Oswald and Ortensia to Meet During Lunar New Year at the Disneyland Resort Starting Today

Hi everyone!

Lunar New Year returns today to Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, and with it – a new meet and greet opportunity with not only Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, but Ortensia as well! We saw and met Ortensia at Disneyland Paris at Disney FanDaze and the Disney Loves Jazz events, but this is Ortensia’s stateside debut! Lunar New Year runs through February 15th, 2023 and we look forward to experiencing it next week.

Disneyland says of the event, Ring in the Year of the Rabbit and the Year of the Cat with culinary delights, fun festivities and Disney Characters during Lunar New Year, from January 20 to February 15, 2023!

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and his sweetheart Ortensia the cat join the Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., from Jan. 20 through Feb. 15, 2023. This year’s festivities ring in the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac calendar and the Year of the Cat in the Vietnamese zodiac calendar. This multicultural celebration is a joyous tribute to Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cultures, featuring Asian-inspired food and beverages, beautiful décor, live entertainment and themed merchandise. (Sean Teegarden/Disneyland Resort)

Here is a closer look at Ortensia in her traditional Vietnamese outfit for the holiday.

There are other character appearances as well! Mickey and Minnie greet guests, also in Paradise Gardens.

(Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)

And Raya will return to the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

Raya from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” returns to the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., from Jan. 20 through Feb. 15, 2023. (Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort)

Other highlights of Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure include:

  • Six Lunar New Year marketplaces, including two new locations, offer Asian-inspired dishes. Guests can read the Disney Eats Foodie Guide for the full menu. Shareable between friends and family, guests may choose to purchase a Sip and Savor Pass for six coupons redeemable for select food and nonalcoholic beverages from participating marketplaces and dining locations.
  • The nighttime water show “Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration” returns, presented on Paradise Bay shortly before “World of Color.”

This will be our first time experiencing Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure. Next week – January 27th, 2023 – is also the kickoff of Disney100 at the Disneyland Resort, so there will be so much to see and do!

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