1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast

It's the Year of the Tiger and Disneyland Resort is celebrating Lunar New Year 2022 in a very magical way. The complete guide to food, fun and character greetings. Plus, more Disney travel news from Toy Story Land, Downtown Disney Super Bowl fun and more.

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And Disneyland is Hosting a Super Bowl Party as Well!

Lunar New Year Celebration is Back at Disney California Adventure Park, Now Through Feb. 13, 2022

Ring in the Year of the Tiger during the Lunar New Year celebration at Disney California Adventure Park.

This event runs through February 13, 2022. It's a tribute to Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cultures with a touch of Disney magic, featuring Asian-inspired food and drinks, vibrant décor, keepsake merchandise and exciting entertainment!

This year, “Mulan’s Lunar New Year Procession” introduces a new float that Mulan and Mushu arrive upon, accompanied by traditional Chinese drummers with powerful rhythms and performers bringing cultural artistry and dance to life. 

The Paradise Garden Bandstand has daily live performances featuring traditional musical instruments, along with Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese folk dancers. 

Keep an eye out for Disney characters at the Paradise Gardens Gazebo, where you may see Tigger, Mulan and Mushu, Mickey and Minnie, and the Three Little Pigs – all dressed in their festive best.

Raya, from Disney's “Raya and the Last Dragon,” is making her official debut at the Disneyland during the Lunar New Year celebration. Raya is greeting new friends under a forest canopy deep in the heart of Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
 
You can also stroll beneath strings of ornamental lanterns at the Lucky Wishes Wall to share your own wishes of hope, health and happiness for the Year of the Tiger. Plus, enjoy complimentary arts and crafts, such as coloring a “Dragon’s Pearl” and Chinese calligraphy with local artisans.

Of course, special Lunar New Year merch is available while supplies last, including an adorable Mickey Mouse plush, Spirit Jersey, tees and tumbler.

And to go along with that, festive Lunar New Year Marketplaces offer a wide array of Asian-inspired dishes with a Disney twist.
 
Here's the Foodie Guide to Lunar New Year 2022 at Disneyland

If you want to dine, then you may want to consider buying a Sip and Savor Pass, which gives you six coupons, redeemable for select food and non-alcoholic drinks at participating Lunar New Year Marketplace kiosks and dining locations.

Longevity Noodle Co. (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:
  • Garlic Noodles: Long noodles tossed in a zesty garlic butter with Parmesan cheese
  • *Spicy Pork Dandan Noodles: Pan-fried noodles with ground pork and spicy tri-chile sauce
Beverages:
  • Salted Pistachio Cold Brew featuring Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. French Bistro Blend Coffee
  • Pale Ale with mandarin and bergamot zest
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)

Lucky 8 Lantern (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:
  • Shrimp Fried Rice with garlic bacon edamame
  • *Beef Bulgogi Short Rib on rice with green onion salad
Beverages:
  • Peach Yuja-Ade: Peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea
  • Soju Peach Yuja-Ade: Soju, peach syrup, yuja, dragonfruit, lemon, and butterfly pea flower tea
  • Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Prosperity Bao & Buns (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:
  • *Char Siu BBQ Pork Bao: Pickled red onions and jalapeño
  • Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun: Brioche-style Mickey-shaped buns stuffed with hot dog and finished with sesame seeds and scallions
Beverages:
  • Prosperous Tiger: Vodka, cream of coconut, bitters, triple sec, mandarin purée, vanilla bean
  • Lychee Celebration: Gin, prosecco, lychee purée, lychee syrup, grapefruit juice, and yuja
  • Bamboo Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Red Dragon Spice Traders (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items: 
  • *Spicy Three-Cup Chicken served on a bed of jasmine rice
  • Impossible™ Lion’s Head Meatballs: Mini plant-based pork meatballs served with cabbage and Shaoxing wine reduction
  • Mickey Purple Sweet Potato Macaron: Red macaron filled with purple sweet potato buttercream and crème fraîche center
Beverages:
  • Dancing Firecracker: Pineapple juice, guava purée, spicy honey syrup, hibiscus syrup, and lime juice
  • Jasmine Tea Lager
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)
Seasonal Cart (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:
  • Mango-Pineapple Pie
Beverages:
  • Mulan Sipper with assorted Coca-Cola bottled beverage or DASANI bottled water
Seasonal Cart in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13)

Food Item:
  • Brown Sugar Steam Bun: Brown sugar steam bun topped with blue cream cheese icing (New)
Beverages:
  • White Hot Chocolate: Blue white chocolate topped with toasted marshmallow whipped cream and purple sugar (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Warm Apple Cider Cocktail: Hot apple cider, spices, and cinnamon whiskey garnished with a cinnamon stick and a caramel rim (New)
Studio Catering Truck (available Jan. 10 through Mar. 01)

Food Item:
  • Hoisin Pork Sliders: Marinated pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls with apple slaw (New) 
Beverages:
  • Green Tea Slush: Almond milk, green tea, and vanilla (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Lemongrass-Ginger Lemonade: Lemongrass, lemon juice, ginger, and mint (non-alcoholic) (New)

Lucky Fortune Cookery (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; mobile order and Sip and Savor Pass available)

Beverages:
  • Hong Kong-style Milk Tea: Black tea sweetened with condensed milk served over ice (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Mulan Sipper with choice of: Fountain beverage at time of purchase, Hong Kong-style milk tea, or Vietnamese iced coffee (non-alcoholic)
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)

