Lunar New Year is an annual tradition celebrated within Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cultures and celebrates the celestial journey of the sun and the moon toward another year. This year is the Year of the Mouse so Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are joining in on the celebrations! Let’s take a look at all the special merchandise coming to the Disney parks and retailers around the globe.
Be sure to head over to Seaside Souvenirs and Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure Park where you’ll find apparel, headwear and more including a spirit jersey, t-shirts, Minnie Mouse ear headband and baseball cap.
Some other popular items include a Lunar New Year mug, bobble-head figure and keychain featuring Mickey and Minnie along with their pint-sized friends, Chip and Dale!
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort:
More than 50 new and exclusive merchandise items are coming to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, including brand-new Chinese New Year looks for Mickey and his friends, along with the ever-adorable Duffy and Friends. Guests can also pick up festive home decorations, red packets, colorful new headbands, and even Year of the Mouse-edition Tsum Tsums.
From now until Feb. 9, everyone’s favorite mouse friends will be ringing in the new year throughout Hong Kong Disneyland in the “Magical Year After Year” Chinese New Year events.
Shanghai Disney Resort:
Just in time for the Spring Festival at Shanghai Disney Resort, the new Mickey Family 2020 Spring Festival Collection will arrive. The collection includes Mickey and Minnie plush in new outfits, new festive headbands, jackets in classic red and gold colors, mugs designed in the shape of traditional drums, and limited-edition Mickey-themed pins.
A new Duffy and Friends merchandise collection is also available, featuring Duffy, ShellieMay, Gelatoni, StellaLou and the newly-arrived CookieAnn, all in their traditional Spring Festival attire. This year Shanghai Disney Resort is once again offering Spring Festival Lucky Bags filled with good fortune and exciting offerings.
Shanghai Disney Resort is also hosting a special Spring Festival celebration now through Feb. 9 to usher in the Year of the Mouse, complete with a resort-wide festive makeover, the return of beloved entertainment shows, incredible Spring Festival dining and much more to wow and amaze guests from near and far.
Walt Disney World Resort:
At the Walt Disney World Resort be sure to visit World Showcase and check out the China pavilion at Epcot for a variety of merchandise including a spirit jersey, t-shirts, a Minnie Mouse ear headband, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse plush – also available on shopDisney.com – and so much more!
Also, at the China pavilion, watch Candy Artist Wenbo Zhang create Sugar Paintings, a traditional Chinese candy art made by using sugar syrup to paint intricate pictures of animals through Feb. 24.
Available at Global Retailers:
If you can’t make it to the parks during this celebration, not to worry! There are still many ways to ring in the Lunar New Year, with wide-ranging Year of the Mouse products that are available around the world.
Disney x Gucci launched a Year of the Mouse collection consisting of ready-to-wear, bags, hats, sunglasses, shoes and more, all adorned with The True Original, Mickey Mouse. Mickey is playfully incorporated into the designs, which include new motifs as well as classic Gucci pieces. The Disney x Gucci collection is available in stores and online.
You can ring in the new year with your best-looking skin with SK-II’s “Miracle Water,” which in celebration of the Lunar New Year and Year of the Mouse, features the True Original. SK-II PITERA Essence Limited Edition is available in stores and online.
Uniqlo celebrates the Year of the Mouse with a series of tees that feature Mickey and Minnie as your good luck charms for the year! Uniqlo’s fortune tees are available in stores and online.
Fans in Asia will have access to an exclusive Lunar New Year Mickey Funko Pop!, which pays homage to the Zodiac.
Let’s kick off the new year with good fortune and happiness and celebrate the Year of the Mouse all year! Where will you be celebrating the Lunar New Year?Follow Chip and Co on Instagram @chipandco or on Twitter @chipandcompany
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