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Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates the Year of the Dragon

Guests Celebrate the First Day of the Year of the Dragon with Mushu at Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai, February 10, 2024 – Guests celebrated the first day of the Year of the Dragon today at Shanghai Disney Resort, where a traditional lion eye-dotting ceremony was hosted this morning. A very special dragon guest, Mushu, the sidekick to Mulan in the Walt Disney Animation Studios animated feature film Mulan, along with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse joined the auspicious occasion together with Joe Schott, President and General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, who carried out the ceremonial task of dotting the eyes for the two slumbering lions, bringing them to life to bless everyone with the powerful luck of the dragon year.

Shanghai Disneyland - Lunar New Year - Year of the Dragon (2024)

The eye-dotting ceremony is a traditional way to swing the “scales” in favor of a lucky day filled with festive vibes. Throughout the entire Spring Festival period, until February 24, Shanghai Disney Resort has invited guests to immerse themselves in the spectacular holiday celebrations blending traditional Chinese elements with Disney’s legendary storytelling.

Shanghai Disneyland - Lunar New Year - Year of the Dragon (2024)

As another tradition that spreads holiday spirit at Shanghai Disney Resort, guests will be greeted with a specially recorded Shanghainese soundtrack during “Once Upon A Time” Adventure’s opening scene from February 2 to 12. This unique Shanghainese version, narrated by famous local performer Pan Hong, has been used in the attraction every year during the Spring Festival period since 2019, greeting guests as they embark on the adventure of the renowned story of Snow White.

Continuing the celebration into the evening, the much-loved nighttime show, Spring Festival Celebration: “Our Families,” will illuminate Enchanted Storybook Castle with stunning projections.

(The presentation of the show, Spring Festival Celebration: “Our Families,” may be modified subject to operational adjustments. The show may also be adjusted, delayed or canceled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.)

This Spring Festival, Shanghai Disney Resort invites everyone to usher in a year as awe-inspiring as a flying dragon, and of course, sprinkled with a bit of Disney magic, with family and friends!

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