Cappuccino Cart (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; mobile order and Sip and Savor Pass available) 

Food Items: 
  • Baked Char Siu Bao: Chinese BBQ pork-filled baked bun (New)
  • Mango-Pineapple Pie: Mango and pineapple-filled pie (New)

Paradise Garden Grill (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13; mobile order and Sip and Savor Pass available)

Food Items:
  • Korean-style BBQ Chicken: Half chicken with steamed white rice, kimchi, pickled cucumbers, and sesame seeds (Sip and Savor portion available)
  • Pork Banh Mi: Grilled pork belly with pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, and seasoned mayonnaise on a crispy baguette (Sip and savor portion available)
  • Spicy Kung Pao Tofu: Deep fried tofu with zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, red peppers, peanuts, and fried rice garnished with garlic deep-fried chips (Sip and Savor portion available) (New)
  • Whole Fried Fish: Crispy whole fish, sweet and sour sauce, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables and chicken soup – served family-style for two
  • Green Tea Raspberry Parfait: Green tea mousse, raspberry jelly, white sponge cake, white chocolate mousse, and candy pearls
  • Sides of steamed or fried rice
Beverages:
  • Tiger Milk Tea with brown sugar boba (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Soju Cocktail: Soju, ginger beer, lemon, basil, Fresno chile, lychee flavor-filled boba (non-alcoholic) (New)
  • Mulan Sipper with choice of fountain beverage at time of purchase (non-alcoholic)
  • Novelty: Lotus Flower Glow Cube (Sip and Savor Pass not accepted)

Paradise Gardens Special Events Cart (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13)

Food Items:
  • *Gochujang Wings: Chicken wings in spicy gochujang sauce
  • Asian-style Street Corn: Steamed corn on the cob rolled in spicy gochujang sauce (New)
  • Korean-style BBQ Nachos: Bulgogi pork belly, cheesy corn sauce, gochujang crema, fresh radish, and spicy cucumbers on house-made chips (New)
  • Orange-flavored Cotton Candy
  • Mango-Pineapple Pie: Mango and pineapple-filled pie (New) 
Beverages:
  • Mulan Sipper with assorted Coke or other drinks, or DASANI bottled water (non-alcoholic)
  • Puffed Rice Pale Ale

Lamplight Lounge (available Jan. 21 through Feb. 13)   

Food Items:
  • *Korean-style BBQ Nachos: Bulgogi pork belly, cheesy corn sauce, gochujang crema, fresh radish, and spicy cucumbers on house-made chips (New)
  • Kung Pao Bao: Kung Pao-glazed crispy pork belly, chili peanuts, steamed bao bun, red pepper, and green onion slaw
  • Oolong Donut: Oolong-dusted beignet donut served with oolong crème anglaise, and orange soy pudding dipping sauces
Beverages:
  • Lunar Cocktail: Baiju Chinese liquor, smoked orange syrup, orange bitters and lemon juice garnished with orange peel (New) 
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa: GCH Holiday Cart

Food Items:
  • Lantern Whoopie Pie: Whoopie pie filled with vanilla buttercream and dipped in pearl sprinkles
  • Assorted Pretzel Sticks: Tiger-striped chocolate pretzel sticks
  • Mickey-shaped Tiger Sugar Cookie: Sugar cookie dipped in red chocolate with gold Mickey-shaped tiger
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New Playset Fun Coming to Toy Story Land in 2022
 
After enjoying a rollicking ride through Toy Story Mania!, Guests will soon be treated to a new experience that is filled to the brim with fun. Andy discovered Jessie’s Trading Post playset tucked away in the attic, and is bringing it downstairs to set up shop—full of the coolest toys and finest souvenirs handpicked by the rootinest, tootinest cowgirl.

Also coming in 2022 to Andy’s backyard is the Roundup Rodeo BBQ restaurant. You'll be able to enjoy barbecue fare while surrounded by toys, games, and playsets that Andy has brought together for his one-of-a-kind rodeo.

Disney is promising an immersive experience where the rodeo will be in full swing, with western town and train station playsets mixing with surprising, playful details, like some fan-favorite Pixar characters as they’ve never been seen before!


ESPN will be at Disneyland Resort for Super Bowl Week

ESPN will be at Disneyland Resort for Super Bowl LVI, with productions originating from Disney California Adventure park beginning Wednesday, February 9, through Super Bowl Sunday on February 13. Downtown Disney will have a fan experience Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, February 13.

Disney Skyliner International Gateway line temporary closure Jan. 23-28

In an effort to continually enhance the Guest experience here at Walt Disney World, we refresh our offerings from time to time. As previously announced in May 2021, Disney Skyliner transportation between EPCOT International Gateway, Disney’s Riviera Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be unavailable from Sunday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 28.

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1923 Main Street® is a Disney travel podcast hosted by the father daughter team of Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel news and what it all means for you.

Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they share the latest Disney travel news every week. Get the latest news for travel to Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club properties (including Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida), Disneyland Paris and more.

In each episode, Mike and Amelia discuss the very latest Disney travel news from resort hotels, to Disney dining, VIP experiences, special events, theme parks and more. Mike has over 50 years of Disney travel experience, while Amelia brings a younger perspective to the table with 11+ years of Disney travel at the age of 13.

1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast was nominated for Best Podcast Awards in the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards and the 2021 Canadian Podcast Awards.