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Celebrate the Year of the Mouse with Spring Festival at Shanghai Disney Resort

by Brittani Tuttle

This year’s Spring Festival at Shanghai Disney Resort will celebrate tradition with a bit of Disney magic as they usher in the Year of the Mouse!

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From Jan. 13 – Feb. 9, 2020, guests can enjoy a resort-wide makeover, the return of fan-favorite entertainment shows, new merchandise, Spring Festival dining, and more.

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Throughout the event, guests will be able to meet their favorite Disney pals in their new Spring Festival costumes, and take photos in front of various photo backdrops inspired by the New Year. On Mickey Avenue, “God of Fortune” Goofy will help bring extra luck and fun to the festivities.

As a bonus, from Lunar New Year Day through to Lantern Festival, Mickey and Minnie will welcome guests to the resort in new costumes designed by famed Chinese designer Guo Pei, with special red and gold lanterns lining the roads and alleys of Mickey Avenue.

Celebrate a year of good luck at Shanghai Disney Resort

This year, the Garden of the Twelve Friends will be transformed into a New Year “Wishing Garden,” where celebratory decorations will hang around the Year of the Mouse mosaic. Another Spring Festival tradition will return this year where in select meet-and-greet locations and in the Wishing Garden, guests can use special wishing cards to write down their special wishes to bring in a year of prosperity and good luck.

Each morning during the holiday near Storytellers Statue in the Gardens of Imagination, guests can enjoy Mickey and Minnie’s drum ceremony. In late mornings and afternoons, Mickey and friends will be joined by dancers in vintage Shanghai-style clothing, calling back to the city’s golden age of jazz and swing. You won’t be able to resist dancing to the beat!

Enhanced fireworks for Spring Festival

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When night falls on the park, guests can experience the “Spring Festival 2020 Firework Celebration: Our Families.” After “Ignite the Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light,” this new fireworks show will delight guests every night during the Spring Festival period. The show will feature projections on the castle that include families from Disney movies, traditional Chinese elements like calligraphy, lanterns, and Spring Festival colors and blessings. The show will be accompanied by an underscore of traditional Chinese music and will be narrated by Mickey himself.

Spring Festival dining with family and friends

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Lunar New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete without a delicious meal, and Shanghai Disney Hotel is offering an exclusive Spring Festival Banquet on Jan. 23-24 at the hotel’s Cinderella Ballroom. Offering a range of classic dishes, the banquet will also offer activities like paper cutting, pumpkin carving, sugar painting, and dumpling-making. Mickey and Minnie will also make an appearance!

At Shanghai Disneyland’s Wandering Moon Restaurant, guests will find a selection of festive flavors, including Mickey Braised Pork Belly, Steamed Chicken with Stuffing, Steamed Fish with Tofu, and more. The Royal Banquet Hall in the Enchanted Storybook Castle will also bring back their family reunion tabletop feast for two or four people throughout the Spring Festival.

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Throughout the holiday, guests visiting the park can enjoy Mickey-shaped treats at various locations. Over at Remy’s Patisserie, guests can celebrate the Year of the Mouse with desserts like the Spring Festival Mickey Cranberry Cupcake and Spring Festival Strawberry Lemon Cake. Ice cream lovers can try the Mickey Waffle with Purple Sweet Potato ice cream at Il Paperino. Shanghai Disney Resort will also offer a limited Spring Festival Mickey and Minnie Afternoon Tea at Mickey & Pals Market Café, which includes brownies, assorted cupcakes, and Mickey-themed beverages.

Lumière’s Kitchen will also be getting in on the festivities at Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, where a buffet will be offered that includes a range of seafood, meats, traditional Chinese and western dishes, and various Spring Festival-themed desserts. Diners will also be able to meet Mickey, Minnie and Pluto. Sunnyside Café at the Toy Story Hotel will offer a Spring Festival dinner from Jan. 24-30.

Have a prosperous year with new merchandise

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New merchandise will be released to celebrate this festive time of year, with gifts perfect for everyone on your list. The Mickey Family 2020 Spring Festival Collection includes Mickey and Minnie plush in new outfits, new festive headbands, adult jackets in red and gold, mugs in the shape of traditional drums, limited-edition Mickey dancing dragon lantern figures, and limited-edition Mickey-themed pins. A limited-edition set of Mickey and Minnie plush in their Guo Pei-designed outfits will also be available.

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A new Duffy and Friends collection will also be available, featuring Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni, StellaLou and CookieAnn in their traditional Spring Festival attire.

Lucky Bags will be offered once again this year, filled with good fortune and fun offerings. Guests who purchase Lucky Bags will get an additional red packet with prizes and the chance to win round-trip air tickets for two to Tokyo.

Enjoy more magic at the Resort Hotels and Disneytown

Those looking to extend the magic with an overnight stay at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel or Toy Story Hotel will find themselves in a festive environment filled with decorations and workshops in lantern-making, Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, and dragon mask coloring. In the lobby, younger guests can listen to traditional stories, solve riddles, and take part in festive face painting.

In Disneytown, a special Spring Festival carnival will be held throughout the holiday period. Lion Blessing and Dragon parades, as well as a series of tents hosting craft stations, food booths, DIY workshops and more will be offered. Mickey and Minnie will also perform a special dance together alongside Disney dancers in Spring Festival outfits on weekends during the holiday.


To learn more about Shanghai Disney Resort’s Spring Festival, visit ShanghaiDisneyResort.com.

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