A Chinese New Year celebration rings in Year of the Rooster at Hong Kong Disneyland

Published: January 24, 2017 / Last Updated: January 23, 2017 / By: Arvid Bux

he Year of the Rooster is just around the corner, and Hong Kong Disneyland is ringing in the new year in the perfect Super Hero style from January 19 to February 12, 2017. Following the debut of Iron Man Experience – Presented by AIA, the first-ever Marvel-themed ride in a Disney Park. There’s no better way to get the Year of Rooster off to a flying start than with an auspicious celebration at Hong Kong Disneyland!

From the first day of the Chinese New Year on January 28, the park will present every guest with a special lai see containing a delicious piece of chocolate and bestowing wishes of abundant good fortune. The lai see, which has an auspicious gold design graced by Iron Man, is the park’s way of bidding everyone good fortune of heroic proportions. (Available while stock lasts).

Disney friends sharing New Year blessings

To celebrate the Spring Festival, Disney friends Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Duffy and ShellieMay will dress up in new Chinese New Year costumes to wish everyone a bountiful year. They will be joined by Gelatoni the cat artist, who is making his first Chinese New Year appearance this year. In addition, God of Fortune Goofy will greet guests and share good fortunes all around starting the first day of Chinese New Year (January 28) onwards.

A taste of prosperity in festive delicacies

Sumptuous delicacies, a must for the festive spring celebration, will be presented in the theme park and the resort’s two themed hotels. The menus are made up of nearly 60 special Chinese New Year creations infused with prosperous blessings, bringing families and friends together to share. Guests can also enjoy “Good Luck Cookies,” “Lucky Fish” and “Blossoming Bless” snacks at Market House Bakery and the “Chinese New Year Special Set” at Plaza Inn on Main Street, U.S.A., as well as the bountiful “Chinese New Year Treasure in Pot Set” at Explorer’s Club Restaurant in Mystic Point. “Lo Hei” will also be served at Studio Lounge in Disney’s Hollywood Hotel to bring prosperity to all guests who enjoy this classic dish.

Festive memorabilia bearing well wishes

The Year of Rooster is also being celebrated with more than 50 thoughtfully designed festive gifts ­– from Gelatoni in his first Spring Festival look to collections featuring Mickey, Minnie, Duffy and ShellieMay. They are lined up alongside other festival gift sets, such as lai see and fai chun, for all to share the joy and blessings of the New Year.

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