Quite possibly the most important traditional Chinese holiday on the calendar, Hong Kong Disneyland has put it's own stamp on the event. Traditional Chinese parades and costumes can be seen mixing it up with the magic of Disney.
Highlights usually include:
The Chinese New Year day itself, and often the days surrounding it, will be designated Special Ticket Days. This was a direct response to the first Chinese New Year celebrated in the park, in which crowd capacity was underestimated and the park was virtually mobbed by guests unable to get in. If you are planning on visiting Hong Kong Disneyland during the events, or around any special holiday for that matter, we highly recommend you plan your trip and buy your tickets in advance.
Chinese New Year starts on the first day of a new year containing a new moon. As such, we know that Chinese New Year (or 'Lunar New Year') will fall on the following date over the coming years:
|Chinese New Year 2007 - Year of the Pig|
|Despite the public relations disaster of the 2006 Chinese New Year, Hong Kong Disneyland celebrated in force for 2007's Year of the Pig kick-off. Our roving photographers were on scene to capture the best of the celebrations.|
|Chinese New Year 2006 - Year of the Dog|
Hong Kong Disneyland was completely taken by surprise for the first Chinese New Year holiday that they were open. Crowds swarmed on the park, and well-publicised news reports of desperate parents throwing their children over the park's fences were broadcast all around the world. It was a public relations disaster, and the primary reason we now have Special, Peak and Regular ticket days.
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