mulan

"it's a small world"

Horace Horsecollar

"it's a small world"

Dining at Nine Dragons Restaurant

Horse Drawn Street Car

HKDL Disney Dreamers Everywhere Welcome Ceremony

Meeting The Monkey King

WDW Oct 2011 - Woody's Happy Harvest Roundup Dance Party

Disney On Ice - Rockin' Ever After

"it's a small world"

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

DLP June 2011 - Disney's Dine with the PIXAR Stars


Exploring China

HKDL Disney Dreamers Everywhere Closing Ceremony

Wandering thru EPCOT checking out the Flower and Garden Festival

HKDL Disney Dreamers Everywhere Closing Ceremony

If you're thinking of planning a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, you should most definitely check out our excellent, in-depth trip planner here at Character Central. We have everything covered from flights, hotels, shopping, attractions, dining and tonnes more.

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

News and updates from around the world - Tokyo's Spring events, Disneyland's Character Round-Up, DCA's Lunar New Year and more!
DisneyDan  Saturday, January 18, 2014 2:40:50 PM
Hello everyone,

The Disney Parks Blog announced this week that Disney California Adventure would play host to Disneyland Resort's Lunar New Year Celebrations this year, which will feature Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip and Dale, Mulan and Mushu over at Paradise Gardens. There will be crafting, Chinese dragon and lion dances, as well as Vietnamese and Korean dance groups. The event will run from 31st January until 2nd February inclusive, from 11am until 5pm.

The Disney Parks Blog also announced that the Disneyland Resort is playing host to another round of rare character weekends from now until May, yes May! Every Friday through Sunday you can head over to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree to see who is appearing. Our good friend Loren was there last weekend, and you can check out his report on who he met, here.

The Tokyo Disney Resort Blog made a post revealing some information (albeit all in Japanese) about this year's spring events at the resort. From the 2nd April through 23rd June inclusive, the resort will play host to various shows and parades at both parks.
At Tokyo Disneyland, after a hiatus last year, the park sees a spring parade back on its streets, titled Hippiti-Hoppiti Spring Time. The parade will feature seven new floats, starring Mickey and his friends in their spring finest, as well as Marie. The blog also mentions Easter Bunnies, but it's hard to make out whether it means that the Easter Bunny himself will feature, or if he's just a statue on a float.
At Tokyo DisneySea, Lido Isle Welcome to Spring, Easter in New York and Springtime Surprise all return for another year, at the various ports around the park.
In addition to the shows and parade featuring the characters, there will be special menus, merchandise and decorations.
Jon and I will be there in May, and cannot wait to see the new parade!

I want to also point you to my previous news posts from the last week or so, in case you missed them, because there were some interesting things that are still relevant.

To find out about news for Captain America, Marie, and a brand new Disney On Ice show featuring the Frozen characters, click here.

To find out about Disneyland Paris Spring events, queue lines, Aurora and Camp Minnie-Mickey, click here.

To find out about Doc McStuffins and other news, click here.

For my tribute to the recently retired Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade, click here.

For my tribute to the recently closed Camp Minnie-Mickey, click here.

For my massive photo-filled year in review for 2013, click here.

For my most recent dining review for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, click here.

Finally, I have been adding more and more content to the site, including locations and characters! As well as that, new photos show up across the site on many pages almost daily, as we continue to work through our massive backlog! Whenever you visit a page on the site, you never know what you might see that's new or different! So be sure to check back regularly.

Ok, I think that's everything for this evening,

Happy Lunar New Year!
DisneyDan  Monday, January 23, 2012 7:59:53 AM
Today is Lunar New Year across various parts of Asia, including China.
To celebrate I have put together some character pictures of Mulan, Mushu, Li Shang, Shan Yu and Pluto (at Hong Kong Disneyland wearing his Chinese collar and hat!) for you to enjoy.
You should also check out Loren's post on our Forums about all the special Lunar New Year happenings at Disneyland in California. With special Character meet 'n' greets and performances, if you're near to DL you should stop by and check it out!

Meeting Mulan

Disney's Stars 'n' Cars

Meeting Mulan and Mushu

Meeting Mushu

Shan Yu

The Golden Mickeys at Disney's Storybook Theater

Meeting Chinese Pluto!

Happy Lunar New Year everyone!

Character News and Updates from Around the Web - Lunar New Year at Disneyland, Jake and the Neverland Pirates at DCA and much more!
DisneyDan  Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:43:15 PM
Hi all,

This week the Disney Parks Blog announced that there would again be Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations at Disneyland in California. Moving this year from the Festival Arena though, to near "it's a small world", the event will run from the 20th through to the 29th of January. It will feature Mulan, Mushu and other Disney Characters. We hope that it means there will be some neat costumes for the Characters. Loren will be there, and we look forward to his updates as usual! You can discuss this topic on our topic about it here on our forum.

Staying with Disneyland, the Parks Blog also announced a special "meet-up" event at California Adventure involving Jake and his pirate band from the hit show, Jake and the Neverland Pirates. RSVPs are opening next week apparently, so keep checking their blog for more information. Loren hopes he can attend - we hope he can too! Discuss this event on our forum topic about it here!

Be sure to check out Loren's weekly Character updates from Disneyland - the latest instalment is here.

Finally for California, I thought this was a cool picture from the Disney Parks Blog - the Tick Tock Croc in a tea cup! Now if only he would come out of hiding to meet his fans once again...

Jumping over to Paris now, and DLRP Today posted some more detailed concept art from the new version of the parade. I have to say it looks really neat, and we really look forward to seeing all the cool changes to it in April. From new characters (Fairies and Merlin to name some!), some brand new mini-floats (carriages for the Princesses), new costumes, new music and newly redesigned old floats (that look simply stunning!), the new version of the parade really looks set to be the fantastic boost that the day parade needed (despite our LOVE of Once Upon a Dream Parade!).

Finally, we have heard confirmation from numerous sources across the Internet that the Tarzan show will be returning for another season this year at Parc Disneyland.

Ok, that's all for now!


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